I had a hankering for a good oatmeal cookie, so I hit the Internet trying to find one that would do the trick and that’s when I stumbled upon this recipe on Betty Crocker’s website.  Unlike many oatmeal recipes that use one cup of oatmeal, this recipe calls for two   Read More ...

My mom made these cookies growing up.  I haven’t had them for years and finally asked her for the recipe.  It’s funny how the taste of a simple cookie can take you back to your childhood.  Good stuff! 1/2 C. white sugar 1/2 C. brown sugar 1 C. shortening 1   Read More ...

My sister in-law’s grandmother (Sweet Betty) makes these incredible M&M cookies.  Whenever there is a celebration at their house, these always seem to be on the kitchen counter.  They’re not hard and crunchy like so many M&M cookies — these are really light and soft.  It’s like eating a muffin   Read More ...

As far back as I can remember, these caramel rolls have graced my mom’s kitchen table on Christmas and Easter mornings.  They’re thick caramel rolls that are hearty and delicious. She said she found this in a book many, many years ago and has tweaked it to her liking over   Read More ...

I got this recipe from chef Tom Skold at a soup and salad cooking class. Be careful to use just a little of the sriracha sauce until you know how spicy you like it. It’s very potent stuff! 2 T. olive oil 1 medium white onion, diced 6 garlic cloves, chopped 2   Read More ...

One of our favorite restaurants in Rochester, MN is the Redwood Room.  Years ago they used to serve a creamy chicken pasta dish that was to die for.  For some odd reason they stopped serving this dish, but Liza found this recipe and it tastes just like the dish we   Read More ...

This delicious appetizer (which more often than not turns into full-on dinner) has been a staple at our New Year’s Eve Olympics celebration for a few years. It fits all the requirements of our NYE menu: cheesy, tasty, and easy to make. 1 lb Italian sausage (cooked, drained) 1 large   Read More ...

Got this recipe from my co-worker Natalie W.  She won our weekly football pool and shared her winnings by bringing in a couple loaves of this apple bread.  She made three loaves, but only two made it to work.  That’s how good this recipe is. 3 eggs 2 C. sugar   Read More ...

Another dish from the kitchen of Margi Newkirk.  This was fantastic, she didn’t think it was BBUFFET worthy, but my taste buds would beg to differ.  Here are her comments about this recipe:  “This is one those recipes where you just sort of use what is in the fridge and   Read More ...

This version of buffalo dip is creamy and has just enough heat. It’s a huge hit at parties when served with tortilla chips and celery. It also makes a mighty fine dinner. Or so I’ve heard. 2-3 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 1/2 C. to 3/4 C.. wing sauce   Read More ...