Monster Cookie Bars

Who can resist sugar, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and M&Ms?  It’s a combo to drool over.  And hey,  no flour is required in this recipe.  Healthy?, you say.   They contain a healthy serving of oatmeal…so between you and me, let’s call them healthy, as we scarf down these sugar wonders!  They are so simple to make everything is mixed in one bowl, … [Read more…]

Classic Baked Ziti

Guess you figured out we love our pasta!  Every time I ask the family what they want for dinner…I usually get a list of Italian dishes that includes Baked Ziti. I’ve experimented with many different variations, but I’ve got to say, I like this classic version.  Sometimes I spice it up with little extra toppings.  I’ve been know … [Read more…]

Roasted Chicken Sausage with Potatoes and Vegetables

My husband has been awaiting this post. What’s so remarkable is, not the ingredients, but  the technique of cooking. It’s the technique that provides the awesome flavor. Usually I think a recipe is all about the spices or ingredients, but in this case, it’s the roasting that provides such an easy, flavorful meal.  The key is a high blast of heat to … [Read more…]

Rustic Tortellini Sausage Soup

This is a quick to make soup and chocked full of tasty ingredients that makes it warm and inviting.  I must say, I love rustic stuff.   My husband can vouch for me as I’ve packed the garage full of rustic items.  I guess its the mix of simplicity combined with good quality materials that appeals to me.  I’m … [Read more…]

Butter Rolls

Everyone should have a good dinner roll recipe in their kitchen arsenal. Sometimes a meal is just not complete without a fluffy, warm, buttery roll. Yeah,  I hear you, yeast and kneading that sounds scary. I promise you, there is nothing to be afraid of with these homemade rolls.  I use a bread machine on the dough … [Read more…]

Yogurt Banana Bread

  We always buy a lot of bananas.  They are great for breakfast, to throw in the lunchbox or a good after school snack.  Because we buy so many, sometimes they become ripe too quick.  When the family sees the bananas starting to turn a little dark, I always say I’m going to make banana bread.  In the past, they … [Read more…]