Blendtec Blender Giveaway - My biggest giveaway ever!! ****CONTEST CLOSED-WINNER ANNOUNCED****

Blendtec Blender Giveaway – My biggest giveaway ever!! ****CONTEST CLOSED-WINNER ANNOUNCED****

This blog has brought me so much happiness! I have become a better cook and I have met some of the most amazing people who love food and cooking as much as I do.  I have also been sent...

Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

I made this for lunch and I am telling you, it was SERIOUSLY delicious!  I loved the sweet tomatoes and caramelized onion on top of the toasted artisan bread topped with the salty ham and the creamy Swiss cheese....

Oatmeal Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Chips

Oatmeal Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Chips

I wanted to make a special treat for the kids today but I didn’t want to go to the store.  I finally found this recipe on Andrea Meyers site that wasn’t filled with sugar and butter and used whole wheat...

Spinach and Turkey Italian Sausage Soup with Veggies and Orzo

Spinach and Turkey Italian Sausage Soup with Veggies and Orzo

I am sorry I didn’t post my normal Monday recipe but I was feeling terrible on Sunday with a nasty headache, stuffy nose, & sore throat so I didn’t have it in me to cook or do a blog...

Quick Cherry Turnovers

Quick Cherry Turnovers

I was recently sent the new Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes cookbook.  It is full of 1,485 different recipes that range from elegant and gourmet to comforting and simple.  I have had a great time looking through this...

Oven-Fried Buttermilk-Mustard Chicken Thighs with Panko

Oven-Fried Buttermilk-Mustard Chicken Thighs with Panko

What a mouthful that title is!  I found this recipe on Myrecipes and couldn’t wait to make it.  This chicken was VERY simple to make and was delicious to my whole family.  The buttermilk-mustard marinade made the meat so...

Mixed Green Salad with an Italian Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad with an Italian Vinaigrette

I wanted to serve a salad with the Italian Chili and the Parmesan-Corn Bread Muffins so I went in search of finding a good Italian vinaigrette to toss with a simple green salad.  After being inspired by several different...

Parmesan-Corn Bread Muffins

Parmesan-Corn Bread Muffins

I wanted to make corn bread muffins to serve with the Italian Chili but decided to add a little Italian twist by making them with Parmesan cheese.  I found a recipe on Cooking Light that looked fantastic and super...

Italian Chili

Italian Chili

We finally had a cool day today in Portland.  It was cloudy, cool, and a much needed break from the heat! I found a recipe at The Slow Roasted Italian that looked and sounded perfect! It had a wonderful...

Pork Chops with a Maple Sauce

Pork Chops with a Maple Sauce

I found a recipe for pork chops on Simply Recipes that I couldn’t resist.  This recipe took some time to make because of the caramelized onions but it was totally worth it!  The pork and maple sauce smelled amazing...