pesto chicken with spaghetti and broccoli

Baked chicken with homemade pesto

Here’s a really simple recipe with just two main components, chicken and pesto. I’m always looking for ways to use the abundant basil growing in my yard. My favorite thing is to make homemade pesto. And I discovered it’s really delicious on baked chicken. A generous coating of pesto seems to insulate the chicken and […]

Super easy caramel apple dump cake

If an apple cobbler and a dutch apple pie got together, they might taste something like this Caramel Apple Dump Cake. I love experimenting with dump cake because it’s so quick and easy to make and it always turns out great. If you don’t have time to make an apple pie or apple cobbler, you […]

sunken brownies

Cake help: Chocolate brownie disaster

Help! How can I fix these sunken brownies? So here I was, baking chocolate brownies for Christmas gifts. They looked great and smelled great when I took them out of the oven. A few minutes later, my brownies sank in the middle. This wouldn’t have been a problem if I’d made them for me. I’d […]

homemade turkey soup from turkey carcass

Turkey soup from leftover turkey

Use Thanksgiving leftovers to make turkey soup Thanksgiving’s over and you’re left with a few turkey scraps and the carcass. You might be tempted to throw it out, but don’t! That bird still has one more trick up its wing. Here’s an easy soup recipe you can make with your leftover turkey and carcass. If […]

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