Pork Tenderloin With Burgundy Peppercorn Sauce

I remember as a kid growing up, my sister and I would always tease my parents about their love of freshly-cracked black pepper.  We had a huge pepper grinder that used to be placed on the table for every meal, and — while we rarely touched it — they...

birthday giveaway: planters spice collection!

birthday giveaway: planters spice collection!

***This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for your participation!!*** Indeed.  I am now the ripe old age of 27.  :)  So to celebrate, and to celebrate Gimme Some Oven’s new Facebook page, we’re doing a giveaway!!! I’m super excited about this one, as it has been sponsored by one...

Chipotle Lime Shrimp

There are some flavors that are just meant to be together.  Peanut butter and jelly….  Strawberries and cream….  Salt and pepper… And one of MY favorites…chipotle and lime.  Yum! The wonderfully smoky, sweet and slightly spicy chipotle mixes perfectly with the tangy, sweet lime to make a delicious seasoning...

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...

How To Make Coconut Milk

If you…. Love recipes that only take about 3 minutes of total prep time… Love all things coconut Don’t love all things coconut (like me…but I love this milk!) Love milk But maybe don’t like or can’t drink regular milk for various reasons Are a Vegan Don’t like paying...

Roasted Garlic and Brie Soup

When I asked my 7-yr-old piano student yesterday to tell me what was new in his world, he rolled his eyes and matter-of-factly informed me that “Um….it’s cold outside again”.  So true, so true.  After a month of gorgeous spring weather, the temperatures in Kansas Cty have randomly decided...

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...

Vanilla Almond Cupcakes With Salted Caramel Buttercream

I must confess….I’ve never been a huge fan of frosting.  Not on my cookies, not on my cakes, and not even on my cupcakes.  I know, I know…I’ve posted plenty of recipes on here piled high with a variety of lovely and delicious frostings, but almost always whenever I...

Mayan Chocolate Cupcakes with Cocoa-Cinnamon Buttercream

Ta da!!!  Here it is – the first recipe from last weekend’s cupcake-a-thon. Mayan.  Chocolate.  Cupcakes.  YUM! These were without a doubt the crowd favorite of the evening.  Which of course, came as no surprise — who can resist double chocolate?!  But of course, we couldn’t just do plain...

624 cupcakes + a road trip + a rockin’ concert!

624 cupcakes + a road trip + a rockin’ concert!

Due to request from friends, thought I’d take a moment to share the story of this past weekend.  :)  Sorry, no cupcake recipes included, but I promise to post them soon! About a month ago, as we were beginning to gear up for an upcoming CD release concert at...

Spinach Artichoke Hummus

For the final recipe on Day 7 of “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”, we visit a classic cheesy dip translated into a healthier (and vegan) alternative — spinach and artichoke hummus! I thought it would be a fun experiment, but was surprised by how much I loved this recipe! ...

Roasted Garlic, Rosemary & White Bean Hummus

For Day 6 of “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”, you get to fire up your ovens and roast some garlic!  And not just a few cloves…this recipe calls for an entire head of garlic – YUM! But have no fear.  I promise it won’t overwhelm you.  :)  Rather, its...