Thursday, November 24, 2011

Jalapeno Cornbread

This is a more flavorful  twist on classic cornbread.  The peppers really aren't all that spicy, but they do add some texture and flavor.

Yield: 8 servings

Monday, November 21, 2011

Apple Crisp

Cold fall weekend got you bummed out?  You need a warm, classic dessert like apple crisp.  Serve this up with ice cream or warm cream and you'll forget all about how cold it is outside.

Yield: 6 servings

Monday, November 14, 2011

Chicken Piccata

The sauce on this chicken is fantastic.  In fact, I'd consider just making this sauce again for other dishes.

Yield: 3 servings

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Apple and Pear Flaugnarde

Flaugnarde is a French dessert with fruit and a custard/flan style filling.  But all you really need to know is that it's tasty.  Anyone with modest baking experience should be able to make this.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Chicken Enchiladas

Mexican food is great: easy to make, tasty, and filling.  Try this enchilada recipe and see how easy it is to make restaurant quality Mexican at home.

Yield: 4 servings

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Butter Tarts

These are a classic of Canadian cuisine.  I can remember getting excited when I'd visit Grandma and she'd pull some of these out for us to eat.  One bite and you'll be sold on them.

Yield: 24


Monday, October 24, 2011

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These soft chocolate cookies have a great texture and loads of fudgy goodness.  Plus they look good.

Yield: 3 Dozen Cookies

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Au Gratin Potatoes

This is a classic potato dish that is pretty easy to make.  Cook in a saucepan for 10 minutes, let it bake for a while in the oven, and you've got a fantastic side dish!

Yield: 6 servings

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls rock!  They smell great and taste even better.  You do have to plan ahead a couple hours, but they really aren't difficult to make.

Yield: 15 rolls

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chipotle Pepper Bean Dip

Bean dip is tasty, and it's really pretty easy to make yourself, too.  All you  need is a blender and a few minutes.

Yield: 8 servings

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bread Soup Bowl

Bread bowls are awesome.  They look cool, taste great, and fill you up like nobody's business.  I made these with homemade potato soup, though you could do it with just about any thick soup or stew that you'd like.

Yield: 8 bread bowls

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Honey Walnut Pie

You've got to love walnuts to want to try this recipe.  It's a pretty cool pie, and let's you break away from the traditional pies to try something new.

Yield: 8 servings

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thai Chicken Stirfry

This looks like a daunting dish, but is only an intermediate level to cook.  The cilantro and lime really make a fantastic flavor that is sure to satisfy.

Yield: 6 servings

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Peanut Butter Banana Cups

Everyone knows that bananas and peanut butter taste great together.  But Reese's hasn't yet figured out that they should put bananas in their peanut butter cups...  You can be part of the flavor revolution!

Yield: 50 candies

Monday, September 19, 2011

Heart Cake

I made this cake for a friend's birthday.  It looks cool and tastes just as good.  I cheated and used store-bought frosting, though.  If you want to be adventurous then you could make homemade chocolate frosting.

Yield: 12 servings