Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Dark Chocolate Biscotti - It's not just for the holidays! Enjoy one with your afternoon coffee anytime of the year.

Dark chocolate biscotti is not just for the Christmas holidays! Yes, biscotti makes great gifts but it also makes great coffee break snacks. Dark chocolate with chocolate chips biscotti is a scrumptious indulgent treat. I’ve been addicted to biscotti ever since I discovered how easy it is to make. You will be seeing way more varieties of this divine little cookie coming to the blog. Dark Chocolate Biscotti   Whisk the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour until combined, then fold in the chocolate chips. Form two 12×2 logs and...

Spicy Shrimp Sushi Stack

Spicy shrimp sushi stack is way easier to make than sushi rolls. So much so, that my daughter came to help in the kitchen. That doesn’t happen often. Oh, and let me tell you the about the two different sauces. A typical sriracha sauce PLUS a wasabi sauce. The two sauces together kick this simple shrimp sushi up another level. The hardest part of this recipe is chopping the ingredients and mixing the sauces. Just start layering in your vessel of choice. A one cup metal measuring cup works best for us. First, lay the cucumbers flat sides down. Spread a layer of the mashed avocado. Layer the shrimp flat sides...

Homemade Greek Salad

Homemade Greek Salad Dressing - The only recipe you will ever need! So easy you will kick yourself for ever purchasing the bottled stuff.

Homemade Greek salad can be on the dinner table in 10 minutes. I’m always disappointed when I order a Greek salad at a restaurant. Usually overdressed, limp and flavorless. We now make it at home and it’s 100 times better than any restaurant salad! Seriously, on your table in no time flat! First, mix the dressing ingredients so the flavors can combine. Prep the salad ingredients and place in a large bowl. I prefer to make individual bowls for my family. This way everyone receives extra of what they like and none of what they don’t like. Also, everyone can control the amount of dressing. No one likes a drenched...

No Knead Skillet Bread

No Knead Skillet Bread - Comes together in minutes! Yes, you CAN have warm, crusty homemade bread for dinner tonight!

No knead skillet bread is a super easy, simple bread recipe that whips up quick. Yes, you can have fresh, warm homemade bread on the dinner table tonight! It’s just that easy. This bread has a crusty outside and soft warm flavorful middle. Pull out that trusty cast iron skillet and put it to use. It’s basic, mix the ingredients and allow to double in size. The first rise usually takes only one hour. The dough will be sticky, so flour your hands. Remove it to the cast iron skillet that’s coated with olive oil. Allow to rise again about 30 minutes. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 30...

Old Fashioned Raisin Bars

Old fashioned Raisin Bars - Moist, with a tender crumb, plump raisins and perfectly spiced.

Old fashioned raisin bars are a thin, cake-like spice bar loaded with raisins and topped with a creamy frosting. When I came across this retro recipe I decided we had to try it. They are moist, with a tender crumb, plump raisins and perfectly spiced. Easy to make and are a great snack or even breakfast. I couldn’t keep my husband away from them. Needless to say, these did not last long at our house. Plump the raisins in the boiling water, remove from the heat, add the butter and cool to lukewarm. For easy removal from the sheet pan, line it with parchment paper. Mix all the ingredients, pour into...

Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Baked Chicken Chimichangas - Crispy, healthy and filled with the best shredded Mexican chicken EVER!

Baked chicken chimichangas are easy and healthier to make at home.  You are going to love this recipe. The slow cooker Mexican chicken is TO DIE FOR! It takes these baked chimichangas over the top. Make the slow cooker Mexican chicken. Remove from the slow cooker and drain the excess liquid. (see all the liquid in this photo) In the food processor blend the avocado cream sauce ingredients and refrigerate. Lay out the tortilla, place a heaping 1/2 cup of shredded chicken in the middle, top it with the desired amount of cheese and fold up burrito style. Place them on the rack and brush with melted butter on both...

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese - Low carb, keto, creamy, cheesy decadence! You don't need the pasta!

Cauliflower mac and cheese may not be the healthiest way to eat cauliflower but it certainly is worth the risk. Creamy, cheesy and indulgent. Even the pickiest kid will like this dish. And the reluctant adult (my husband) will request low carb cauliflower mac and cheese on a regular basis. Chop the cauliflower into bite size pieces, boil them in a large pot for about 5 minutes. Drain very well, place back into the hot pot. This will help dry up some of the moisture remaining. Place the cauliflower in a baking dish. Make the sauce, pour evenly over the cauliflower. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake. Let cool about 5...

Easy Bacon Potato Salad

Easy Bacon Potato Salad - A great side dish for your bbq's and picnics. Creamy, tangy and loaded with bacon!

Easy bacon potato salad is a great side dish for your bbq’s and picnics.  Creamy, slightly tangy and loaded with bacon! We normally make a southern style potato salad but this recipe changes it up for us from time to time. It just depends on our mood. It’s quick and has very few ingredients. Wash, chop and boil the potatoes. We use red potatoes or baby golds. I found baby gold potatoes on sale this week. Allow the potatoes to cool.  Mix the dressing ingredients in a very large bowl. Add the potatoes, celery, green onions and bacon. Toss gently until all the potatoes are generously covered in the dressing. We...

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake - Deliciously moist, lightly sweet and a real treat for your morning or afternoon coffee.

This blueberry streusel coffee cake is bursting with fresh blueberries. Deliciously moist, lightly sweet and a real treat for your morning or afternoon coffee. If you are trying to cut back on calories don’t even bother making this cake.  My husband and I couldn’t stay away from it.  We warned our daughter that she better have some before we ate it all. Just the basic mix and bake. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla. Toss the blueberries with 1/4 cup of the flour. Mix the remaining flour and dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, alternating with the buttermilk....

Sheet Pan Beef Nachos

Sheet Pan Beef Nachos - Quick, easy and sure to please a crowd or just dinner for the family!

Sheet pan beef nachos are a quick and easy dinner or snack. Perfect for a crowd or movie night in with the family. Take these to any level you like. I made a separate pan vegetarian for my daughter, just as easy. Pick and choose what you like on your sheet pan beef nachos and customize to your taste. Who doesn’t love the easy one pan cook and clean up? Ok, so you use another pan to saute the ground beef. But that clean up happens while the nachos are in the oven, so no biggie. Brown the ground beef, add the seasoning and cook for another minute or two....