Weeknight Chicken Teriyaki

Happy Monday!  I have been extremely busy these last few days as my husband and I are desperately trying to make a decision about our living situation.  Since the move to South Carolina, and the SUPER fun craziness that I mentioned here (please note the heavy sarcasm in that statement), we have been…

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…

Chicken W/Sweet & Zesty Raisin Sauce

I have mentioned before that sometimes, you can find fantastic recipes in unusual places.  One of my favorite spots to search and skim for hidden ideas are product websites.  For example, the Land O’Lakes site is loaded with anything and everything you ever wanted to do with butter!  And did you know…

Spicy Ginger Syrup

Uhg!  Sometimes I hate how behind I get with blogging!  But, alas, ones time to deal with 5 pecks of apples is limited.  Canning, freezing, baking, testing, tasting, experimenting, and saucing.  Love it all.  If you have forgotten, I love fall.  Love it.  Love love love love it.  Jeans and a sweatshirt…

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

I am pausing in the middle of my Back To School Series and my self proclaimed honey phase, to post this recipe.  We have ben devouring it at our house.  And I do mean devour, with no conversation and just the sounds of lips smacking and forks hitting the plates echoing off…

Carrot & Ginger Rice W/Lime

A year or two ago, a good friend of mine told me that even though she cooked all kinds of recipes from this blog, she spent the most time finding side dishes and new ways to cook vegetables than anything else.  This was kind of interesting to me and I thought about…

Peanut Noodles

When it comes right down to it, the fact that this dish has a no-cook sauce and that I can make it entirely in the blender…well…that is really what drew me to it originally.  After I made it once, it was the flavor that drew me in.  The second time I made…

Asian Smokies

The title of this dish may be just a bit of an oxymoron.  You know, like mexican meatloaf; I could be wrong, but I don’t think there are many meatloaves being made south of the border.  And again, this isn’t first hand knowledge as I am not an expert on it, but…

Ginger Chai Blondies

My neighbor, who ate some of the bars you see in this picture, sent me a text later in the day.  These taste like Christmas!  And they do indeed. These bars are kind of a cross between a blondie brownie and spicy cup of chai tea, but they aren’t as rich, heavy,…

Pork & Prune Stew

Whenever I come across this recipe I think of Fall.  It is exactly the kind of dish to warm you up after a long day of raking leaves, picking apples, running around a pumpkin patch, or just plain spending time outdoors bundled against the cold.  It is warm and hearty with an…

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

So here I am sitting at the computer, ready to fill this blank page with what I hope you all see as witty and inspiring words to encourage all of you to get in your kitchens and cook.  Well…maybe not witty, but hopefully inspiring… Yup!  My kids are occupied watching a movie-The…

Lemon Chiffon Pie

As I type this I am aware of two things.  First of all, yes, I realize that this makes it two lemony recipes in a row.  I like lemon flavored things.  You are just going to have to deal.  Second, is that it has been about a week since I last blogged. …

Chewy Ginger Cookies

Ah!  Cookies from Joy!  ‘Joy’ refers to The Joy of Cooking , the source of the modified recipe below and an excellent cookbook for every one-experienced or not-to have on a shelf in their kitchen.  ‘Ginger’ is in reference to the main flavor of these fabulous cookies.  And calling them ‘Jewels’ is because I…