trail mix cookies

Trail Mix Cookies

In Cookies, Treats On August 6, 2012 2 Comments

Happy Monday folks! I’ve got some great recipes in store for the week but figured you might like something sweet to start your week. My Joy the Baker… Read More »


Recipe Roundup: Tomatoes

In Recipe Roundup On August 3, 2012 0 Comments

  Alright, I’m back. Sort of. I spent this week on the west side of Michigan for work and so I’ve been unable to cook as usual! I’ve… Read More »

potato salad

Cold Fashioned Potato Salad

In Salad On July 31, 2012 0 Comments

Let’s keep with the picnic side-theme this week. Up today: Cold Fashioned Potato Salad. Potato salad is a picnic favorite of mine, however, my problem is that I… Read More »

black bean and corn salad

Black Bean & Corn Salad

In Grilling, Sides, Southwest On July 30, 2012 0 Comments

Happy Monday everyone! I can’t believe that it’s nearly August. I’m trying to make the most of the rest of this summer and continue to grill out as… Read More »

almond joy bars

Almond Joy Bars

In Chocolate, Treats On July 27, 2012 2 Comments

The commercial for Almond Joy is playing in my head…Almond Joy’s got nuts…Mounds don’t. Mounds makes me think there would be a mound of almonds. I never understood… Read More »

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos

In Poultry, Southwest On July 25, 2012 1 Comment

I was so excited to return Taco Tuesday this week. I’ve been eying up this recipe for Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos for a while now but they seemed… Read More »

Orzo with Chicken and Asiago

Orzo with Chicken and Asiago

In Italian, Pasta, Poultry On July 24, 2012 0 Comments

Here’s a quick little recipe that makes a great, complete meal: Orzo with Chicken and Asiago. As usual, I made a few alterations to the printed recipe to… Read More »


Festa Italiana

In Italian, Travels On July 23, 2012 2 Comments

Alright Monday. What do you have for me? The weekend was great, as usual. Summers in Milwaukee are filled with festivals galore…which means food. Lots of food. We… Read More »

Key lime pie

Key Lime Pie

In Bakery, Treats On July 20, 2012 2 Comments

I’m raising a glass this Friday to my favorite pie: Key Lime. If this pie is on a restaurant menu, you can guarantee I’m ordering it. It also… Read More »

grilled pork tenderloin sandwich

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

In Grilling, Pork, Sandwiches On July 19, 2012 0 Comments

Following my BBQ overload a few weeks back I thought I would be swearing off BBQ of any kind for the next month. Apparently not. I’ve been secretly… Read More »


Steamed Mussels

In Seafood On July 18, 2012 0 Comments

When I talk about my blog with strangers I find many people asking me how I have time to maintain it. I tell you what, it’s time consuming… Read More »

Italian Meatball Burger

Italian Meatball Burgers

In Beef, Burgers, Poultry On July 17, 2012 0 Comments

I’m back at it this week and my kitchen is in full-on cooking mode. I came across this recipe for Italian Meatball Burgers from Cooking Light and had… Read More »


Happy Friday!

In Cake On July 13, 2012 0 Comments

It’s finally here, folks…Friday. Thankfully after this weekend life will begin to slow down and I can get back to cooking and baking for you. There’s no ‘real’… Read More »


Let them eat cake!

In Cake, Recipe Roundup, Treats On July 12, 2012 0 Comments

Pinterest is so dangerous. I sort through the hundreds of postings showing beautiful food and dessert postings only to find myself licking my lips by the end. I’ve… Read More »

turkey burger

Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cheddar and Smoky Aioli

In Burgers, Grilling, Poultry On July 11, 2012 0 Comments

Let’s talk about paprika for a minute. Paprika comes from a wide variety of places ranging in color from deep reds to oranges. It can be sweet, it… Read More »

fiesta chicken

Grilled Fiesta Chicken

In Grilling, Healthy, Poultry, Southwest On July 10, 2012 1 Comment

After eating an overdose of BBQ last week I’m trying to be a bit healthier this week. Unfortunately I’m really bored of just grilled chicken with asparagus so… Read More »

chocolate chip bundt cake

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

In Chocolate, Treats On July 9, 2012 1 Comment

Alright, I know, I know. I’ve been gone and you missed me. Things have been a little bit hectic over here. Aside from my vacation last week and… Read More »

Gus's Fried Chicken

Review: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

In Reviews On July 6, 2012 0 Comments

I know, I know…It’s been a slow week here at the blog. I returned from Memphis on Wednesday and have been busy ever since. I’m guessing most people… Read More »

cheesecake squares

Red, White & Blue Roundup

In Bakery, Cake, Cookies, Fruit, Recipe Roundup On June 29, 2012 0 Comments

It’s time to break out the sparklers and get ready for the picnics! I really love the 4th of July celebrations every year. The food is what really… Read More »

chimichurri chicken

Chimichurri Chicken & Blanched Green Beans

In Grilling, Healthy, Poultry On June 28, 2012 0 Comments

Bring on the ribs and grits because I’m heading to the south! I’ve decided to take an impromptu vacation for a few days and will be heading to… Read More »

lemon & rosemary chicken

Lemon & Rosemary Chicken

In Grilling, Healthy, Poultry On June 27, 2012 0 Comments

It’s about to get hot around Milwaukee. I mean REAL hot. I will be trying to avoid using my stove at all costs and grilling anything and everything…. Read More »