Archives for February 2011

Cheesy Spinach Manicotti

Cheesy Spinach Manicotti (with a side of buttered Italian bread)      Traditional manicotti are cylindrical noodles filled with a savory filling (usually cheese, spinach, and some type of meat). These noodles are enrobed in tomato sauce and baked in the oven. My cheesy spinach manicotti recipe is a synthesis of several recipes (from noodle […]

Mini Cookie Dough Ball Brownies

Mini Cookie Dough Ball Brownies A couple of days ago I posted a recipe for white chocolate chip cookie dough brownies. Those brownies had three layers: brownie base, cookie dough filling, and frosting on top. The recipe was delicious but got my wheels turning about other ways to make cookie dough brownies. After some discussion with […]

White Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

White Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie      Cookie dough brownies have been making their round across food blogs for a while…and I finally got up the gumption to try them. To make cookie dough brownies, you bake a regular brownie for the base and top it off with a fresh layer of eggless cookie […]

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder If you are a fan of vegetables and like thickened soups, then I have a great recipe for you. This corn chowder is chock full of beautiful red potatoes, sweet pepper, and two types of corn (creamed and kernels). Freshly crisped bacon and a hint of brown sugar compliment each other […]

Greek Three Bean Salad

Draining the beans in a colander Whisking together the dressing Stirring the dressing into the vegetables Close-up view of the colorful salad Here is a great recipe for people who like bean salads…My mom and I first saw it on Paula Deen’s Food Network show, decided to try it, and now it is a keeper. […]

White Chip Cocoa Brownies

White Chip Cocoa Brownies      I love brownies with frosting, but my husband prefers them plain. This recipe has white chocolate chips sprinkled over the brownie batter, so there is no need for the frosting. It is the easiest, quickest, yet tastiest one bowl brownie recipe I have tried thus far. The texture is […]

Oatmeal Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Oatmeal Reese’s Pieces Cookie      You may have already seen them in the store, but Reese’s Pieces now come in baking size. They are about the circumference of a mini M&M, and come in 10 oz. bags. Originally I bought them to make fudge with, but the back of the bag had an oatmeal […]

Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup

Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup      I love making soups in my slow cooker, especially on freezing cold days like we’ve been having. This was the first time trying my hand at homemade mushroom soup. I’ve made the kind out of the can for years, but after having this it’s like comparing apples […]

White Chocolate Valentine Gorp

White Chocolate Valentine Gorp      The last time I made white chocolate gorp, my husband brought it to his middle school students. They went crazy over it and asked him to get his wife to make more. (You can find that recipe here: White Chocolate Gorp).      With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I decided […]

Milk Chocolate M&M Fudge

M&M Fudge      Here I go again with another fudge invention…this time I used milk chocolate chips and mini M&M’s. Try freezing the M&M’s for several hours (or days) before making the recipe. This allows them to maintain their shape and color in the boiling hot mixture.       This fudge was a hit […]