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...

Spinach & Lemon Soup With Orzo

So did you raise an eyebrow at the name of this soup?  I did!!  :) One of my friends actually posted the recipe on Facebook this month.  And since she’s a fantastic cook and recommended it, I decided it was worth a try.  Figured the combination sounded good for...

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...