Monday, September 29, 2014

Soft and Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies



Treat yourself to a sweet treat with these perfect Soft and Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies! The perfect combination of semi sweet chocolate and sweet white chocolate chips. What is it about cookie dough that is just happiness in a bowl? It's a sort of addiction to just want to eat it! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cranberry Turkey Pinwheels




Are you the person that eats cranberry sauce with their turkey on Thanksgiving? Well then do I have a treat for you!  To me there is nothing better than after dinner sandwiches on Thanksgiving. Mine will usually consist of turkey, cranberry sauce, mayo, salt, and pepper, on a pumpernickel rye.  But since that is pretty much only a once a year thing I give you these. I promise after you give these a try you will want them for breakfast lunch and dinner.  


Friday, September 19, 2014

Apple Fries Fritter Style


I absolutely love these! I will forever have a love for fried foods. How ever I try to stay far away from them. But sometimes things like this pop into my head and all that will power goes away. Everything in moderation right? Just the fact that they are fries makes you feel better about eating a whole fritter.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Chicken Pot Pie Turnovers


My sons favorite thing to eat during the fall is chicken pot pies. I have had some puff pastry staring at me every time I open the freezer so I decided to make these. Yes it really was staring at me. So simple and yummy and no canned cream of anything. Well they were a hit. They were ready for him when he came home from school. Teenage boys are always hungry after school. Heck they  are just always hungry all day every day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Spiced Pepita Bacon Brittle


I am so loving this fall weather we have been having here in NY. two weeks ago it hit 90 and this morning as I write it's 50 and I'm in a sweatshirt. With that being said let's talk fall foods. I don't know about you guys but I am so happy to use the oven and slow cooker again. 
All the amazing flavors and ingredients that go along with fall are oh so inspiring.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Three Cheese Stromboli Rolls


 I make stromboli about once a month. It's requested a lot in our house. Instead of making the traditional bake and slice version I opted for the slice then bake version. I also played with the ingredients a tad bit to change it up considering I make it so much.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Weekly Menu Inspiration From Yahoo! Food Digital Magazine







Did you know about Yahoo! Food's Digital Magazine? If you don't it needs to be on your must read list! The are so many different types of dishes from all over the world and so many amazing sources. In just one glance you will be inspired. That is how this weekly menu plan came to be. 

Yahoo! Food has brought together an all-star team of editors, including Managing Editor Sarah McColl; former Bon Appetit senior web editor, Julia Bainbridge; Rachel Tepper who joined from Huffington Post Food; and Alex Van Buren, who has written for Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Martha Stewart Living.

Yahoo! Food is also partnering with some of the best publishers in the business to bring you their expertise and ideas, including Bon Appetit, Epicurious, Food52, Martha Stewart and more.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dutch Oven Artisan Bread


With fall on the way I am happy to start using my oven again. Strangely enough it has been in the 90's all week here in NY. It was cooler in August. I still have my air conditioning on but can't wait to keep the windows open every day. I have been planning on starting to bake a bit more.  Baking is not one of my stronger suits.  It is something I look forward to working on this fall and winter.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bacon Jalapeno and Cheddar Jack Chicken Strips


With the kids back to school and homework starting I sometimes find myself looking for shortcuts when it comes to making dinner. Some nights we are just so pressed for time. Whether they are pre-made or I made them and froze them, I always have chicken tenders or nuggets on hand in the freezer.  I always try to make my own and freeze them but sometimes the frozen bag has to work. They really do make life easier sometimes.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Perfect Tuna Mac Salad



And so it is the official end of summer. How ever being that we live just a few blocks from the ocean I will plant my butt in that sand until it gets to cold to do so! The kids start school tomorrow! Ahh oh so bittersweet it is for me. I will miss them but I will love the piece and quiet as well. I just love macaroni salad. This has all the traditional fixings, pasta, dressing, pepper, onion, carrot and tomato.