Oatmeal Coconut Toffee Peanut Butter Chip Cookies!

Take some oats, sweetened coconut, peanut butter chips, and toffee bits, put ’em all together, and you get… THESE!!! The impetus behind these cookies is that I gave up chocolate for lent. Enter, chocolate-free treats. I thought this would be really challenge. Then I remembered peanut butter. And coconut. And toffee. Rather than just using…

Baked Creamy Cheesy Sausage & Mushroom Couscous Bites!

Top 3 words to describe these: Creamy, cheesy, tasty. Oh yum! This month’s Improv challenge, hosted by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker , was to create something with sausage and mushrooms. I did a lot of brainstorming for this one. I thought about sausage and mushroom mac and cheese, sausage and mushrooms risotto, sausage and…

City Tap House Wins Elixir of Love Cocktail Competition

City Tap House‘s Jo Jo Valenzuela created the winning cocktail at last week’s Elixir of Love Cocktail Competition held in the Embassy of Italy. Valenzuela’s cocktail was the “Quanto e bella, quanto e cara,” or “How beautiful she is, how dear she is.” The drink consisted of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Ginger Lemon Syrup, and Passion Fruit….

Red Wine Brownies with Chocolate Red Wine Ganache Swirl!

Cravin’ a Chocolaty treat?? THESE are the last thing I made before lent started. Oh yeah, I gave up chocolate. Not even a week in and it feels like forever. I’ll be making some new non-chocolaty treats soon….stay tuned. Anyway, back to the chocolate & vino!! It’s a longstanding fact that wine and chocolate go…

Tuscan Chicken w/ Mushrooms & Sundried Tomatoes!

Lookin’ for a tasty, easy, healthy, & delicious dinner recipe?! I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for recipes like that. My best friend from college was coming over Friday for dinner, which gave me the extra omph to find something new to make. I knew I wanted it to be healthy, but…