Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Update with a correction: In the recipe, I accidentally forgot to include the whole jalapeno pepper that I simmered with the sauce. It will be good without it, but it’s great with it. I have modified the recipe to reflect the correction. This plate of Chicken Tikka Masala (because that’s what it is) represents a [Read On]

Snickerdoodle Cake with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream

This Snickerdoodle Cake is something special folks. A towering four layer Snickerdoodle cake made with cinnamon, vanilla, and butter is generously iced with a rich Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting Recipe for a cake that is the stuff of dreams. Make no mistake. This one is indulgent and it is worth it! Here is the [Read On]

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

  It is no secret that I am a big proponent of making things that many folks buy at the store. From the common (potato chips, bread, ice cream, laundry detergent) to the hard-or-impossible-to-find (furikake, candied jalapenos, game stock), home kitchen alchemy can do it if it’s worth having or doing. Sometimes my efforts earn [Read On]

Spinach Bacon Cheddar Munchy Cakes

My name is Mrs. Bacon Onion Cheddar-Spinach, but you can call me Mrs. Spinach. I loved spinach so much that I married it. Er, not really, but you get the point. Spinach. Sigh. This is a bittersweet story. For years, I didn’t cook spinach as much as I’d like because my kids -most of ‘em [Read On]

Fancy-Pants Bacon Jam, Spinach, Egg and Asiago Breakfast Pizza

Updated 8/19/11: Winner announced below the contest rules! Sometimes you just know something is going to be good. Sometimes you have to pat yourself on the back. Today’s lunch was one of those moments. While digging madly through the cupboards to find fast lunch ideas for my already starved* children, I realized I was out [Read On]

Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Yesterday I posted a supercool giveaway along with a delicious recipe that apparently scared the knickers off of many readers with the length of the ingredient list. Never let it be said I don’t listen. Today? We have a four ingredient recipe that’ll leave your undies intact and knock your socks off. We’re talking about [Read On]

Korean Style Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Wraps

A couple months ago I was contacted by Back To The Roots, a company that sells grow-your-own-gourmet-mushroom kits using composted coffee grounds. Before I even got two sentences into the email from them I had hit reply with a message that went something like this: “Yes! Whatever you’re asking me, yes! I love mushrooms. LOVE [Read On]

General Tso’s Chicken

I love chicken. I love Chinese food. I love Chinese chicken dishes. I really, really do. It’s a matter of garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil.  There’s just something about that combination that makes me weak. The heady, nutty scent of toasted sesame oil with the pungent garlic and spicy ginger and the umami [Read On]