From My Kitchen

One particularly busy week I decided to share one of my favorite recipes on the blog instead of writing something. It was a post borne out of laziness, but it turned out to be very popular and brought requests for more, so I gladly obliged.

I'm not a chef. I just love good food. These are just recipes I've collected over the years that my family likes. Some of them I've modified, but if I haven't and I know where I originally got it, I give credit where credit is due.

Now that we're dealing with a special wheat-free, soy-free, dairy-free diet for Sam, you'll find some recipes marked as WF/SF/DF.

I come from a long line of women who love to feed people. My maternal grandmother famously wouldn't even let the UPS guy come to her door without giving him a cookie or two. So, thanks for coming to my kitchen. I'm very happy to have you here.


Hot Cranberry Cider
Sparkling Margaritas

Baked Tortilla Chips
Fresh Tomato Bruschetta
Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Mango Salsa
Soft Pretzels with Cheese Dip
Strawberry Salsa
Stuffed Mushrooms with Smoked Gouda

Main Dishes
Alfredo Sauce
Asparagus and Sausage Risotto
Best-Ever Barbecue Ribs
Biscuit Stuffing Atop Chops
Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Roast
Creamy Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Greek Chicken Salad
Ham and Cheese Biscuits
Ham and Potato Strata
Honey-Sauced Chicken
Honey-Sesame Grilled Shrimp
Italian Beef
Mambo Marinade
One-crust Chicken Pot Pie
Pancakes (WF/SF/DF)
Paper Bag Chicken
Penne with Asparagus, Spinach and Bacon
Pork Tenderloin Rafael
Southwestern Avocado Chicken Wrap
Spanish Omelette
Steak Bites (from The Pioneer Woman)
Super Sloppy Joes
Trippin' Mama's Italian Chicken
White Chicken Chili

Soups and Stews
Cream of Tomato Soup
Knephla Soup
Taco Soup
Tortilla Soup
Wild Rice Soup

Balsamic Brown Butter Asparagus
Cranberry Coleslaw
Crash Hot Potatoes (from The Pioneer Woman)
Fresh Vegetable Salad
Fruit and Broccoli Slaw
Roasted Asparagus
Vinegar Coleslaw

Desserts and Candy
Blueberry Buckle (Coffeecake)
Butter and Jam Thumbprints
Caramel-filled Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate-covered Toffee
Chocolate Popcorn Chews (WF/SF/DF)
Chocolate Trifle
Cookie Dough Brownies
Cornflake Cookies
Crockpot Chocolates
Flourless Chocolate Souffle Cupcakes (WF/SF/DF)
Gingerbread Carmels
Lemon Blueberry Cheese Tart
Milk Dud Popcorn
Mock Turtles
Molasses Cookies
Never-fail Pie Crust
Oatmeal Carmelitas
Oreo Brownies
Oreo Truffles
Peppermint Meringues
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Summer Berry Medley
Turtle Cake
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
Walnut Crescents
Whitehouse Cookies