I love cinnamon. And, any recipe that starts with the word “cinnamon” grabs my attention. I’ve been looking for a good scone recipe. One that wasn’t too dry or too complicated to make. When I came across this recipe, it seemed just right.
This afternoon, I had lunch at Panera Bread with my good friend, Lisa. I don’t know why, but smoothies have become my new addiction. I think part of it is due to the warmer weather, but I just seem to be craving berries. I ordered a smoothie and was slightly appalled that it was $3.99. Seriously? $3.99?
When I came home, I scoured my (100+) cookbooks and the internet to find a suitable recipe. Here’s what I came up with:
I found this recipe (well sort of!) in my new 29 Minutes to Dinner cookbook from the Pampered Chef. The original recipe was a little different. I immediately swapped out ingredients I wasn’t crazy about (clam juice) and I knew my family would not eat (mint).
Tonight was t-ball practice so I measured out all of the ingredients before leaving the house. This way when I came home, everything was ready to go for a quick dinner.
A few weeks ago, I had a wonderful birthday dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The food was absolutely to-die-for! I remember feeling a little bit sad when I took my last bite of filet mignon. It was heavenly! Just when I thought I couldn’t eat another bite, the waiter brought our dessert. It was a small dish of vanilla cream with fresh berries on top.
Oh…my…god! Words cannot describe how good that stuff was! I knew I had to figure out to make this for myself!
Photo by Jim Hitchcock
I found this recipe in one of the many cooking e-newsletters that I receive. It sounded and looked great so I thought I would give it a try.
My sister-in-law, Cathy, make this dessert for Easter dinner. She found the recipe on the back of a cake mix box. While I didn’t make the recipe, per se. I was an active taste-tester! And, that’s what this blog is about.
I’m always looking for new recipes to make breakfast more special. When I came across this recipe, it looked divine! I couldn’t wait to try it! So, I assembled everything and took it over to my parent’s house for Sunday brunch.
My favorite salad of all time is the Cobb Salad at Brixx Grille and Tavern in Scranton! The other night for dinner, I was craving this salad but couldn’t run out and pick one up. Fortunately, I had most of the ingredients on hand so I tried to re-create it at home.
I absolutely love Chinese food! But everytime I tried to make it at home, the results were mediocre at best. In my previous attempts, I would use chicken, various vegetables and bottled stir fry sauces. Not impressed. Not even a little. When I found this recipe for Kung Pao Chicken I thought I would give it one more try.
Who says that just because you’re working late, you have to order out? Or, have leftovers for dinner? I knew I was going to be working late, so I needed to find a recipe that 1.) had a few elements that I could make in advance and, 2.) did not take long to get on the table. That’s where Pork Chops Oreganata comes in.
After a stressful day at work, the mere thought of having to cook dinner is exhausting. It’s nights like these that I like to have a few simple dinner ideas up my sleeve. You know…the ones that you can usually pull together from basic ingredients in your pantry and the ones that don’t make a kitchen full of dirty dishes.