Brownie Meringue Cake

It is no secret we love all things chocolate over here. We pretty much always have a supply of chocolate bars and we will try any chocolate dessert. I saw this recipe and was drooling, so had to try it. This dessert starts with a dense chocolate brownie like cake bottom, topped with a layerContinue reading “Brownie Meringue Cake”

Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew)

Moqueca (pronounced mo-KEH-kah) is a Brazilian stew made with peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, lime coconut milk and herbs. It can be served with fish or shrimp. It reminded me a little of the thai curries made with coconut milk and it was very tasty. I used cod for the stew. You could use another whiteContinue reading “Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew)”

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Fall baking is the best! I love all the apple, pumpkin and caramel baked goods that show up in my pinterest feed every day. Pumpkin is so great to use in baked goods because it adds moisture and it tastes great. These pumpkin cheesecake cookies are a pumpkin sugar cookie, stuffed with cream cheese fillingContinue reading “Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies”

Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos with Avocado Dip

All I can say about these crispy baked chicken tacos with avocado dipping sauce is…. YUUUUUMMMM. The chicken inside these has a ton of flavor and combined with red onion and Oaxaca cheese, it makes a perfect filling for crispy tacos. The chicken here is marinated in a mixture similar to carnitas marinade with aContinue reading “Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos with Avocado Dip”


Ribollita is a Tuscan soup made with a wine and tomato base, greens, beans, and veggies. It is thickened with bread (we added the bread cubes as we ate it) and served with parmesan cheese. We absolutely loved this recipe. My husband, who is a major BBQ/meat kinda guy actually asked if I’d make itContinue reading “Ribollita”

Blueberry Muffin Cookies

I recently made these blueberry muffin cookies for my step dad for his birthday. They are soft and chewy with blueberries and a streusel topping. The are a nice cookie if you like fruit cookies, but aren’t a huge raisin fan. I started with the crumbl copycat recipe for blueberry muffin cookies for these, butContinue reading “Blueberry Muffin Cookies”

BBQ Chicken Skewers and Ranch Salad

This meal was a last little taste of summer before we move on to colder weather, although here in NC we often have fake fall followed by more warm weather so I probably could fit this one in again before it gets too cold 🙂 This is a really simple supper, but the bbq chicken/ranchContinue reading “BBQ Chicken Skewers and Ranch Salad”