Summer Spaghetti


When the summer heat strikes, most of us are searching for lighter fare to fill our stomachs.  Labor intensive recipes are also thrown out the window, which is good because my energy is already drained from chasing Judah across the house.  This small effort recipe is perfect for those hot, sweaty and exhausting days. Next […]

Caprese Stack


In the last month, I have traveled from Mississippi to North Carolina, to Maryland, to Michigan, to Chicago, back to Mississippi then to Florida.  For the majority of the trips, we had beautiful sunny weather.  Now, I’m sitting at the airport, ready to head home again, hoping our flight takes off before Tropical Storm Debby […]

Prosciutto & Fontina Chicken with a Lemon Mushroom Cream Sauce


Grilling days are in full swing, and this chicken is becoming one of my favorites for the summer.  Although the finished dish may look like it was all prepared in the oven, don’t be fooled.  The chicken is grilled then quickly broiled after being topped with the prosciutto and cheese, while the mushroom sauce is […]

Baked Buffalo Ranch Chicken Taquitos with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce


Sorry for the long title.  I thought about eliminating the word “baked” but then I was worried you would immediately discard this recipe, knowing that taquitos are typically fried.  Then, I considered taking out the word “ranch” but then you probably would have expected a little bit of a different taste.  How about subtracting “chicken”?  […]

Buffalo Ranch Dressing


A couple of weeks ago, we had dinner at a friend’s where I was first introduced to this idea of buffalo ranch dressing.  It was in a store-bought bottle, and after giving it the side-eye, I caved and tried it with my dinner.  I was hooked and knew right then and there that I wanted […]

Fruity Brownie Dessert Pizza


If you’ve been reading Pennies for quite some time, you probably already know this about me.  I absolutely love brownies.  Serve me brownies for dessert, and I’ll never be disappointed.  Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top, and I’ll be your best friend…forever. This time, though, I went a step further into my kingdom of fudgy […]