oatmeal coconut cookies

Prep time: 10 min         Cook time: 20 min          Makes: 3 dozen This cookie recipe is one of my all time faves.  My grandma used to make them in rotation with chocolate chip and raison, and we would raid her cupboards every visit to gobble them all up….

chicken and mixed veg carbonara

Prep time: 15 min         Cook time: 20 min          Makes: 6 servings   I live for cream of mushroom soup.  It makes for the fastest weeknight dinners without just having a bowl of soup.  My husband loves this variation and I think my last time making it I…

cream of mushroom soup

Prep time: 15 min         Cook time: 40 min          Makes: 6 servings   Over the last couple of years I have grown to absolutely love mushrooms.  I had my first ever shiitake mushrooms last year and since then I can’t get enough!  Mostly I use cremini or white…

spaghetti & meatballs

Prep time: 20 min         Cook time: 45 min          Makes: 6 servings   It’s been a minute, but I’m back! Not much happened while I’m been MIA – just getting married, going on our mini-moon and preparing for Christmas 😉  Now we’re settled in as husband and wife…

porridge pancakes

Prep time: 5 min         Cook time: 15 min          Makes: 3-4 servings Brandon and I went camping for the last long weekend of the summer and I really like making food that’s more than your typical camping menu.  It’s so easy to eat hotdogs and s’mores all weekend…

bruschetta

Prep time: 10 min         Cook time: 15 min          Makes: a whole lot Bruschetta has got to be one of the most delicious appies there are.  Not only is it so tasty but it’s also so simple to make!  I wish I could make it for every dinner…

afternoon tea

When my sister and I were little we would have tea parties with Grandma Simpson.  She had the teeniest little china cups, one with a chick on the side that I loved.  She’d serve it with sugar cubes – the cups were so small 1 cube filled half the cup.  But it was great, it…

tzatziki

Prep time: 10 min              Makes: 2 1/2 cups I always thought tzatziki would be a tricky dip to make.  Years ago I wanted to make it for a going away party but sadly I had mono, so I had to watch my friend make it from a distance.  Back…

oregano-basil pesto

Prep time: 5 min         Cook time: 5 min          Makes: approx 1 cup   I’ve always enjoyed pesto but never thought to make it myself.  This past spring I started my first herb garden and quickly learned how oregano is one rapidly growing herb!  So to help prevent…

nuclear eggs

Prep time: 5 min          Cook time: 3 min          Makes: 1 serving   Since I was a kid I’ve loved eggs.  Fried, poached, scrambled, and best of all – Nuclear! They are the easiest, most low maintenance eggs to make, but most importantly they have the ultimate fluff….