Archives for September 2009

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites

These have got to be one of my very favorite party desserts. They are so cute and so delicious and really wow your friends and family. Making them is a bit of a process, just because you have to allow time for baking, cooling, refrigeration and setting of the chocolate. However, it’s not a difficult […]

Deli Tuna Salad

This tuna salad is revolutionary. I know that may sound ridiculous, but I am totally not kidding. It is so good I keep going back to the fridge for just one more cracker with that deliciously flavorful salad on top. It changes everything I ever thought about one of my lunch favorites. I have been […]

Macaroni & Cheese Bites

We had an appetizer and dessert party last week at our house and I went in search of a great new appetizer to make. I then saw these Mac & Cheese bites at Woman with a Whisk and fell in love with the idea. I LOVE macaroni and cheese. I’ve always been a huge fan […]

Roasted Potato Corn Salad

This is a great side dish and a great way to use up any leftover corn or potatoes. I found this is a recent Rachael Ray Magazine. It calls for onion and jalapenos, but I decided to leave those out. I also added in some honey to balance out the flavors and acidity, providing a […]

Best Ever Banana Bread

Adam has been working on a project out of state for many months, and it is finally coming to a close! To reward all of his co-workers I wanted to give him something to take that they could eat while they finish things up. I had seen this banana bread on the Chocolate Peanut Butter […]

Homemade Applesauce

I have been cooking some of my old favorite entrees, but have been freshening them up with new side dishes. I had seen Erin’s Food Files’ applesauce in my google reader and knew that it would be a great way to kick off the fall and apple season. This tasted way better than store bought […]

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Sorry for yet again another dessert. The week before the youth retreat we were SO busy that I didn’t cook anything, and last week I had a virus. Tested negative for the flu, but I’m thinking the test may have been wrong because I was couch bound for several days and only got up to […]

S’mores Truffles

I absolutely love anything s’mores. There is just something about that chocolate graham crackery goodness. I found these on my friend Liesl’s blog, Liesl’s Confection Dissection. I can’t begin to tell you how phenomonal these truffles were!! They were so delicate tasting and so full of flavor and sweetness…so decadent. These were EXTREMELY messy to […]

Cookie Dough Truffles

I wanted something special to make for the youth retreat that Adam & I were privileged to lead this past weekend, so I decided I would make truffles. I made these cookie dough truffles and also some s’mores truffles that you will see later this week. They were the biggest hit! Everyone gobbled them up […]