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...

Baked Panko-Crusted Chicken Tenders with Honey-BBQ Dipping Sauce

There are breadcrumbs… And then there are Panko.  :) Mmmm…how I love these fabulously crispy and light Japanese breadcrumbs.  I honestly don’t know how...

English Toffee Bars

Wow, this has been a week.  In addition to a number of other things going on, this has been one of our busiest weeks...

Favorite Party Mix

Temperatures finally dipped into the low 40’s this week, complete with strong winds to bring in the cold front.  So to celebrate?  (Get ready….)...

Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese with Apples and Bacon

For some random reason, I realized a few weeks back that I’ve literally never made a grilled cheese sandwich before.  It’s true!  I grew...

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Learn how to make a homemade pumpkin spice latte with this simple recipe.  It’s much more affordable than going to the coffee shop every...

Roasted Tomato Soup

It’s looking as though this summer’s tomato season is finally wrapping up.  So sad.  :(  It’s never a fun transition going from picking them...

Stuffed Pizza Bites

Back home!  I’ve had an exhilarating last two days traveling with one of the ensembles I lead at work to St. Louis to sing...