Chocolate Enchilada

So this morning I’m sitting here browsing sites on my computer to keep myself busy. Yesterday was my daughter’s 20th birthday. All she wanted to do was go skydiving, something that I haven’t mustered up the courage yet to do myself. Both my husband and son have gone together...

Summer Salads

I love having salads in the summer. However, I don’t always want the typical lettuce salad. This salad is prepared on the grill and on the stove. It’s a Southwest Chicken and Rice Salad. What I enjoy about this dish is all the flavors. Plus the next day I...

Can I learn to be a good cook?

Can I learn to be a good cook?

The answer to this question is YES! I have always had a passion for cooking. Even when I may have messed up a meal I felt like I learned from what I did wrong and just moved on. However, I was reading something yesterday and suddenly I started to...

Mexican Casserole

After a long day of biking and hiking in the mountains the only thing that sounded good to my family was comfort food or “junk food”. So I decided to whip up a Mexican Casserole something I had not made in quite a while. So I went to the...

New Culinary Classes Offered

New Culinary Classes Offered

I’m adding two new classes to the already large list of classes that I currently offer, At Home with Vicki Bensinger, In-Home Culinary Classes. I hope you like them. As always if you would like to tailor a class to meet your specifications just let me know. These two...

How to Grill Perfect Chicken?

I love to grill chicken especially boneless, skinless chicken breasts. It’s so simple but most people cook the chicken to death ending up with a piece that is so dry you can barely swallow it. If you’re one of those people here is a simple technique that you can...

Food Labels

Each week most of us go to the grocery store purchasing products. How many of you read the labels on the back of the packaging and if you do how thoroughly do you read them? Well I just recently discovered two new websites that help you sort out just...

Homemade Granola

My family loves granola. As I have mentioned before though they are funny about foods having too much fat in it. So after reading the nutritional content on several boxes as well as gourmet markets that make it fresh they decided I should try to come up with a...