Monday, December 29, 2014

Sweet Potato Bake

Sweet potatoes are a staple of Thanksgiving dinner.  I actually don't like sweet potatoes, but I'm told by everyone else that this turned out really well.

Yield: 12 servings

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bacon-Wrapped Brats with Mac & Cheese

I used to wonder if it was possible to improve on the brat.  I now know that the answer is yes.  Yes you can make a brat better, by adding bacon and mac & cheese.

Yield: 6 servings

Monday, December 8, 2014

Orange Chicken Pizza

I spent some time trying to figure out how to combine Chicken McNuggets with a pizza, and this is the first recipe.  Next time I'll roll the dough thinner, but it was still really good.

Yield: 8 servings

Monday, December 1, 2014

Candy Bucket Birthday Cake

Here's a birthday cake that is easy to make and is sure to impress.  If the birthday girl loves Kit Kats and peanut butter then you're sure to please.

You can also substitute M&Ms for Reese's Pieces.

Yield: 12 servings

Monday, November 3, 2014

Scalloped Pineapple Casserole

This recipe might sound weird, but it tastes amazing.  Don't let the odd list of ingredients turn you off.

Yield: 6 servings

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin Pie

It's autumn, and that means pumpkin pie.  Bake three at once and share with some friends.

Yield: 3 pies

Monday, October 20, 2014

Homemade Twinkies

Twinkies are good.  Homemade twinkies with chocolate and caramel are even better.

Yield: 20 cakes

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tomato Basil Mac and Cheese

Looking to carb load without sacrificing flavor?  Here's a recipe that will keep some variety in your meals.

Yield: 15 servings

Monday, October 6, 2014

Rum Squares with Bacon

Adapted from Epic Meal Time, these rum squares are topped with sugar and bacon to give a memorable look and flavor.

Yield: 16 servings

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Homemade mac & cheese complements any dinner.  And doing it in the slow cooker means that you can prepare it in advance, do the dishes, and have a clean kitchen before dinner.

Yield: 8 servings

Monday, August 25, 2014

Strawberry BBQ Sauce

You might not expect strawberries to be an ingredient in BBQ sauce, but give it a try and you'll discover that the sweetness complements the spicy sauce quite well, especially on pork.

Yield: 4 cups sauce


Monday, August 11, 2014

Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread

The smells of this bread baking will drive you mad with hunger.  It's one of the tastiest aromas I've ever smelled.

Yeild: 1 loaf

Friday, August 8, 2014

Nutella Brownie Bites

Epic Meal Time has created yet another absurd recipe.  I actually think it tastes better without the bacon (never thought I'd heard myself say that), but I kept the bacon in for the purists.

Yield: 14 Brownies

Monday, August 4, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mixed Spice Burgers

Don't be dissuaded by the odd mixture of spices in these patties because they are surprising tasty.

Yield: 12 Burgers

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pulled Pork

Pulled pork may be the king of sandwiches, with it's juicy, tender goodness.  Smother on some tangy BBQ sauce for maximum flavor.

Yield: 15 servings

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bacon and Chips Topped Macaroni and Cheese

A mac & cheese dish with a crispy topping of bacon and potato chips.  Multiple cheeses and spices make this a recipe you'll come back to again and again.

Yield: 8 servings

Monday, July 21, 2014

Brownie S'mores

Why go camping to get s'mores when you can make them at home.  And have fun with the blowtorch in the kitchen.

Yield: 12 servings

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cider Vinegar Marinated Chicken

This marinade will give a tangy zip to your chicken.  It's pretty easy to make and with a little preparation, you can have an awesome meal.

Yield: 9 servings

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chili-Lime Chicken Kabobs

We wanted a way to mix fruit with our kabobs, and found this lime marinade for the chicken that gives it a wonderful flavor.

Yield: 6 servings

Monday, July 7, 2014

Strawberry, Asparagus, and Bacon Salad

This ain't the normal, boring salad.  This colorful dish combines some flavors that you might not have expected to fit so well together.

Yield: 4 servings

Monday, June 23, 2014

Blueberry Crumb Bars

This dessert is pretty easy to make and a great summertime snack.  I used blueberries, but you could use just about any berry.

Yield: 16 Servings

Thursday, June 19, 2014

S'mores Cheesecake

I really love cheesecakes.  This is a very cool variation that has some awesome flavors, especially the chocolate at the bottom.  Mmmm.

Yield: 12 servings

Monday, June 16, 2014

Slower Cooker Red Beans and Sausage

This comfort food is quick and easy to make.  Enjoy a hot, homecooked meal with very little effort.

Yield: 8 servings

Monday, June 9, 2014

Chili Cheese Fries Pizza

This hefty behemoth has: 2 lbs. potatoes, 1 1/3 lbs. corn dogs, 2 lbs. chili, 1/2 lb. bacon, & 1 lb. of cheese.

Oh, and did I mention that the corn dogs are baked right into the crust?!

Yield: 8 servings

Monday, June 2, 2014

Black and White Angel Food Cake

This cake is light and fluffy, which is great for people who tend to eat too much at dinner and run out of room for dessert .

Yield: 12 servings

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

This cheesecake combines some of the best flavors together.  It's very rich, so cut the slices small.

Yield: 12 servings

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jalapeno Popper Burgers

The weather is finally nice enough to be outside grilling again.  So what are you gonna cook up?  Try these jalapeno popper burgers and enjoy the party inside your mouth.

Yield: 6 burgers (1/3 lb. each)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chorizo Turkey Soup

This soup is easy to throw together and guaranteed to make a rainy day more palatable.

Yield: 6 servings

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Caramelized Chicken

The sauce on this chicken is simply fantastic.  Don't be put off by the brown sugar -- all the other ingredients balance it out to make a wonderful, thick sauce.

Yield: 5 servings

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sunflower Cupcakes

Are you ready for spring to start?  Well, show your excitement with these sunflower-themed cupcakes.

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Strawberry Heart Cake

This cake looks great on the top and amazing when you slice into it.  The layers of white and red are sure to impress.

Yield: 8 servings


Monday, March 3, 2014

Russian Black Bread

This loaf has an unusual flavor owing to the caraway and fennel.  It's super tasty when toasted and slathered with butter.

Yield: 1 double-size loaf.  About 24 servings.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Crock Pot Breakfast

Prepare it the night before, and wake up the a hearty, filling, and tasty breakfast.  A great way to start the weekend.

Yield: 10 servings