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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Caprese Steak Salad with Mozzarella, Tomatoes in a Reduced Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Steak Caprese Salad with the most delicious savory reduced balsamic vinaigrette, you won’t want to miss a drop! I’m pretty sure there is no such thing as STEAK Caprese Salad.  I’m not sure, I’ve never googled it to be honest, but that’s really what this is when you dissect it. All I knew was […]

One Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Risotto

Creamy garlic parmesan risotto with crispy roasted lemon pepper chicken on top ~ all cooked in ONE PAN ! Hi everyone!  With school coming up upon us I thought I’d share a one pot meal that will take about 20 minutes to get in the oven. It’s a very comforting dinner with a lemon pepper […]

Huli Huli Chicken

  Huli Huli Chicken is something I never heard of before until my family and I went on vacation in Hawaii. Just saying it is fun! Huli Huli …. This chicken has to be the most flavorful and amazing chicken I have EVER had.  It is 5 stars as the day is long! I have been […]