Great Tasting Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Printable Recipe:  Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate chip cookies and a tall glass of milk. What better way is there to have a taste treat break in the middle of the afternoon?   This recipe gives a great tasting cookie and is very easy to make.  Just combine the dry goods in one bowl and whisk. …

Homemade Pistachio Pudding

Homemade Pistachio pudding

Printable recipe:  Homemade Pistachio Pudding I love the taste of homemade puddings.  They are normally a lot lighter in calories than other desserts, but still give you a sweet ending to a meal or a tasty snack. This recipe for homemade pistachio pudding combines my favorite nut with milk and sugar for a delicious dessert.…

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

Brussels sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

Printable Recipe:  Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds This recipe for brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds makes a delicious side dish.  Cooking the sprouts in chicken broth takes away the bitterness that these sprouts sometimes have. First cook your bacon.  I like to bake my bacon.  It gets most of the grease out and…

Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

Cumin Grilled Chicken breasts

 Printable Recipe – Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts. This recipe for cumin grilled chicken breasts could not be easier.  It is perfect for a busy week night when time is at a minimum for cooking. Combine the cumin with salt and pepper to make a rub and spread it on the chicken breasts. Spray a grill…

Rich Chocolate Brownie with Pecans

Rich Chocolate Brownie with Pecans - from The Gardening Cook

  Ingredients   1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 bag (12 ounces) chocolate chips, 3 large eggs 1 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces chopped

Crusty Artisan Breads – Perfect for Sandwiches

Herbed Italian Bread

Artisan Breads I love crusty artisan breads. There is nothing quite like them to make great tasting sandwiches or to serve with soup.  Here are a few of my favorite recipes.  Some are no knead. Some take just a bit of preparation, but all are delicious. I love any no knead breads and this one…

White Chili Queso Dip

White Chili Queso Dip

Printable Recipe:  White Chili Queso Dip I love any sort of cheesy dips, particularly chili type dips.  This recipe for white chili queso dip is spicy with not too much heat and just perfect for your Thanksgiving day appetizer table. To make the dip, you first brown some ground beef and add taco seasoning and…

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Printable recipe: Grilled Pineapple Grilled pineapple is always delicious, but this honey and cinnamon glaze with olive oil makes it extra special. I love to serve it with chicken dishes and it also makes a refreshing summertime dessert with ice cream. The recipe is so easy. Just combine the ingredients and marinade before it is…

Lightened Up Chicken Salad Sandwich

Printable Recipe:   Lightened up Chicken Salad Sandwich Thank heavens for supermarket rotisserie chickens. They make recipes like this lightened up Chicken Salad sandwich a breeze to make. This sandwich uses lite mayo and two types of mustard for the dressing instead of full fat mayo.  It also gets its flavor from the celery, parsley…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Printable recipe – Peanut butter Chocolate Bars Looking for a decadent chocolate bar recipe that combines peanut butter in it?  Look no further. This is truly a “death by chocolate” dessert.   The recipe has a rich chocolate base made from peanut butter and chocolate morsels, combined with a Devil’s food Cake mix.  It is…

30 Minute Taco Melts

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The spicy flavor of Tacos combine with salsa and ground beef makes a wonderful luncheon melt.   Ingredients 1 lb lean (I use 94%) ground beef, cooked, and drained 1 1/2 cups of your favorite chunky salsa 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands! refrigerated biscuits 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican cheese blend…

Baileys Irish Cream Mudslide Cocktail

Baileys Irish Cream Mudslide Cocktail

These mudslide cocktails are so rich and decadent. Almost like a grown up dessert with alcohol! Ingredients   2 ounces of Bailey’s Irish Cream 0.25 ounce of Schmirnoff vodka 0.25 ounce of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Hersheys chocolate syrup for decoration Looking for another drink featuring Bailey’s? Try the International Incident Martini. And if you like to…

Ground Beef Manicotti

Ground Beef Manicotti

This recipe for ground beef manicotti is hearty and delicious. The website also has vegetarian adaptations if you are not a meat eater. Ingredients 8 ounces of uncooked manicotti shells. 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion 3 cloves of garlic 1 pound of lean ground beef 1 tbsp each of fresh parsley, oregano, basil and…

Dream Kitchens

Habersham kitchen with great attention to detail

What is your idea of a Dream Kitchen? Everyone has a different idea of what makes a dream kitchen. For some, it is a huge island. For others it is stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. For me, it is many things.  My kitchen is small, so any kitchen that has plenty of room…

Cute Food DIY Projects

Cute owl DIY project

Whimsical Food Projects for Do it Yourself. Some people are just so darned creative.  These cute food DIY projects are proof of that.  The creative artists took a simple food idea and made it into a DIY project. Here are a few of my favorite Food DIY projects. Add cranberries, raisins or currants to bread…

Wild Rice and Pine Nut Recipe

Wild Rice and Pine Nut Recipe

Printable Recipe:  Wild Rice and Pine Nut Recipe This recipe for wild rice, brown rice and pine nuts has a lovely flavor seasoned with thyme and chicken stock.  For vegetarians, vegetable stock will work well too. I used a combined brown rice and wild rice mix but you can also make your own by mixing…

Favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate Recipes

Round up of Peanut Butter and Chocolate Desserts

Round up of my Favorite Peanut Butter  & Chocolate Recipes. I love peanut butter and chocolate.  I could dive into a vat of it and live happily ever after. Surely, I am not the only one who feels this way? Here is a round up 6 of my favorite PB and Chocolate recipes that will…

Chicken Cranberry and Nuts Salad

Chicken Cranberry Almond Walnut Salad

Chicken Cranberry and Nuts Salad   Print Ingredients 2 cups cubed cooked chicken ¼ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped 2 tbsp slivered almonds, finely chopped 2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion ¼ cup dried cranberries ⅓ mayonnaise 1 tablespoons tarragon vinegar Kosher salt and cracked black pepper slivered almonds to garnish Instructions Combine the mayonnaise…