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...

Roasted Corn Pudding In Acorn Squash

Once again, I am making a serious endeavor this week to sort through some of the favorite food-blogging recipes I’ve bookmarked over the last year.  (Which, thanks to Tastespotting and FoodGawker, now seem positively endless!) And at the top of my list for winter meals was this fantastic creation...

Thai Chicken Quesadillas

Somehow this turned into Asian food week at my place!  It all began with a craving for my favorite fresh Vietnamese spring rolls.  Then revisited my recipe for egg drop soup, followed by some fried rice.  And last but not least…these fantastic quesadillas!! My original plan was to actually...

Puppy Chow (a.k.a. “Muddy Buddies”)

This classic homemade Puppy Chow recipe (a.k.a. “Muddy Buddies”) only takes about 10 minutes to make, and always tastes downright irresistible. Yep.  Guilty pleasure of mine, right there. 👆🏻 👆🏻 👆🏻 My love for puppy chow dates all the way back to the 90s, when my aunt taught my little sis and...

Pineapple, Mango and Avocado Salsa

So can you tell I’ve had fresh pineapple in the house this week??  :)  Couldn’t resist…for $1.99, had to buy at least two!! After using them to make this fabulous dessert and a smoothie, decided to combine them with two of my other absolute favorite produce section finds to...

Pineapple, Orange & Banana Smoothie

If you look on the top shelf of my fridge, there are three drinks you’re guaranteed to find: a pitcher of iced tea, milk…and pine-orange-banana juice.  It’s been my favorite for about…oh…twenty years.  :)  (Gosh, I’m getting old!) So when I realized this week that I coincidentally had real...

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits (A La Red Lobster)

Once upon a time, there were two friends who moved in together as roommates just after college.  One was continuing on with a master’s degree in therapy.  One was beginning a new job at a church (the size of a small town) leading a vocal ministry. Exciting times.  Fun...

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (Double Chocolate Chip Cookies)

I’ve been on a quest these last few years to find my absolute favorite go-to recipes for some classic cookies.  And while I was successful pretty quickly with many others, the perfect chocolate chocolate chip cookie (or “double chocolate”) seemed to elude me.  The closest recipe I’d actually found...

top nine of ’09!!!

top nine of ’09!!!

Ok, I know I’m exactly a week late posting this.  But still wanted to celebrate some of the fun of my first year — well, six months actually — of GimmeSomeOven-ing! Goodness.  It’s crazy to realize it was just six months ago that I spontaneously decided it would be...

Colorful Orange Salad With Mandarin-Cider Vinaigrette

WOW – what a winter!  I’m all for a little snow this season, a few months of cozy, chilly days, and even a few icicles decorating the house.  But after a month of a world blanketed in gray and white, weeks with the high temperatures hovering in the single-digits,...

Champagne Cupcakes With Sweet Champagne Buttercream Frosting

It’s a new year!  Time for new cupcakes!! I was a little curious about how these would turn out, but I’m pleased to say that they…um…ROCK.  :) Yep.  The champagne is featured beautifully, but not overpoweringly.  The texture is nice and light.  And the frosting…well, the frosting may not...

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