chicken · Dinners

Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Bake

I found this recipe about two years ago, and it quickly became one of my favorite weeknight dinners.  It comes together in just a few minutes (especially if you use a rotisserie chicken) and it has become kind of a “thing” for me now, when I make my Costco run at the start of each… Continue reading Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Bake

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

5 Ingredient, 5 MINUTE Apple Tart

You guys.  This is one of the best desserts I have ever made, and you know I don’t say that lightly.  It was perfection.  The buttery flaky puff pastry.  The sweet brown sugar and cinnamon mixed with the tart granny smith apples.  It could not have been better balanced or more delicious.  And I slaved… Continue reading 5 Ingredient, 5 MINUTE Apple Tart

bars · Desserts

“Starbucks” Michigan Cherry Oat Bars

I’ve spoken of my Starbucks addiction before, most recently, I barred my Starbucks soul to you all in a confessional while I was describing my Starbucks Iced Lemon Pound Cake to you all.  The addiction continues. When I posted that recipe on my Facebook page, a friend of mine commented and said now she just… Continue reading “Starbucks” Michigan Cherry Oat Bars


Disneyland’s Matterhorn Macaroons

Far and away, the best thing I put in my mouth when I was in Disneyland a few weeks ago was the Matterhorn Macaroon from the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe.  I went into my vacation armed with a list from the Disney Food Blog of all the “must eats” that I still hadn’t tried, and… Continue reading Disneyland’s Matterhorn Macaroons

cinnamon rolls · Desserts

Baked Churros – Same Taste, Less Guilt

It’s no secret to anybody who knows me that I love Disneyland.  It is my happiest place.  I love that the second I enter through the tunnel, I no longer feel like a 34 year old; I feel like a 7 year old.  Well, now I have three kids, so maybe I’ve aged to like… Continue reading Baked Churros – Same Taste, Less Guilt

Breakfast · Easter

Easter Bunny Pancakes. Simple Pleasures.

Did you know that if you plant jelly beans in your yard, lollipops will grow in their place? It’s true, just ask my kids.  It only works the week of Easter, though. Easter is kind of a big deal around here.  Since we do a brunch over at my sister-in-law’s house on Easter morning, and… Continue reading Easter Bunny Pancakes. Simple Pleasures.