• S’mores Cookie Cups

    We’ve talked before about my love for S’mores desserts. Hands down they are one of my favorite summer treats!     Since we don’t have a fire pit in our backyard (we actually don’t have much of a yard) there are no toasty S’mores around the fire happening at our house. But I don’t let the lack of an outdoor fire pit get me down! I still love to make and eat S’mores and S’mores themed desserts!     How cute are these cookies?! I’ll warn you right now, these little beauties are only 2 bites each and that’s dangerous. You eat one and you think, hmm, that was so…

  • Skillet Chicken and Spinach Gnocchi | Sam's Dish

    Skillet Chicken and Spinach Gnocchi

    Do you ever have one of those nights where you realize it’s time to sit down for dinner and you still don’t know what you’re going to make?! Please tell me I’m not the only one this happens to.     This recipe came from one of those nights. On this night I took a quick inventory of my kitchen and here’s what I found: Pantry: 1 package of gnocchi Fridge: Leftover cooked chicken Freezer: 1 bag frozen spinach     I thought to myself, I should be able to make these ingredients into a delicious meal and I just needed a quick sauce to pull it all together. I…

  • Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream – No Churn

    No churn ice cream has been having a moment for the last couple of summers and I finally gave it a try last week! I know, I know, I’m super late to the game. But I’m here now and happy to report it did not disappoint! It was simple and so delicious! And I kinda want to try ALL THE FLAVORS! If you don’t have access to an ice cream maker (or even if you do), I think it’s a great option for homemade ice cream!     Today’s recipe can be broken down into two parts, a fresh strawberry sauce, and then a 3-ingredient vanilla ice cream base. Making…

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    Coffee & Dish #20

    Hi Friends! I’m sure you noticed that there was no new recipe this week. That’s because I was on vacation with my sisters in Orlando!! We had a great time shopping, eating, and sitting by the pool! Today’s our last day before heading home and I’m trying to soak up every relaxing minute before heading back to Philly. Enough about my vacation, today I have 5 fun things to share with you that will help us get ready for summer!   1. I picked up another bottle of my favorite perfume! I got a sample a couple years ago and fell in love – it’s light and perfect for summer and…

  • Cinnamon Rolls | Sam's Dish

    Perfect Cinnamon Rolls

    One of the recipes I’ve wanted to have in my back pocket is the perfect cinnamon roll. Not just any cinnamon rolls, I wanted people to start drooling when they heard that Sam is making her cinnamon rolls. In my quest to find these Perfect Cinnamon Rolls I’ve tried LOTS of different recipes over the years. One hour recipes, over-night recipes, recipes that make only 8 rolls, and even recipes that make 8 pans of rolls! Some of them were delicious and others sadly were a little disappointing. But even after trying all of those recipes I was still looking for the cinnamon rolls that I could call mine.  …

  • Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells

    I’ve always loved stuffed shells and decided it was past time to make a chicken and broccoli alfredo version. These stuffed shells are filled with tasty chicken, fresh broccoli, and lots of cheesy goodness. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, it’s covered in a deliciously creamy homemade garlic alfredo sauce. Let’s just call this comfort food.     I love homemade alfredo sauce and today’s recipe comes together in less time than it takes to bring a large pot of water to boil to cook the shells. But if the thought of making homemade sauce intimidates you, go ahead and grab a jar at the grocery…

  • Crunchwrap Supreme

    Today we are talking about a homemade version of a fast food favorite, the Taco Bell Crunchwrap.     Now I think I should start with a confession… I’ve never actually had a “real” crunchwrap. I know, I know. But I have had this homemade version several times and it is delicious!     There are no fancy ingredients here today. Just a flour tortilla layered with ground beef taco meat, which you could definitely sub with ground turkey if you wanted it to be a little lighter, and next comes a layer of shredded cheese, sour cream, AND if you’re feeling adventurous queso. Then comes the magical crunchy layer,…

  • Toffee Bars

      Hi Friends! Do I have a sweet recipe for you today. These Toffee Bars were one of the first recipes I made for Mr. Sam back when we were dating. Aww. That was about 8 years ago. Wow! Back when I used to routinely read cookbooks, with actual PAPER pages, to find new recipes. I love Pinterest and blogs (hello, you’re reading mine right now. Thank you!) But there is something about cooking from a traditional cookbook. Today’s recipe comes from my classic Betty Crocker cookbook.     When I first found this recipe, I made them all the time. I remember once as soon as I put them in the…

  • Coffee & Dish #19

    Happy Friday! I’m so glad you stopped by today! I always wonder when I write non-recipe posts if you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy putting them together. I’ve been working on a few projects for the blog and I’m excited to finally share one with you, it’s #1 on the list.   1. All of my recipes now have a print option – making it even easier for you to try them! 2. I tested a new taco recipe this week and I made these homemade tortillas to serve with them! I prepped the tortillas the night before and chilled them in the fridge overnight. Then when it was…

  • Easy Lasagna Casserole

    I don’t know about you, but I love…LOVE lasagna. And my least favorite part is definitely the time-consuming layering. While today’s recipe isn’t your traditional lasagna (no layering needed) it deserves a place at your dinner table. And let’s just look past the fact that I just professed my love for a cheesy pasta dish. Don’t worry, Mr. Sam, I still think you’re cute and I’ll share my lasagna with you!     When I was growing up my mom found this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine and this casserole found its way to our dinner table often. While the original recipe called for jarred marinara sauce, I…