Month: April 2018

Pinata Cupcake

When I owned the deli and bakery I made a lot of cupcakes.  Most of the time customers wanted them to be filled with something delicious.  At first I was intimidated…I didn’t go to culinary school.  I am self taught {with the help of Mom and Mrs. Johnson} and so sometimes my methods might not […] Read more…

In Love with Napa

Last week I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Napa for the World of Flavors conference.  Napa has always been on my bucket list and so to say I was excited would be an understatement.  It did not disappoint, I am in love with Napa!  The weather was beautiful, the setting was […] Read more…

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Let me admit something sweet friends.  The copious amount of cookies consumed in the making of this blog has been hazardous to my jeans.  They are stretched to their limits…and I refuse to buy a bigger size.  Which sadly means that carbs are not exactly my friend.  Now that doesn’t mean that we need to […] Read more…

Roasted Melting Potatoes

Last week this recipe for Roasted Melting Potatoes was in the Lake County Examiner.  I don’t always share both places but this recipe is just too great not post here too.  Here is a little back story:  A few weeks ago my Darb called me and told me that he saw a recipe for Melting […] Read more…

Chicken Enchilada Bowls

Another busy day…another crock pot recipe because that is how I am getting dinner on the table.  We are in the heart of softball season at my house.  So the crock pot has been saving me after games.  I need to tell you that I am very picky when it comes to crock pot recipes.  […] Read more…

Maple Pecan Scones

Today you are in for a major treat because these scones are AMAZING.  I always explain scones like a biscuit {see my favorite biscuit recipe here} on steroids!  Sometimes they have an egg in them and sometimes they don’t but they almost always have something mixed inside them.  Many of them even have a decadent […] Read more…

Dutch Baby Pancake {no blender needed}

I have decided to continue on the breakfast train this week.  Today I am sharing a recipe for a Dutch Baby Pancake {or a “substantial crepe”…as my Darb calls them}.  Most recipes I have seen for a Dutch Baby Pancake {aka German Pancake} use a blender to mix the ingredients.  While that seems amazing…I hate […] Read more…

Pancake, Sausage and Egg Sliders

As delicious as breakfast can be, I am not someone who believes it is the most important meal of the day {sorry breakfast fans}.  That however, doesn’t mean that I don’t love breakfast foods.  In fact, when I was growing up breakfast for dinner was one of my favorite meals.  I don’t really know what […] Read more…

Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Homemade Pita Chips

I love Spinach & Artichoke Dip but most of my family doesn’t feel the same way.  When it is time to order an appetizer, I am quickly out numbered and mozzarella sticks win every time.  This recipe is simple, we are talking 6 ingredients and minimal time to make.  It can also be made up […] Read more…

Korean Pork Street Tacos {Crock Pot}

I always forget just how much I love these tacos.  The Korean flavors in a corn shell is such a unique but wonderful combination of taste and textures.  I also love a good crock pot meal.  At least once a week we are all running in different directions at dinner time.  Ball practice, meetings and […] Read more…

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