Storing Dried Herbs – Tips for Success

Storing dried herbs to keep them fresh depends on several factors. Heat, light, storage and time all matter. See my tips for keeping your herbs fresh longer.

Herbs and spices add a ton of flavor to food and most add little to no calories.  I cook with herbs all the time and many of them are those that I grow myself.  But the sheer number of possible herbs means that some will need to be of the dried variety. Storing Dried Herbs so…

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

We are big cheesecake fans in our house.  I’ve tried so many different versions of them and haven’t found one yet that my family didn’t love.  For today’s cheesecake recipe, I’ve decided to turn my favorite chocolate chip cookie into delicious Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars. This amazing recipe brings together the best of both chocolate chip cookies…

How to Measure Flour

How to measure flour

Even the best cooks will make mistakes from time to time. One of the most common mistakes that new bakers make is not measuring flour correctly. If you take a measuring cup and scoop the flour out of the bag or canister, you are making the same mistake that many make.  One of the most…

Mini Cherry Cheesecake Cupcake Recipe

Mini cherry cheesecake cupcakes

It’s a long way away from the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  That won’t happen until June 30 this year. But this recipe for mini cherry cheesecake cupcakes is a dessert that I love year round.  It is the perfect dessert for those of you who love cheesecake recipes as much as I do, especially if…

One Pot Balsamic Chicken & Vegetables – 30 Minute Meal

One pot Balsamic Chicken

There are two important features that my favorite recipes all have – they are 30 minute meals and/or they can be made in one pot. This delicious Balsamic Chicken & Vegetables recipe has both!!   We are all busy and most of us don’t have hours to spend cooking each night to feed our hungry…

Chicken Corn Soup – A Crock Pot Delight

Slow cooker chicken corn soup

Winter is the time for soup in my house. My husband and daughter love it year round.  Having a nice big bowl of soup with a sandwich makes a perfect meal to them.  Me? Not until the cold weather hits. And then I want it every day!  This crock pot Chicken Corn Soup is my…

Ground Turkey Chili – Slow Cooker Comfort Food

This slow cooker ground turkey chili is super easy to make and has a boat load of delicious flavor. It is the perfect winter comfort food.

In our house, a great tasting chili is the ultimate in winter comfort food. When the temps are cold and the weather is harsh, there is nothing quite like a big steaming bowl of chili to warm you to the bones.  Tonight, we will be enjoying my latest chili recipe – Ground Turkey Chili with…

2016 Top Recipes- Recipes Just 4U

These 2016 Top Recipes posts were the most popular with my readers last year. Perhaps one of them will start the year out right in your kitchen.

One of my favorite things to do, early in the New Year, is to look back over my Google Analytics statistics to see what worked on my blog.  It is always fun to discover which recipes resonated with my readers to make the top 10 list for the previous year.  These 2016 Top Recipes were…

Split Pea & Ham Soup – Brings Wealth for the Coming Year

Homemade Split Pea & Ham soup

Each January brings with it a new round of New Year’s resolutions.  For many, this means going on a diet, or changing some other aspect of life that you may be unhappy with in the last year.  This split pea soup is a tradition in our house on New Year’s Day that dates back to…

Easy Pistachio Fudge Recipe

Easy Pistachio Fudge

This rich and creamy Easy Pistachio Fudge is perfect for your special dessert table and takes just minutes to prepare. I have to admit it.  I love fudge.  Every time I go to my local Farmer’s Market, I head to the indoor area where there is a vendor that sells fudge and buy a piece or…

Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge

This mint chocolate chip fudge will be the hit of your party

I love anything mint flavored. And combine it with chocolate? This Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge is rich with an out of this world taste. It’s the stuff that Christmas dreams are made of! Fudge is one of those things that is either super easy to make or a “pull out your hair” experiment from a…

Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops

Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeHolidayGoodness #CollectiveBias It’s time to make some Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops! The holidays are upon us and baking is in full production in my kitchen.  I love to make creative and fun baked goods for Christmas. These Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops…

Easy Crostini Party Appetizers

These four crostini appetizers will start your next party off with a bang. They are very easy to make and perfect to serve with cocktails. #InspireWithCheese #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspireWithCheese #CollectiveBias It’s time for some Easy Crostini Party Appetizers. I am on a roll lately with all of the opportunities for entertaining.  It seems that every weekend, from now until January, there is one opportunity after another to…

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Look at the layers of this Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

I love to bake during the holidays and I love cheesecake recipes.  I thought it would be fun to combine both into one cake.  Most of the time, I come up with baked goodies that are fast and easy to put together.  This Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake is not one of those. It takes…

Rocky Road Fudge – A Holiday Treat

Yummy! Rocky road fudge - a holiday favorite.

This Rocky Road Fudge recipe is just about one of the easiest fudge recipes you will make.  And don’t let the snobby cooks scare you into thinking that you need a great deal of patience and a fancy candy thermometer to make fudge!  Making fudge does not have to be hard.  This delicious holiday treat…

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Garlic mushroom chicken

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #thetalkofthetable #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. It’s time for some creamy garlic mushroom chicken. Fall is the time for comfort food in our house. We love rich and wholesome dishes that…

Apple Pecan Stuffed Pork Chops – It’s Time for Fall

Apple pecan stuffed pork chops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SmithfieldCares #CollectiveBias It’s time for some apple pecan stuffed pork chops! If you have been reading my blog for long, you will know how much I love this time of the year.  I love everything about fall –…

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

chocolate chip oatmeal bars

Treat your family to these chocolate chip oatmeal bars. My husband is a big fan of anything that contains oatmeal.  He also has a sweet tooth, so combining one of his favorite tastes into a dessert for him is a no brainer.  These chocolate chip oatmeal bars are rich and delicious and he LOVED them!…