Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Not sure if you guys have started Christmas shopping or not, but if you live anywhere near a Target, Walmart, or shopping mall, you’re probably well aware that parking and traffic are atrocious. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been possessed by some kind of sadistic shopping demon, but I’ve been to the mall three times in […]

MAPLE BALSAMIC GLAZED PORK CHOPS

These maple balsamic glazed pork chops are ready in LESS than 30 minutes, which makes them perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!  They’re also fancy and gourmet tasting enough to serve to guests! Now that the holidays are approaching, (so quickly!!), I think it’s important to have a great arsenal of amazing meals that you […]

OREO CHEESECAKE BARS

These Oreo Cheesecake Bars will give you that delicious taste of cheesecake that you know and love, without the difficulty and stress of an entire cheesecake. They are easy and quick to make and will impress anyone that eats them! I have tried making a whole cheesecake four different times and have only been successful […]

roasted veggie pitas with avocado dip

Top o’ the Roasted Veggie Pita with Avocado Dip Monday to ya! Bleh. Do you just want to kick me sometimes? There is only one reason that it is a Top O’ The Monday kind of morning, and it is not the fact that I’m battling a throat-attacking cold, or the fact that we are […]

CRANBERRY BLISS SEVEN LAYER BARS

I love Cranberry Bliss Bars. Actually anything with white chocolate and cranberries I’m bound to like. And because I have a longstanding obsession with Seven Layer Bars or Magic Bars as they’re sometimes called, marrying two favorite bars into one had to happen. A buttery graham cracker crust, topped with white chocolate chips, chocolate chips, […]

BROCCOLI QUINOA CASSEROLE

I love quinoa. I have been experimenting with it not only for savory dishes like this Broccoli quinoa casserole but for sweet dishes as well. I have a lot of recipes I want to experiment with using quinoa. I love this ingredient and because it is so versatile, healthy and easy to prepare, it has […]

Charlotte Cake Recipe

This raspberry Charlotte Cake was my baby girls first birthday cake. She loved every part of it, the cake, the lady fingers and especially the raspberry mousse! This cake is as yummy as it is beautiful. Of course this is our version of the classic French Charlotte Russe cake. Everyone seems to take their own […]

SMOKY TEMPEH VEGETABLE AND RICE BOWL

Smoky tempeh with fresh vegetables and sprouts over rice and topped with an egg makes for a healthy, and delicious meal. No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you: today’s recipe sounds like a healthy dish, looks like a healthy dish (and tastes fabulous), right smack in the middle of December, with Christmas hot on […]

SHORTBREAD TOFFEE COOKIE BARS

These Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars are a buttery brown sugar shortbread crust, filled with a sweetened condensed milk caramel and topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits! SO sweet and rich! This is one of those recipes that has been around for ages, I think. I found the base for this recipe on Pinterest and […]

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE BARS

I love a good two-for-one deal. Especially when that deal involves peanut butter and chocolate. Sometimes it’s impossible to pick which one I want, and with these bars I don’t have to. There’s a peanut butter and white chocolate base that’s soft yet dense, rich, and creamy. The top is a layer of chocolate-peanut butter […]