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! ...

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...

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 —...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Classic Pumpkin Bread

Now that my pantry is happily restocked with pumpkin (after weeks of empty store shelves because of this year’s shortage), it was finally time...

Pop-Up Muffins (German Pancakes)

Apparently I have Germany on the mind this month.  I’m listening to a book on tape during my commute (trying to break my cell-phone-while-driving...