French Onion Chicken

I’m always looking for new ways to make chicken thighs.  My husband (P) loves them because they are so flavorful but I’m more of a white meat girl.  But since chicken thigh are cost effective and so healthy, I’m always looking for a way to dress them up into something I love.  Well, I totally found it in this recipe for French Onion Chicken.  If you like chicken, and you…

Crave Case

White Castle Crave Case – it’s one of those things that sounds equally delicious and gross to me.  But I didn’t grow up eating White Castle.  I’ve actually only had it once and it didn’t leave a lasting impression except that Crave Case literally looked liked a briefcase of mini burgers.  And that was fun to share with the group I was with.  Well, I was trying to decide on…

Marshmallows

Every winter I tell myself that I’m going to make homemade marshmallows.  This year after watching Ina Garten make them, I realized they are much easier than I thought and while waiting for my cookie dough to chill, I got started.  They have to sit and set up overnight but they are sure worth it.  The perfect topping for hot cocoa on a cold winter day (I promise it will get cold…

Cookies for Santa

Merry Christmas everyone! I’m in full swing Christmas mode.  Wrapping presents in front of a fire, trimming the tree and baking Christmas cookies.  This year all I wanted were Classic Butter Cookies.  I decided I could make a few different varieties with one basic cookie dough.  I know, I’m so Basic 🙂  So I decided on Almond Bombs, Chocolate dippers with sprinkles or almond sugar dust and jam sandwiches with big fat…

Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Here is a super easy Chocoloate Ganache Recipe for decorating cookies or dipping fruit.   Typically ganache is made with heavy cream and maybe some butter, but when making it for a garnish I like to use a lighter version that’s really easy (microwave not double boiler).  If you have leftover, when ganache is nearly solid (cold), it can be rolled to make truffles. My mom used to make them for Christmas…

How to Paint Tile

When we moved into our house, we knew there would be a few projects we could tackle right away, but there would also be some projects that would have to wait, like for a few years.  The kitchen is a project that is going to wait a few years.  But in the meantime, it needed a little mini makeover.  Like just a little make up to fix the blemish staring…

Salted Caramel Mocha

Last week I had a great week at work, but a few of the days were really tough to get through.  With the sun basically setting before I’ve left my office even though it’s not late, I left one day feeling like a needed a sweet little pick me up.  So I stopped at Starbucks and asked for something just a little sweet and very delicious.  It was delicious and…

Painted Lamp Shade

So I’ve discovered spray paint. And it’s the best invention ever. I don’t know why I haven’t been playing around with it for years but now that I have, I’m obsessed….and I have gold spray paint. And I love it. Cue my painted lamp shade project. You know when you first move out of your parents house and you’ve stolen all the lamps that were in your room, but you…

Fall Three Layer Cake

If you’re looking for a decadent dessert for Thanksgiving that isn’t pie – maybe this Fall Three Layer Pumpkin Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting is exactly what you’re looking for.  When my 10-year-old nephew tried it – he looked up at me very seriously and said “What the heck?” “Huh?” I responded. “What the heck is in this that makes it so good?” He was my favorite nephew that day 🙂…

Salted Caramel

Here’s a super quick and easy recipe for making your own salted caramel.  Don’t worry no special candy thermometer needed.  Just a stove, small sauce pan,15 minutes, and 5 ingredients. This is a great topping for ice cream, cheese cake, apple roses (I’ve done all three in the last two weeks) and a great ingredient in making your own Salted Caramel Mocha and Salted Caramel Frosting [recipes coming soon]. Salted…