Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken, Gate’s Style

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‘ It’s (finally) spring-time in Kansas City and that means a few things: it’s 6:30 p.m., the sun is still shining and the birds are still chirping.  Also, Worlds of Fun opens in a couple of weeks.  It also means that BBQ grills are ready to go for the...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf

I think I mentioned a while back that I was on a ground turkey kick.  I meant it.  I’ve been making turkey meatloaf for a while now.  It’s comforting.  And who doesn’t love comfort food?  I do.  And when I can make it a little healthier, I like it...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cream Cheese Mints

Cream Cheese Mints

Still counting down, 35 days to go!  I can’t believe how close the big day is getting and even more, I can’t believe how calm I am!  I spent some time in the kitchen today with my mom, sister and two nephews.  We filled our day making cake, cupcakes, sugar cookies...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

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It seems like there are a lot of doughnut and doughnut muffin recipes making their way around the blog world.  I don’t know about you but I swore off doughnuts a long time ago.  I remember after morning cheerleading practices in high school, everyone would jump into a car,...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cookies

Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cookies

Do you ever buy too many bananas to ensure that you’ll have some that are over-ripe to bake with?  Yeah, I don’t do that either…just wondering!  Anyway, I just happened to have about eight over-ripe bananas last week and couldn’t decide what to do with them.  Really, the options...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Edamame Risotto

Edamame Risotto

Time for another (mostly) healthy post!  Risotto has become a go-to meal for me.  Here’s why: the ingredients are pretty basic so I always have them on-hand;  it’s super filling and makes a big batch which equals leftovers; I thoroughly enjoy cooking it; and lastly, wine is an ingredient! ...