Archive for September, 2011

Pot Roast Perfection

I have tried unsuccessfully to make Pot Roast many, many times.  I’ve tried slow cooker recipes, oven recipes, and stovetop recipes.  I’ve used onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup recipes.  I’ve tried it… Read more »

September 27, 2011 | Main Dishes

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’ve been making Barefoot Contessa’s Mexican Chicken Soup for years, and it’s one of our favorites.  Recently, I’ve been shredding a Rotisserie chicken from Sams to cut down on the prep time, and I think… Read more »

September 22, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Pear, Apple, and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Syrup Vinaigrette

This salad is a great combination of all 5 tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami (I’ve been waiting to use that one; it means savory, you know).   The maple syrup and pears are sweet,… Read more »

September 20, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Lasagna Soup

This Lasagna Soup was great!  Poor thing doesn’t photograph well, though.  You’ll see what I mean if you look at the picture in the original recipe (she clearly staged the soup for the picture, something… Read more »

September 15, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Blue Cheese Dressing

Tonight we had Wedge Salads with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing along with Tomato Basil soup from Sam’s (it’s in the refrigerated section) to celebrate that it’s finally cooler than 95 degrees at  dinner time.  Summer… Read more »

September 14, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Kids’ Favorite Chicken Tenders

We had the Kids’ Favorite Chicken Tenders for dinner, and  I should mention that adults like them, too (we even dip them in barbeque sauce or ranch, like the kids do!). You must excuse my… Read more »

September 12, 2011 | Main Dishes

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

While you can’t beat a good Nezle Tulhouze (you’ve seen that Friends episode, right?), this is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I’ve adapted several recipes over the years to make MY perfect chocolate chip… Read more »

September 10, 2011 | Desserts

Baked Potatoes

This is a tricky one, pay attention.  Baked Potatoes  Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.  Bake at 400 for one hour on a cookie sheet.  We like our potatoes with butter, sour… Read more »

September 6, 2011 | Main Dishes, Sides

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Thumbprint cookies are my family’s favorite cookie, by far.   John likes them so much that he hides a bunch of them in the back of the freezer (shhh, don’t tell the kids). … Read more »

September 5, 2011 | Desserts

Cheese Tortellini with Spinach and Tomatoes

Cheese Tortellini with Spinach and Tomatoes 1 large (20oz) package refrigerated tortellini (or frozen) 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced pinch red pepper flakes salt and pepper to taste 3 cups fresh baby… Read more »

September 1, 2011 | Main Dishes