Desserts

Better than Ghiradelli Brownies

Ghiradelli was the gold standard for brownies in our house and try as we may, we were never able to tweak our recipe to trump the standard of the Great Ghiradelli. But the youngest cook in our house just might have. She under cooks them but go forth at your own risk. INGREDIENTS 1½ cups sugar...

Learn more

Pizza, Sauce

Easy Peasy Pizza Sauce

I had finished the pizza dough when I realized I hadn’t made any pizza sauce yet, so I mixed these ingredients together and discovered it tasted absolutely as good as the cooked sauce. No stove top cooking, no wait, and no extra pans to clean up afterwards. You can store the remaining...

Learn more

Basic Instructions, Beef, Bread, Misc

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

Make eight tortilla shells. Plan on throwing the first one or two away (the cost of education) and I promise, you’ll never return to the cardboard tasting tortilla shells from the package. Besides the great taste, you almost always have the ingredients on hand and don’t have to wait...

Learn more

Poultry, soup

Potato Leek Soup

My kids used to love having their friends over for this green soup because to a kid, it looks gross, but even to a kid, it tastes surprisingly delicious.  Don’t let the ease of making this soup fool you…it tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.  You can either purée...

Learn more

Desserts

Royal Icing Sugar Cookies

I was intimidated to make these cookies like the pro’s do…with that tricky Royal Icing.  I texted my sister who basically responded, “Don’t try this at home, kids,” which is Stark (our last name) for “You’re gonna have to try this.”  I...

Learn more