Easy Breakfast Parfait

It seems like everywhere you can go for breakfast nowadays — from Starbucks, to McD’s, to my favorite local breakfast spot — breakfast parfaits are tres chic. And rightfully so!  That burst of fresh fruit, crunchy granola, and healthy yogurt are a perfect way to begin the day!  :)...

Chocolate Banana Crepes

Would you believe me if I told you these were “light” (and came from a Weight Watchers recipe)? Or what if I told you these were incredibly easy (as in – you can make them for a family of four in just 15 minutes)? Or would you believe me...

How To Cut A Mango

Mangoes are hands-down my favorite fruit.  But I have to admit — for many years, I had absolutely NO idea how to (safely and beautifully!) peel and cut them. The story was always the same.  I would bring a mango home, super-excited to enjoy that unique, wonderfully sweet flavor. ...

Strawberry Lime Yogurt Popsicles

For my birthday this year, my wonderful next-door neighbor gave me a gift certificate to Prydes – this a-ma-zing local kitchen accessories store that I love-love-love!  And after wandering around in heaven for about half an hour, I actually ended up settling on buying my first set of popsicle...

Butterfinger Ice Cream

  The name says it all.  :) All of the goodness of homemade vanilla ice cream + one of my favorite candy bars in the entire world = the best Butterfinger ice cream. YUM. So give in to the temptation of that beautiful orange-and-blue-wrapped candy bar calling your name...

Perfect Pizza Sauce

Without a doubt, people are opinionated about their pizza sauce! Some like it smooth.  Some like it chunky.  Some like it simple and tomato-flavored.  Some like it packed with herbs.  Some like it sweet.  Some like it unsweetened.  But without a doubt…good pizza sauce can definitely “make” a pizza!!!...

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...

giveaway: $25 chocomize gift certificate!

giveaway: $25 chocomize gift certificate!

***This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for your participation!!!** Calling all chocolate-lovers!!!  :) Allow me to introduce you to Chocomize — a fabulous site that allows you to customize your own chocolate bars.  It’s true!  You literally get to choose your blank canvas (white, milk, or dark chocolate), and...

Strawberry Coconut “Milk”shake

You could call it a smoothie.  You could call it a “milk”shake.  You could call it gluten-free, dairy-free deliciousness.  But whatever the name, this unbelievably delicious frozen drink is a new favorite of mine. And, it can be made in about 30 seconds. AND, it calls for only two...

Pineapple Fried Rice

I kind of have a small obsession with fried rice.  It’s my favorite.  Chinese, Thai, Japanese, you name it….I’ve tried it…and I love it.  :) But it wasn’t until a few years ago that I learned how uber-easy fried rice is to make at home!  All it takes is...

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...