Ooey, gooey, delicious Blondies!

Blondies are one of my favorite go-to desserts. Not only are they delicious and versatile, but they are easy to make. I found this recipe a few years ago and have been using it ever since. Instead of adding in nuts, I add in cinnamon chips. And I use parchment paper to line the pan…

Apples, Apples, everywhere!

Every time we move from one season to the next, I get very excited. Each season brings its bounty, and fall is no exception. Apples are abundant at this time of year and one of my favorite fruits to bake with. I bought all of the apples used in these recipes at our local farm…

Stuffed Grapeleaves

Every once in a while, I get the urge to make stuffed grapeleaves (dolmades), usually for a holiday or other special occasion. Part of my family is of Greek descent, so these were a mainstay of holidays and big family get-togethers throughout my childhood. Once I moved away from home, I learned to make them…

Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs are one of my favorite foods to eat. Finding a good place to get  ribs nearby is difficult, so I wanted to learn how to do my own. I was reading through a magazine and saw a simple recipe and thought I would try it out. They turned out well the first…

Labor Day Weekend… Labors in the Kitchen

It’s labor day weekend, hooray for an extra day off! I decided to make some tasty meals to augment our relaxation time. First up, Beef Barbacoa in the slow cooker.  I use a recipe from www.kitchn.com that has turned out well for me before. I usually don’t quite follow a recipe word-for-word, sometimes out of laziness,…