It’s almost Christmas and I have been taking advantage of this excuse to bake (and eat…) cookies any chance I can get! These cookies aren’t your traditional Christmas cookie in any way, but they just might have to become an annual tradition in my home. They start with a butterscotch pudding dough and are loaded with milk chocolate toffee bits and peanut butter chips.
Let’s talk about sandwiches. What’s your favorite kind? I’m a big fan of anything super cheesy (grilled cheese sandwiches are high on my list) on a good bread. This sandwich has moved to the top of my list, too. It has this smoky kalua pork, Monterey jack cheese , an easy BBQ spread, and lots of caramelized onions—all atop a sweet Hawaiian bun.
It finally feels like fall in southern California. That means cooler temperatures, rainy days, and soup! With the addition of Italian chicken sausage and a little bit of rice, this soup is warm and comforting but manages to be healthy, too. It’s the perfect dinner to make after indulging on rich, heavy foods at Thanksgiving (and again and again with leftovers for days afterwards)!
It’s time for more pumpkin (thank goodness). This time it’s pie! This pie is made with a gluten-free oatmeal cookie crust and a heavenly white chocolate cinnamon drizzle. Usually I like about 20 spoonfuls of whipped cream on my pumpkin pie, but I decided that, with this cookie-crusted pie, some drizzled white chocolate might be amazing. It was. That’s not to say we didn’t have a few slices of this pie with both white chocolate AND 20 spoonfuls of whipped cream… Read more
Are these baked potatoes? Are they potato skins? Who cares! These potatoes are a fun and easy twist on pizza night that everyone will love. I already had most of the ingredients for these in my kitchen and they turned out to be the perfect easy, cheesy, Friday night dinner. Read more
These crispy treats were a big hit at a little BBQ my husband and I hosted at our house a couple of weekends ago. It’s probably because I have never met someone who doesn’t like rice crispy treats (I hope I never will!), and when you pair them with salted caramel and toasted marshmallows, they become dangerously addictive.
How do you feel about pumpkin bread? I like regular ol’ pumpkin bread just fine, but I always seem to want to smear something on it or to, perhaps, dip it in something. This bread, with its Biscoff layers and sugary, crunchy crust on top, is my perfect pumpkin bread. All I need with it is a nice cold glass of milk.
Sometimes I’m in the mood for a salad but I want something a little bit carb-y with it. Other times I want enchiladas, but don’t necessarily want the beans and rice that come with them. Cheesy, saucy enchiladas are high up there on my list of favorite Mexican foods. I like to tell myself that putting them atop a salad makes them a little bit healthier. This salad is the perfect mix of naughty and nice.
I am ashamed to say that I had never made corn tortillas until a few months ago. To be honest, corn tortillas are usually fine but I would rather eat flour tortillas; corn tortillas can sometimes be dry and bland. I have typically seen them as just a vehicle for taco filling or as something to be cut and fried into chips. Homemade corn tortillas don’t even feel like the same food. I ate more than a few of them warm from the griddle with just a sprinkle of salt or a splash of salsa.
Puppy chow (or muddy buddies) is a pretty awesome dessert made by covering Chex cereal in chocolate, butter, and peanut butter, and then powdered sugar. They are stupidly easy to make and so addictive! The original recipe is delicious, but this version starts with Chocolate Chex instead of plain Chex, has more chocolate (obviously), and cocoa powder mixed in with the powdered sugar. Of course, I also brought back the Dark Chocolate M&Ms for an added crunch. This isn’t the prettiest dessert ever, but it won’t matter when you realize you have eaten it all before anyone else even gets to see it.