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 […]

Traditional Polish Style Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (no canned soup)

Stuffed cabbage, or Golabki, is a cabbage roll common in Polish cuisine made from lightly soft-boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around minced pork or beef, chopped onions, and rice, which can be baked in a casserole dish, made on the stove top or even in a slow cooker. They are usually topped and served with a […]

Homemade Condensed Tomato Soup

I was playing around with Stuffed Cabbage recipes last week and the majority of the recipes I found online called for condensed cream of tomato soup which was very frustrating for me.  I spent half the day researching recipes WITHOUT it and kept coming up with alternatives that used gravy or a lemon sauce, which […]

Sensational Sesame Chicken (30 Minutes~1 Skillet)

I put out a survey on Facebook this week asking you guys what YOU wanted me to make.  I got lots of great ideas from football snacks, crockpot dinners, easy quick dinners to stir fries. I decided to go with the stir fry idea this week (thanks Jill) and go straight for one of my […]

Spaghetti Aglio e olio

In response to those of you who asked for simple fast and easy dinner recipes, this Spaghetti Aglio e Olio could not be simplier, easier OR  faster. Plus it’s just so fun to say!  Aglio-e-Olio This is the most basic of Italian sauces using just olive oil, garlic and some red pepper flakes for heat. […]

Savory Mushroom & Barley Soup

  As I look through this website one thing becomes very clear. I love mushrooms.  I love mushrooms, chicken, and pumpkin. 🙂  I think I may need to broaden my horizons a bit. But I can’t help it, there is something about mushrooms.  They are so soft when cooked, full of flavor and what other […]

Simple Classic Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

HAPPY FALL !!! I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how excited I am to share this Pumpkin Roll recipe with you today! I don’t really bake that often to be honest with you but when the weather starts to cool like this I get the bug. This pumpkin roll will be gone before I […]

Swedish Meatballs with an Epic Sauce

If you’ve ever had the Swedish meatballs at IKEA then you will fall all over yourself when you try these!!!   I’ve been trying to recreate them for years and I think I’ve finally nailed it! What makes me so confident?   Because these meatballs are full of flavor, they are not bland like the […]

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread w Chocolate Chips

A classic bread with pumpkin and spices and chocolate chips We aren’t even half way through September and I’m already making things with pumpkin.  But in my defense I have to tell you that I HATED pumpkin growing up ~ or at least I thought I did.  I never really tried it.  So I don’t […]

BEST EVER Meatloaf with a Brown Sugar Honey Whiskey Glaze

We have a great meatloaf recipe for you today and before you moan and groan let me first say something … this meatloaf recipe with this honey whiskey sugar glaze will rock your world! I don’t normally write this much on one of my posts, but I truly feel meatloaf gets a bad wrap.  It […]

Honey Wheat Bread

Have you ever had that amazing dark, warm honey wheat bread at Outback Steakhouse before? Oh my!  There was times (many!) that I ate that whole loaf myself.  It was so soft and warm and had this deep wheat texture to it ~ but guess what I found out a few years back? Do you […]

One Pot Mediterranean Chicken and Rice

  I hope you’re into one skillet, easy clean up meals because this Mediterranean Chicken and Rice dish not only surprised me in it’s ease of prep/cook and cleanup; but the flavors knocked my socks off ! The chicken is first sautéed in a cast iron skillet until it gets nice and brown and crispy.  […]