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Classic Apple Crisp


Apple Crisp is one of my favorite deserts to make in the fall. I’m not sure why it doesn’t occur to me to make it in the spring or summer…it just seems to taste best when the weather turns crisp and the mountain leaves are stunningly gorgeous. Which is how they look this very day, if you haven’t […]


Creamy Chicken Enchilada Casserole


The other day I found myself face to face with MyLittleTwinBoyNate. I was telling him this-and-that, and some important things about remembering the rules and not arguing so much and being sweet and nice. Which he is, almost all of the time…I would like to point out in this very sentence. He just happened to be having trouble […]


October Menu Plan 2012


Candy Corn Sugar Cookies,  Spaghetti Pie, Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole, Braided Sandwich Loaf, Ceasar Salad, Three Bean Chili, Orange Sesame Chicken, Skillet Pork Chops with Fried Potatoes and Gravy, Pumpkin Mousse Cupcakes  October! Can you believe it. Love me a good crisp October. I love the food that comes along with fall, the […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes


Do you like chocolate? How about peanut butter? Together even! Me too, oh my…me too. So does my friend Pam, which is why I made them for her birthday back in May (4 months ago!). Don’t be mad that I have waited to long to share this dynamite recipe with you all, okay? I got […]


Sweet and Sour Chicken


Simple and Delicious. The very words just ring with satisfaction, don’t they? A love a good meal that can be made in 30 minutes and puts a smile on the face of all individuals present at the dinner table. (Simple and Delicious…did, I mention how wonderful that combination is? I think I may have, in the […]


Ten Tasty Soups


Oh, I love a good bowl of soup in the fall and winter. I seem to make a big pot of it at least once a week. I thought today would be a good day to share 10 of my favorites. I’ve also listed links to the homemade bread and roll recipes that go perfectly with each […]


Apple Spice Muffins with Maple Glaze


Just the other day, MyTeenSonMark came bounding up the stairs with a wonderful announcement. “This totally hot girl just sent me a text.” were his exact words, exactly. “Oh, yeah?” I said. “That is totally cool and like totally wicked, man. What did she have to say?” was my very suave response. The boy just […]


Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling


Hey there. Before we talk about Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Filling, I had a little something I wanted to tell you. The thing is, I have a really great niece named Belle.  She’s 14 years old, sweet and darling and kind. Everything an Aunt could ask for in a niece, really. Not only is the sweet thing as pleasant as a […]


Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole


Hey there, ladies and gentlemen. I wanted to let you local readers know that I am going to be filling in for Chef Bryan on the 4:00 news (channel 2) tomorrow (Tuesday September 18th). I’ll be making Parmesan Chicken with Spaghetti Sauce as well as Baked Zucchini with Mozzarella. Cross your fingers for me won’t […]


Peach and Raspberry Crisp


I am giving away two copies of the new Our Best Bites cookbook, click here to enter. Happy Friday, to you! And to you. And to you there with a big pile of peaches on your counter. Fresh peaches are just about the most scrumptious fruit available, am I right? Except maybe fresh raspberries which might […]