2012 in review

I’m truly blown away by the success this blog has had since I began it in June.  I want to say thank you to my readers, especially those who faithfully keep coming back to try more recipes!  It...

Loaded Potato Dip

Can you believe that 2012 is almost over?!  Only one day left before we ring in the New Year!  I hope that you have all had a great year and that 2013 will be even better. I want to apologize for my ...

Creamy Toasted Pecan Chicken

A couple days ago I posted a recipe for Pan Seared Thyme Pork Chops and talked about how much I love dishes that have a yummy  sauce ladled onto the meat.  So, here we are again, with another delicio...

Red Velvet Brownies

We’ve all had red velvet cake.  Especially around this time of year, red velvet cake makes an appearance at almost every holiday party. Now I love some red velvet cake, but I wanted to do somet...

Pan Seared Thyme Pork Chops

  I am beginning to realize something about myself:  if a meat comes with a sauce on it, I will probably love it.  Any kind of sauce will do, but if a menu item says the words “creamy̶...

Baked Spaghetti

You’d think spaghetti in a cube wouldn’t taste much different than regular spaghetti on a plate.  But for some reason, spaghetti in a cube seems better!  I really think it’s that de...

Roasted Chicken and Pears

  Never in a million years would I have thought of putting chicken, pears, celery, feta, and spinach all together in one dish.  It’s not that the combination sounds gross or anything, it&#...

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Oh my goodness, y’all…THIS WAS SO GOOD!  Like, crazy delicious good.  In my not-so-humble and always-correct opinion, this is way better than your typical cinnamon roll. I took this to my...

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Something about salmon just seems so fancy.  I dunno, maybe it’s the silent L. I love that salmon is so healthy!  I can eat a second helping of it and not feel so guilty.  And it really does ha...

Chicken Tetrazzini

In case you don’t know, I’m a choir teacher.  Each day, I take my class (made up of 53 crazy, ill-mannered 7th graders) to the cafeteria for lunch.  The kids go through the line and get w...