Monday, March 27, 2023

Butterscotch & Beer Bundt Cake

A lovely cake made with rich Bock beer and butterscotch!

I'm a little embarrassed that I'm posting recipes from nearly 3 years ago, but here we are. This cake was made for my husband, Nick, for his birthday in May 2020. He loves butterscotch - it's one of his favorite sweets. He enjoys beer and does like a Bock occasionally. I thought it would make for the perfect birthday cake. I personally did not anticipate liking this cake at all because I'm not a fan of beer, but I was pleasantly surprised. It had such a wonderful balance of the more savory beer flavor with the sweetness of the cake base and butterscotch. The glaze was magnificent. It's very much like a rum cake!

Monday, March 20, 2023

General Tso's Chicken

Light, crispy chicken tossed in a sweet hoisin-soy sauce!

I am no stranger to posting a recipe every once in a while that isn't necessarily one I like because I have made it for my family and they liked it. This is one of those recipes. Nick loves General Tso's chicken and I've been trying to find a recipe that I like, but coincidentally (but not really at all), most of the recipes taste the same. I like Asian foods and I love hoisin especially, but I'm not a huge fan of this recipe. I don't by any means hate it, but I wouldn't choose to eat it. However, it gets posted on my blog because it's a solid recipe that my husband loves and my blog is my recipe box. :) I hope that this brings a little joy to someone who was looking for a good General Tso's recipe and that you love it as much as Nick does!

Monday, March 06, 2023

Crockpot Southern Collards

Collard greens cooked low and slow to perfection!

I adore collard greens and I was delighted to find a recipe for the crockpot. My next mission is to find an Instant Pot recipe. I really cannot get enough of them. The low and slow method is the way to go and the flavors were fantastic.

Monday, February 27, 2023

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Oreo Parfaits

A fun, chocolatey, no-bake dessert served up individually!

I love a good no-bake cheesecake type recipe! This one is pretty easy to whip up and it's served up in individual portions, so it's great for a party or get-together. I personally typically use mason jars for these types of desserts but I thought it might be easier to scoop into a stemless wine glass. It ended up being a little easier to eat out of the wine glass too, so win all around!

Monday, February 20, 2023

Best Tuna Melt Sandwich

Tuna melts with a zing of Dijon and the crunch of celery and red onion!

I've made plenty of tuna melts over the years and I am not sure if I've ever made any with red onion. I think it's a fantastic addition to tuna salad and goes along really well with the Dijon instead of yellow mustard in the recipe. I'd love to try this particular recipe with bagels - years ago, I tried a recipe for chicken salad on a bagel and fell in love. It's my favorite vessel for chicken salad.

Monday, February 06, 2023

Spinach Dip Pasta

Creamy spinach dip turned into a main dish hit!

I made it one whole month and have posted each Monday! Go, me! I'm hoping to continue on this way for the full year. I'm in desperate need of some recipes for my meal plan that I have forgotten about. This is definitely one of those recipes. I think pretty much everyone in my family eats spinach dip and so the thought of combining it with chicken and pasta was super exciting to me. I'm so glad that it turned out too and we all really liked it. I am happy to finally get it posted so that I have a visual reminder that this recipe exists!

Monday, January 30, 2023

Smothered Baked Chicken Burritos

Burritos got that much better smothered in a cheesy green chile sauce and loaded with toppings.

Occasionally, I like to make something that is maybe a little more involved and this recipe is that. The shredded chicken for the burritos, I'm sure, could be made ahead before the day you make the actual burritos. But they are also fine for the day of. The chicken is in the crockpot - so set it and forget it. Then you assemble the burritos for baking and prepare the cheese sauce while they bake. It's a lot of ingredients, but not as much work as much as prep.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Butterfinger Butterscotch Cookies

Soft oat cookies with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and bits of Butterfinger candy bars.

I know it's a whole thing of people thinking they are getting a chocolate chip cookie and it's oatmeal raisin and they hate it, but I am not one of those people. Well, maybe. I definitely love chocolate chip cookies, but I also love oatmeal raisin too. Now these cookies are like a beautiful mixture of the two plus butterscotch chips and Butterfinger candy bits. What's not to love about that? It reminds me a lot of cowboy cookies or everything but the kitchen sink cookies. With a little patience with the freezing time, you get wonderful cookies!

Monday, January 16, 2023

Greek Chicken Gyros

Flatbreads topped with fresh vegetables, Greek-marinated chicken, and tzatziki

I cannot get enough of anything that includes naan or pita, fresh vegetables, feta, and tzatziki. There is a local food place where I get chicken shwarma and gyro plates all the time and it's my obsession at the moment. I really liked the ease of this recipe where it's really just marinate the chicken and then cook it. Everything else is just chop or scoop and you're good to go. It's such a fresh and bright meal.

Monday, January 09, 2023

Creamy Herb Pasta

A quick, easy pasta dish with creamy herb sauce!

Hello and happy 2023! I'm attempting to see if I can get myself on a posting schedule. My goal is to maybe post once a week and go from there. I think I only posted 3 recipes last year, so I'm already a third of the way there :)

I know everyone is now very anti-words in recipe posts, but I'm going to throw some out there because I've been so MIA. I started my career in mid-2021 as an accountant for tv/film production companies at a local firm. After 14 years as a stay-at-home mom, it was a huge transition. I still struggle with trying to juggle everything but I'm trying to cut myself slack and really work on my time management. There are a lot of times where I forget to thaw meat that I need and I have to say, my 2022 birthday gift was an Instant Pot and holy baloney - that has been a lifesaver.

This recipe is a great recipe for chaotic nights. I really love when things can just be thrown together and it's very simple ingredients. I feel like you could switch up the vegetable if you really wanted to.

Sunday, January 01, 2023

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone,

I'm still here and eventually I'll get my act together to start posting again. I haven't forgotten. Life has been pure chaos and my blogging hobby has definitely been put on the back burner. I was totally disappointed to not be able to do the Countdown week like I normally do to wrap up the year, but maybe this year I'll get there :)

Happy 2023 to everyone! Wishing you all the joy and good health in the new year!