Category: Flavor


How to Avoid Flat Chocolate Chip Cookies

As I meander along on this quest of finding my inner cook, I have been pleasantly surprised at the meals that I have been able to create.  However, a few days ago I encountered my first real disappointment. Trying to do a Good Deed To thank a neighbor for helping me out in a tough …

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Successful Sweet and Sour Chicken with Pineapple and Rice

*UPDATED – You can also prepare this recipe using your slow cooker by adding all ingredients (I omit for the flour) and cooking on low for six hours.  You can add rice or noodles, as well.  I like to use the frozen Lo mein noodles, and throw them in about the last hour or 30 …

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Easy Lasagna with No-Boil Noodles

Keeping up with my cooking journey, last night for dinner I made lasagna.   I got the recipe from a friend who clearly has a culinary gift.  She wrote this herself and has been gracious enough to share it.  I love this method because it’s easy and uses no-boil noodles, which saves a lot of time …

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Finding my Inner Cook

I never really thought of cooking as being “my thing.”  Stopping by a restaurant or picking up something to eat was far too easy and became our normal routine after working late and facing a long commute home.  After 5 years of marriage and only a handful of attempts at having dinner at the table, …

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Tasty Chocolate Treats

*UPDATED* Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites For Christmas this year I got fancy and switched out the regular chocolate chips for dark chocolate morsels and rolled them in coconut (see full recipe below).  These Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites were a favorite item at the party. If the post from last week, The Ultimate Gift, got you thinking …

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Quick and Easy S’more Dessert

Anything with gooey marshmallows and melted chocolate is okay by me.  If you don’t have access to a fire pit for traditional s’mores, making them in the oven with refrigerated crescent rolls is a great option.  All you need are miniature marshmallows, chocolate chips, and a tube of crescent rolls. I use the reduced fat …

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