Easy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Being that it’s the middle of May and strangely freezing right now — yes, suddenly we went from weather in the 90’s back to highs in the low-50s — I’ve been craving warm soups.  So amongst some other favorite winter soup recipes I have pulled back out, I also...

Chicken Caesar Salad

I love Caesar salads. But…I have to admit I do not love Caesar salad dressings made with raw eggs (even at restaurants).  I also do not love salad dressings that have the calorie count of an entire meal.  Which of course, traditional Caesar salad dressings are usually made with...

facebook giveaway: “misto gourmet olive oil sprayer”

facebook giveaway: “misto gourmet olive oil sprayer”

Head on over to the Gimme Some Oven Facebook Page to enter this week’s giveaway for a “Misto Gourmet Stainless Steel Olive Oil Sprayer”! As I just mentioned in yesterday’s How To Make Homemade Croutons post, this little sprayer is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets.  It’s super easy...

Snickers Cheesecake

For the last week, there has been a bag of mini-Snickers bars sitting in my cabinet calling my name.  Yes, I love Snickers.  And yes, I have absolutely zero self-control when they’re on Easter clearance for $1.  But yes, I knew it would probably not be the wisest thing...

cinco de mayo recipes

cinco de mayo recipes

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner!  So to celebrate, thought I would do a quick round-up of some favorite Gimme Some Oven recipes that might be perfect for the occasion!  Read on below for great appetizers, salsas (apparently I’ve post on these often), soups, salads, main dishes,...

Margarita Cupcakes

I love cupcakes.  And I love margaritas.  As logic would suggest, therefore I love margarita cupcakes. Logic would be correct.  :) One of the best things about having a birthday during the first week of May (“Dos de Mayo”) is that Cinco de Mayo is always right around the...

Verde Shrimp Enchiladas With Jalapeno Cream Sauce

A few weeks ago, I decided to be adventurous and try one of the new items on the menu at Cactus Grill (one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Kansas City) — verde shrimp enchiladas.  Now I’m always a fan of Mexican shrimp dishes, but I was especially intrigued...

“Mum” Flower Cupcakes

Happy May Day!  I’ve had this “mum” cupcake decorating technique bookmarked for months, so was excited to finally give it a try for one of my favorite flower days this year (which also happens to by my birthday eve)!  :) I’m happy to announce that this technique requires no...

Pesto Pasta With Chicken, Asparagus & Arugula

A few weeks ago, I asked the guys at work if they had any suggestions for a new blog recipe.  Without missing a beat, my coworker, Kevin, insisted that I must try their family’s famous pesto pasta dish.  He claimed it was his absolute “favorite”, and that it always...

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...

“best part of waking up”

“best part of waking up”

In honor of their new jingle-writing contest, Folgers has posed their famous question to some food bloggers to answer — what’s your “best part of waking up”? I’d love to say that my mornings include a homemade breakfast and a leisurely cup of coffee enjoyed with a book or...

Colorful Cabbage Salad

Colorful Cabbage Salad

As evidenced by the years of food photography on my blog, I think it’s safe to say that I’m a pretty big fan of color! Actually, I love color in all aspects of life — in my decorating, in gardening, in my cubicle (yes, I’m the only one at...