29 03, 2020

Mini Double Chocolate Cheesecakes with Rum


It's my birthday so given that we are all sheltering at home, I decided it was time to bake something to celebrate!  For me, that means chocolate, but traditional cake or cupcakes just weren't getting me excited.  Thinking through the ingredients on hand, I decided to make some cupcake-sized chocolate cheesecakes with the last ...[ get the full recipe ]

17 03, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream Icing


Happy St. Patrick's Day!  To celebrate, I made these chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow buttercream icing and shamrock sprinkles. These are really easy.  Just start by making your favorite batch of chocolate cupcakes.  I used my grandmother's recipe, which I previously posted on my other website FoodieOasis.  Check it out here.  But you can shortcut ...[ get the full recipe ]

25 12, 2019

Happy Holidays! Time for Holiday Favorites


Happy Holidays to All!!! I hope you are all having a great holiday season!  Our family celebrates Christmas, so this year we decided to celebrate with various foods that conjure good memories of Christmas as we grew up.  But you know me, I couldn't resist adding a few new traditions too.  So rather than ...[ get the full recipe ]

24 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Turkey the Easy Way!


Thanksgiving is for remembering all we are thankful for, including our family and friends. For me, it seems the food we enjoy at Thanksgiving always triggers good memories from the past, too.  I love a golden, roasted Turkey with homemade gravy, fruit salad, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, and of course, PIE!  For ...[ get the full recipe ]

3 11, 2019

Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie


At our last Super Bowl party, I made a couple of cast iron skillet chocolate chip cookies. They were a big hit, and everyone asked for the recipe.  I promised to share it, so here it is, even if a little (ok, maybe a lot :) ) delayed.  Thanks for your patience everyone!!! For ...[ get the full recipe ]

3 10, 2019

Fast Ground Beef Taco Filling


This easy and fast ground beef taco filling forms the basis for quick appetizers or a quick meal when I am running low on time or energy!  It is great for not only tacos but also for enchiladas, stuffed peppers, nachos, and Mexican lettuce wraps!  All you need are three ingredients for the filling:  ...[ get the full recipe ]

13 09, 2019

Green Chile, Ham and Cheese Quiche


Not only is quiche my favorite egg-based dish, it is really versatile.  It works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and can be eaten warm or at room temperature.  It also can be made ahead of time, which can be a lifesaver given my work schedule, and can easily be transported to an event.  In ...[ get the full recipe ]

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