Beef, Bean, and Pepper Jack Baked Flautas

Beef, Bean, and Pepper Jack Baked Flautas

We were all craving Mexican food so I grabbed some lean ground beef from the store and whipped up these tasty baked flautas. The refried beans made them creamy and the beef was really flavorful while the pepper jack...

Mini Pumpkin Tartlets with Homemade Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Mini Pumpkin Tartlets with Homemade Cinnamon Whipped Cream

My daughter came home with a book from her school library called “Fairy Tale Feasts” A literary cookbook for young readers & eaters. First of all, how cool is it that she checked out a cookbook? I love that!...

Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

It’s been cold and rainy here in Portland and I was craving something warm and comforting for dinner. I decided to make a big batch of veggie soup. I found this cheesy vegetable chowder recipe on Lulu the Baker...

Spanish Coffee

Spanish Coffee

It was a cold and rainy day on Thanksgiving so my husband decided to make us each a Spanish coffee. What could be tastier than hot coffee with kahlua, rum, a bit of triple sec, and homemade whipped cream?...

Twice Baked Maple & Cinnamon Yams with Mini Marshmallows

Twice Baked Maple & Cinnamon Yams with Mini Marshmallows

This dish reminds me of my childhood. My mom would make a baked yam dish for Thanksgiving that was topped with marshmallows and I loved it! I decided to recreate that childhood favorite but with a new twist. I...

Turkey Cutlets with Cranberry Coulis

Turkey Cutlets with Cranberry Coulis

This recipe is great for those who are aren’t in the mood to roast a huge turkey for Thanksgiving but still want to get their turkey/cranberry fix. I simply seasoned the turkey cutlets then lightly floured them before cooking...

Banana, Coconut, and White Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana, Coconut, and White Chocolate Chip Muffins

I wanted to do something special for my kids so I made up a batch of these tasty muffins as an after school snack. I threw in some of my kids’ favorite ingredients – banana, coconut, and white chocolate...

Chicken Milanese with Spring Greens

Chicken Milanese with Spring Greens

We had friends over for dinner and I wanted to make something delicious yet easy. This Cooking Light recipe was exactly what I was looking for. I adapted it a bit by using Fran’s Vinaigrette on the mixed greens...

Parmesan-Brown Butter Orzo with Toasted Pine Nuts

Parmesan-Brown Butter Orzo with Toasted Pine Nuts

This was a delicious side dish that was extremely easy to make and turned out to be a huge hit. The brown butter gave the orzo a nice nutty flavor and I really loved the sweet shallots, salty Parmesan...

Roasted Garlic Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Roasted Garlic Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

We had friends come over to our new house for dinner and I wanted to make a batch of fresh dinner rolls to go with our meal. I used my Whole Wheat Dinner Roll recipe but decided to add...