A Father’s Day Breakfast {Recipes}

As I mentioned HERE, I made a pretty delicious breakfast for my husband for our first Father’s Day.  I love to bake and cook and try out new recipes.  I’ll definitely be making this one again, hopefully sooner than later. Biscuits and Gravy I found this recipe HERE at Foodnetwork.com. Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp. sugar (I’m adding a little more next time) 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup vegetable shortening {Read More}

Cheddar Baked Chicken

What to make for dinner?? We had a Tri-Tip and several pieces of chicken, both semi frozen. We had a few guests over visiting Mia for the first time, and it was getting late. Misty Google’d a chicken recipe over at AllRecipes.com and came up with Cheddar Baked Chicken. The recipe calls for skinless, boneless chicken breasts but we had legs and thighs. After the company left Misty fed Mia and I started skinning the chicken (save a few calories) {Read More}

Dr. Pepper Ribs

Dr. Pepper Ribs I like to cook for myself, wife, and friends… who doesn’t right? Well awhile ago (years) I was reading through my MENS HEALTH magazine and they had a recipe under their “Eat This Not That ” section  labeled Dr. Pepper Ribs that caught my eye. It was a simple recipe which included…. you guessed it, Dr. Pepper!! Not just a little but a whole 2 Liter. I figured I would attempt to make this and see how it {Read More}

Banana-rama! {FAVORITE!}

Mmmmmm….one of my FAVORITE treats to bake!  I give you…Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins :)  This recipe comes from one of my best cookbooks called BAKED: New Frontiers in Baking, by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito.  These 2 guys had advertising careers which they ditched to open up their dream bakery, Baked, in Brooklyn, NY. Recipe Ingredients: 1  1/2 cups mashed, very ripe bananas (about 4 medium bananas) 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar (I like {Read More}

Owl Smores on Halloween

I seriously LOVE s’mores. I love them so much, I’ve been dying to have a s’mores party at my house for years now. This is such a fun and simple treat to make for Halloween.  Check out the simple instructions here at Living Locurto to make your own owl smores. I also think owls are pretty swell. So put owls and s’mores together and you’ve got yourself a hoot…I mean, a treat!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Party

This children’s party idea is way too cute! I can’t wait until my little Tater-Tot is big enough for this. This theme comes from the book called The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I love this book and so do the little ones.  I also love to cook and bake and creating fun food dishes, so a theme like this would give me plenty of food ideas to work with. I found this idea for The Very Hungry Caterpillar {Read More}