Tag: improv cooking challenge

Pear Hand Pies

Pear Hand Pies are delicious single serving treat. Flaky pie crust is filled with pear pie filling, folded over and baked for a fruity handheld dessert.  I’ve made so many recipes including pears recently and it makes me so happy. Pears are a delicious fruit, juicy and soft with a […]

Orange Cardamom Pound Cake

Orange Cardamom Pound Cake is a light citrus-flavored cake made with olive oil instead of butter, orange juice and zest and the warm spice, cardamom.  I’ve always been hesitant to bake with olive oil instead of butter. I expected that the dessert I was making would end up oily or […]

kiwi pineapple dream cocktail

Kiwi Pineapple Dream Cocktail

Kiwi Pineapple Dream Cocktail is the best tropical cocktail for summer. Made with coconut rum, pineapple juice and lemon juice then garnished with fresh pineapple and kiwi, you can’t help but think of summer when sipping on this sweet cocktail.  Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclosure Page […]

Carne Asada Fries

Carne Asada Fries are the best Mexican appetizer to your meal. Flavorful beef on top of crispy fries topped with cheese, guacamole, tomatoes and sour cream. There is a Mexican restaurant not far from my house that has the most amazing food. We’ve tried multiple things on their menu and […]

Dill Pickle Cornbread Muffins with Pickle Butter

Dill Pickle Cornbread Muffins: Sweet cornbread muffins have a hint of savory with the addition of chopped dill pickles and a slathering of dill pickle butter. While I am the one who chooses which ingredients we are going to use in the Improv Cooking Challenge, I also take suggestions from […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars are made with an oatmeal crust, topped with jam, berries and rhubarb and are baked to sweetened perfection, only using 8 ingredients! Is rhubarb available in your area? I honestly haven’t been able to find it fresh for the last two years. I was hoping to […]

Honey Oatmeal Bread

Is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked bread? Probably not. I haven’t made bread in ages and the thought of a honey oatmeal bread sounded perfect for a chilly day. Have you ever drizzled honey on bread? I tried this for the first time, thinking a bread […]

White Chocolate Raspberry Bread

Can you believe that it is already the middle of December? I once said that years that end in an event number fly by at an alarmingly fast pace, but years that end in an odd number go by at a much more reasonable pace. I feel like that was […]

Bacon and Onion Green Beans

Hey there! For the first time in I don’t even know how long, I didn’t make a recipe for the Improv Cooking Challenge last month. I’ve had a million different things going on and making a recipe in time completely slipped my mind. Which isn’t great when you’re the one […]

improv cooking challenge: cheeseburger pizza

The ingredient’s for August’s Improv Cooking Challenge are ketchup and mustard. For months I have thought about this flavor combination and could not come up with anything interesting at all to make. The only recipes I could think of was meatloaf, which we’re not big fans of, or cheeseburgers, which […]