Cooking · Dinner

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

I blame Pinterest for many things. Off the top of my head, here are a few. I can never again guiltlessly purchase the little tear apart Valentines and send my children to school with them. Every minor holiday must be celebrated as an over-the-top extravaganza with special breakfast food and remarkably adorable after school snacks.… Continue reading Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Cooking · Dinner

Chicken With Curried Cream Sauce

This recipe originally called for turkey, which immediately conjured up a quote from  Bridget Jones' Diary in my head. "Once again I found myself on my own going to my mother's annual turkey curry buffet." But you have to say "buffet" like Renée Zellweger does..."boo-fey". I have adored Renée since Jerry Maguire, but am I… Continue reading Chicken With Curried Cream Sauce

Baking · Cake · Desserts

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

If you are familiar with dump cake, you'll see the genius of this recipe immediately. My mom used to make dump cake when I was a kid. I'll have to post that "recipe" sometime soon. It's essentially canned fruit, topped with dry cake mix and smothered with butter. Not really a cake in the traditional… Continue reading Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Baking · Cookies · Desserts

Michael’s Is Evil and Wilton Is Wonderful

I went in for one thing. One. Thing. Some plastic baggies for my kid's Valentine's for school. That's all I needed. But, alas...Michael's is evil. So terribly, wonderfully EVIL. Out I came with a bag loaded down with rafia ribbon, chocolate melts and candy molds. I'm weak-minded. It's true. I'm a marketing and merchandising gold… Continue reading Michael’s Is Evil and Wilton Is Wonderful

Cooking · Dinner

Baked Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

I was having a serious sugar craving today. Epic proportions. I actually considered heading to the garage to raid the hidden cauldron of leftover Halloween candy. What? You don't keep the leftover unwanted chocolate for a sweet tooth attack? Just in case? No? That's just me? Oh. Well, forget I mentioned it then. Aside from… Continue reading Baked Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

Baking · Candy · Desserts · Snacks

Avalanche Bars

I took my daughter back-to-school shopping last week. We had a grand old-time preparing for the big first day of school. It was all fun and games until I realized that new school clothes meant she was actually heading off to school. Gulp. She started Kindergarten yesterday. My baby. She even (gasp!) rode the bus!… Continue reading Avalanche Bars

Baking · Desserts · Snacks

Lazy Heath Bars

I've been cleaning my house like a crazy person for two days. If you know me, you know this is NOT normal behavior. Usually I'm perfectly content for my house not to resemble a museum or some kind of scientific lab. I prefer to spend my time on the floor doing puzzles or coloring rather… Continue reading Lazy Heath Bars

Cooking · Dinner

Chicken Tamale Bake

My husband loves tamales. My mother-in-law Anna makes them in huge batches and brings them up when she visits. It's a whole involved process that she tried to teach me once (long ago when I was first married), but the thought of authentic cooking was a total brain overload for me back then. I found… Continue reading Chicken Tamale Bake

Baking · Snacks

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

I have been looking for a no-fail, easy homemade granola bar recipe for a few weeks now. Fall is coming and my sweet Madison is starting Kindergarten. How did that happen so fast? I blinked and suddenly she was 5. Crazy. I cannot wait for after school snack time. I remember that being the best… Continue reading No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Baking · Breakfast

Captain Hook’s Favorite Breakfast

My kids discovered a new joke this week. I've heard it about 100 times in the past few days. It goes like this: Just in case you didn't catch that, here's the dialogue. Madison: What is Captain Hook's favorite kind of breakfast? Donovan: I dunno. Madison: Peter Pan-cakes! <insert hilarious laughter here> Oh yes, the… Continue reading Captain Hook’s Favorite Breakfast