Baking · Bread · Breakfast

Eric A. Strata

Let me warn you right up front that for the next week or so, you'll be hearing a whole lot about my best friend Bethany. You may remember her from these Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes I made to say goodbye when she (sob) left me to move to Maui. Obviously there are benefits to her… Continue reading Eric A. Strata

Cooking · Dinner

Monterey Chicken

Greatest company dinner ever. Amazing and gorgeous, not nearly as much work as it looks like and just incredible tasting. I've had this chicken on my Pinterest boards for a while now, just waiting for the right opportunity to make it. I served it up when my mother-in-law was visiting recently. Wow wow wow. I… Continue reading Monterey Chicken

Cooking · Dinner

Bubble & Squeak

My daughter became obsessed with this dinner when she heard about it from her Nanny. My family's roots are embedded deeply in our English heritage and my mom loves to tell my kids about all things British. Traditionally this meal is made using leftovers from a roast or ham., thrown together with potatoes and cabbage… Continue reading Bubble & Squeak

Cooking · Dinner

Spiced Honey Lemon Chicken & Sweet Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

I realized the other day (with horror) that I have never made brussels sprouts. Maybe a carry-over from childhood rearing it's ugly head in my adult life? I didn't like them when I was little - really the only veggie I have no taste for - so I've never thought to make them for my… Continue reading Spiced Honey Lemon Chicken & Sweet Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Appetizers · Baking · Bread · Cooking

Crack Bread

I've seen this "recipe" so many times on Pinterest, I just had to give it a try. It is not elegant. It is not classy. You should not serve this to impress your husband's boss. This is as far from diet food as you can possibly get. Not good for you at all. I could… Continue reading Crack Bread

Cooking · Dinner

Baked Potato Soup

Potatoes are quite possibly the thing I would eat forever if I could. Well, that and cheese. This soup has both. There is just about nothing more comforting to me than a steaming bowl of potato soup. I love it. This version has enough substance to satisfy even the heartiest eaters. And, it includes bacon.… Continue reading Baked Potato Soup

Cooking · Dinner

Chicken Florentine Casserole

I had just put this casserole in the oven when my husband walked in the door from work today. The first words out of his mouth were "Man, something sure smells good!". I responded with "It could be the bacon, or the sautéed mushrooms, spinach and onions. Or possibly the Parmesan cheese cream sauce." It… Continue reading Chicken Florentine Casserole