Appetizers and Dips

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

I have to tell you- bacon wrapped anything is not really my thing.  It’s not that I have anything against bacon- I like it as a breakfast meat.  I enjoy it wrapped around asparagus.  I do not like it on burgers, sandwiches, etc.  I think it’s something about the meat-on-meat.  I find it unnecessary. Now,… Continue reading Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

cookies · Desserts

Cinnamon Rum-Raisin Biscotti

Last night, I was watching my favorite show, Master Chef, and one of the guys on there royally screwed up biscotti.  A biscotti is a twice baked cookie, and the poor contestant only baked it once.  I haven’t made biscotti for a while, and I was inspired to make some. I found a great recipe… Continue reading Cinnamon Rum-Raisin Biscotti

banana recipes · Breads · Breakfast

Zucchini Banana Bread

You all know about my love affair with banana bread, but did you know that I also have one with zucchini bread? Therefore, when I saw a recipe for Zucchini Banana Bread, you know I was going to try it. Oh. My. God. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this was… Continue reading Zucchini Banana Bread

Appetizers and Dips · Side Dishes & Salads

Candied Walnuts for Salads

I’ve made candied walnuts in the past, and it has always involved toasting nuts in the oven, complicated syrups, candy thermometers, and breaking apart stuck together nuts tediously with a fork.  No thanks.  I’d way rather just buy the $6 bag of them near the croutons at the grocery store. I have to say though,… Continue reading Candied Walnuts for Salads

Side Dishes & Salads

Pear and Feta Salad with the BEST Homemade Dressing

This salad is good.  It is “Wow, that was amazing, I want more” good.  Spring greens are tossed with candied walnuts, feta, pears, and topped with the best salad dressing you will ever put in your mouth in your entire life. Make this for a dinner party and wow people.  Take it to a potluck.… Continue reading Pear and Feta Salad with the BEST Homemade Dressing

cookies · Desserts

The Best Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can never resist the urge to try a new chocolate chip cookie recipe!  Any recipe that claims to be the best will always get at least an attempt out of me.   Another thing that always gets an attempt out of me is other blogger’s photos where they are pulling apart a hot cookie… Continue reading The Best Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies