I love to cook.   

I love to eat even more.

That's a dangerous combination.

Here are a few recipes that were created by me, given to me by my Mom, stolen from my Granny or adapted from somewhere else.  I hope you get to try some out...and that you love them as much as I do! 


Fresh Limeade

Raspberry Limeade


Jackie's Breadsticks

My Standard, Go To, Bread Dough Recipe (for things like pizza crust, dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, etc.)


Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

The Best Ever Muffins

Breakfast Smoothies

Cherry Almond Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Spice Granola

Fresh Cherry Scones with a Sweet Almond Glaze

Fresh Cherry Muffins

Fresh Cherry Compote (topping for waffles or pancakes)

Fresh Fruit Compote (topping for waffles or pancakes)

Morning Glory Muffins

Main Dishes


Beef Kebabs

Chipotle Beef Chili with Lime Crema

Marinated Flank Steak with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Red Beans and Rice with Ground Beef

Spaghetti Sauce

Stuffed Beef Loaf

Swedish Meatballs ~ Ikea Knock-off!


Asian Chicken Salad with Homemade Asian Dressing

Blanco Chili

Buffalo Chicken Calzone with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Cajun Jambalaya Soup

Chicken and Avocado Pizza

Chicken Curry Pineapple Salad

Chicken Dijon

Chicken Pad Thai

Chicken Parmesan with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Chipotle Turkey Chili with Apples & Cheddar

Coconut Chicken with Rice

Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches/Salads

Pasta with Chicken & Caramelized Onions (Macaroni Grill Knock Off)

Pasta and Chicken Toss

Sesame Pecan Encrusted Chicken 
Southwest Chicken and Black Beans

Spicy Sausage and Roasted Eggplant Pasta

Turkey Rice Soup

White Enchiladas


Asian Meatballs

Butternut Corn Chowder

Cajun Jambalaya Soup

Chinese Food  (can really be made with pork or chicken or beef)

Cobb Salad with Focaccia Bread

Fire Island Penne

Fresh Garden Primavera with Smoked Ham

Italian Sausage Pizza

Lemon Penne with Ham & Spinach

Lentil Soup with Ham

Mac & Cheese with Diced Ham

Pork Chops with Honey Mustard Gravy

Slow Cooker Pork and Black Bean Chili

Spicy Sausage and Roasted Eggplant Pasta

Swedish Meatballs ~ Ikea Knock-off! 

Sweet & Sour Pork and Pineapple Stir Fry


Seafood Linguine

Spicy Chipotle Fish Tacos

Tuna Pasta Niçoise

White Lasagna

Vegetarian (Meatless Dishes)

Grilled Eggplant Pizza

Macaroni and Cheese

Potato Soup

Sweet Treats

Almond Roca

Apricot Crisp with Sweetened Cream

Banana Pudding with Homemade Vanilla Wafers

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Pops

Coconut Cream Pie

Fresh Cherry Compote  (topping for ice cream and/or pancakes and waffles)

Fresh Fruit Compote (topping for ice cream and/or pancakes and waffles)

{Fresh} Peaches & Cream Dessert

Fruit Pizza

Ginger Snaps

Jumbo Raisin Cookies

Lime Sorbet

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Bark

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Rocky Road Brownies

Sugar Cookies with Butter Cream Frosting 

White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies


Aqua Negra Marinade

Balsamic Vinaigrette 

Basil Pesto Ranch Dressing 

Chunky Bleu Cheese Dressing

Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest

Frugal Pesto

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Pizza Sauce

Ranch Dressing (completely homemade--no packets!)

Spicy Blue Cheese Spread (for BLTs)

Thousand Island Dressing with a little kick!


Chipotle Lime Corn on the Cob

Cilantro Lime Rice

Granny's Potato Salad

Grilled Salsa (kinda like Chevy's)

Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest

Horseradish Carrots

Lemon Parsley Rice  (like a box, but SO much better!)

Onion Rings with Special Sauce

Roasted Asparagus

Rosemary Potatoes 

Sesame Rice

Spanish Rice

Summer Pasta Salad

Tender Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Veggie Pizza with Homemade Crust


Chili Cheese Dip

Ham & Spinach Stuffed Sandwiches

Nachos (with cooking tip!)

Onion Dip (no onion soup mix!)

Onion Rings with Special Sauce

Spicy Pickled Carrots

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Tomato & Olive Tapenade Bruschetta


Brown Sugar

Homemade Exfoliant

For other recipes that I have tried along the way and enjoyed, click here and click here for my Tried It & Loved It series. 


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