Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs and a Balsamic Reduction

Tomato Salad with Fresh Herbs and a Balsamic Reduction

I found this recipe in the September 2011 issue of Food Network Magazine. I had all the ingredients on hand and knew it would make the perfect side dish to the kebabs I was making for our dinner guests....

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

These muffins literally disappeared within 10 minutes after taking them out of the oven. Seriously. We all really loved them, especially the kids. The muffins were filled with sweet and juicy blueberries and topped with a tasty streusel crumb...

Roasted Chicken with Orange, Honey, and Cumin

Roasted Chicken with Orange, Honey, and Cumin

I had a chicken that needed to be roasted and luckily it was a cool day so I could do it without overheating the house. I went in search of a recipe online and I found this Mark Bittman...

Double Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

Double Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

My kids found this recipe in my cookbook, Slim & Scrumptious by Joy Bauer, so we decided to make them together for their breakfast. The pancakes couldn’t be easier to make and the strawberry sauce was quick and simple...

Caramelized Onion and Potato Frittata with Ham and Swiss

Caramelized Onion and Potato Frittata with Ham and Swiss

I was going to make a really simple frittata for dinner but I changed the ingredients once I saw this recipe on What’s Cookin’ with Mary?What goes better with eggs than caramelized onion, potatoes, ham, and cheese? This dish...

Turkey Italian Sausage, Mushroom, Marinara, and Ricotta Pasta Bake

Turkey Italian Sausage, Mushroom, Marinara, and Ricotta Pasta Bake

This recipe is a mouthful to say but it is absolutely delicious to eat! I had a jar of marinara sauce to use up as well as some turkey Italian sausage so I decided to make a pasta bake....

Tapenade Pork Chops

Tapenade Pork Chops

I immediately knew I would make this recipe when I saw it in the Everyday Food – July/August 2011 issue. I had leftover tapenade from my Grilled Tomatoes Tapenade recipe so I decided to make this pork for dinner....

Three Olive Tapenade

Three Olive Tapenade

I was going to buy some tapenade at the store for my Grilled Tomatoes Tapenade recipe but after seeing the price for a small container I decided to make it at home. I used a few leftover black olives, some...

Scored Baby Potatoes

Scored Baby Potatoes

My friend Currié recently made these potatoes for a birthday get together and I loved them. I decided to adapt them a bit by using small baby Dutch potatoes (my friend makes them with russet potatoes). I sliced them...

Caprese Baked Eggs

Caprese Baked Eggs

This is my new favorite breakfast. I know I say that a lot, but I really, really, mean it this time. This is a quick and simple recipe to prepare and it tasted so delicious! I loved the flavor...