Friday, June 24, 2011

Snickers Cheesecake

snickers cheesecake

Do you have a favorite combination of foods or food/drink that everyone finds a bit strange?  You know, mac & cheese, PB&J, spaghetti and meatballs…they all go together.  Something like pickles and ketchup? French fries and gravy? Anything like that? I feel like Dr. Pepper and Snickers just go...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tips and Tools: Cooking and Baking Oils


I received a question asking the difference between various cooking oils and when to use each.  I typically keep olive oil, canola oil, sunflower oil and sesame seed oil on hand all of the time.  I did a little research and found some very useful information! I have learned...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Boneless Buffalo Chicken “Wings”

buffalo chicken wings

I think I’ve mentioned a time or two that my husband loves all things spicy.  Frank’s, Sriracha, Tabasco, and a whole host of other hot sauces are always on-hand at our house.  I do like spicy food but not like Paul.  We both have pretty varying ideas on what...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Homemade Chili & Taco Seasoning Mixes

Homemade Chili Seasoning

Weeknight dinners are made quickly and simply with packaged meals and seasoning packets.  But wait!  Have you looked at the ingredient lists on those packages?  Don’t get me wrong, I love some help from the grocery store every now and then but I also love knowing that I treating...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Classic Chicken Salad


I’m sure you have certain meals at your house that you consider to be staples.  This is one at our house.  I am in love with rotisserie chickens from Sam’s. They are so affordable, fall-off-the-bone tender and seasoned so well.  For just the two of us, the meat alone...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

corn black bean salsa

It’s definitely summer in Kansas City!  The humidity has arrived, the sun is shining and the grills are fired up!  I love all of the fresh vegetables that are available all over.  The bright colors and flavors make me happy! I’m sure you have many gatherings, parties and cookouts...