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Banana Berry Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal is berry berry delicious! I encourage you to try endless combinations of fruits and nuts! Perhaps add chocolate chips? Chocolate baked oatmeal could be worth a try! Ingredients 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup whole milk 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) – melted 1/2 cup light brown sugar – packed 1 tablespoon honey … Continue reading

Trail Mix Cookies

I’m not lying when I tell you these cookies are in a class all their own. After eating three in succession, I knew a new addiction had begun. Let’s face it, everyone loves trail mix; and since there are endless trail mix combinations, satisfaction is guaranteed!  Perhaps you’ve a bag of trail mix just crying out for a … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

I’ve been working on this website for seven months and I’m loving it more and more with every recipe I post! I’m trying new things when I can, but mostly sharing my recipe box full of treats.  During this time I’ve discovered I love desserts!! Of the 78 recipes I’ve posted, 32 of them are desserts!  So…in an attempt to break my cycle … Continue reading

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m always craving chocolate! I usually need a sweet nibble after enjoying a savory meal, which is why I keep the pantry stocked with chocolate options. This weekend my wife requested a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies and I thought I’d take it a step further and double the chocolate because there’s nothing better … Continue reading

Mint Margaritas

  Ingredients Pitcher of Margaritas 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves – chopped 1/2 cup fresh lime juice – 2 limes 1 cup clear tequila 1/4 cup triple sec 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 cups ice Margaritas for One 6 fresh mint leaves – chopped 3 oz fresh lime juice 2 oz tequila 1 oz triple sec dash of … Continue reading

Plum Balsamic Chicken

It’s seems as if I’m always cooking chicken, which is a great outlet for my culinary experimenting–every meal I create is new and better than the last! I prefer to braise or poach poultry because the chicken is always moist and flavorful and it’s nearly impossible to over-cook the meat using such a method. This recipe for braised chicken is Asian … Continue reading

Summer Strawberry Cake

This season, strawberries are extra delicious–so sweet and tart–which is why I decided to make a strawberry cake from scratch, using fresh strawberries as a natural flavoring! So often people use box cake mix and strawberry gelatin to create a cake such as this; however, homemade is always the best! Always! For starters, cook the strawberries … Continue reading

Strawberry Cheese Danish

I made these a few weeks ago while entertaining a guest!  I’d been experimenting with a few different techniques for creating a quick cheese danish–some made fresh and some made with pre-made biscuits or crescent rolls–and this recipe happens to be the winner! All contenders were delicious of course; however, this recipe meets the mark in more ways than one. For … Continue reading

Walnut Blondies

There’s nothing like a warm blondie to rot your teeth! No joke, these sweet brownies are a cavity waiting to happen! Ingredients 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) – melted 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup flour dash of salt 1/2 cup toasted walnuts – chopped Directions Heat oven to 350F. … Continue reading

Chicken Enchiladas

When enjoying margaritas on these hot summer days, you need something more than chips and salsa to satisfy your mexi-cravings! These homemade enchiladas require no seasoning packet, simply tomatoes and chile powder! Ingredients 1 can crushed tomatoes (14.5 oz) 1 pound chicken thighs – seasoned with S & P 2 teaspoons chile powder – divided … Continue reading