Cooking · Dinner

Ultimate Chicken Fingers

This week I had a couple extra chicken breasts defrosted and needed to do something with them. So I decided to give the munchkins a special treat and make chicken fingers for dinner. I don't know what magical property chicken fingers have - but it seems that every kid in the history of the universe… Continue reading Ultimate Chicken Fingers

Baking · Breakfast · Cooking

Banana Fritters with Spiced Glaze

I like to go all out on Saturday mornings. It's really the only day of the week I can do breakfast up right with all the fixins' since Monday thru Friday mornings are a mad dash of bodies, backpacks, missing socks, frantically gulped coffee and hastily applied mascara as I scramble to get my kids… Continue reading Banana Fritters with Spiced Glaze

Cooking · Dinner

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

Am I the only one who always always always gains weight between November and January? It's very irritating. You'd think with as many treats as I make all year-long, my body would be accustomed to constantly noshing on goodies. But no. Hello spare tire. Back again? Wonderful. Just in time for 1000 pictures with family… Continue reading Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

Appetizers · Baking · Candy · Cooking · Desserts · Dinner · Drinks · Snacks

Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder

Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder I love throwing Halloween parties. Mostly because I get to make delicious food and give it disgusting names. Here's a round-up of all the deliciousness I made this year and the nastiness I called it. Most of these items are easy to make (and can be done ahead of time) so… Continue reading Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder

Cooking

Anna’s Amazing Jalapeno Jelly

My mom-in-law makes amazing canned goods. I've been enjoying her jams, pickled beans, asparagus and salsa for years. The one thing I have never tried is her jalapeno jelly. I can hardly tolerate mild salsa so I figured anything made entirely from hot peppers was just never going to happen for me. Boy was I… Continue reading Anna’s Amazing Jalapeno Jelly

Cooking · Dinner

Cornmeal Biscuits

I've made cornbread lots of times. And, have a great recipe for big giant fluffy biscuits. But when I made a white chicken chili a couple of weeks ago I just didn't feel like either of those breads were going to be just right to serve up alongside the chili. I went searching for some… Continue reading Cornmeal Biscuits

Baking · Cooking · Desserts

Strawberry Topping

This simple strawberry topping is perfect for topping a New York Cheesecake, on ice cream or pancakes. A mix of fresh strawberries as well as jam gives just the right spoonable texture and sweetness. It really is divine atop a cheesecake. Mmmmmmm, good. Strawberry Topping from America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Cookbook 4 cups fresh… Continue reading Strawberry Topping

Cooking · Dinner

Alton Brown’s Stove Top Macaroni & Cheese

First of all, I'd like to welcome all the new folks who found me over the weekend from Lizzie's Tips For Everyday Living! So glad you've found all the deliciousness on Bakerlady. Thank you for your many kind comments and for sharing your memories of Banana Pudding with me. You made my weekend full of… Continue reading Alton Brown’s Stove Top Macaroni & 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

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