Red Velvet Slice 02

Classic Red Velvet Cake

Did you notice how I hit you with a few healthy recipes before I clobbered you with this doozy? It’s the only way I can make up for what...

Almond Banana Muffins2

Almond Banana Muffins

What if I told you I have a melt-in-your-mouth, uber buttery muffin that has not a single ounce of butter in it? What if I told you I have...

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Sundried Tomato & Toasted Walnut Pasta

So there I was, all alone… without kids and no husband for an entire evening! Pat was Up North bow hunting and my Mother-in-law took the girls for a...

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Fall Harvest Salad with Warm Maple Bacon Vinaigrette

Have you heard the talk of a bacon shortage come 2013? What’s up with that? “They” are calling it Bacogeddon or-or my personal favorite Aporkalypse. I can barely say it...

Mustard Roasted Red Skins

Crispy Garlicky Mustard Roasted Red Skin Potatoes

You can’t have crispy-skinned chicken and soggy potatoes. Nope that just won’t do. And the only way I have found to make crispy oven roasted potatoes is by using...

Pan Roasted Chicken Breast

Crispy Skinned Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts + Rosemary Thyme Pan Sauce

I totally feel like a broken record. BUT there’s just something about the smell of roasted chicken wafting throughout the house that makes even the coldest, dampest day… all...

Ginger Pumpkin Loaf with Brown Butter Maple Icing

Ginger Pumpkin Bread with Maple Brown Butter Icing

Well it’s officially fall. Not just because it’s after September 21st, or because we had our first fire in our fireplace at our new house. And not because I’ve made...

Homemade Sour & Spicy Dill Pickles

Easy Homemade Sour & Spicy Dill Pickle Spears

Are you an expert canner? Every now-and-again I get a email or question regarding canning and I have not a clue what to respond with. My Mom canned a lot...

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Herbed Focaccia with Caramelized Onions and Olives

Did I ever mention that I’m a total olive FUH-reak? What? Don’t believe me? Just ask Nichole, she’s a fellow olive freak too. We’re so completely obsessed that we’re...

Oatmeal Brûlée with Brown Buttered Pears and Cinnamon Ginger Cream

Oatmeal Brûlée with Brown Buttered Pears and Cinnamon Ginger Cream

This week I did the unthinkable. I turned 32 {gasp!} annnnd I cleaned out my cupboards. I know right? How exciting! Yeah-no-not-really. But I did discover I have 6...