Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m taking off to go home to my folks’ and spend time with family.  But beforehand, wanted to leave you with my fun little Thanksgiving creation of the year.  I have been craving PB rice crispy treats lately.  So on a whim, I decided to turn...

Tortellini With Balsamic Brown Butter

Tortellini With Balsamic Brown Butter

Some people have shelves full of cookbooks in their house.  Others have piles and files of recipes clipped from magazines.  Me?  I have ne-ver-end-ing columns of recipes bookmarked on my laptop!!  Seriously — my columns in my Firefox bookmarks are so long you have to scroll through them.  My...

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

I may not be a huge fan of Christmas music in November.  Or Christmas merchandise hitting stores in October (ughhh).  But there is one holiday tradition whose early arrival I always look forward to — peppermint mocha season!!!  :) I know, I know that coffee shops can mix these...

Tilapia With Cilantro-Lemon Butter

Tilapia With Cilantro-Lemon Butter

“Looks like we made it….  Look how far we’ve come now baby…!” Ok, I’m actually not a big country music fan, but wahoo!!!  Made it through seven days in a row of yummy, affordable recipes on the blog for Cheap Eats Week!  And have had a delightful, and delicious...

White Bean & Ham Soup

White Bean & Ham Soup

After a few glorious weeks of sunny and surprisingly warm fall weather, the temperature in Kansas City finally dropped today, making it feel much more like the chilly November we know!  While I seem to be becoming less and less a fan of cold weather (am anti-being-cold!), I absolutely...

Cocoa and Chili Rubbed Pork Chops

Cocoa and Chili Rubbed Pork Chops

I don’t know about other grocery stores across the country, but I feel like ours in Kansas City are always running sales on pork!  While it’s not something I’d say I usually crave, I definitely enjoy “the other white meat” every now and then.  (I owe this to being...

Roasted Veggie Wrap

Roasted Veggie Wrap

I have three words for you today.  Read very, very carefully.  You won’t want to miss them. Smoked.  Swiss.  Cheese. Oh my goodness!!!  Up until this week, I had no idea of the deliciousness they represent.  I’ve long been a fan of smokey cheeses, but somehow had never had...

Lemon, Garlic & Thyme Drumsticks

Lemon, Garlic & Thyme Drumsticks

For our second day of Cheap Eats Week, thought that it was time to feature a sadly under-appreciated member of the meat department — chicken drumsticks! These have long been a favorite of mine — not only because they are a fun finger food and have all of that...

Pomegranate Salad With Honey-Cider Vinaigrette

Pomegranate Salad With Honey-Cider Vinaigrette

Ok, so I wasn’t really planning to add this impromptu little salad to the blog.  (And thus, my apologies for the lack of prep photos.)  But holy cow — it was too delicious not to share! So allow me to introduce to you my new favorite autumn salad.  It’s...

Chipotle Chicken Cups

Chipotle Chicken Cups

As much as I love creativity in the kitchen, and have no fear about testing out brand new recipes on a crowd (for better and worse!), there are days where I’m all about going with something tried and true.  :)  And when I found myself in need of a...

Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe is quite simple, but yielded some wonderfully flavorful and moist little cupcakes. They are a little more dense than your average cupcake - almost closer to pumpkin bread - but absolutely fantastic.

Butternut Squash and Crab Bisque

Butternut Squash and Crab Bisque

I still remember being introduced to this amazing soup a few years ago, and I had my first taste of the brilliant sweet butternut squash and salty crab combination. It's without a doubt my kind of comfort food. Absolutely delicious!