Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Potato Gnocchi With Butter and Cheese

I came upon this recipe while trying to find a way to use up some leftover potatoes. Often I chop them up a little and throw them into a saucepan as hash browns to have with breakfast. Or I use them to make Bubble and Squeak. I found this recipe, calling for baked potatoes strained… Continue reading Potato Gnocchi With Butter and Cheese

Cooking · Dinner

Basil Butter Garlic Bread

Bread. Glorious bread. I blame my mother and my English heritage for my adoration of bread. Soft, doughy perfection. And butter. I think I love butter even more. Creamy delicious butter. Mmmmm. This Basil Butter Garlic Bread is out of this world amazing. It cranks up the awesome from your standard garlic bread with the… Continue reading Basil Butter Garlic Bread

Baking · Cookies

Butter Pecan Cookies

Any recipe that starts with "butter" can only be awesome. Add in pecans and you've hit cookie nirvana. I got turned on to the idea of making a pecan cookie last week when my friend over at Rumbly in My Tumbly made some Pecan Sandies. I always get great ideas from her and the cookies… Continue reading Butter Pecan Cookies

Baking · Candy

Almond Roca – English Toffee

Just a few days before Christmas and I finally got the break in the weather I've been daily checking for the entire month of December. Oh joy!! It's a Festivus miracle!! Weather is always my biggest obstacle when trying to make almond roca (English Toffee). I remember as a kid, my mom would check outside… Continue reading Almond Roca – English Toffee

Baking · Snacks

Nuts n’ Bolts (aka: Chex Mix)

This is an absolutely classic Christmas recipe. My mom's giant tupperware bowls only came out once a year - to make Chex mix at Christmas time. We called it Nuts n' Bolts - and as soon as it was placed on paper towels to cool, we were sneaking bites. I don't care for the recipe… Continue reading Nuts n’ Bolts (aka: Chex Mix)

Cooking · Dinner · Family

Baked Chicken Kiev

When I asked my dad what he wanted for his birthday dinner, he responded with a gleam in his eye "I love chicken Kiev". I'd never even heard of chicken Kiev before, so I went to work finding the perfect recipe for it. Nothing I found seemed quite right on its own however, so I… Continue reading Baked Chicken Kiev