Split Pea Soup with Ham

Click photo to enlarge Martha Stewart’s recipe! INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 chopped medium onion 4 carrots, thinly sliced 3 celery stalks, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves ground pepper 1 can (14.5 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 bag (16 ounces) green split peas 2 cups of chopped, cooked ham DIRECTIONS: •In a… Continue reading Split Pea Soup with Ham

Breads · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Pumpkin Pie Bread

Click photo to enlarge In celebration of Fall! This recipe taste JUST like a pumpkin pie, and makes one loaf. INGREDIENTS 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1/2 (15 ounce) can… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Bread

chicken · Dinners · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Perfect Roast Chicken

I got this recipe from the Barefoot Contessa and just made a few changes. It’s pretty much the yummiest roast chicken ever. Ingredients 1 (5 to 6 pound) roasting chicken Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted 1 large yellow onion, thickly sliced… Continue reading Perfect Roast Chicken


Mushroom Garlic Pizza

Click photo to enlarge Ingredients (Pizza Dough) 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) (Topping) 2 cups of white mushrooms, sliced 2 TBSP olive oil 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2… Continue reading Mushroom Garlic Pizza

brownies · Desserts

Brownie Layer Cake

Click photo to enlarge My husband’s old boss (now, his co-boss) and his wife are coming over for dinner tonight. Here’s what I “invented” for dessert. A gooey brownie, layered with a fudgy filling, topped with fresh homemade whipped cream and a raspberry. So yummy, and they look so elegant. First, I made a 13×9… Continue reading Brownie Layer Cake

banana recipes · Biscuits / Muffins / Scones

Banana Bread Muffins

Click photo to enlarge Today I had two very ripe bananas that I wanted to use, and I found this recipe which uses exactly two bananas. 🙂 It makes 8 delicious muffins. INGREDIENTS: 2 overripe bananas 1/2 C Sugar 1 egg 1 C flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 C vegi oil 1/2 tsp baking soda… Continue reading Banana Bread Muffins