New York Deli Style Macaroni Salad

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 […]

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

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. No soaking overnight !

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Easy Simple Classic Potato Salad

Potatoes, celery and onions tossed in a classic mayo dressing … simple ingredients make the best recipes! If you google or search up potato salad on the internet you will quickly discover that there are several ways this recipe can be made.  It all depends on who you ask and what part of the country […]

Wholly Guacamole (5 ingredients – 5 minutes)

A TRUE Mexican classic !!! Ripe avocados with the perfect balance of onion, lime juice and salt! How can you celebrate Cinco de Mayo without Guacamole?  Simply put … you can’t. Guacamole is a staple in Mexican cuisine.  It is super easy to make and must be on your table if you are celebrating Cinco […]

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 something about firing up that grill in the summer and getting a huge steak, chicken or ribs grilled to perfection isn’t there? But see here’s the thing.  It just […]

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 snow.  The end of my driveway has about 6 FEET that has been pushed by a plow. I think it will melt by June. I am […]

Juiciest Burger You’ll Ever Eat

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 years running this food blog I’ve never once posted a recipe for burgers. How is this possible? Well you don’t have to worry because I’m here to […]

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 soups, this soup really isn’t horrible for you. But when you are watching carbs or eating very low carb (even keto) you want to keep these carbs as low as […]

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 smokes is this stuff good!   I think addictive may be a better word for it. Remoulade sauce from what I’ve learned originated in France […]

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 for so long was I read too many horror stories about it not emulsifying, being to runny, breaking up, etc that I just haven’t […]

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 steak is pure comfort food at its finest. Tender beef patties are simmered in a savory thick brown gravy until they are perfectly cooked.   Unfortunately if you try to look up […]

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 when making shrimp cocktail until one day The Universe told me to turn on the TV and there was Ina Garten from the Food Network […]

The Only Creamed Spinach Recipe You’ll Need

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 buds, thank goodness, have matured and I not only love spinach but it is great for your skin, it has Beta carotene your eyes.  The folate in spinach relaxes the […]

Mom’s Cranberry Walnut Bread

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 recipes and making a book one day to give to each of them to have. One of those recipes is my mom’s delicious Cranberry bread.  There […]

Roasted Butternut, Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

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, carrots and warm spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg it’s tastes just like fall in a bowl. The hardest part is wrestling with your butternut squash, so […]