Soft Monster Cookies

You can’t go wrong with these cookies.  They are so soft and gooey and packed with every delicious thing. What’s not to love about a thick, soft peanut butter cookie filled with oatmeal, m&ms, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chips? The trick to these cookies is to underbake them a bit.  It will keep them… Continue reading Soft Monster Cookies

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Perfect New York Cheesecake

You may have noticed that I don’t have many cheesecake recipes on here.  In fact, I think I only have one, for a cinnamon roll cheesecake.  It is not for lack of cheesecake love.  It’s actually a long story. The short version is that I had a cheesecake recipe in a cookbook that I loved… Continue reading Perfect New York Cheesecake

Breads · Breakfast

Starbucks Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

Every once in a while, I taste something and am immediately overcome with desire to make it at home. On Saturday, when I was offered a sample of Starbucks Chocolate Cinnamon bread, I had one of these moments.  I was intrigued by it since it popped up in the pastry case a month or two… Continue reading Starbucks Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

banana recipes · Breads · Breakfast

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread – Mind BLOWN.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Today, while perusing Pinterest for things to do with a bunch of overripe bananas on my counter, I came across this gem of a recipe on Riches to Rags. Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread? How had I never thought of this before? I immediately rushed into my kitchen and whipped it up.… Continue reading Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread – Mind BLOWN.

chicken · Dinners · Healthy and Delicious

Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

This delicious dinner takes only a few minutes to throw together, and is perfectly served with rice.  The flavors are absolutely perfect, a little sweetness (but not too sweet) and saltiness and a touch of spice. It is probably the best broccoli chicken recipe I have come by.  When I was a teenager, I worked… Continue reading Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef · Side Dishes & Salads

Don & Kathi’s Crock Pot Chuck Wagon Baked Beans

This recipe comes from my in-laws, who make it often.  I think it is supposed to be a side dish, but it also makes a great dinner if you serve it with cornbread and salad.  Incidentally, it also is a great side dish, served at a BBQ with burgers and hot dogs, or ribs. I… Continue reading Don & Kathi’s Crock Pot Chuck Wagon Baked Beans

chicken · Side Dishes & Salads

Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Asparagus

Tonight’s dinner was healthy and delicious.  Whenever I find a recipe like this, it becomes an immediate addition to my rotation of “usuals.” Perfectly cooked and salted pasta, tossed with a quick and easy lemon vinaigrette, and mixed with chicken, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes? Yes please! It is the perfect light and yummy summer dinner. This… Continue reading Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Asparagus