parmesan & basil orzo
sides

Parmesan & Basil Orzo

This is a great recipe for fresh basil. My boyfriend has a few basil plants, so it was nice to be able to go right outside and clip off some leaves. This is also a really good recipe for summer. It's still a warm side, but it's also very light. We had this with the… Continue reading Parmesan & Basil Orzo

sides, vegetarian

Garlic & Herb Whipped Potatoes

I served these under braised short ribs on Christmas. I went heavier on the red wine and lighter on the beef stock than what I have previously done for braised short ribs, so I will have to post that recipe soon, too. I also made these on New Year's Day using a different flavor of… Continue reading Garlic & Herb Whipped Potatoes

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

desserts, disaster, vegetarian

Great Aunt Corrine’s Fudge

I used to love eating this as a kid. I took it to school as birthday treats instead of cupcakes many times. It's not as soft as traditional fudge, but so delicious! As my mom says, it's a tricky recipe, but so worth it. I had to call mom part of the way through to… Continue reading Great Aunt Corrine’s Fudge

sides

Mashed Potato Casserole

Someone gave me a recipe for a twice baked potato casserole. I liked the concept of a twice baked potato casserole because you don't have to fool with re-stuffing the potato skins. I was planning to make that, but I didn't have the right potatoes. Plus, that recipe didn't have cream cheese, and I decided… Continue reading Mashed Potato Casserole

bread, sides

Honey Yeast Rolls with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter

We had a big group over for Easter yesterday, so of course I cooked a lot. I'm still getting the hang of coming up with my own bread recipes, and I didn't want to risk an experiment with a big crowd. So, I used this recipe for honey yeast rolls from Southern Living. These rolls… Continue reading Honey Yeast Rolls with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter

desserts

Mini Chocolate Cakes

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I had a party yesterday afternoon and needed a quick and easy dessert to make. I was already running behind schedule. I had some chocolate pound… Continue reading Mini Chocolate Cakes

desserts

Strawberries & Cream Filled Cupcakes

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). Pretty sure these are the best cupcakes I've ever made. The filling and buttercream were amazing. I can't take any credit for a recipe for the actual… Continue reading Strawberries & Cream Filled Cupcakes

main courses, pasta, vegetarian

Three Cheese Rustic Herb Ravioli with Cream Sauce and Tomatoes

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I tweeted earlier "Food blogger problem - realizing halfway through making something that you haven't written any of it down." That may have related to part… Continue reading Three Cheese Rustic Herb Ravioli with Cream Sauce and Tomatoes