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Moroccan-Style Chicken Pie

This delightful chicken pie is a mix of sweet and savory, with a surprising blend of delicious spices which work together like magic. Perfect...

blogiversary giveaway: cooks illustrated cookbook!

blogiversary giveaway: cooks illustrated cookbook!

***This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for participating!*** Happy birthday to you…  Happy birthday to you… Happy birthday dear…….. G – G – G...

Basil, Chicken and Orzo Soup

Any of my friends, family, or coworkers will tell you that I’m kind of a ridiculous fan of soup.  Love it.  Love ordering it...

Strawberry Mango Margaritas

A delicious summery twist on my beloved Margaritas. Perhaps the only way to improve the classic recipe – just add mango and strawberry! A...

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...