Friday, May 22, 2015

Chicken Capricciosa

Chicken Capricciosa

This is one of my favorite chicken dishes to order from my local Italian restaurant. Capricciosa means 'fickle' or 'whimsical'...which explains this dish because the breaded and baked chicken cutlet is served warm, but the bruschetta/mozzarella topping is cold. I love that contrast!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Quick and Easy Arroz Con Pollo

Quick and Easy Arroz Con Pollo

I love Arroz Con Pollo! I have made it many times and have ordered this in restaurants! The recipe I usually use (see here) has many more ingredients and is a little more difficult to make, but is very delicious with deep rich flavors! So when I found this new easier recipe I was very eager to give it a try!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Apple and Feta Pan Fried Pizzas

Apple and Feta Pan Fried Pizzas

Eating healthy is part of my assignment this month in the Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador Program. The ambassadors were asked to choose recipes from the My Plate healthy eating recipe collection. That's exactly where I found this pizza recipe! There are so many other recipes to choose from but this one stood out to me because of the combination of ingredients! It sounded so unique and flavorful! And that's exactly what is was! Plus I never thought to pan fry pizza dough! I think I'll be doing that more often!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Pioneer Woman Recipe!

I found this recipe on the Pioneer Woman's cooking site. I knew I would love it as soon as I saw the title!  Then I tried it and I was right...I loved it! Very easy to make! I tweaked it slightly to make it less fattening and to make the sauce thicker. And I used white wine instead of brandy. I also added parsley for color. I think I'll try it with the brandy next time...and there will be MANY next times...YUM! Using the white wine made it taste VERY similar to chicken picatta, but more creamy and tangy. I'm posting the recipe with my tweaks.

Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce
Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Healthier Easter Treat!

This cute little candy bird nest is made from 'Fiber One'  original bran cereal and melted chocolate. These are so easy to make! My kids loved them! This recipe makes about 8-10 nests that are about 3" x 2" diameter each.

Chocolate Birds Nests

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Banana Dogs

Banana Dogs
I know this looks and sounds very strange but it was surprisingly good! I found this recipe on my favorite cooking site, This seems to be a very popular meal because I've seen it posted MANY times on Pinterest. I've eaten bananas with peanut butter, but I never thought to put it on a hot dog bun and add jelly! Check out some of the reviews on this recipe**here**.

So be adventurous and try this for yourself...or try it out on a small child! Either way it's worth a try!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tiramisu Bread Pudding!

Tiramisu Bread Pudding
***Click Here*** to see original recipe
Did you ever see a recipe and after reading it you realize, "where has this recipe been all my life?" Well, that's exactly what happened as soon as I saw this recipe! And the best part was that I had all the ingredients to make it right away! I was so happy that I actually ran to my kitchen and started making the recipe as soon as I was done reading it!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

30 Quick and Easy Soups

I almost forgot to share with you these really cool soup recipes! In the link you'll find some of the easiest and quickest soups you'll ever see! I've made these 4 shown above, from the list of 30, and was so surprised how delicious these simple soups tasted. I always thought soups had to be complicated to be good. I'm posting the recipes below for the soups I've made,

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sweet and Tangy Grilled Chicken

Sweet and Tangy Grilled Chicken
I know it's very cold outside in most places this time of year. As I write this post, here in New York, we actually have over a foot of snow on the ground from the last storm that rolled through. But this recipe is so worth digging out the barbecue and braving the frigid low temps. Yes, I've done that many times for great grilled food!

Look at the bright golden color of this grilled chicken cutlet! That color comes from the

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentine's Day Recipes

In honor of Valentine's Day I've made a list of some of my favorite romantic recipes that I've shared on this blog over the years! If you're a regular reader of my blog you may remember some of these...and if not, I hope you'll enjoy seeing these for the first time.

This first recipe is so much fun to serve for a romantic breakfast. 
But even my kids loved this one.
 So it's not just for that special man or woman in your life!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Soups On

Here are a two of my favorite soups that I tried many years ago from various cooking websites! I've made these many times since finding them!

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup
This is a delicious and easy soup! What is so great about this soup is not only the authentic Mexican flavors but that it can be made and ready to serve in less than an hour! Here is the link to that recipe...

Monday, February 2, 2015

Sauteed Apples

Sauteed Apples
I'm not a huge fan of canned pie filling because it's just too sweet for my taste. So when I need cooked sweet apples for recipes, this is how I make them. It's so quick, easy and costs less than the canned variety. These sautéed apples are heavenly when served warm with a scoop of ice cream!

I've used these sauteed apples as a filling in recipes such as

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Chili Stroganoff

Chili Stroganoff

I enjoy making other peoples recipes more than trying to create my own! Although sometimes I end up tweaking someone's recipe so much that it becomes a totally different recipe! I call that a 'Super Tweak'...sounds like 'Super Freak' doesn't it? Now try to get that song out of your head!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No Eggs, No Milk, Banana Bread!

That's right!!! I didn't think it was possible, so I tried it! You know what? It is possible...and it's delicious!!! Below is my photo of the banana bread. It was moist and very flavorful! But the best part is how quick and easy it is too...not to mention low fat! The only change I made was to add a splash of pure vanilla extract to the batter. This recipe is from a cook named Pam Wilson McNicol...thank you Pam!
No Eggs, No Milk, Banana Bread
No Eggs, No Milk, Banana Bread

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Easy Chicken Parmesan Soup

Easy Chicken Parmesan Soup

If you are a regular reader of my posts you'll know that I just love to take classic recipes and add a new twist because I just can't leave 'well enough' alone! Some of my past 'twists' were...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Creamy Cheesy Hot Corn Dip

Hot Corn Dip

I love to serve snacks to my guests that are  a little unique. Well, this corn dip is not only unique but also so delicious! It's warm, creamy, cheesy, corn goodness in every bite!  And it also has a slight amount of spiciness. My guests loved this one, so now I'm sharing it here!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

I totally love soft cookies...any flavor...any size! They are just heavenly to bite into! But I really have a soft spot (pun intended) for all things gingerbread!
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