Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Sally’s Baking Addiction ( what a great name for a cooking web site) offers a delicious Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownie for those with a sweet took and a passion for red velvet! These are easy to prep and give you the best of both, that chocolate red velvet flavor + cheesecake. Two treats in one. Sally we like your addiction! Enjoy.

NOTE: Pampered Chef has a great brownie pan – two sizes. We used the larger square one for this receipe and it turned out so well. Great looking individual brownies and for those who like the “edges” you have four!

Posted in Desserts, Mary's Kitchen | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Panko and Parmesan Crusted Baked Scallops

Scallops always seem to be hard to cook well at home but this recipe is a no-fail opportunity! Eating Well’s Panko and Parmesan Crusted Baked Scallops is a perfect recipe. It’s loaded with flavor – lemon, scallions, butter (oh have to have butter) and the panko parmesan crust. Love the whole wheat panko when we can find it. Very good, on the repeat frequently list. Enjoy.

NOTE: Rinse scallops thoroughly, place in a bowl, cover with milk and let sit for an hour – tender and no fishy taste.

Posted in Mary's Kitchen, Seafood | Tagged | Leave a comment

In A Pinch Chicken and Spinach

Taste of Home’s In a Pinch Chicken and Spinach is a great any day meal! Quick and easy chicken prep and the spinach with salsa was surprisingly delicious. You can adjsut the salsa to your spice pallet! The sauted spinach and salsa would be great served with a white fish too, a chilean sea bass, halibut, cod maybe. We served with some creamy parmesean polenta. This is good! Enjoy.

Posted in Mary's Kitchen, Poultry, Side Dishes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Muffins

Joy Bauer’s Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Muffins is a keeper! Deliscious with the squash! Adds a sweetness to the mac and cheese and the muffin idea is creative! I’ll have two please. Enjoy.

Posted in Mary's Kitchen, Side Dishes | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Simple Skillet Green Beans

Looking for vegan, paleo or gluten free – these green beans are for you! Simple skillet green beans from – delicious way to prepare this side dish. The olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes add so much flavor to the green beans. We addes sliced baby bell peppers for some color! Enjoy

Posted in Mary's Kitchen, Side Dishes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Honey Garlic Wings (Oven Baked)

Oh so easy and oh so good, tender, tasty! Try the Honey Garlic Wings (Oven Baked) from – delicious sauce. Interesting idea – placing the parchment paper over the wings as they back, nice color happens. The sauce is delicious and thickens as they cool. Tender, fall off the bone wings. Enjoy

Posted in Mary's Kitchen, Poultry | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dinner Party Balsamic Roasted Peppers

This is a great option for baby bell peppers, one of our favorites, Dinner Party Balsamic Roasted Peppers from We added 2 quartered red onions to the mix. Four ingredients, (I guess 5 if you add the red onion), easy prep, roast and you have a delicious side dish for poultry, pork or beef. We served over cauliflower mash, swirl all that balsamic sauce all over! Yummy. Enjoy.

Posted in Mary's Kitchen, Side Dishes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie

Everyone loves a good chicken pot pie recipe! This recipe from Taste of Home is certainly one to try. It’s easy to prepare and the creamy sauce is absolutely delicious. You want more, and more! We like just chicken in the chicken pot pie, so left out the frozen veggies. The puff pastry baked up beautifully, you look like a master chef. Oh and the cream / egg yoke wash on the pastry turned out so nice. Enjoy.

NOTE: I would suggest a slurry with the flour, I needed to add more liquid to smooth it all out.

Posted in Mary's Kitchen, Poultry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Honey Pecan Chicken

Looking for something new to do with chicken? Try this Honey Pecan Chicken recipe from (love this name) it’s delicious. A little sweeet, a little heat, so easy to prepare. Marinading the chicken in the buttermilk is recommended in many of the southern recipes across the web. I believe it does make the chicken more tender. Enjoy!

Posted in Mary's Kitchen, Poultry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

We love butternut squash and this one did not disappoint, Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash from Inspired Taste, a new cooking website we stumbled across. So easy, especially if you short cut with the squash already cubed. The deliciousness of the brown sugar, cinnamon and cayenne, bold sweet and mild heat flavors all coming together for a great side dish. Enjoy!

Posted in Mary's Kitchen, Side Dishes | Leave a comment