How To Make A Construction Cake

My husband’s first kid birthday cake was, I have to say, an unqualified success. Not only was it delicious – vanilla cheesecake mousse filling! – and decorated to the nines with tiny excavation equipment in a very realistic scene, but it had a major...

Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions

For years, I made pork tenderloin in a certain way. It was always good, but I struggled with the balance of keeping it from drying out while still cooking it and its veggie or potato underlayment all the way through. Last year, however, I stumbled upon a simple...

Southwestern Chicken and Rice Casserole

This casserole is not only pretty much the only casserole in my repertoire (sorry, Midwestern friends), but it is literally the sole reason I buy cream of chicken soup. I found it online many years ago, before food blogging was really a thing, on the blog of a nice...

Stuffed Shells with Prosciutto and Spinach

When I was pregnant, my biggest project (aside from, you know, growing a couple of humans inside of me) was to fill our freezer with prepared foods and easy meals for after the babies were born. It’s something that everyone with a spare freezer should do,...

Pecan Bars

Ah, Christmas. The only time of year I willingly use a double boiler. Why? To melt chocolate for these, of course. I make these pecan bars for Christmas every year – and ONLY for Christmas. They’re a special treat, and they disappear immediately from the...