July 2013 archive

Cherry Almond Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is one of those dishes that is so yummy and satisfying and great to serve any time of the year. I often make it for brunch, dessert, and holiday get-togethers. The thing I don’t like about most bread pudding recipes is that they often require heavy whipping cream or half-n-half, which I never […]

Cinnamon & Almond Syrup

Ever find yourself making pancakes or waffles only to discover you are completely out of syrup? Don’t sweat it! Making your own homemade syrup is simple, economical, and a lot tastier than the store-bought variety! I’ve been in a Christmas-ey sort of mood and this cinnamon and almond syrup makes me want to pull out my […]

Cherry Pie Bars

First off, these cherry pie bars are seriously good and super easy to make! When I whip up a batch of them I’m immediately transported into one of my favorite kitchens in the world—my dear friend Rosel’s in Haßloch Pfalz, Germany. She lived in my neighborhood growing up and was my Mom’s best friend so became like […]

Crab Rangoon Dip

I cannot get enough Crab Rangoon. Also known as crab wontons, traditional crab rangoon is made by filling an egg roll wrapper with cream cheese, crab, and green onions, pinching to make a little fan and frying until golden and delicious. So if you adore crab rangoon as much as I do then you will go […]

Mini Corn Dogs

If you crave state fair corn dogs the way I do then you’ll love this recipe for mini corn dogs. The batter is sweet and crisps up beautifully so you get that perfect crunch with every bite, something that is sadly missing from the frozen brand. This is a great summer treat that the kids […]

5-Minute Rocky Road Fudge

I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of fudge. I find that it’s often either way too rich or way too sweet. All that changed when a friend introduced me to this amazing fudge a few years ago. She was whipping up several batches to mail off to friends and family at Christmas and I happened to […]

30-Minute Chicken Alfredo

This Chicken Alfredo takes the traditional recipe but swaps out the heavy cream with cream cheese, which makes it much easier to prepare at home but, in my opinion, also makes for a richer and creamier sauce. With just a few ingredients needed, this is a great recipe to plan for a weekday meal or […]

Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Bun Rolls

To me, Cinnabon cinnamon bun rolls go hand-in-hand with flying and airports. There’s something about the stress of flying that just melts away with that first bite of ooey-gooey-goodnesss of one of their cinnamon rolls. I honestly think more peace treaties would be signed if Mrs. Cinnabon showed up with a tray of these babies. Unfortunately, […]

Easy Chicken Parmesan

I must have some Italian ancestry somewhere because I have a serious love for Italian food. Seriously…I buy garlic in bulk and I usually cook for two. 🙂 That being said, as much as I love Italian food it can take time and isn’t always realistic after a long day. That’s why I love shortcut […]