Baking · Snacks

White Chocolate Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

I generally do not like raisins in my baked goods. Oatmeal raisin cookies are pretty much my one exception. However, once I substituted white chocolate chips and dried cranberries for the raisins in this recipe - the plain old raisin variety pretty much bit the dust. These cookies are just how a good cookie should… Continue reading White Chocolate Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Baking · Snacks

Tonya’s Super Fantastic Scones

I have pretty much become famous off these scones - at least in my small corner of the world. My sisters ask me to bring them to anything they can: camping trips, brunches, bridal or baby showers, Mother's Day, treat-day at school. You name it, I'm asked to bring these. The sour cream and baking… Continue reading Tonya’s Super Fantastic Scones

Baking · Desserts

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

This is one of my all time favorite cookies to make. First of all, peanut butter cups are like the perfect treat. Bite sized, chocolate/peanut-y deliciousness. The only thing that could make them more perfect is to wrap them in a peanut butter cookie. I once had to remake these cookies three times between Thanksgiving… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Cooking · Dinner

Chicken Cacciatore

I've been using up some beef most of the week - and tonight was in the mood for some light chicken. Also, it's Friday...the start of the weekend! Perfect time to pop open a bottle of the good Sonoma Valley wine my husband bought on our recent family vacation to Windsor, CA. Since I don't… Continue reading Chicken Cacciatore

Cooking · Dinner

Penne With Chicken & Asparagus

Penne with Chicken and Asparagus 1 (16 ounce) package dried penne pasta 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into cubes salt and pepper to taste garlic powder to taste 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth 1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces 1 red… Continue reading Penne With Chicken & Asparagus


Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns * 3/4 C buttermilk, warm (110 degrees) * 6 T (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled * 3 large eggs * 4 1/4 C all purpose flour * 1/4 C sugar * 1 envelope instant or rapid-rise yeast * 1 1/4 t salt * 1 t ground cinnamon * 1 C … Continue reading Hot Cross Buns