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Homemade double chocolate chip cookies are so incredibly delectable, especially warm right out of the oven!

  Homemade double chocolate chip cookies are so incredibly delectable, especially warm right out of the oven! Almost every weekend I make cookies. It takes less than 30 minutes to whip up the ingredients and then bake them off. Let’s face it, we’re all crazy-busy and time is valuable – but, 30 minutes for homemade cookies is a well-used chunk to part with, in my book! Plus? COOKIE DOUGH. Recently, I let my seven year old decide which cookies we’d be having for the week. Usually his first choice is Snickerdoodles (he’s a big fan of cinnamon), but this time he surprised me.…

Cheesecake: the one and only creamy and delicious recipe you'll need!

  I still pine for the old days of Food Network when there were more tutorial-style cooking shows than reality TV and competitions, even in their prime-time lineup. Cooking Channel has filled that void to a degree, but even it has turned the tide somewhat from chef-led, first person cooking shows to competitive programming. In the old days of Food Network, Tyler Florence was one of my favorites. I loved Tyler’s Ultimate (2003-2010) and — going waaaayyyy back — Food 911 (2001-2006). He’s really likable, and his simple way of cooking good food makes you want to try all his recipes. And,…

This seared almond chicken is ready in a snap! Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

  Chicken breasts: easy to cook, easy to freeze. I know I’ve said that before, but I can’t help but repeat it! A while ago I was looking for something to cook for dinner. We were just getting back from vacation, I was getting ready to head out for a business trip later that afternoon, and our fridge was basically bare. With no time to run to the grocery store (and, admittedly, even on a non-travel week I don’t meal plan), it’s times like this when having options like frozen chicken in the freezer can be your best friend. So, I dug in, found a…

Orecchiette With Pistachios - a great flavor combo, enhanced with heaps of Parmesan. Yum!

  So, I’m cruising along my Pinterest feed the other day and I stumbled upon a recipe for orecchiette pasta. A pasta recipe with this main ingredient: pistachio nuts. Now lemme tell you. I can barrel through a bag of salted pistachio nuts — shells on — in less time than it would take the average person to do, well, almost anything. They’re goooooood. The thought of marrying pistachios with pasta seemed both odd and divine. I mean, nuts and noodles aren’t an unfamiliar flavor combo. One of my favorite Asian dishes is noodles with peanut sauce and heaps of crushed peanuts! But I’m typically…

Penne with Chicken Sausage is a SUPER easy and delicious quick dinner!

  Some Sundays I love taking the time to prepare a long, intricate dinner spread—something that sears and then braises and then roasts, ultimately developing layer up on layer of savory, mouthwatering flavors. Let’s be real. Not all Sundays are this way. Many are the kind that beg for a quick, hearty dinner. Like, when the air has a chill to it, you’ve been running around all day hauling the kids to various sports fields, and there are piles of laundry to finish up. Enter fully cooked chicken sausage! There are so many varieties of chicken sausage (including organic!) available—and…