Mexican “Rice”

 Some rights reserved by elana’s pantry I’m usually pretty hesitant when I see the title of a recipe and part of it’s in quotes.  This recipe does not disappoint!  August and I paid a visit to the dollar store today while looking for a post office around here to mail out his birthday invites.  I decided on … Continue reading

Zucchini Pasta

 Some rights reserved by joannova This Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer from World Cuisine is a must have piece of equipment for the kitchen and without it you can’t make my next recipe…..haha. 1 Zucchini 1 Can Petite dice tomatoes 1/2 tsp minced/chopped garlic oregano basil 1/2 tbsp butter parmesan cheese The glorious thing about this recipe is … Continue reading

Old Fashioned New England Pumpkin Pie

My aunt recently entered the “Let’s Be Thankful” recipe contest at the Creative Chicks Cafe.   They featured her pumkpin pie recipe on the 5th of December.   I’m not sure who the winner is at this point, but how cool is that to get a mention?!  I immediately asked her if I could repost the recipe … Continue reading

Chocolate Cookie Bark

Some rights reserved by norwichnuts By Christen Sheffield Chocolate Cookie Bark: 1 pkg (8 squares) baking chocolate ( I use almond bark) 1 pkg (6 squares) white chocolate (again, I use almond bark) 2 Tbsp peanut butter 10 oreos Directions: Microwave to melt the chocolates separately. Add peanut butter to white chocolate. Add half cookies … Continue reading

Mac & Cheese

I love love looooooove mac & cheese.  I once had all my friends make their favorite mac & cheeses and we voted which one was their favorite and this one won.  It’s fancy and still retains it’s basic wonderful homey quality.  Enjoy! It’s from May & June 2004 Cook’s Illustrated with some lazy adaptions by yours truly. … Continue reading