A creamy pasta made stove-top with pumpkin, ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan. Because pumpkin isn’t just for sugary sweets. Dont’cha know? It is fully deserving of being incorporated into your savory dishes.
Chocolate chips, coconut flakes and coconut milk come together to make this day-dreamy, unforgettable cake. It was love at first sight. One look at the toasty-coconut, chocolate-dotted topping and I was a complete goner. It was a vision I couldn’t erase from my mind. I had to make it immediately or do nothing else, even knowing love at first sight doesn’t always transfer to love… [Read more]
Oven-fried chicken cutlets topped with ham and Swiss cheese with a creamy, three-ingredient mustard sauce. Chicken cordon bleu. . . cheater-style. I say this is for cheaters because traditionally cordon bleu has ham and Swiss stuffed inside the chicken. I’m not the only one cheating. I ate in a fancy inn-style restaurant recently where the chef made chicken cordon bleu just like this with the… [Read more]
I baked you this lovely pumpkin bread infused with the zingy flavor of ground ginger and topped with a maple syrup glaze. A task for my monthly Baking Partners Group to celebrate October and all things pumpkin. Pumpkin loves ginger and ginger loves it right back. A happy marriage. I couldn’t help but add a little cinnamon and vanilla extract to the mix. It’s just… [Read more]
This is a sponsored post for Krusteaz. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Krusteaz challenged me to “Seize the What If” and create a dessert with one of their baking mixes to inspire home cooks to think outside the box. Using Krusteaz cinnamon crumb cake and muffin mix I created a caramel apple crumb cake. I baked mostly as directed on the box but… [Read more]
Chili meets pasta in this hearty skillet meal with ground beef, cheddar cheese, green chiles and tomatoes. It’s seasoned with all my favorite Tex-mex spices including chile powder, cumin, smoked paprika and Mexican oregano. Aside from boiling the pasta it’s made entirely in one skillet making it a contender for a fast weeknight meal.
Romaine salad with chicken, apples, dried cranberries and walnuts in a honey-mustard dressing. It has all the elements I like in a satisfying salad including a full array of competing flavors and textures that make it altogether delicious. Every bite reminds me that fall is here to stay awhile and makes me smile wider and wider.
A simple, single-layer pumpkin cake complete with warm, cozy spices you can whip up in a flash. Sometimes you need something on the fly to satisfy your pumpkin-craving sweet tooth. This comes together so easy, mostly in one bowl aside from combining the dry ingredients that you will file it away in your recipe box to make again and again. The same way I did.