kahlua cake

how does that picture make you feel? mmmmnn, seeing all that chocolate gooey goodness makes me serenely warm and happy inside. maybe it’s just because i am a girl and well, girls like chocolate. i made this last week for girls night and it was DEvoured. besides the taste of the cake that makes you…

creamy baked chicken taquitos

for a long time, i was unable to find a really good taquito recipe that did not involve frying. they are always fried (traditionally) and i am just not the frying type. no thank you. so i came across this one and was excited to try it, although i was a little skeptical. but it…

homemade cheese crackers

something i am beginning to realize about myself is that i get in baking mode as soon as i see snow on the ground. i just want to hole up all day long and bake. bake bake bake. and this week, on the day we got a little snow, i did just that. i made…

asian turkey meatballs

these little gems were a lovely surprise this week. i was skeptical, them coming – randomly – from the disney family website (i have NO earthly clue how i originally got this recipe, although i think the link was sent to me by a family member). i had read through the ingredients and the instructions…

santa fe chicken tacos (crockpot)

i made this a few months back (and have made it several times since) and completely forgot to share it with y’all! a good friend reminded me of it yesterday and it just may be going in the crockpot this week. now, if you know me, you know that in my past i have not…

open faced grilled cheese – a tip

who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich? all that ooey gooey cheese on toasty bread, right out of the oven… the little she gobbles it up as if nothing has ever tasted so good in her short life. now, the open faced grilled cheese sandwiches i grew up with were good (made with mustard…

chicken enchiladas – red sauce version

oh, enchiladas! where would we be in life without enchiladas!?  i would be in a sad, dark place for sure. now usually you’ll find chicken enchiladas with a verde or tomatillo sauce, which is what i always order at any mexican restaurant. but these are such a lovely departure from the standard. and oh so…