Silver Dollar Pancakes

This recipe was inspired by a recipe on www.veganyumyum.com.  You can certainly make these pancakes Vegan, but since I didn’t have quite all the ingredients she used, I substitutued the soy milk for skim milk and used regular all purpose flour instead of using the spelt flour she used.  Either way, I think they turned out…

Italian Turkey Soup

 I hope everyone had a great day yesterday!  My first Thanksgiving meal went perfectly!  I didn’t overcook the bird, my mashed potatoes turned out great, my husband made an awesome stuffing, and we had a great time!  Now, what to do with the leftovers!  I have a lot of turkey leftover, so I am going…

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am in the process of making my first Thanksgiving Dinner today!  So far, so good.  Every year since I have gotten married, either my family goes to my Mom’s house and she cooks, or we go to my husbands side of the family.  This year, its just my kids and my husband and I…

Enchilada Crockpot Casserole

When I got home from work last night, I made a totally deluxe dinner of a huge stir fry with lots of veggies and homemade won-tons which my sister had made the other day which inspired me.  It took me like 1 1/2 hours to do everything, but I loved every minute of it.  I’ll…

Asian Lettuce Wraps

If you ever get a chance to go to P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, get the Asian Lettuce Wraps!  They are phenomenal.  The architecture firm I work at does the architecture/interior design for all the P.F. Chang’s around the country, and I’ve gotten to go there a few times because of that.  I tried to recreate…

Muffin of the Week – Pumpkin Date Muffins

Its been a while since I made muffins, so I thought this would be a great way to start out the week.  I love pumpkin and especially around Thanksgiving, its such a great thing to add to so many holiday dishes.  I am going to make these for Thanksgiving morning, just something light to tide…

Yummy Meatballs with chili sauce

Yesterday at my office, we had our annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck.  It’s a great day, a few people bring in grills and grill out in our parking lot (although it was 20 degrees yesterday!) and everyone brings in a dish, or desert, or appetizer or drinks.  There are 60 people in my office, so you…

Some new ideas

Thanks to my brother Charlie (www.backtothefridge.com) who posted on Megan’s site today (www.megansmunchies.blogspot.com) he made a recipe our Dad made growing up (Pumpkin chocolate chip bread) and used a new tool to figure out the calories that I never used before.  It’s a recipe analysis where you can put all the ingredients used in a recipe and put in…

Pistachio crusted chicken with creamy red pepper sauce

This is another favorite item I was talking about yesterday from Cucina Paradiso, a restaurant by my office.  It may sound weird, but the combo of the crust and the dipping sauce is outstanding.  This is my first attempt at making it. I am just guessing on the ingredients.  I am using my sister’s creamy red…

Rustic salad

There is a restaurant by my office called Cucina Paradiso and they make the BEST salad ever called the Rustic Salad.  I could eat plates of it and never get tired of it, and I could also drink the balsamic vinaigrette that comes with it, I love it so much.  I recreated the recipe at home and…