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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Wasabi Smashed Potatoes

What can you buy with $0.88 nowadays?  A candy bar?  An apple?  A can of beans?? Well, at my grocery store last week, that small handful of change could buy you a 5 lb. bag of Russet potatoes!!  True story.  While I generally try to steer towards slightly more...

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

Yes, you read correctly.  Three favorite words, all combined into one fabulous dessert.  :) I made my first batch of these this weekend to bring along to a “Tribute To Beers From Around The World” party, hosted by two friends who know more about the subject than just about...

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

WOW – fall is flying by!  Now that we’ve about reached the halfway point for our fall season at work, it was time this weekend for our quarterly social.  And since Yours Truly was in charge this time, we of course had ourselves a delightful little potluck – yeah!! ...