Bacon Peanut Brittle!

Bacon Peanut Brittle!

Just when you thought the buttery crunch of Peanut Brittle couldn’t get better, it does. Just add bacon! 😉 Last week I received an email from Sur La Table with their latest class offerings. My attention was immediately caught, “Everything’s Better with Bacon”, how could one not agree!? Without a second thought, I signed up for the class. … Continue reading

COOKIE Butter!!!

COOKIE Butter!!!

Say what!? You read right, COOKIE Butter!! For those who know what I’m talking ’bout, good for you!!  Where were you when I was in the dark?!?  For those who are clueless, I’m about to open your eyes and introduce your taste buds, virtually, to a simply divine treat!! 🙂 Speculoos Cookie Butter is a … Continue reading

Tuna Casserole Fit for a Feline!

Tuna Casserole Fit for a Feline!

Today is my precious Noelle’s 14th birthday! I can hardly believe it. I remember when she and her brother both fit in the palm of my hands at a tiny 8 weeks old. We lost our precious Andy, Noelle’s brother, earlier this summer to heart disease. A gentle and clumsy giant at 18 lbs, Andy … Continue reading

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

While I wait for the new Chipotle to open within walking distance of my office (can you say D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S!?), I continue my search for lunch ideas that are simple, tasty and healthy.  Not leaving myself with a whole lot of time in the morning to prepare lunch, my lunches need to be items I can prepare … Continue reading

Avocado Butter ~ Whaaaaat!?

Avocado Butter ~ Whaaaaat!?

It’s a rare occasion that I have a full Sunday to myself. A Sunday that doesn’t involve at minimum, an hour and a half drive. A Sunday where  I have the whole day to fill it with anything I choose. Of course as soon as I do have a day to myself, what do I … Continue reading

Fish Veracruz en Papillote

Fish Veracruz en Papillote

Looking for a light, healthy and delicious spin on baked fish? I got you covered! I ran across Fish Veracruz en Papillote in an issue of Cuisine at Home. The vividness of the bright red tomatoes and red jalapeno’s (which I’ve never seen before!) in the picture caught my eye. Cooking en papillote basically means … Continue reading

Chicken Tikka Masala – Take II!

Chicken Tikka Masala – Take II!

It’s  just a few weeks short of a year since the first (and last) time I tried my hand at making homemade Chicken Tikka Masala. Although I knew I’d try preparing it again, I certainly wasn’t in a hurry until I found a recipe I could trust.  A few weeks ago one of my favorite … Continue reading

Pork Chops and New Beginnings!

Pork Chops and New Beginnings!

I’m a thin-cut, bone-in, pan-fried  pork chop kind of girl!  Always have been, always will be.  Some things will just never change. Ever. 🙂  Then there are things that seem to constantly change and those things we must change…. Never did I ever think I’d say, “I’m going to Target to pick up milk, a gift box, … Continue reading

Memories Over Chocolate Cream Pie!

Memories Over Chocolate Cream Pie!

Memories are a funny thing.  Two people can share the exact same moment , yet what you take away from it and what memories you’re left with can be totally different from what the other person comes away with.  Why is that?  Do memories get embellished over time as the intricate details are forgotten so new ones are … Continue reading