2011

the BEST cheesecake EVER in the history of cheesecake

i have this friend Pam. she took me to africa with her....we text everyday...she makes so much good food it's unreal. she made this ch...

Vanilla Crepes

When I was a little girl, my mother would always make us crepes on Sundays. I also loved the smell of vanilla when my mother would ma...

Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

My mom has always made this for us on Christmas morning, and since we only have it once a year it makes it even more good. It is so d...

Lemon Cake

Ruffles! I saw this frosting technique on sweetapolita and had to try it. I think the end of my piping tip was a bit too even – ...

Mexican Casserole - 6.5 Weight Watcher Points

A full flavored Mexican casserole that will not leave you feeling hungry and the leftovers are great for freezing and eating later....

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Trifle

There’s nothing trifling about this dessert that has it all: peanut butter, cookies and creamy chocolate pudding.  Peanut B...

Strawberry & Cream Angel Cake

Juicy ripe strawberries and luscious creamy filling are layered between airy angel food cake :) Strawberry & Cream Angel Ca...

Creamy White Chicken & Artichoke Lasagna

You may never make regular lasagna again after trying this one—with shredded chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes in a rich, cr...

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

The idea is that it's a salty caramel dessert. But, everyone has a different level of salt tolerance. So, here's my suggest...

Chocolate Dipped, Amaretto Soaked, Pound Cake Bars

I had this recipe kind of floating around in my head for awhile.  A few weeks back, I was sipping on a glass of amaretto and ponderin...

Cotton Soft Japanese Cheesecake

A couple of my friends brought this beautiful cake to my office. I was intrigued and asked them what type of cake it was. They told...

Princess Pie

Try this dessert with any pudding flavor and omit the coconut and replace it with something complementary....like chopped nuts wi...

Taco Macaroni and Cheese

I must say, this mac and cheese was quite delicious, and definitely tastier than the made-from-a-box versions we ate so many year...

Slowcooker Pork Chops

I found this recipe at Eat Cake for Dinner .  I love every recipe I have made from that blog! These were so easy and were very tasty! C...

Nutty Caramel Bars

I love when desserts only have a few ingredients, take a few minutes to make and taste amazing!  These Nutty Caramel Bars fit tha...

Peanut Butter Candy Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Candy Cheesecake Servings: Makes 1 (10-inch) cheesecake Ingredients: Crust: 1 1/2 cups crushed chocol...

Lemon Drop Cookies

These cookies have pretty much made me famous. OK, so not famous. I mean, it isn't even my recipe. But, they are by far the c...

Orange Dressing with Orange Strawberry Salad

This dressing came to me from my sister, she got it from a friend. I have been hearing about this dressing for a while and was happ...

Mexican Chicken Casserole

This is an adaptation of a cooking light recipe found on pinterest. I didn’t change a lot of ingredients, but pared down the prep. I ...

Skinny Banana Cookies

I found these little babies on Pinterest and I was a little hesitant to make them. They only require 3 ingredients and they are ...

Pineapple Coconut Bundt Cake

It may not be as good as a trip to Hawaii, but this cake is the next best thing!  It is so moist and flavorful you'll forget your...

Spicy Cilantro Garlic Shrimp

I love the idea of grilling shrimp, but on most days it can be a little tricky. This recipe is no mess, no skewers, all in a conv...

Cakey Lemon Bar “Brownies”

Lemon brownies?  Yes. Thick, cakey lemon squares the density and texture of a chocolate brownie. I'm so serious. This is ...

Chicken Spaghetti

This is a great, comfort dish. My sister gave me the recipe and I tweaked it to fit my family's taste. My friends also request ...

How to Make Ciabatta Rolls and Loaves at Home

Who doesn't love a good ciabatta roll? There's the crust that is first crisp, then chewy. And then that soft spongy crumb w...

Chicken and Artichokes in Wine Sauce

This recipe is so deceptively simple, you would never guess it is so quick. The wine in the sauce binds the dish together and elevate...

Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice

If you've ever attempted your favorite Mexican restaurant's rice at home and failed, raise your hand. Well you can put it down now,...