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Mississippi Mud Brownies : A Tasty Kitchen Recipe

What exactly is a Mississippi Mud Brownie? Okay, so get this: it’s a moist brownie layered with chocolate chips, topped with melted crunchy peanut butter, marshmallows, sprinkled with toasted...

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Southwest Chicken Chili

Papa Joe’s is this posh gourmet market here in Southeast Michigan. They only have two locations and they just opened a third mini-market sort-of-thing inside the concourse of our...

Dark Chocolate Merlot Cookies

Double Dark Chocolate Merlot Cookies

I made cookies for you today. Well actually it was yesterday… but they include two of my favorite things. Wine and Chocolate. Yes I’m serious. I was only a...

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Chimichuri Steak Fajitas

Last April, two of my sisters {Kelly and Julie} and I flew down to visit our fourth sister Christine for a long, and much needed sisterly-wine-drinking-chocolove filled weekend. While I was there...

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Pear & Walnut Salad with a Pear Vinaigrette

Didn’t I just posted a salad that had sliced pears in it? In my defense, that salad only triggered this nasty chain reaction to make more salads, and more salads with...

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Individual Baked Mac & Cheese Pots

Got a New Year resolution that calls for less fat, calories and cheese? Turn away… and do it quickly. Unless your resolution is to eat up all the calories, fat...

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Homemade Lemon & Basil Ricotta

Are you like me and have this forever growing “recipe bucket-list”? Things like homemade fruit leathers, giant cinnamon rolls have snuck their way onto my mile long list, but...

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Vegetable Pad Thai

Have you ever talked yourself into not liking something? Ya know… like told yourself that there was no way in hay-yell you were going to think about possibly accepting,...

2011… A Year in Review

2011… A Year in Review

Wow, another year here and gone! It’s amazing how the older… ahem, more mature I get…the faster the years just roll on by. 2011 has been such a wonderful...

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Sugar Crusted Chocolate Chip Muffins

After the holidays I have the hardest time falling back into the rhythm of my normal life. As I sit here looking around and the gift boxes, empty toy...