Month: August 2009

Fall is In the Air!

Fall is In the Air!

It is finally nice enough outside to turn off the a/c, open the windows, and let the cool breeze flow through the house. This wonderful weather makes me want to stay in and cook, even more so than usual. I’m in the mood for something…

30-Minute Thursday

30-Minute Thursday

In preparation for an upcoming half-marathon, my husband and I are following a training plan that requires us to run four days a week. We ran a little later than usual yesterday and were both starving by the time we got home. Fortunately, I had…

Chocolate Caramel Toffee Cake

Chocolate Caramel Toffee Cake

My husband and I were watching TV when I casually mentioned that I was thinking of making a dessert for the following night. I asked if he had any preference and his response was, “maybe something with chocolate and whipped cream.” Hmmm…okay. The next morning,…

Bake Sale!

Bake Sale!

It is now two weeks before school starts and the *volunteer opportunities* are pouring in from all over. The main office needs people to stuff envelopes, the PTA needs workers for the various Back to School events, and the sports teams are organizing fundraisers. The…

Cherry Chocolate Cake

Cherry Chocolate Cake

I’ve been having a cherry craving lately and today it collided with my ongoing craving for chocolate. I decided that I needed both. Long story short, we’re having Cherry Chocolate Cake for dessert tonight. It’s ridiculously easy to make. This is all you need: 1…

Baked Ravioli Ratatouille

Baked Ravioli Ratatouille

We like to have vegetarian dinners at least twice a week. Last night we tried out a variation on ratatouille and it was delicious! The flavors of the vegetables and spices were very complementary and the aroma was fantastic. We will definitely be having this…

Our Favorite Banana Bread

Our Favorite Banana Bread

I have tried alot of banana bread recipes over the years. Some were good, some were not so good. I had just about given up on finding a really great recipe for using up all those old bananas that we always seem to have lying…