Halloween is creeping up, and before you know it, little ghosts and goblins will be running up and down the streets showing off their costumes and filling their trick-or-treat bags to the brim. What happens when they get home? Well, the annual “Candy Sort”, of course. Halloween isn’t Halloween without taking careful inventory of every last bit of sugar in your bag. Everything has a pile, from the prized and elusive full-sized candy bars, right down to those weird little peanut butter taffies in the black and orange wax paper wrappers.
It’s July! And almost the 4th, which means it’s time to get your 4th of July plans in order! This deceptively simple dessert is sure to knock your family’s socks off. All you need are a few simple ingredients, and a little bit of time. It’s fresh, light, and really tasty.
Have you ever had a pavlova? Traditionally, a pavlova is a disk of fresh-baked meringue, topped with whipped cream and fruit. The meringue is crisp and crunchy on the outside, and chewy-soft on the inside. Paired with fruit and cream, the texture of a pavlova dessert is unlike anything you’ve ever had, and truly special. They are beautiful desserts, and always elicit oooohs and aaaaahs, but believe me when I say, this recipe is so easy to put together.
Seriously, aren’t these little guys just too cute?
They are the perfect addition to your Easter table, be it brunch or dinner. They are deliciously tender, and flavored with just a hint of warm spices and orange zest, and then glazed with a simple, sweet orange glaze to finish them off.
And…they are super cute.
They really aren’t difficult to put together, but as with any yeast bread, they do take a little bit of time.
I started by mixing together some flour, yeast, and allspice in my mixing bowl.
Eating healthy in the New Year doesn’t mean you have to skimp on flavor. I’m right there with the masses trying to get my slightly-larger-than-I’d-like behind into gear now that the most fattening time of the year is over. I’m a firm believer in eating well as you’re eating less, though. I’m much more likely to stick to a healthy eating plan if the food I’m eating along the way tastes good. Feed me nothing but celery, and I’m likely to give up after a day or so…not to mention, I’ll be extremely grumpy, and nobody wants that.
That’s all you need to make this amazing, surprisingly light, deliciously tasty summer dessert.
I had a feeling this would be good, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out exactly how seriously good it really was. There’s just enough chocolate to keep the chocolate fans happy, it’s light enough that it won’t weigh you down after a big meal, and it’s different enough to make people think that you’ve spent a ton of energy on it. Only you need to know that it’s actually pretty simple!
Isn’t it nice when the stars align?
It was Monday morning, and I was planning out my busy day and my busier after school shuttle bus schedule, when I realized that I needed to figure out what we were going to squeeze in for dinner. I had some pork tenderloin on hand, and I started Googling to find something I could whip up with ingredients already stocked in my pantry and fridge, and possibly utilize my slow cooker, and this is what I ran across. When dinner rolled around, my family was pretty excited that the stars aligned in this way. It was delicious, and super simple to put together. The original recipe comes from a healthy meal planning site called The Diabetic Skillet.
Got a busy night? Stir-fries are a quick solution for a night when dinner prep just can’t be time-consuming. My biggest beef (no pun intended) with stir fries, though, is that the meat involved can often end up cooked to death. Even though it’s quick and easy, the thinly sliced meat that facilitates that quick cooking time can sometimes end up rubbery and just plain overdone.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray
It’s here. The holiday baking season has arrived! Mountains of cookies and pies, tarts and candies, cakes and cobblers, it’s all just waiting to be made!
I love the holidays for many reasons, but I do truly enjoy locking myself in the kitchen and baking up a storm for my friends and family. If my apron is not sufficiently covered in flour at some point during the holiday season, I just haven’t worked hard enough.
As we get into the increasingly busy holiday season, it’s really nice to have a few go-to meals on hand that can be whipped up in a flash. I don’t know about you, but our running around schedule increases by tenfold this time of year. I need all the help I can get.
This is one of those recipes to keep in your back pocket for crazy days. It comes together in an instant, and is a delicious, and healthy, way to treat your family to dinner.
Start by mixing up a quick marinade.
I’ve already confessed to you all in the past that my cookbook collection is out of control. Well, it’s time for another confession. If the thought of finding cookbooks in four rooms of my house gives you the heebie jeebies and makes you think that calling the producers of “Hoarders” might be the next step, then whatever you do, DON’T think about my collection of cooking magazine back issues.
I’ve kept every back issue of (almost) every cooking magazine I’ve subscribed to over the past eight years. That’s a lot of magazines, and a lot of closet space taken up.