In a little over a week I am taking a trip to visit my family back in my home state. I’m excited about seeing them, but navigating the airports? Not so much. I do love flying itself, but not the airports and flight delays and missed luggage…ugh.
Ok, I don’t want to think about that right now. I would rather think about spending time with my family.
Oh, and I would rather think about this Butternut Spice Bread.
And welcome, Banana Pecan French Toast!
No, talking to my food isn’t weird. Why would you think that? Especially when it’s something as wonderful as French toast in the slow cooker, with bananas and pecans and maple syrup on top. I mean, I don’t know about you, but French toast is always welcome in our house.
Happy Friday, everyone! What are your plans for the weekend? Mine consist of spending a lot of time in the kitchen experimenting with recipes, and washing a lot of dishes as a result. 😉 I’m super excited about it (the baking and cooking that is, not the dishes) and looking forward to bringing you all some new recipes soon. 😀
With that said, let’s get to today’s recipe: Healthier Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein. (Genius, right?)
Green beans bring back some very specific memories for me.
One is of my younger brother’s extreme dislike of green beans and how he would do almost anything to get out of eating them. I never had a problem with green beans myself. More for me, I say.
It stormed here last week and we got a little bit of a cold front over the weekend (well, as “cold” as it gets here in May). I decided to make a batch of these muffins for breakfasts this week. The slight chill in the air must have had me thinking about pumpkin!
Chicken noodle soup is one of Casey’s favorite soups. As a result, I have long been trying to find or create the perfect chicken noodle soup recipe. Last week, as I was flipping through one of my cookbooks, I came across a recipe for chicken noodle soup that seemed close to what I was wanting, but not quite there. So, yesterday afternoon I tackled this problem. 🙂 By the time I was finished I had something quite different from the recipe I had started with, but it was perfect!
These chocolate chip bars…
Wow. So good.
Any time I meet a dessert containing chocolate chips, we become instant friends. (Especially on Mondays.)
When we bought our house, one thing we didn’t take into account is the height of our kitchen cabinets. Our cabinets are high. I am short. This makes for a lot of scrambling up onto the countertops and back down when I am cooking or baking. (Anyone else do this?) We do have a step stool, but it’s too large to keep in the kitchen, so I have to run and get it every time I need it. And of course I always forget something on the top shelf while I have the stool in the kitchen.
Peanut butter. Cream cheese. Chocolate.
Everyone needs a quick and easy comfort meal once in awhile. This Chicken Tetrazzini fits that description.
With the chicken and spaghetti noodles cooked ahead of time, this dish can be thrown together in about 15 minutes. I like that…a lot. 🙂