Breakfast · Salty

Egg Bake

We just got back from a wonderful few days at Seabrook and have to share two of the recipes that our good friends Jeremy and Shelly brought. This one is an egg bake. It's got a few steps, but it's pretty simple to throw together... and worth it! The ultimate one-dish breakfast casserole! It's excellent… Continue reading Egg Bake

Breakfast · Salty

Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche

Hudson had his first sleepover last night, so I took the opportunity to make a savory breakfast. (Hudson can only abide by sweets for breakfast.) It was easy, economical (the website said $6.19 for the whole thing) and delicious. I tweaked it by sauteing some summer squash and cooked, sliced turkey links with the mushrooms,… Continue reading Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche

Kid-Friendly · Seafood

Kid-Friendly Salmon

I came home tonight, and my husband had cooked this salmon. We're always trying to eat more fish, but gosh it's hard. I thought it was delicious, and my son even took a couple bites! Success!! 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 tbls. vegetable oil 2 tbls. brown sugar 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 lb. salmon fillet… Continue reading Kid-Friendly Salmon


Peanut Butter Balls

My friend Jen brought these to my cookie party, and it originally came from my friend Allison. Love a recipe that is good enough to get passed around! They were a hit at my cookie party and with my husband! I think the Rice Krispies are the secret ingredient that takes them over the top! … Continue reading Peanut Butter Balls


Canyon Ranch Oatmeal Cookies

The dangerous thing about being at Canyon Ranch is that everything is so light, you never want to skip dessert! But their cookies are really delicious, and I was fascinated to find that they have cream cheese. How bad can they be? ¼ cup unsalted butter ⅓ cup low-fat cream cheese 1 cup brown sugar… Continue reading Canyon Ranch Oatmeal Cookies

On the Side

Canyon Ranch Almond Butter Delight

We just got back from Canyon Ranch, and I had something I had forgotten about. It's easy,  good, light and satisfying on toast for breakfast. (It has 32 calories per tablespoon.) 1 cup nonfat ricotta cheese 2 tsp pure vanilla extract ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1½ Tbsp honey ¼ cup almond butter (without added salt)… Continue reading Canyon Ranch Almond Butter Delight

Breakfast · Sweet

Yummy Waffles

We have a brand new kindergartner starting school tomorrow, and so we started a new tradition in our house. We had breakfast for dinner. My college used to do this the night before finals, and everybody loved it. I make pancakes often, so we decided to kick it up a notch with some homemade waffles. I made… Continue reading Yummy Waffles

Dips · Vegetarian/General

Quick Cheddar Cheese Fondue

We had so much fun with Truman in town seeing us last week. After doing a little indoor skydiving, we went to Dave & Busters and had chocolate fondue. It was such a hit that the next night, we decided to make cheddar cheese fondue. It was loved by all! We served it with three kinds… Continue reading Quick Cheddar Cheese Fondue


Chocolate Birthday Cake

Cake1 box devil's food cake mix, such as Duncan Hines1 c. water3 eggs1/3 c. corn oil (I used Canola)1/3 c. sour cream2 tsp. vanilla extract1/2 tsp. salt1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chipsChocolate Icing (could be halved)1 12 oz. bag (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips2 c. sugar2/3 c. milk1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces1/4… Continue reading Chocolate Birthday Cake


Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Tenderloin

You know you have faith in a recipe when you post it before you even try it. I posted this about a year ago and have made it several times since. It's so good and is one of the few meats that even gets thumbs up from my son! If you haven't cooked with hoisin… Continue reading Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Tenderloin