Penne with Chicken and Vegetables in Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

Wow, that's a really long name! Probably too long, but when thinking about this recipe it just didn't feel right to leave any part out of the name. The chicken, vegetables, and roasted garlic sauce all work together to form one beautiful, filling, delicious pasta dish. I knew that I wanted to make pasta for dinner and I knew what ingredients I had on hand, but I didn't have a specific recipe in mind. So I went searching and what I found was very promising recipe on my friend Krystal's blog … [Continue reading...]

Sloppy Joes

  I have a confession to make. I'm a little intimidated by my new kitchen and supermarket. Baking has been going just fine, but my creativity in the dinner department has been somewhat lacking. Partially because my new kitchen isn't as well stocked as I'm used to (though time will hopefully take care of that) and partially because going to the supermarket makes me a little nervous. It's set up differently than I'm used, I can't read the packages or labels, and I'm just generally being a big … [Continue reading...]

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies

There are the people that love oatmeal raisin cookies. Then there are the people that love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. But is it possible for these two loves to join together and form one super cookie? I think it is. When I travel, I like to bring along some sweets to munch on. For my latest journey I packed a bag of Reeses Pieces and bag of Raisinets. They feed you so much on international flights that I didn't finish either bag (probably better for my waistline anyway!). When I finally … [Continue reading...]

American Sandwich Bread

Well kids, I'm baaack! After an exhausting 36 hours of traveling, I arrived back in Suzhou early Sunday morning. I settled my luggage in and then we headed out to grocery store. I had pretty high hopes for myself that I would be able to make dinner Sunday night - instead I took a "short" nap at 2:00. At 7:00 I forced myself to at least move to the living room, where I promptly fell asleep again. I guess I needed it. The good news is that by Monday morning I was feeling much better - and ready … [Continue reading...]