• Nutella Snowball Cookie

    Nutella Snowballs

    It’s my last day of work for 2018! It’s crazy how fast this year has gone by and I can’t believe Christmas is just days away. If you’ve been following me for a while then you know every year my mom and I make a ton of Christmas cookies. And I’m not exaggerating. We make hundreds of cookies and all different kinds! There are some that we make every year like sugar cookies, apricot cookies, rugelach, etc. and some we make some years and not others depending on what we’re in the mood to make. Usually every year we try out a new cookie too and this year I wanted…

  • Rainbow Cookie

    Rainbow Cookies

    I can’t believe Christmas is a week away! Have you finished your shopping? I think I’m done. Hopefully I won’t realize this weekend that I forgot someone. I still need to do some wrapping, but that’s about it. I think. Anyway, my next two or three food posts are good for the holidays. The rainbow cookies I’m sharing today are a favorite of mine. Unfortunately, I don’t have the exact recipe on me as I type this so I can’t give you exact measurements, but you can find recipes all over the internet. I’m still sharing this post despite not having the recipe on hand at the moment because Christmas…

  • Harry Potter Sugar Cookies

    Harry Potter Sugar Cookies

    So remember when I bought the Star Wars pancake molds from Williams-Sonoma? When I bought those I also bought Harry Potter cookie cutters. I’ve had a lot more success with the cookie cutters than with the pancake molds so far! For Thanksgiving I made a batch of sugar cookies with the cookie cutters. I decorated them with sprinkles in the colors of the Hogwarts houses. I know they’re not exactly the right shades of colors, but it’s the best I could do with supermarket sprinkles! With the exception of a couple of cookies where the imprint didn’t come out as deep and clear, they came out really good! I love…

  • String Bean & Beet Salad

    String Bean & Beet Salad

    I think I’ve mentioned it on here before but I love beets and I haven’t always loved them. In fact, for a long time I wanted to like them and just didn’t. I’d see them at places like buffets and always think to myself – they look good I wish I liked them. I’d always try them again just in case my taste buds changed and I just couldn’t get in to them. Then suddenly a few years ago I tried them again in a salad and there was no turning back. I mostly eat them in salads or sometimes alone with just some feta. For today’s post I’m sharing a…

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    November 2018 Favorites

    It’s the last day of November! How?! I felt like it was the beginning of November when Thanksgiving was around the corner and now we’re at the very end. As usual, I’ve rounded up some things I loved this month that made it into my monthly favorites. First up, I know everyone goes crazy for the Starbucks holiday cups but they really are so pretty. Here are shots of 2 of the designs. They just make me happy! Speaking about holiday, I put up my Christmas tree the weekend before Thanksgiving. Usually I wait until the day after but I was busy all Thanksgiving weekend so I did it early. I…

  • Food

    4 Winter Recipes To Keep You Warm

    During the winter months, we all want to eat warm and comforting food that helps us to fight off the cold weather. It is also important to eat meat during the winter period. This is because it contains a high amount of protein, which causes the greatest increase in heat production in the body. The scientific term for this is ‘specific dynamic action’, but in basic terms, it means that meat is the best food to consume if you want to keep warm. So let’s take a look at some of the best recipes for the cold months ahead… Pot Au Feu Pot Au Feu is a comforting dish.…

  • Slow Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon

    Slow Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon

    I love a good slow cooker recipe any time of the year, but especially during the colder/winter months because slow cooker recipes are usually heartier. Last winter I made a slow cooker boeuf bourguignon and it was so good! I didn’t get a chance to share it last winter on here so I’m sharing it now since we are just at the start of the cold weather. I don’t remember which recipe/website I followed when I made this last winter and it’s driving me crazy that I can’t find it saved on my Pinterest or in my bookmarks. This one seems like the closest to what I made except it’s not…

  • The Elevated Cook - Chicken Hook

    Chicken Hook

    At my new townhouse I’m spending a lot of time cooking, but one thing I haven’t made – nor do I plan to – is a whole chicken. Although roast chicken is one of my favorite foods, there’s just no way I could eat a whole chicken so I would never make one for myself. But, like I said roast chicken is one of my favorites, and so when The Elevated Cook sent me their Chicken Hook I knew I had to bring it over to my parents’ house so that we could enjoy some chicken together. The Chicken hook is made of top-grade stainless steel and due to it’s suspension…

  • Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Now that we’re really in the middle of fall and the temperatures are dropping, it’s the perfect time to break out the hot dips. Buffalo chicken dip is so good and I love spreading some on to slices of bread and enjoy. I use the Frank’s Red Hot recipe except I cut it in half and use cheddar instead of bleu cheese. The Frank’s Red hot recipe for the dip is pretty easy. You need shredded chicken, cream cheese, Frank’s Red Hot, Ranch dressing, and cheese. As I said above, I used shredded cheddar instead of bleu cheese crumbles. Combine all the ingredients and put it into a baking dish. Bake…

  • Bruschetta Chicken

    Bruschetta Chicken

    I love bruschetta and I love when Italian restaurants give bruschetta out along with the bread basket. So good! As much as I love classic bruschetta, bruschetta chicken is delicious too. Coincidentally, I had been looking at this bruschetta chicken recipe (here) when I was sent two generous sized wedges of parmigiano reggiano and this recipe calls for freshly shaved parmigiano reggiano. I followed the above recipe as its written. I made my own balsamic glaze using the directions in the recipe and the chicken turned out so good! Click on the link above for the exact recipe and scroll through my photos below for the step-by-step process! First, I…