Winter Snacks

I hope you got a kick out of my last post! It is the hard truth of anyone cooking in the kitchen. :) You never need to feel like my efforts of cooking are somehow better than yours, merely because I have a blog and I post the successful recipes. We live in a world … More Winter Snacks

Cornetto alla Crema

As promised on Instagram, here is the Italian Pastry recipe! I was not a fan of Croissants before I made these – but then again, perhaps I, like many novices, was doing croissants wrong. I bought a box of croissants from the bakery specifically for this recipe, but I knew I had more than enough. … More Cornetto alla Crema

Vanilla Bean Steamer

Sometimes I am a bit skimpy with my grocery money, and I don’t splurge on expensive ingredients very often. Vanilla is the perfect example of this. I buy the 0.99 cent bottle of imitation vanilla rather than real vanilla extract. Don’t get me wrong. I would love the expensive nice ingredients, but it usually doesn’t … More Vanilla Bean Steamer

Creamy Pesto Pasta

The first time I tried Pesto Pasta, it was with the pre-made dry sauce mix. I am not a basil-aholic, so I was surprised by how much I loved it! Then this spring, I bought a basil plant. We put basil in everything and I still couldn’t keep up with its production of leaves. This was … More Creamy Pesto Pasta

Microwave Oatmeal

I had a recent realization about the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears. You know how she goes into the house and sees the three bowls of oatmeal…. Papa bear’s oatmeal is too hot. Mama’s oatmeal is too cold, and baby bears oatmeal is juuuussst right! I never realized until now, as a parent, … More Microwave Oatmeal

Apple Medley

Well this was supposed to post yesterday… When I got on long after it was supposed to auto-post, I was dismayed to find it had not been scheduled like I thought. It is late, but it is still here! This is a great recipe, so I hope you enjoy it! Just a quick side track. … More Apple Medley