Slow Cooker Butter Style Chicken

Branching out of your comfort zone is never easy.  Wether it is trying a new fashion trend (No, not everyone can wear skinny jeans.) or talking to people you don’t know at a party (The weather is a safe topic…) or reading a book from a section you don’t normally pick from…

Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Did you ever try a food or a certain dish that those around you at the time couldn’t believe you had never had it before?  Were you in college when you took your first bite of cold pizza while surrounded by cold pizza eating veterans?  Maybe you were introduced to Cool Whip…

Ice Cream Sodas for a heat wave!

What a week!  I pretty much scrapped my plans for blog post this week for two reasons.  First of all, we are having a garage sale this week and as anyone who has ever had a garage sale knows, it kinda sucks.  Which leads me into my second reason: its HOT!!  Really…

Cream Cheese Ice Cream

In the previous post, I mentioned that I like to serve the Cranberry Maple Pudding Cake with cream cheese ice cream.  Well, here it is! This is actually the first ice cream I ever made from scratch at home.  Not strawberry, not vanilla, not a nice creamy peach.  Cream cheese ice cream.  And yes,…

Cranberry Maple Pudding Cake W/Cream Cheese Ice Cream

At the risk of posting a fall themed recipe in March, I decided to throw caution to the wind and share this with you anyway.  It has become one of my favorite deserts and with Easter coming up, the thought of finishing of a ham and cheesy potato dinner with this pudding…

Apricot Scones

I really love dried apricots-its the chewiness; it pulls me in-and the day I decided to randomly create this recipe…well…it was a happy day.  And all the other days that I made test batches?  Yup.  Those were happy days too.  I have to be careful when I make these because I end…

Buttermilk Cremes

I had a brief moment of hesitation when deciding to post this recipe.  Very brief.  Like, so brief it is barely worth mentioning.  And yet here I am, talking about it… But THEN!  Then, I came to my senses and started typing!  I thought that another custard recipe so soon after creme brulee…

Creamy Tomato Soup

So.  If you are a regular reader of Brittany’s Pantry, you know that I am not the biggest fan of soup.  My husband and kids?  Yes.  Me?  No.  Unless it is ice cream, I would rather eat meals that require a fork.  However, if you know that about me, you also know…

Creamy Penne W/Shrimp & New Holiday Traditions

Several years ago, when Evelyn was around three, she was sitting with me and watching Giada make this pasta on her Food Network show.  This was not unusual.  She is six now and still watches cooking shows with me; commenting on dishes like a seasoned chef.  But this particular time, she turned…

Creme Brulee: Showstopper

Creme Brûlée.  A rich and creamy, lightly sweetened custard topped with toasted sugar so crunchy you have to ‘crack’ it to eat it.  *sigh*  If you have never eaten this, I have no words to describe it that would do it justice.  If you have had it, you are swooning off your…

Orange Cream Smoothie & A Blogaversary

Wow!  Has it really been two years since I started blogging?  Two years of recipes and a whole lot of food?  Two years of home renovations (Oy), watching my eldest start school (boo), and welcoming a new baby (yeah!)?  A year ago I gave the blog a new look, made a bunch…

Super Creamy Strawberry Ice Cream

We never made strawberry ice cream when I was a kid.  My parents had a huge, old fashioned crank ice cream maker that we would pull out a few times a summer and vanilla was the easy flavor of choice.  We would stir in mini chocolate chips and, if we were lucky,…

Potato Gratin

Ah.  We have now come to the part of Christmas dinner that people could really care less about: the side dish.  For some reason, food that accompanies the main protein at Christmas, usually beef or ham and sometimes another turkey, gets forgotten.  At Thanksgiving, people go on and on about the potatoes…

Rum Raisin Rice Pudding

One of my great pleasures in life is when I turn to my husband and say, “What do you want for your Father’s Day dinner?” I love to make food for the people I love and making something that they have requested is even better.  The satisfaction of preparing something for them…

Mocha Chocolate Chip Scones

  My sister-in-law must be psychic.  I made these scones just when she requests a recipe for anything coffee flavored.  I didn’t want to waste any time posting this for her, and well, all of the rest of you that are just a little bit addicted to the brew!  I don’t blame her one bit,…