A Smile Award

Thanks to Jenny at Picky Palate who gave me a nice award – The Smile Award! If you haven’t visited her blog, you should, because she has great recipes and always makes me smile. Characteristics...

Quick Asian Spinach Salad

I found a great Asian Spinach Salad recipe on This Week for Dinner by Kristy at Table for 7. I rarely make my own salad dressing and Kraft has an Asian Sesame dressing that...

4th of July Chocolate Cookie Cutouts

Fun, colorful, star shaped 4th of July Chocolate Cutout Cookies. Happy 4th of July! For Mother’s Day I received Martha Stewart’s Cookies cookbook. I told the kids I thought we should bake one cookie a week....

Daring Bakers Danish Braid

I love pastry! So I was excited to learn that this month's Daring Bakers challenge was Danish Braid. I have never made puff pastry from scratch and as I imagined, it was very time...

Light Tropical Carrot Cake

Carrot cake sounds like a healthy dessert, but most carrot cakes are loaded with fat and have over 600 calories a slice. So when Good Housekeeping published a healthy makeover carrot cake recipe with...

Two Weeks in Italy

I haven't been blogging lately, because I haven't been cooking lately. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a fabulous two week trip to Italy. We had all kinds of wonderful Italian food. My...

You Make My Day Award

Priscilla from A Peek in Priscilla’s Kitchen has given me the “You Make My Day Award”. This is my first blogging award and Priscilla “made my day”. The award rules are: give the award to...

Lamb’s Famous Rice Pudding

April's Master Baker's challenge ingredient is vanilla. Lamb's creamy smooth vanilla rice pudding immediately came to mind when I was trying to decide what to make for this challenge. When I was just 18,...

Chicken Satay Noodle Salad

This is a great quick dinner recipe from Rachel Ray that the whole family enjoyed. The boys aren't that fond of cold salads, so I put the carrots in with the pasta for the...