Thanksgiving Cooking – Part 1 Done & Recipes

Thanksgiving Cooking – Part 1 Done & Recipes

Today was Part 1 of Thanksgiving cooking and I’m done – whew! The cranberry muffins are made per my son’s request. The cranberry sauce is made, per hubby’s request. I’ve also finished the cherry cheesecake (for those who don’t want pumpkin pie) and the twice baked potatoes have been baked once, mixed and stuffed and are ready to bake the second time tomorrow. This year I am making all really … Continue Reading →
Robyn’s Chili Recipe

Robyn’s Chili Recipe

I’ve tried so many different chili recipes over the years. Some simple, some complex, some with only a few ingredients some with far too many ingredients. Finally, I started playing around with things to come up with a simple and consistent recipe of my own for just regular old chili. Last year I finally made the one that everyone liked and said this is it, stop messing with the recipe. … Continue Reading →
Schnitzel and Spaetzle Dinner

Schnitzel and Spaetzle Dinner

Tonight was my first attempt at a meal with a German flair. I decided on schnitzel and spaetzle – sounds fairly German to me! I saw Guy from Guy’s Big Bite do an episode on this so that was where I started. He calls his schnitzel recipe Jagerschnitzel and Bacon Mushroom Gravy. For the most part I followed along the way the recipe was written, a bit unusual for me, … Continue Reading →
Top Chef Season 5 has begun

Top Chef Season 5 has begun

Top Chef Season 5 has begun! Did you all watch last night? This is one of my favorite shows. Last night’s episode wasn’t overly exciting, but it was still very watchable. No one immediately jumped out as a favorite to me, but Stefan came off as a bit arrogant. That does seem to be a requirement of each season though, to have someone really cocky who is actually very good … Continue Reading →
Aw Nuts!

Aw Nuts!

My favorite delivery man, the UPS man, dropped off a nice goodie box yesterday. This was my blog win from cookerati, which is a wonderful food blog. Please make sure you visit cookerati to see great recipes, reviews, and more because according to their motto “life is too short for bad food”. So a couple of weeks ago cookerati along with Diamond Nuts/Emerald Nuts held a giveaway to celebrate National … Continue Reading →
Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells Recipe

Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells Recipe

Last night, I mentioned on Twitter that I was making stuffed shells for dinner. Lots of folks asked for the recipe. There are tons of variations of this dish around, but this is my interpretation. Enjoy! Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells 1 box of jumbo pasta shells (you will have extra) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion (yellow or white), chopped small 4 cloves garlic, chopped finely 1 pound ground … Continue Reading →
Caramel Chocolate Cupcake!

Caramel Chocolate Cupcake!

Are you drooling or what? This is a cupcake from babycakes1011 over on etsy. I haven’t ordered from her (yet), but I just had to share with you all. She has a bunch of other yummy looking cupcakes too! Continue Reading →
Sweet Surprise

Sweet Surprise

Out I go to the mailbox this afternoon and open it up to find the mailman has crammed it full. While I don’t mind getting a lot of mail, I don’t like the mailman wedging it in there so much that it’s hard to get out. My old mailman just brought the mail to me at the door if there was a lot. Anyway, let’s move on from him. What … Continue Reading →
Talk Turkey & Win An Electrolux Oven!

Talk Turkey & Win An Electrolux Oven!

Want to win a brand new Electrolux Range or Wall Oven? Keep Reading! I know I am not the only one out there who wants that picture perfect turkey coming out of my oven and onto the table during the holidays. Has it happened yet? Nope. What I have come to realize is that the giant, perfectly browned turkeys we see in ads, TV, and movies are not realistic at … Continue Reading →
Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie

Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie

My free cookie sample arrived today from Kashi (see previous post to learn how to get yours). Nice size sample cookie. It looks pretty tasty, smells pretty tasty although you know right away it’s dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. My personal preference is always milk chocolate, but I can deal with dark chocolate on some things. Taste is good. Although you don’t really get the oatmeal flavor. The dark … Continue Reading →