Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

I found a zip lock bag full of frozen bananas while cleaning out my freezer yesterday so I decided to surprise my kids and make them some banana bread. I found a Tyler Florence recipe that looked perfect and...

Sesame Shrimp

Sesame Shrimp

I wanted to make something quick and easy using ingredients I had on hand for dinner. I found a recipe at Taste of Home that sounded perfect. I adapted the recipe a little bit by adding less sesame oil and...

Panko Topped Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Panko Topped Roasted Grape Tomatoes

This may be my new favorite side dish. It couldn’t be easier to make and they smelled terrific while they roasted. We all loved the crunchy panko with the sweetened roasted tomatoes. The fresh basil on top added a...

Chocolate Raspberry Mini Muffins

Chocolate Raspberry Mini Muffins

I bookmarked this recipe I saw on Uni Homemaker a few months ago because they looked so delicious and fun. My kids were having friends over after school today so I decided to surprise them by making these cute &...

Honey-Soy Chicken Drumsticks

Honey-Soy Chicken Drumsticks

My son loves Asian food so I went in search of an Asian inspired chicken drumstick recipe. I found one Very Culinary that sounded perfect and it used ingredients I had on hand – I love that. It look...

Garlic Rice with Green Onions and Cilantro

Garlic Rice with Green Onions and Cilantro

I was making Asian flavored chicken for dinner and I wanted to serve it with rice. I decided to some garlicky rice and make it a little more snazzy with some green onions and fresh cilantro. We all enjoyed...

Green Chile and Pinto Bean Layered Mexican Casserole

Green Chile and Pinto Bean Layered Mexican Casserole

I saw this recipe on Kalyn’s Kitchen that looked too good to resist. I adapted it a bit and added tomato slices to the top before baking. It tasted AMAZING ! My husband and I loved it (it was...

Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

We were heading to a friend’s house for dinner and I was in charge of bringing a salad and dessert. I decided to make some pumpkin cookies with oatmeal and white chocolate chips. They smelled incredible while they baked...

Roasted Chicken Procençal

Roasted Chicken Provençal

I was in the mood to make roasted chicken but wanted to try something new. I grabbed one of my favorite cookbooks, Tyler’s Ultimate, and found this recipe. I adapted the recipe to suit my family’s tastes. The chicken...

Garlicky Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Garlicky Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

I was roasting a chicken for dinner and wanted a nice healthy side dish to serve with it. I looked through my pantry and refrigerator to see what I had on hand. I found some orzo, garlic, yellow squash,...