Improv Challenge

Lemon Lime Meringue S’mores

May 15, 2014
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S’mores are a summertime staple. Growing up I can vividly remember camping with my father and brother. We would spend our evenings fireside, long sticks in hand with a puffy marshmallow on the ends. We twirled them over the open flame until they were toasted golden brown then quickly easing those soft, warm marshmallows off […]

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Black & White Angel Food Cake

April 17, 2014
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You all know me well enough by now to know that when it comes to dessert, I always go for the good stuff. The decadent and the spectacular. Sure, I eat pretty healthy in my day-to-day life but that’s really just so I can have dessert. Then came along this black and white angel food […]

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Stuffed Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms

March 20, 2014
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What you’re feasting your eyes on at this very moment is a combination of nearly all my favorite savory flavors in one outstanding meal! Meaty balsamic kissed portobello mushrooms filled with sausage, goat cheese, fragrant rosemary and more. These stuffed balsamic portobello mushrooms make a filling dinner or fill up large white mushrooms for an […]

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Pineapple Coconut Fans

February 20, 2014
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Around these parts, the talk for months now has been all about snow. It’s been an exceptionally brutal winter with subzero temperatures and a massive number of snow storms that continue to drop feet of snow on us. We’ve had one major snow storm this week and two smaller but still significant storms. For New […]

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Fromage Fort

January 16, 2014
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Waste not, want not. Words of wisdom. Not that I would EVER waste good cheese but I think the French may be evil geniuses. Fromage fort is the perfect way to use up those nubby little leftover pieces of cheese from your cheese board after a party or when you just have a few smaller […]

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Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies with Maple Glaze

April 18, 2013
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When I hear the ingredients “bacon and eggs,” immediately breakfast comes to mind. Quiche, scrambled eggs, frittatas, omelets, breakfast bakes are all dishes where bacon and eggs are natural partners. So this month when Kristin assigned us bacon and eggs as our ingredients for Improv Challenge I could shake the breakfast brainstorm. It’s totally where […]

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Nutella & Caramelized Banana Crepes – Improv Challenge

January 17, 2013
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When it comes to breakfast some of my favorites end up look more like dessert. This is one of those times. Now, don’t get me wrong 99.9% of the time I’m eating oatmeal or Kashi GoLean Crunch for breakfast but now and then, you just gotta live a little. This was one of those times. […]

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Marshmallow Peppermint Bark Ice Cream – Improv Challenge

December 20, 2012
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As if the peppermint bark I just made wasn’t good enough all by itself, I took it one step further. Oh yes, I upped the ante big time. This month for Improv Challenge our ingredients were marshmallows and chocolate. I immediately found myself thinking along the lines of hot chocolate because for me that is […]

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Parmesan Sun Dried Tomato Bread with Fresh Cracked Peppercorns ~ Improv Challenge

August 16, 2012
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Each month when Improv Challenge rolls around, my wheels really start turning as I try to figure out just what I’ll do with our two ingredients. I love coming up with an idea and seeing how it plays out. This month our ingredients were tomato and peppers. At first, I had thoughts of salsa or […]

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Carrot Ginger Orange Smoothie ~ Improv Challenge

February 16, 2012

This month I have something new for you! Yes, I have involved myself with yet another food project. I just found out about Improv Challenge through the blog, Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Each month we’ll be given two ingredients to do with what we please and then we post the recipe we came up with. […]

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