31 Days of Halloween #5: Peanut Butter Vanilla Pie


Peanut Butter Vanilla No-Bake Pie I had some extra pie crusts left over in the freezer from our chocolate pies a few weeks ago, so I whipped up this cute and easy recipe.  Garnished with candy corn, they’d make a great treat for any Halloween gathering!  I submitted this recipe as a guest post over… read more »

What’s For Dinner – Chicken Cacciatore


Chicken Cacciatore The word “cacciatore” means “hunter” in Italian.  It refers to a dish prepared “hunter style” with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and wine.  This version uses balsamic vinegar instead of white wine because, erm, well, it’s all we had in our kitchen at the time!  This is another one of our healthy mid-week meals.  Yum… read more »

Minny’s Mini Chocolate Pie


The Help is no doubt one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters, and has been dominating the box office sales week after week.  I read the book earlier this summer and thought it was amazing.  I was highly entertained by the movie, though as is usual for me, I thought the book was better.  Regardless, whether… read more »

What’s For Dinner – Fresh Tomato Bruschetta


    Fresh Tomato Bruschetta It doesn’t get much better than biting into a slice of crisp bruschetta.  As the summer comes to a close and plump, fresh tomatoes become harder to find, we’re taking advantage of the last of the fresh produce while we can.  We whipped these up as an appetizer to our… read more »

Caramel Apple Martini – an “It’s almost Fall” kinda post


I whipped up this delicious Caramel Apple Martini, trying in vain to encourage fall to hurry the heck up and get here!  I contributed the recipe as a guest post on the Pig of the Month food blog, and  you can read all about how to make this delicious drink at home by clicking right… read more »

What’s For Dinner – Sinful Sunday #5!


After hiking the Little Bottoms trail to Abrams Falls, we were ready for some serious Sinful Sunday action.  Fajitas!   I know, didn’t I just post a recipe for faux-jitas just a few days ago?  Well, that one is all healthy and good for you, and this one is uh… not. There’s not a whole… read more »

Peanut Butter Dog Treats


Peanut Butter Dog Treats As much as we love working in the kitchen, we sometimes forget that there are others besides the two of us that we can cook for – our pups!  I made these for Dexter & Dewey over the holiday weekend, and I’m convinced they now think I’m the most wonderful person… read more »

What’s For Dinner – Ground Turkey Fajitas


Ground Turkey Fajitas (Okay, so they are faux-jitas, but close enough, right?) I was desperate for some new healthy recipes to add to our weekday dinners.  A little googling brought me to this recipe from Cooks.com  I altered it just a bit and ended up with a flavorful meal with zero guilt!  The recipe below… read more »

What’s For Dinner – Sinful Sunday #4!


  Japanese Beef Curry This stuff will blow the socks right off of your feet.  An explosion of flavor, this dish is not for those who enjoy only bland food.  This is an absolutely delicious recipe, and I insist that you make it tonight.  Actually, why wait until tonight?  Go to the store right now… read more »