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

Chocolate Pudding Cake

This home-style dessert is rich and sinful! Since there’s no flour required, the cake is super moist and fluffy! Try serving this yummy treat with ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Ingredients Butter – for baking dish 1/2 cup sugar – plus more for baking dish 6 eggs – divided 6 oz chocolate – melted … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

These cookies are so light, you could probably eat the whole batch! Only four ingredients between you and deliciousness!! What are you waiting for? Ingredients 3 egg whites 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup chocolate chip morsels Directions Heat oven to 300F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Using … Continue reading

Antipasto Pasta Salad

The versatility of pasta salad is a beautiful thing! I’ve spiced things up a bit with veggies, salami and cheeses you’d find on a delicious antipasto platter. Try adding a little balsamic to every serving…makes for one yummy bite! Ingredients 1 pound tri-colored rotini 1/4 cup red pepper – diced 4 asparagus stems – chopped … Continue reading

Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate is the best choice every time! Sure, you could make blueberry muffins, maybe banana nut, strawberry or poppy-seed, but chocolate will always win! If you’re an extreme chocolate lover, fold in chocolate chips or top with a cocoa crumble. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

Peach Cobbler

Summer is quickly approaching and I thought it appropriate to share my recipe for easy peach cobbler. I also enjoy cobblers with a biscuit topping or a crumbly crisp topping; however, those require a little more work! Perhaps another peach cobbler recipe is necessary before summer’s end? We shall see! Ingredients 1/4 cup butter – melted … Continue reading

Personal Potato Quiches

The wife and I enjoyed this tasty treat for breakfast this morning! It was the perfect solution to our sleep-in Saturday hunger! Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter – softened 1 large russet potato – peeled and cubed 1 teaspoon salt 1 broccoli floret 1 green onion – chopped 4 large eggs – beaten 1/4 cup grated … Continue reading

Rustic Rigatoni

This recipe–like every other–is extremely versatile! I’ve created a yummy pasta sauce using a can of crushed tomatoes and spicy Italian sausage. Now feel free to customize your dinner with the veggies and pasta you prefer! Ingredients 1/2 pound uncooked rigatoni 1/2 pound ground Italian sausage 1 bell pepper – sliced 1 onion – chopped 1 … Continue reading

Strawberry Banana Bread

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar – packed 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon 2 ripe bananas – one mashed, one sliced 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 egg white – beaten 1 cup strawberries – hulled and sliced Directions Heat oven to 350F. Generously spray … Continue reading