Lasagna in loaf pans

A few weeks ago my Pyrex 13×9 inch glass dish shattered on top of my stove. I had cooked something on the burner and I knew the burner was hot, but I figured you could bake something in the glass dish, so it could withstand any heat leftover….but I was wrong. After a minute on…

Halloween Cooking Contest

This year my office brought back something we haven’t done in several years….a cooking contest!! Of course I was super excited and we decided to have a Halloween/Fall cooking contest. You could made whatever you wanted and whichever was the office favorite wins a $20.00 Starbucks gift card! Their were 8 entries this year. I…

Finding a treasure….

My Mom gave me a great gift yesterday! When she handed it to me, I was a little confused at first…. For a second, I was going to say “Are you giving me a bible!?” But then I opened it up. It’s a recipe scrapbook! Someone donated to a club she belongs to. They are…

What’s the difference between canned Tomatoes??

I kept wondering this question when I am at the store. I make homemade pasta sauce pretty much every week. Sometimes I buy whole tomatoes, sometimes pureed, sometimes crushed, why so many varieties, and what should you buy for what you are making? So, I did a little research and here’s what I found out:…

Pumpkin/banana bread + awesome salsa

This recipe I got from The Cooking Club of America. To be honest, I didn’t play around with it too much to try to make it less calories, I made it as is, and tried to keep the portion I ate smaller! This bread is delicious and moist. And of course if I had chocolate…

Williams-Sonoma White bean soup

I get the monthly catalog from Williams-Sonoma and I love drooling over all the fancy gadgets and pans. PLUS, they always showcase a handful of recipes. When I read the recipe for this, the one thing that stuck out is that you can easily make this in under a half hour, and you don’t need…

Roasted Tri-Color Pepper Soup

Over the weekend, I bought this really cute bag of mini peppers for only $2.49! I used about less than half for this soup recipe. I knew I was going to make the soup, but when I made the cauliflower gratin yesterday, right before I was about to drain the liquid I cooked the purple…

Healthy vending machine saved the day! + Lea & Perrins Coupons!

For those of you who don’t know, over the summer we got a healthy vending machine in our office. I know some of you are thinking, is there such a thing? Well, there is, and in the Chicago land area, it’s called Healthy U Vending. It was my idea to get the vending machine, since…

Egg/turkey bacon stuffed potato

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had a great Sunday with my daughter at a pumpkin farm. It was also going to be apple picking, but all the apples were picked, so my vision of making apple pies, and things with apples was foiled! Oh well, the girls had great fun, and they…