lunch box, make ahead / reheat, soups

Turkey & Dumpling Soup

Thanksgiving leftovers! Last year, I made a turkey cranberry flatbread. In addition to the turkey and dumpling soup I made yesterday, I still might make one more thing for this year's Thanksgiving leftover edition. This recipe is similar to my grandmother's chicken & dumpling soup recipe. You wouldn't really need to do anything except switch… Continue reading Turkey & Dumpling Soup

cakes & cupcakes, desserts

Spice Cupcakes with Apple Pie Filling and Cinnamon Buttercream

I needed a dessert other than pie to make for Thanksgiving. I was originally going to make a spice cake, but I opted for cupcakes because they're easier to distribute (and grab and go). This recipe uses a boxed spice cake mix as the base to save a few steps, but I disregard all of… Continue reading Spice Cupcakes with Apple Pie Filling and Cinnamon Buttercream

main courses

Fried Green Tomato BLT

This was the original reason I decided to make fried green tomatoes the other night. I had a repair person out for my lower oven that keeps turning itself on (yikes!) When we couldn't get it to replicate the issue, I decided it would be logical to make bacon in the upper oven since that's… Continue reading Fried Green Tomato BLT

appetizers & snacks, vegetarian

Fried Green Tomatoes

I've been having some trouble with my lower oven, and I finally had a repair person out yesterday because I'm at the end of my troubleshooting abilities. Of course I could't get it to replicate the problem when the repair person was at my house. Last time it happened, I was cooking bacon in the… Continue reading Fried Green Tomatoes

cakes & cupcakes, desserts, weeknight cooking

Autumn Spice Pound Cake

I wanted to bake something to take to work this week, but I also had a long day and wanted to do something easy. This cake uses a boxed spice cake mix as the base. I baked this in a loaf pan for easy transportation to work, since my cake carrier is at a friend's… Continue reading Autumn Spice Pound Cake

chicken, main courses, reheat, weeknight cooking

Sheet Pan Chicken With Garlic Lemon Potatoes & Green Beans

I made this for dinner tonight (with leftovers for lunch tomorrow). This would be an easy weeknight meal - I'll definitely be making it again after work one night. I thought the green beans would be overcooked, but they came out perfectly. I feel like the amount of potatoes was a bit disproportionate to the… Continue reading Sheet Pan Chicken With Garlic Lemon Potatoes & Green Beans

beverages

Apple Cider Cocktail (Big Batch)

I always have a cocktail available for adults on Halloween. I did a bloody mary last year, but this year I was short on prep time and didn't have time to let my bloody mary base sit  overnight. These were a big hit with my neighbors and the parents who came by with trick-or-treaters. These… Continue reading Apple Cider Cocktail (Big Batch)