Dinners · Soups

Sicilian Chicken Soup

I have a husband home sick with a man cold today and that means two things: Nyquil and chicken soup.  I made a creamier chicken orzo soup last week, but today I wanted something a little brothier, but with enough substance to be our meal for the evening. I found this wonderful recipe on A… Continue reading Sicilian Chicken Soup

chicken · Dinners · Soups

Weeknight Chicken Noodle Soup (still as good as Grandma’s)

This is one of my very favorite recipes, because not only is it quick and easy to make, but it seriously tastes like it has been simmering over a stove the entire day.  Chicken noodle soup doesn’t need to do that to be amazing.  It is homey and comforting, and one of my very favorites.… Continue reading Weeknight Chicken Noodle Soup (still as good as Grandma’s)

banana recipes · Breads

Pumpkin Banana Bread

I am a big banana bread person.  I love it.  I don’t get depressed when I see the bananas I bought earlier in the week slowly browning and rotting away.  I get excited, because it means I’ll get to make some banana bread or banana muffins or something. I have a whole category on this… Continue reading Pumpkin Banana Bread

bars · Breakfast · Desserts

Apple Streusel Bars

The number one question I get asked when my blog comes up is “How do you not weigh a million pounds?” The answer is that I have pretty good self control.  I have to.  If I ate everything I baked, I wouldn’t fit through my doorway.  My house is consistently filled with delicious baked goods, and I… Continue reading Apple Streusel Bars

bars · Desserts

Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

Listen, we’ve all done it.  Sometime, around the beginning of March, we’re at Target.  We have a cart full of crap we don’t really need but had to buy, two kids in the cart, latte in hand, and we pass by the Easter Candy aisle.  “I don’t need any of that…” we tell ourselves.  “Oh,… Continue reading Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars


Shopping Mall M&M Sugar Cookies

Shopping Mall M&M Sugar Cookies.  You all know exactly what I’m talking about.  Whether your mall had a Mrs. Fields or an Original Cookie Company, or The Great American Cookie Company, they all had the same thing. And the cookie I always wanted when I was a kid was the sugar cookie with M&M’s stuck… Continue reading Shopping Mall M&M Sugar Cookies

Desserts · pies

Good Ol’ Fashioned Homemade Apple Pie

The three things I am most proud of when it comes to my husband are turning him into a Seahawks fan, a Democrat, and a person who likes pie. He will deny that I have turned him into a Democrat, but I totally have.  Mostly anyway. Anyway, he didn’t used to really care for pie,… Continue reading Good Ol’ Fashioned Homemade Apple Pie