Easter

Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole | gimmesomeoven.com

Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole

My mom and I were talking the other day about how different life would be if we lived a little closer to one another. Right now, we live about 3 hours apart — close enough to definitely be able to drive and visit fairly often, but just far enough away...

Chicken and Asparagus Recipe

Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry

In my wise old age, I have come to a realization about myself — I am terrible with due dates.  Like, really terrible. From library books, to movie rentals, even to turning in my taxes on time (which I at least mailed in this week at 4:50pm!), I have a...

Peeps Pops

Peeps Pops

To all my cake-pops-loving “peeps” out there, allow me introduce you to my Easter bunny version — Peeps Pops! I don’t know about you, but as soon as spring rolls around, Peeps seem to mysteriously show up in nearly every aisle in the grocery store.  So this week I...

Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet

Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet

**Click here to enter this week’s gift certificate giveaway from Chocomize!  Ends May 28, 2010.** ‘Tis the season to break out the best invention of the 21st century — my ice cream maker!! That’s right!  80 degree weather has finally hit Kansas City this week.  And, delicious blackberries have...

Stuffed Artichokes

Stuffed Artichokes

Pretty sure fresh, delicious, gorgeous artichokes were on sale at our local grocery store last week for $0.99.  Um…YUM.  Definitely a deal I couldn’t pass up.  :) But rather than going with my usual steamed artichoke and buttery dipping sauce combo, decided to try stuffing an artichoke for the...

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes With Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes With Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

And….voila!  Here is the final recipe from the Cupcake-A-Thon! In addition to being “pretty in pink” (love those cute wrappers!), these strawberry lemonade cupcakes turned out to be oh-so-berry delicious.  The cupcakes were perfectly light and moist, with a great balance of the sweet strawberries and oh-so-slight tang of...

Butterscotch Birds’ Nests (or “Haystacks”)

Butterscotch Birds’ Nests (or “Haystacks”)

For some reason, my neighborhood grocery store decided to place their Easter candy aisle this year smack in the middle of….the produce section. Surprising?  Yes.  Brilliant marketing?  I’m beginning to think so.  :) Needless to say, somehow I came home with an assortment of gorgeous little fruity and chocolate...

Breakfast Israeli Couscous (With Apricots, Almonds & Coconut)

Breakfast Israeli Couscous (With Apricots, Almonds & Coconut)

I love the morning.  Love the light.  Love watching my puppy yawn and greet the day.  Love that sense of newness and hope that seems to come with the morning.  And of course, love breakfast. But that said, I also love the snooze button on my alarm.  :)  More...

Easy Lemon Cookies

Easy Lemon Cookies

I have to confess… As much as I love making homemade cookies entirely from scratch (which is what I do about 95% of the time), on occasion I still seriously enjoy a good cake-mix cookie.  I know…judge away…  :)  But hey – they’re simple, wonderfully fluffy, and can be...

Pomegranate Champagne

Pomegranate Champagne

Happy New Year’s Eve!!! Mmmm, I love this time of year — such a special time to pause and reflect on all of the memories, joys, laughs, challenges, and lessons learned from ’09.  And then to take a deep breath, and find rest, hope, and lots of joy in...

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Dear Sugar Cookie, You’re my favorite. I know I talk about favorites a lot, but in the world of cookies, you reign supreme. Even just this month, I was at a friend’s holiday cookie party, for which she’d baked over a dozen batches of a-ma-zing cookies to share. And...

Chocolate-Covered Ritz & Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate-Covered Ritz & Peanut Butter Cookies

I was once a proud Girl Scout.  For…um…two weeks. Yes, it’s quite the tragedy.  I was super-excited.  Had my little Brownie outfit.  Went to the first two meetings.  Picked up my cheese and sausage order forms and skipped around the neighborhood using my best sales and persuasion strategies (grew...