Red Hot Jello

This post goes out to my friend, Andrew, who I have to thank for reuniting me this year with one of my blast-from-the-past childhood favorites — hello, red hot jello!!! For those of you who’ve never heard of this fabulousness, the name perfectly describes it — a marriage between...

Gnocchi With Shrimp, Asparagus & Pesto

I’m all for 30-minute meals.  But I’m an even bigger fan of 15-minute meals!!  :) So yes, allow me to introduce you to a new favorite main dish that came about today somewhat randomly.  I have been trying to clean out the freezer this week, and wanted to use...

Roasted Chickpeas

As much as I love meals, I love to snack.  It’s my weakness.  My joy.  My distraction from staring at a computer for hours on end in a cubicle. I know…terrible. But hey — moderation and nutrition are wonderful things.  :)  So to satisfy the “crunch” cravings, I’ve recently...

Easy Sticky Buns

To kick of a morning of meetings on Mardi Gras, I decided to bake up these delicious sticky buns for my coworkers!  YUM! I have actually had a lovely surplus of puff pastry sitting in my freezer this month, after stocking up from a $0.99 sale at Aldi (wahoo!). ...

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Somehow PF Changs came up in conversation yesterday when I was talking on the phone with my Mom.  And ever since, you can guess what two words have been on my mind….lettuce wraps.  :-)  YUM.  Ironically, I happen to live right by a PF Changs, but have probably eaten...

Easy Breakfast Braid

Allow me to take a moment to brag on my friends.  They pretty much…rock.  :) Last Sunday, we had brunch at my place.  And even though it was fairly last-minute for some, the spread was absolutely incredible!  Love them, and love that they enjoy food as much as I...

Mexican “Hot” Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Hello…chocolate!! For Valentine’s Day this year, thought I’d post a classic favorite from my kitchen — these adorable little chocolate molten lava cakes!  Little did I know when I first tried them years ago (at Chili’s…yes….) that they are so simple to whip up.  Just 7 minutes of prep,...

Corn & Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Whew!  After a Super Bowl Sunday full of great friends, great laughs, and um…all of my favorite not-so-healthy processed dips and chips…thought it would be good to begin the week on a healthier note! So gathered all of these yummy, colorful veggies to create this delicious quinoa salad.  I...

Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Mushrooms

Up until about four years ago, I was anti-mushroom.  It’s true.  Picked them off my pizzas, avoided them in salad bars, and even (gasp!) passed by any stuffed mushrooms at parties.  I know.  In the words of my mother, I of course “didn’t know what I was missing”…  :)...

Spinach & Artichoke Cups

‘Tis the season for lots of football!  Which also means…’tis the season for appetizers galore!! Thus far, the most popular recipe at Gimme Some Oven has continued to be my Chipotle Chicken Cups….which I still absolutely love and make constantly for parties!  But I’d been wanting to try some...

Slow-Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos

I think I may be one of the only people in the world who’s not a Chipotle fan.  I know…judge away. But.  I absolutely love shredded beef tacos.  They’re my absolute favorite thing to order at two of my favorite Mexican restaurants in town.  So when I saw one...

Banana Split Cupcakes

So I’ve had a total craving for a banana split this week.  Fresh bananas…warm chocolate…that perfect cherry on top…  But alas, the only problem was that final ingredient.  Ice cream.  In a city where snow and ice have decided to fall once again, and I’m left shivering in my...