Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan Bites

There have been recipes that I’ve carefully planned, tweaked and experimented with, and failed – time and time again – to get right. So frustrating. To take perfectly edible and delicious (and increasingly more expensive!) ingredients and work and toil and turn them into something… less. But then I’ll stumble…

Happy Birthday Puppy! Easy Peanut Butter Cupcakes for Dogs

Calvin is now officially one year of age so I really wanted to do something special and bake up a homemade dog cupcake recipe. (For the complete ‘Easy Peanut Butter Cupcakes for Dogs’ recipe, scroll down to the bottom of the page). I also had to take some time looking back…

Easy Quinoa Cheddar Bake with Chicken and Broccoli

I think nearly every American is well acquainted with this dish: the Baked Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole. Featuring plenty of white rice and plenty of cheddar cheese. And topped with a can of Campbell’s Cream of Broccoli Soup. It’s a classic. Easy, convenient, rich, hot-from-the-oven comfort food… …So lately…

Skinny “Overloaded” Potato Skins

Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I sometimes place an order for “Outrageous Potato Skins” from a nearby chain restaurant. They’re made of crispy fried potatoes, cheese, bacon. Completely delicious, obviously. However. I happened to find the nutrition listings while looking at their online menu one day. One serving features 1,130 calories and 33…

Healthier Pasta Bolognese

After learning we’ll probably get another foot of snow this weekend (after already receiving 2+ feet of snow this month), I knew it was time to cook up a big, warm bowl of hearty comfort food. Because there’s only one member of the household who’s gleeful about the very generous…

“Sweet Surprise” Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

If you want to do something a little unexpected (and baked from scratch!) for your Valentine this year, I think I may just have something for you.

These (light and guilt-free!) chocolate cupcakes are a unique, fun, and delicious-tasting little twist on chocolate-covered berries.

What’s the twist?…

A Farewell to Fellow WordPress.com Bloggers…

After one year of blogging, I’m leaving WordPress.com… I’ll still post weekly recipes to The Scrumptious Pumpkin – just as always – but my blog will now be hosted by another company (this will allow me to (with any luck!) (fingers crossed!) try to create a better and more custom…

Healthy Marinara-Smothered Meatball Sliders

I was first introduced to the idea of a “Meatball Mini Burger” when reading over a restaurant menu. I instantly saw one name written all over it: Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy. This dish is part burger and part oversized, marinara-smothered meatball. It’s mini, so you can help yourself to two or three (or…

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