Posted in June 2012

Fresh Strawberry Turnovers!!

Fresh Strawberry Turnovers!!

A total impulse buy, Raley’s had 2 lbs of fresh ruby-red California grown strawberries on sale for $4.99 this week.  I had to have them! Once I bought them however, I wondered what exactly I was going to do with 2 lbs of strawberries!  For a family, this is a no-brainer. But for someone who … Continue reading

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

When I get stressed, I experience muscle tension. I tend to feel it most in my jaw, neck and shoulders. Earlier in the week while taking a bite of a delicious apple strudel (a pretty soft food to bite into…), I felt the lovely discomfort and “pop” of a very tense jaw. Luckily with a little Ibuprofen, applied heat and … Continue reading

Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup. How do you even pronounce that!? Someone help a sista out! Thankfully I don’t have to know how to pronounce it in order to prepare it. Though I would feel better if I could pronounce what I eat! 😉 It is the second full day of Summer and it’s overcast, cool and rainy. I. … Continue reading

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

While preparing pork chops with cream of mushroom soup for dinner, I contemplated my starch options. Usually I could forego a starch side without a second thought, but when having pork chops with cream of mushroom soup, you need something to soak up the delicious gravy-like soup. 🙂  Pasta or rice?  That was the question. … Continue reading

Boston Cream Pie CUPCAKES!! :)

Boston Cream Pie CUPCAKES!! :)

What’s better than a Boston Cream Pie!? Boston Cream Pie CUPCAKES of course!!! As Father’s Day and my dad’s birthday nears, what better time to make my dad one of his favorites, Boston Cream Pie! In cupcake form of course! 🙂 Those who have been following for some time know that I haven’t had the best of … Continue reading

Fresh Fruit with Canolli Cream

Fresh Fruit with Canolli Cream

The official start of summer is just over a week away (June 20th for those keeping track! ;)), yet with 90+ degree weather, one may think it’s already here!  The weatherman keeps saying a cool-down is on its way.  I don’t consider 2-4 degree drop in temperature a cool-down… [sigh] On these sweltering hot days … Continue reading

Banana Caramel Cheesecake!

Banana Caramel Cheesecake!

What to do with ripe banana’s?!?! Hmmmm…  The usual thought is banana bread or banana muffins. Both of which I love, however I wanted something different. I wasn’t feeling the norm. As I prepared to find a banana cream pie recipe, I ran across a recipe for banana cheesecake. Banana cheesecake certainly is far from … Continue reading

Roasted Artichokes

Roasted Artichokes

Another Instagram inspired meal, Roasted Artichokes! I had a pretty rough weekend which felt much longer than it really was. I didn’t have much of an appetite most of the weekend, which is telling in of itself. Come Sunday evening I was yearning for something tasty and hearty, but it had to be something easy … Continue reading