No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Torte


This recipe was sent to me by my grandma, ripped from the pages of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. I knew I would want to make it immediately when I saw the words ‘Boston Cream Pie’ in the title of the recipe. Love Boston Cream Pie anything. (The Cheesecake Factory used to have an awesome Boston Cream…

Pad Thai


My friend Kiki sent me this recipe eons ago. I meant to try it as soon as she sent it – even bought most the ingredients – but somehow time and life got in the way. Ever since Jules and I went to Mekong last week and had Pho, I’ve been on a bit of…

Edamammus


I took this to work and my coworkers gobbled it up! My coworker Colette said it was the best hummus she’s ever had. Period. ingredients. 8 oz. shelled edamame (green soy beans) 1 c. dried Cannelini beans 1/4 to 1/2  c. tahini 2 tsp. freshly grated lemon zest 2 lemons (about 6 tablespoons), juiced 2…

Caramel Cashew Baked Oatmeal


This is not Oatmeal. Those words were uttered (verbatim) by both my sister and my friend Monique after eating this oatmeal. I begged to differ but what can you do when the only two people you ask to try a dish both give the same review? All of my dessert/flavored baked oatmeal recipes are slightly…

‘Homemade’ Twinkies


It’s not often that I choose to use a box mix over ‘from scratch ingredients’ when baking, but I thought it would be best to use a box mix to replicate the processed flavor of a Twinkie. Plus I read a couple reviews for “homemade” Twinkies from scratch and lots of reviewers commented that although…

Chicken and Bean Enchiladas


There were two motivating factors behind making this dish for dinner: a ton of leftover Enchilada Sauce from making Chicken Enchilada Pizza and the fact that I loved the Chicken Enchilada Pizza. I reasoned that if the Chicken Enchilada Pizza tasted so good, regular ‘ole enchiladas would rock as well. I was right. ingredients. 1 recipe Enchilada…

Chunky Monkey Oatmeal


Chunks of banana, milk chocolate chips, peanut butter and chocolate. For breakfast? Who says you can’t eat dessert for breakfast? ingredients. 1/2 c. butter, softened 1/4 c. white sugar 1/2  c. brown sugar 1/2 c. creamy, natural peanut butter 1/3 c. cocoa powder (unsweetened) 1 banana, chopped in pieces 2 eggs 1 c. milk 1/2…

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting


This recipe won accolades in a cookie contest in Milwaukee, Wis. this winter. Well, sorta. The original recipe called for chile pepper, which I omitted. I don’t believe heat belongs in cookies. But that’s just me. ingredients. 1 c. butter, room temperature 1 c. granulated sugar 1 c. packed brown sugar 4 eggs 2 tsp….

Cream Cheese Frosting


I’m not a huge fan of cream cheese frosting, which is funny considering I like cream cheese in almost any other recipe. This recipe balances cream cheese and buttercream, which makes it very palatable for my discerning tastes. If you’re looking for a ‘cream cheese’ frosting with just a subtle hint of cream cheese (I…

Jalapeno Cheddar White Bean Hummus


I’ve discovered that hummus is a great snack to take with me to work. I’m so busy with my job that it’s hard for me to get away from my desk to eat lunch. Add to that that my lunch is half an hour long; there are few restaurants within driving distance that would allow…

Chicken Enchilada Pizza


I got the idea for this pizza stuck in my head last weekend but didn’t have the time or the ingredients to put it together. It took a bit of research on my part but I finally settled on a recipe inspired by the dish my mom used to make whenever she had leftover chicken…

Enchilada Sauce


This recipe is adapted from Emeril Lagasse’s recipe for Easy Enchilada Sauce. True to the name of Emeril’s recipe, this sauce can be put together in a snap. ingredients. 3 T. vegetable oil 1 T. flour 1/4 c. Marlboro Man Dry Rub* 2 c. chicken stock or broth 6 oz. tomato paste 6 oz. green chiles (canned,…