Chicken Marsala

Ok, I am now officially in love with my most recent cookbook purchase — The New Best Recipe from Cook’s Illustrated.  For anyone who’s...

Quick and Easy Stir-Fry

Over the years, I’ve had a number of friends approach me who are just getting into cooking, and are looking for a good recipe...

Basil Lime Sorbet

A few weeks ago after our weekly Sunday evening “stairs workout” (I know – I can’t believe I do it!), a friend and I...

sun tea in a jar

sun tea in a jar

Ok – this post is definitely not really a “recipe”.  But I’ve had so many people remark over the years on how I make...

carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

For years, I have been on a quest for the perfect carrot cake recipe.  And I mean – the real deal. No healthy wheat...

pasta fresca

About the time I moved to Kansas City about five years ago, another new restaurant chain also happened to be moving in down the...

Dad’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

As far back as I can remember, my dad has been known amongst all of our family and friends for his famous specialty: chocolate...

Kale Chips

A few mornings ago, my next-door neighbor surprised me by bringing over a huge basket of fresh kale – YUM!  Such a wonderful way...

Hawaiian Pita Pizzas

It seems like everyone I know is always looking for new dinner ideas that are two things: quick and easy!!!  (And all the better...

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

Ok – I’ve found a new favorite ingredient at the store.  They’ve probably existed for years, and I somehow missed them.  But hey —...

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...

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...