Karin

Beer Bread

This is the best bread ever! Just a warning though…this bread will not last long. Trust me. Ingredients 3 cups flour 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 bottle of beer 4 tablespoons butter, melted Directions Preheat the oven to 375 and grease a 9×5 loaf pan. Stir…

Crock Pot Pizza

This was pretty good and spiced up one of our week night dinners. It was also my first time using my crockpot so I had fun making it! Ingredients 1 package (12 oz) noodles…I used an assortment of shells, bow-ties, and egg noodles 1.5 pounds ground beef 1/4 cup chopped onion (optional) 1 jar (26…

Pina Colada Cupcakes

I found this recipe and knew I had to try it, as there’s nothing I like more than a good Pina Colada. On the beach. In Mexico. Ingredients 1 cup flour 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 scant cup sugar 2 egg whites 1 Tbsp…

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

If you like cookies and cream icecream, you will LOVE these cupcakes. I was a little hesitant at first because I’m not a huge chocolate cake fan and I didn’t want these to taste like chocolate cake, and believe me…there was no chocolate cake resemblance here. They were pure heaven. Oreo Batter 2 cups flour…

World’s Best Lasagna

This really and truly is the *world’s* best lasagna. I saw it on the internet and it had over 4,000 five star reviews, so I knew I had to try it, and I’ve been making it ever since. Fair warning though…it does take some time, but it’s definitely worth it! Trust me. Ingredients 1 pound…

Nanny’s Banana Nut Bread

This is my Nanny’s Banana Nut Bread recipe. She always has a loaf made, and if one’s not sitting on the counter, well, she’ll go pull one out of the freezer 😉 Ingredients 1/2 cup oil 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup ripe mashed bananas (3) 3 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 2 cups flour…

Strawberry-Banana Muffins

These muffins are amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever had both strawberries and bananas together in a muffin, but I had both on hand and they were getting pretty ripe so I made these for breakfast. Ingredients 1 cup chopped strawberries 1 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons 1 1/2 cups flour Pinch ground cinnamon 1/2…

Sausage Rigatoni in a Spicy Vodka Cream Sauce

Ok, so I’ve been wanting to make a spicy sausage pasta for a while now…not sure why…maybe it’s because I always use chicken in any pasta dish I cook…anyways, I found a few different recipes on the internet that looked interesting, changed ’em up a bit, and here’s the outcome: Ingredients: 1 pound italian sausage…

Cheddar Chive Muffins

I made these muffins for breakfast, but they would be great for dinner as well. I think I’ll try them again next time we have soup… Ingredients 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2-3 tablespoons fresh chopped chives 1 egg, lightly…

Pasta alla Shrimp

Ingredients 1 lb pasta Shrimp (about 1 lb) 2 tablespoons butter Garlic 1/2 cup white wine 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce 1 cup half & half Fresh basil Directions In a skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over med-high heat… When it’s all nice and hot, add your shimp and cook for a couple…