Side Dishes & Salads

Perfectly Prepared Asparagus

Perfectly Prepared Asparagus Yay! The farmer’s market near our house has finally opened! This means I can have asparagus whenever I want. This is my very favorite way to fix it. The asparagus is tender but still has a crunch to it. Seasoned lightly with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, this is my go-to vegetable… Continue reading Perfectly Prepared Asparagus

Cakes and Cupcakes

Sticky Apple Cake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Warm apple cake with vanilla bean whipped cream My mom’s friend Jim traded me his amazing apple cake recipe for my carrot cake recipe.  Jim’s family and friends ask him to bring this delicious cake to all of their family gatherings, and after making it, I can see why!  The cake comes out of the… Continue reading Sticky Apple Cake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

chicken · Dinners

Braided Chicken Broccoli Bake

Click photo to enlarge I was walking through Fred Meyer today, looking for something to do with the chicken in my freezer for dinner and I saw their Pillsbury Croissant Dough sheets were on sale, so I grabbed one, figuring I could come up with something with the things I had at home, and this… Continue reading Braided Chicken Broccoli Bake

Beef · Dinners

Stuffed RED Peppers

Click photo to enlarge Growing up, we had stuffed green peppers from time to time, which I always thought were delicious.  I decided I was going to make them for dinner this week, but at the grocery store the red peppers were on sale, and I love them so much more than green peppers, so… Continue reading Stuffed RED Peppers


Mimi’s Cafe’s Carrot Bread

When we go to Disneyland, one of our must-eat places is Mimi’s Cafe.  Not to be confused with Millie’s Cafe, which is quite unappetizing, and on the same block, Mimi’s offers delicious food at very reasonable prices.  There are two BIG reasons that I love Mimi’s.  One: They have the best corn chowder that has… Continue reading Mimi’s Cafe’s Carrot Bread