mongolian beef

P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef

Made this for the family tonight and everyone loved it! This is better than anything you will order at a restaurant, I only marinated for an hour and a half, and it’s perfect.Will definitely be making it again! Ingredients: 1-2 pounds beef, cut into strips (suggestion: flank steak or stir fry beef strips) for the […]


Chicken Marsala

Made this tonight and instead of using 4 chicken breast, used just one large breast, sliced 4 ways and pounded down, dredged in cornstarch instead of flour, substituted turkey bacon for the pancetta, and finally added 1 angel hair pasta nest for each piece of chicken breast to rest upon. Fantastically light dish! Ingredients: 4 […]


Bourbon Caramel Popcorn

This looks AMAZING. I can’t remember the last time I made caramel corn… but with bourbon? Genius! It would make a great homemade Christmas gift, packaged up in pretty cellophane bags with tags. Ingredients: 3/4 cup popcorn kernels 3 cups sugar 3 tbsps butter, unsalted 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsps kosher salt 1/4 […]

Cherry Heart Pie Pops

Cherry Heart Pie Pops

Love these so much! I cheated a little and used a chunky homemade apple butter and added a little caramel.Yum! Ingredients: Yields 16-18 2″ Pops, 6 4″ hand pies, or 4 Pie Jars 1 Recipe Pie crust (or store bought pie crust dough) 6″ lollipop sticks (available at craft stores, including Walmart) small bowl of […]

Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings

I’ve made these a few times and they’ve always gone over well with family and guests. They look like you’ve put much more work into making them than you really have to. Very yummy! Ingredients: Granny Smith apples 2 cans crescent rolls 2 sticks butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoons vanilla cinnamon 1 small can […]


Terribly Terrific Toffee

This is a really fabulous treat. It is inexpensive, easy and totally delicious. I had no trouble at all making it.I bet this would be fantastic with crushed pretzles, or the pretzle crackers too.This is a new favorite! Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter (no margarine allowed) 1 cup brown sugar, packed tightly 2 cups semi-sweet […]


Peppermint Overload Brownies

Can almost smell the chocolate, looks delicious!! We are now getting a great collection of Christmas ideas. Ingredients: Makes about 16 small brownies Brownie 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 5 pieces 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 2/3 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract Pinch of sea […]


Crispy Shrimp Pasta

Made this for the fam for dinner tonight – made a few small changes. I doubled the recipe (more or less) and used Old Bay instead of cajun seasoning. We also added shredded parmesan cheese at the last minute. It was terriffic!! Something we will definitely make again. Ingredients: 4 oz fettuccine pasta 3/4 lb […]


Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

I made these with a few variations and they were heavenly! First I seasoned the potatoes with salt and chile powder.Then I deep fried them, which just made them even better.I added cheese and green onion just as they came out of the fryer.They were amazing! Ingredients: 1 pound small or medium red potatoes 2 […]


The Best Toffee Recipe Ever!

These were awesome!! Easy to make…Only change would be to use more almonds…probably about 1 1/2 cups as I love the taste of toasted almonds in this recipe. Everyone loved them! So, prepare for your friends & family to be impressed! Ingredients: 1 cup unblanched (skin on) whole almonds 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar […]


Skillet Lasagna

I’ve made skillet lasagna before and I absolutely love it. I actually think it has more flavor than layered lasagna.With easy recipes like this, why do I even bother with traditional? YUM!! Ingredients: 3 (14.5 oz) cans whole peeled tomatoes (or 1.5 28 oz cans) 1 Tbs olive oil 1 medium onion, diced kosher salt […]


Vegan Lasagna with Ricotta

This looks just incredible. And so colorful! I made this lasagna last night and everyone loved it. Will make again, but omit the agave in the cashew ricotta, a little too sweet for us. Ingredients: 1 large ripe tomato, sliced into thin rounds 2 cups marinara sauce (or homemade recipe) 16 oz. extra firm tofu, […]


Oreo Fudge Cheesecake

I can feel my blood sugar rising! Looks delightful.Cheesecake is my all-time favorite dessert. I can’t wait to try it! Ingredients: Crust: 1 1/2 cups Oreos, crushed well (about 1/2 package) 1/4 cup butter Filling: 3 packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup sour cream 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 eggs, lightly beaten 2 teapsoons vanilla […]


Simply Delicious Banana Cream Pie

I made it this morning and it was sooo good!! I couldn’t find tennis biscuits but I substituted them with coconut cookies that I found. I crumbled them and mixed with a bit of melted butter like you would for a graham cracker crust, and baked it slightly before adding the banana mixture. Absolutely delicious! […]


Chicken Yakisoba

Tonight’s the second time I’m making this, and  I love it!!! It is so easy and cheap to make, delicious and very filling, always have leftovers to heat up the next day for lunch and its best heating it up on the stove with a little olive oil so it doesn’t stick to the pan […]

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

This recipe is simple and delicious. This is one of my favorite ways to prepare cauliflower! The cauliflower was a hit! Even those who were non cauliflower aficionados loved this preparation. There were lots of converts. Ingredients: 5 to 6 cups cauliflower florets, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter (from 1 medium cauliflower) 1/4 cup […]