Archives for August 2013

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake (for a small family)

The batter should be yellow, thick, and fluffy. The cake is done when a toothpick tested near the center comes out clean and when the top springs back when touched lightly with your finger. The pudding will set as it is chilled in the fridge,making a unique frosting. Do you enjoy poke cakes? My husband […]

Quick Pickled Dilly Green Beans

We have an abundance of green beans at the fruit stands here in Western New York. I have always wanted to try making homemade dilly beans, but I despise the boiling process that most recipes call for.  This recipe was adapted from Cooking Light, and does not involve special ball jars, lids, or tongs. All […]

Antioxidant Oatmeal

I like oatmeal, but much more when it is jazzed up with fresh fruit and vanilla. I call this “antioxidant oatmeal” because it is full of antioxidants from the almond milk, blueberries, vanilla beans., and rolled oats. This makes a wonderful warm breakfast or afternoon snack, and you can adjust the amount of blueberries to […]

Banana Caramel Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Pudding Cookies

I haven’t posted a pudding chip cookie recipe in a while, and this one fits the bill for a yummy breakfast or after school snack. It has a double wallop of flavor, both from the instant banana pudding mix and the caramel frosting creations pecans. Toss in some smoothly rich milk chocolate chips, chewy rolled […]

Microwave Corn on the Cob

Often with cooking, one really has to go out of his way to make something taste great. Take corn on the cob for instance. I grew up with my mom placing dozens of ears of corn in large pots of water on the stove, bringing the pots to boiling, and cooking the ears for at […]

Chicken Divan

        Growing up, chicken divan was one of my all-time favorite recipes that my mom made. I knew when I walked in the door from school and smelled that glorious chicken roasting in the oven that I was going to have one of two treasured meals: chicken and biscuits or chicken divan. I remember vying […]

Orange Cake with Sweetened Whipped Cream

  My orange cake is a play on my white chocolate clementine cake, which I made a couple of years ago. This time I did not have the patience to squeeze a ton of juice out of teeny tiny clementines, so I substituted freshly squeeze navel oranges. I also added an extra half cup of […]

Sun Dried Tomato Tortellini Soup

I first saw the recipe for tomato tortellini soup on Six Sisters’ Stuff. I knew right away that it was a recipe to attempt, and I have made it twice since. The Sisters’ recipe has been adapted here in the following ways: using 12 ounces of Barilla three cheese tortellini instead of 9 ounce, adding […]