Archive | May 2012

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Red, White and Blue Dessert

We had some friends over on Saturday night to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. My middle daughter, who is the baker at our house, made the dessert. Another friend makes a similar dessert she calls The Chocolate Dream with chocolate cake and pudding. This spin-off version is very patriotic with the red, white and blue.  This is […]

Breaded Chicken and Rice with Tomato and Wine Sauce

This is one of my favorite meals. I found this recipe several years ago and have changed it over the years. Originally it called for the chicken breasts to be stuffed and then breaded, but it was too messy and the stuffing always fell out. Now I just bread the chicken and make the rice […]

Broccoli Slaw Salad – Perfect for Potluck or BBQ

Last week we had a potluck dinner at church.  I never know what to bring for potluck. I am always afraid of duplicates – too much of one thing and not enough of something else. Salads are usually safe, so that was my plan. It was a busy week so I wanted to find something […]

Guest Blogger: My 12-year-old Daughter – How to Make Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

My baking skills are not great. Unlike cooking, baking ingredients and cooking times have to be followed exactly or you will ruin it.  Most of what I make comes out of a box. My daughter, who is 12, loves to bake. When she came home from school the other day, she had a taste for cookies. She looked […]

Carmelized Onion and Blue Cheese Crostini

My husband and I love to cook and of course, we love to eat. My husband always calls dinner an event (except when we are running out the door in the middle of the week to get kids to their events – then he calls it crazy.) Last weekend we had one day that just […]

Oven Baked Lyonnaise Potatoes

I love potatoes! I can easily eat them everyday. When I was a kid, we almost never had potatoes – strange for an Irish family. The reason was because my grandmother cooked potatoes almost every night for dinner (not strange for an Irish family) and my dad grew tired of them. Now that I am the […]