Gourmet Beef-Noodle Casserole

Printable Recipe:  Gourmet Beef Noodle Casserole. This delicious beef and noodle casserole combines Cream cheese and Cheddar cheese to make this casserole extra rich and creamy.  It is easy to make and can be done ahead and then baked at dinner time. Cook the noodles according to package directions.  In a large skillet, cook the…

Lightened Chocolate cherry Cheesecake

Lightened Chocolate cherry Cheesecake

Ingredient Crust 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted Filling 5 (8-oz.) pkg. reduce fat cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 1 pure tablespoon vanilla 5 eggs 1(8-oz.) container reduced fat sour cream

Homemade Butterscotch Pudding Recipe

Homemade butterscotch pudding with whipped topping

 Printable Recipe:  Homemade Butterscotch Pudding. This recipe for homemade butterscotch pudding is creamy and delicious and quite easy to make. This delicious butterscotch pudding gets its fabulous flavor from dark brown sugar and pure vanilla extract mixed with 2% milk.  Puddings are one of the simple pleasures of life.  Some think of them as nursery…

Vanilla and Honey Glazed Carrots

Vanilla and Honey Glazed Carrots

Printable Recipe:  Vanilla and Honey Glazed Carrots This recipe for vanilla and honey glazed carrots would make a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving buffet table this year. The recipe is very easy to do and just delicious.  The carrots are wweet and crunchy with just a hint of vanilla in the glaze. Vanilla and Honey…

Home Made Almond Joy Candy

Home Made Almond Joy Candy

  Ingredients   ½ cup Unsalted Butter 3 cups Shredded Coconut 2 cups Confectioners Sugar ½ cups Toasted Almonds 12 ounces of Semi-sweet Chocolate Coating

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

Ready for one of my International 30 minute meals?  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. Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts. Combine the cumin with salt and pepper to make a rub and spread it on…

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

Crusty Artisan Breads

I love crusty artisan breads. There is nothing quite like them to make great tasting sandwiches or to serve with soup.  Biting into a crusty outside only to discover that oh so soft and flavorful center is a great pleasure in life! Every time I go to Panera, I come home with a loaf of one…

White Chili Queso Dip

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 table. It is one of my favorite easy appetizers because my guests just love it. Let’s make some White Chili Queso Dip To…

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

Thank heavens for supermarket rotisserie chickens. They make recipes like this lightened up Chicken Salad sandwich a breeze to make. Making this Lightened up Chicken Salad Sandwich Sandwiches are always fast and easy. I’m busy in the middle of the day and having something I can put together in just a few minutes really helps.…

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…