New York Deli Style Macaroni Salad

new york style deli macaroni salad in blue bowl

New York deli style macaroni salad.  No eggs, no cheese, no carrots.  Just like you would find at your corner  deli.  Growing up on Long Island (or anywhere in NYC for that matter) you will find a deli about every 7 feet.  They are on literally every corner.  The best part is when you walk in … [Continue reading]

Homemade Baked Beans (along with the faster and better way to soak beans)

slow cooker baked beans in blue bowl

Homemade Slow Cooker Baked Beans made from dried beans, not canned, with a perfect blend of spices and a quick soak technique resulting in the perfect textured bean. Most people today get their baked beans from a can rather then making them homemade.  And my guess would be because it's easier to … [Continue reading]

Easy Simple Classic Potato Salad

potato salad garnished with parsley

Potatoes, celery and onions tossed in a classic mayo dressing ... simple ingredients make the best recipes! If you google or search up potato … [Continue reading]

Wholly Guacamole (5 ingredients – 5 minutes)

stemmed glass with homemade guacamole and tortilla chip

A TRUE Mexican classic !!! Ripe avocados with the perfect balance of onion, lime juice and salt! How can you celebrate Cinco de Mayo without … [Continue reading]

Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

grilled chicken wings with honey chipotle bbq sauce

A homemade bbq sauce that combines the sweetness of honey with the smokiness of  Chipotle adobe peppers - a perfect match! Let's face it there is … [Continue reading]

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

  Oh my gosh!  I am so done with winter, aren't you?  We are half way through April and the upper part of Michigan is still under feet of … [Continue reading]

Juiciest Burger You’ll Ever Eat

close up hamburger topped with feta cheese caramelized onions and toasted bun

This recipe has been in my family for over 10 years. They are simply hands down the juiciest most flavorful burgers I've ever had.   In almost 7 … [Continue reading]

Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese Soup (Keto Friendly)

  If you've ever had Panera's Broccoli and Cheddar soup then you know how deliciously additive it can be.   As far as franchise based … [Continue reading]

Remoulade Sauce

If you are in the market for a sauce that is so versatile it can go over seafood, Po Boys, Fish, chicken and even French fries, this is it! Holy … [Continue reading]

Homemade Mayonnaise (Low Carb/Keto/Paleo)

I put off making my own mayonnaise for a very long time. It is still one of the few processed foods remaining in our house. I think what put me off … [Continue reading]

Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy from Scratch (with NO gravy mix)

A delicious easy weeknight dinner with tender beef patties smothered in a mushroom gravy made from scratch with no packaged gravy mixes! Salisbury … [Continue reading]

Roasted Garlic Shrimp Cocktail

I am a seafood lover, as most of you know, with shrimp cocktail ranking in the Top 3 of my all time favorite foods. I have ALWAYS boiled my shrimp … [Continue reading]

The Only Creamed Spinach Recipe You’ll Need

creamed spinach in white bowl

Creamed spinach wasn't something I craved growing up.  Spinach was yucky to me. It was green, it was slimy. It. Was. Weird. But my taste … [Continue reading]

Mom’s Cranberry Walnut Bread

cranberry loaf sliced in slices

I don't usually share family recipes on this blog.  But I wanted a way to hand them down to my kids and I plan on taking these treasured family … [Continue reading]

Roasted Butternut, Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

white bowl filled with roasted butternut squash sweet potato carrot soup topped with chives

This is BY FAR one of my favorite soups and I can hardly wait for Fall to come around so I can make it. With butternut squash, sweet potatoes, … [Continue reading]