Spicy Chicken Stew

Saturday nights are usually pizza night at my house, the last night before we do the grocery shopping for the week.  Tonight the cupboards were especially empty – I sent my husband to do the weekly shopping last week and he missed more than a couple items on the list.  Pizza was out of the…

Zucchini Brownies

There seems to be a never ending supply of zucchini this summer.  I will roast it in the oven, throw it on the grill or add it to pasta sauce, but I have excessive quantities of the vegetable.  I have had some success recently with chocolate zucchini muffins, so I wanted to try something else…

Not Your Average Cincinnati Chili

My husband is from Cincinnati and thinks that they invented chili.  One Saturday, he got it in his head that he wanted some Cincinnati chili, so we drove 100 miles, from Orlando to Clearwater, to the nearest Skyline Chili.  No offense to all you Ohioans, but that was one of the nastiest things I have…

Zucchini Muffins

I had the most enormous zucchini from my sister’s garden that was screaming to be made into something sweet and tasty.  After using it for various chocolate zucchini treats, I needed something not quite so sweet.  I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com and found it to be really moist with just the right amount of sweetness. …

Sugar Cookies with Citrus Icing

I suck at cookies.  When we lived in Florida, I tried a million cookie recipes and finally gave up.  I totally was disheartened by my cookie baking experience and took it very personally.  I was wasting my time and money trying to bake a decent cookie.  Well, that was then and this is now.  I am…

Grandma’s Maine Blueberry Muffins

My grandmother’s blueberry muffins inspired my love for baking.  We lived on a lake in the summer with blueberry bushes in the front, along the water.  My grandmother would come over and pick the blueberries and use them in either muffins or a blueberry pie.  Her pies were gorgeous and her muffins were golden brown…

Muffin Madness – Chocolate (Zucchini) Muffins

My son hates vegetables. Period.  If it is green and leafy or looks like a little tree, he will not eat it, ever.  I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com and decided to try it after striking out last week trying to get my son to eat some zucchini bread.  The little man loves his chocolate so much that…