Yearly Archives: 2009

I’m always excited to share recipes with you, that come from my Taste of Home Magazine. If you already get that magazine, you also know the feeling of excitement, when it comes in the mail.  Most of the recipes I try, are always delicious. This recipe for Chicken Artichoke Pasta, is one I haven’t tried […]

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This recipe comes from the Taste of Home Magazine. It doesn’t get any faster or easier than this! YOU WILL NEED:  4 cups frozen cheese tortellini 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed (3 to 4 breasts) *or use pieces of Rotisserie chicken 2-3 tablespoon Crisco oil 2 cups of your favorite spaghetti sauce 1 […]

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  Everyone loves fried mozzarella. We often order these as appetizers in our favorite Restaurants.  Here is an easy…Make at Home…Recipe. They are simple & gooey delicious.  It’s o.k. to indulge in fried food…Once in a while!  Just run an extra mile on the treadmill tomorrow. Ingredients: 16 oz Package of Mozzarella Cheese or you can also […]

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Have you ever been to Applebee’s and tasted the Walnut Blondie with Maple Butter Sauce? It’s really delicious. Here is a copy cat recipe for this scrumptious dessert, that you can make at home. This blondie is baked with nuts, topped with both ice cream and chopped walnuts, and served warm covered with a maple […]

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The mix of panko and Parmesan cheese in the breading, gets really crunchy when pan-fried. I also pan fry chicken tenders, using the same technique.  It’s delicious, and the meat is always tender. Ingredients: 6 pork cutlets (1 1/2 pounds), pounded 1/4 inch thick Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs) […]

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We all know that Raw Almonds are good for you. We eat a lot of them in this house. Every now & then, I make these “hard to leave alone” nuts. Try them, they are soooo Good. YOU WILL NEED: *I doubled all the ingredients except the nuts, but I’ve posted the recipe as written […]

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This recipe from my Taste of Home magazine combines brownies, with a chewy coconut middle, and a chocolate top. It takes like an Almond Joy Candy Bar! Ingredients:  1-1/2 cups butter  4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate 2-1/4 cups sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup all-purpose flour  3/4 cup chopped slivered almonds 1 […]

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In this house, we love Angel Food Cake. It’s virtually fat-free and has no cholesterol. This recipe is from Taste of Home, and encorporates jello powder right into the batter…in swirls. We often top our cake with berries, but I’ve never added jello powder to the cake before.  I think it would be a fun recipe to try! […]

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When I was a cheerleader in High School, we had several bake sales, to raise funds for our uniforms and trips. I often made these scrumptious, rich brownies. They were usually the first to be sold. If you are in need of a gooey, chocolate, caramel fix today, these are the brownies to sink your […]

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These little bars are similar to biting into a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry. The streusel crumb topping is Delicious! YOU WILL NEED:   1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet or Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided 1 jar (10 oz.) strawberry jam […]

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 YOU WILL NEED:  4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened  1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained 1-1/4 cups Mozzarella Cheese, divided 6 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided  6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 lb.), pounded to 1/4-inch thickness  1 egg  10 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/2 […]

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This recipe from the Kraft magazine, caught my eye….since I really like Pot Pie. I haven’t tried this yet, but I will very soon. It uses Puff Pastry for the top, but you could also use purchased or homemade pie crust as well. The reviews were all 5 star, so it must be pretty darn […]

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This recipe comes from Food and Wine. Pecan Sandies are one of my Dad’s favorite cookies. He even likes the Keebler variety, but the homemade version is wonderful! These cookies are unbelievably light, delicate and crisp. The secret is to let the cookie dough chill overnight before slicing and baking.  Ingredients 2 sticks unsalted butter, […]

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If I could only post ONE COOKIE on this blog, it would be this cookie!  . . . Old pictures (I will leave the old, to encourage me to keep learning.)  I posted this recipe last July, but it deserves another shout out. Sure, there might be other cookies that are prettier, but none… that […]

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