Monthly archives: April, 2014

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Oat Scones

Scones

Scones are such a great weekend breakfast to me, I love a good scone and cup of coffee to go with a relaxing morning 🙂 My favorite scone I would have to say is Hazelnut Chocolate Chip, if I go to a coffee shop and they have that one, it is so so very hard…


Gluten Free Honey Cornbread

Gluten Free Cornbread

So I used to have a room mate that was allergic to wheat and we used to spend $4-5 on a pack of gluten free cornbread and one day I was making it thinking…. Can’t the flour just be replaced with corn flour? Which I had in my pantry already! Tried it out and came…


Cheesy Ham Pasta

Cheesy Ham Pasta

This cheesy, gooey, carb loaded comfort food is also a great dish to use up leftover Easter ham 🙂 In case you needed a good excuse to make some delicious ooey, gooey, cheesy pasta 🙂 I remember as a kid we used to cut up hot dogs or little smokies to mix into a box…


Gorgonzola Cheesecake

The first savory cheesecake I ever tried (and made) was for Easter several years ago and it was so good, I decided it is a great addition to any Easter meal. Makes a great appetizer with some fresh bread before dinner, goes great with a brunch, or served with a spring greens salad makes a…


Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tostadas

You wanna know a secret to amazing tostadas?? Make the shells yourself! So good! I would love to make my own corn tortillas sometime, but right now I get them a Hispanic grocery store and they are amazing. They are fresh made in the store and still warm when I get them (shh, I usually…


Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup

I hate the fact that bottle ketchup has high fructose corn syrup, and if you want the all natural kind it’s way more expensive. So I decided to try to make my own and it came out great! I like this stuff WAY better than store bought! It’s great too because you can totally control…


Butternut Squash Fries

Butternut Squash Fries

So a couple weeks ago I wanted a spaghetti squash to use with my vegetable bolognese for dinner, my 4 year old did NOT want spaghetti squash, he insisted that we actually needed a butternut squash. It was evident I was not leaving without a butternut squash, so I got both. He carried the butternut…


Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries are probably my most favorite fruit! Strawberry Shortcake has always also been a big favorite of mine (both the dessert and the cartoon BTW 😀 ). Growing up we always bought those little sponge cake things you see displayed right next to the strawberries at the store, that are kinda like angel food cake,…


Spinach and Cheese Manicotti

See that basil in the picture up there?? It’s purple basil! Out of my garden!! I just think it’s so awesome to have purple basil growing in my garden 🙂 Hopefully I can keep it alive and growing! Who else gardens? What are you growing? I love the idea of growing my own herbs and…


Apple, Sausage, Cheddar Salad

Apple Sausage Cheddar Salad

Posting a salad “recipe” is a hard one for me…. I love salad! But it’s not something that has a recipe per say. This combination was just so good though I wanted to share. I eat salad a LOT, I love them! They can be simple or complex, be quick or time consuming and you…