Twice-Baked Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Potatoes

Twice-Baked Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Potatoes

Leftovers – love ’em or leave ’em?  I go back and forth all the time.  I mostly love them.  I learned, very early in my life, to cook for a crowd.  I am one of four kids, so growing up I was usually helping cook a large meal that would feed at least six peopleContinue Reading…


Coconut Glazed Chocolate Donuts by Delightful E Made

Coconut Glazed Chocolate Donuts

Coconut Glazed Chocolate Donuts

  So, yes, I realize it is now January and the dead of winter.  However, it was freakin’ cold here yesterday morning.  Here in the ‘burbs of Northern Virginia it was 7 degrees!!  Now, granted, I grew up in the frozen tundra of South Dakota where it gets much, much colder, but for Virginia 7Continue Reading…

Strawberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Strawberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Well, I don’t know about you, but I definitely overdid-it with food over the holidays.  As usual, I ate way too much, and my jeans are fitting a little tighter.  Happens to the best of us, right? Along with eating too much, I also ended up getting a nasty cold and cough, which I haven’tContinue Reading…


Chocolate Cake Martini

Chocolate Cake Martini

Like many people, I have a weakness for chocolate.  At any given point in time, there is chocolate in my house, purse, and car.  There is a shelf in one of my cupboards…okay, multiple shelves that are designated specifically for sweets.  I like chocolate mostly just by itself, although, sometimes I like with with almonds,Continue Reading…

Creamy Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Creamy Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Is it cold outside where you are?  Here in Northern, VA its been pretty cold (at least, for these parts), for a couple weeks now.  Winter doesn’t officially start until next week, however, I’m thinking its pretty much here.  Anytime there is a nip in the air, I’m in the mood for soup, stew, chiliContinue Reading…


Cherry Almond Breakfast Bread

Cherry Almond Breakfast Bread

Every year at Christmas time I say to myself, “I going to start earlier next year.”  Meaning, start the holiday shopping, baking, card-making and all the other stuff that goes along with Christmas.  I truly enjoy doing these things, and I would certainly cut back and eliminate if things got too crazy.  But putting theseContinue Reading…

Snowday Sledding and Reindeer Pretzel Snacks

Snowday Sledding and Reindeer Pretzel Snacks

As many of you know,  I grew up in the great planes of South Dakota.  Winters there were fierce, with lots of snow, ice and frigid temperatures.  As a kid, we often had days off from school due to the treacherous winter weather.  If the temp was above zero (many times it was not), weContinue Reading…