Garlic Shrimp


My goal for the recipe box here at My Organized Chaos is to share not only new recipes that I recently fall in love with, but easy tried-and-true go to's that my whole family enjoys. Time and after time and through the years.  When my fellow foodie group of bloggers and I set out to feature our favourite 'garlic' recipes this week, I immediately knew which recipe I'd make. Garlic Shrimp!  Garlic Shrimp is … [Read more...]

Jelly Bean Candy Bark


Can I get a huge hooray for simplicity? You are busy, I get it. Sometimes you have the time and energy for intricate baking and cooking, and at other times you don't. Me too. Yet, those times when I simply can't be bothered is always when I need it most. Do you find the same? Holidays, special occasions .. those are the times when I need to bring a snack or treat to school or functions, yet what I really need is … [Read more...]

Jalapeño Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich


When it comes to meals, I find that I usually make the same things over and over. Are you the same? Take grilled cheese sandwiches, for example. I always grab a cheese slice and only when I have extra on hand, slices of brick cheese. Though I'd never really thought of it - that is so boring, right? When some fellow foodie bloggers and I decided to highlight grilled cheese recipes this week, I was kinda at a loss. … [Read more...]

The Best Macaroni and Cheese


Is there anything more classic that Macaroni and Cheese? While I have to admit that we do reach for the boxed kind more often than not, I've always been curious about the recipes flying about, to make your own. It wasn't until my pantry was pretty bare, that I was forced to make Macaroni and Cheese myself. By the way, forced being a term I'm using for 'I really don't want to go shopping today'. So, I scoured the … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Maple Cookies


 It's Spring Break here in Alberta, and we are immensely enjoying the slower pace of a less-filled schedule. There's been movie nights {on a weekday!}, de-cluttering of rooms, and spontaneous trips to the pet store followed by me saying, 'no, we can't buy him' a few hundred times.  Also on the agenda of no-schedule week? Lots of cooking and baking! I'm taking this time to re-stock the depleted freezer meals, … [Read more...]

Jamaican Jerk Chicken


Before I went to Jamaica for the first time, everyone {and their dog} told me that i must try the Jerk Chicken. Not having tried it before, I was curious, and always game for a new chicken dish to fall in love with. So I did. Yep, love at first bite. Jamaican Jerk Chicken is and always will be a dish that reminds me of sweet Caribbean air, waves kissing the shore, sun and tropical bliss. Funny how some foods bring … [Read more...]

Spinach and Fruit Salad


Years ago, I used to be really finicky with my salads. As in, veggies only. What do you mean you put fruit with greens in a salad? I used to think this was odd and so wrong. Again, perhaps this is derived from salads my Mom made when I was young, they were always the traditional veggies-only types.  My perceptions changed when I finally tried a salad with berries in it, perhaps Moms everywhere are right when they … [Read more...]

Pecan Haystacks


Looking for an easy no-bake recipe to try? What if I upped the anti with 'incredibly quick to make'? Now we're talking! Pecan Haystacks is a recipe that you can start and finish in very little time. In fact, it uses only 4 simple ingredients: milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips,  pecan halves and chow mein noodles.  Sounds kinda sweet and salty right? Stirring often to … [Read more...]

Iced Caramel Brownies


Some things just go together so well, don't they? Chocolate and caramel is just one example of a match made in delicious heaven. For this Iced Caramel Brownies recipe, by all means use your favourite brownie recipe if you have one. Yet, when time crunched or when you have simply have a case of the 'I don't wannas', a pre-packaged brownie mix will most certainly do. So, for the sake of ease and not scaring you … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Filling and Ganache Topping


Looking for epitome of heaven in every bite? To age myself here with an appropriate song comparison: Truly Madly Deeply. This is a killer dessert, people! Well, now I must explain, right? Let's set the stage here, you want to make a chocolate cake. Now, let's say it's an especially hectic day  you are lazy but want cake. Normally you might make that chocolate cake and add some of your favourite icing and call … [Read more...]