The Perfect Omelet

The Perfect Omelet

  I saw a recent episode of Barefoot Contessa in which Ina made this recipe, and it looked absolutely delicious (as most of her recipes do!), so I bookmarked it. Since I was just...

Soft Pretzels: Part II

Soft Pretzels: Part II

  Ahh, the beloved soft pretzel. Before this past winter I didn’t realize that making them at home was so relatively easy. Sure, it takes some time with the rising and the baking soda...

World Bread Day ’07 ~ Brown Sugar Raisin Bread

World Bread Day ’07 ~ Brown Sugar Raisin Bread

  I am probably the last person that needs a reason to bake a loaf of bread, but since today, October 16th, is World Bread Day, I figured it was a perfect day to...

Sweet Dinner Rolls

Sweet Dinner Rolls

What goes better with a big bowl of warm beef stew, than a soft and sweet roll fresh from the oven? Since work was a little slower yesterday I took advantage of the extra...

September Daring Bakers: The Cinnamon Roll

September Daring Bakers: The Cinnamon Roll

This was my first challenge as a member of the Daring Bakers group and I was excited to tackle it! To be completely honest, I was overwhelmingly relieved that my first challenge appeared to...

A Non-Traditional Take on Chili

A Non-Traditional Take on Chili

There are a million different versions of chili and most people have their tried and true favorite. I typically don’t like very spicy dishes, so this chili recipe that my mom passed along to...

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been eating a lot of oatmeal with apples and raisins for breakfast in the mornings and as a result, I’ve been craving oatmeal raisin cookies. I haven’t made these in years, and...

Hershey's Best Brownies - A quick and easy one-bowl brownie recipe that produces dense and fudge-like brownies.

Hershey’s Best Brownies

A quick and easy one-bowl brownie recipe that produces dense and fudge-like brownies. Perfect for a quick chocolate fix!

Beef Mushroom Barley Soup

Beef Mushroom Barley Soup

The weekly soup continues with a recipe for Beef Mushroom Barley soup, adapted from Elly. I couldn’t believe how fabulous this soup turned out. The flavor was amazing, the meat perfectly tender and it...

Chocolate Rum Cheesecake

Chocolate Rum Cheesecake

My first inclination when thinking about the type of dessert to make for our classic Italian dinner was a cheesecake. I couldn’t decide between a plain cheesecake with a fruit topping, a filling of...