Soups

Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the bursts of color, the cool air, and the anticipation of the holidays. The cool wind starts blowing, the leaves fall from the trees, and our fireplaces get cleaned out for the upcoming winter. I just want to wear cuddly socks, light a candle, and make

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Salad

When I first started cooking, or should I say when I first started TRYING to cook, I searched for a place to get easy, yummy recipes. My mom always had Taste of Home magazines laying on her coffee table and when I felt emboldened with courage, I would skim through looking for something simple. I

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Appetizers

Do you ever have those days where you have absolutely no desire to cook yet you want a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth meal? This inevitably happens to me on Mondays.  The weekends are usually full of fun outings with the kids, visiting with friends, worshipping at church, and eating Sunday night family dinners. All is well and

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Desserts

I used to work at Starbucks back in the day, and they had a banana chocolate chip coffee cake that came out in the late spring and early summer months. You either loved it or hated it. Many customers seemed repulsed by the idea of putting banana and chocolate together (had they never heard of

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