Recipes

Appetizers

  • Italian Stuffed Mushrooms – An Elegant and Easy Appetizer

    It may seem like holiday time is the only time for fun appetizers, but I’d argue that any night of ...

  • Roasted Grape and Mascarpone Crostini

    I've written about roasted grapes before and I really do love them. Roasting brings out such an intense, ...

  • The Best Way to Make Dry Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    You've made your Jack O'Lantern and have a huge pile of pumpkin seeds. Do not throw them away. Let me ...

  • Beverages

  • Fun Summer Drinks to Stay Hydrated All Summer Long

    Woo Hoo! It’s finally summer!  Doesn’t it seem like winter dragged on and on this year?  ...

  • Strawberry Simple Syrup – Perfect for Summer Drinks and More

    Simple syrups are an easy way to sweeten cold summer drinks and are easy to make! If you are a cocktail ...

  • Making Simple Syrup for Summer Cocktails

    It's the base for many cocktails - simple syrup. It has to be one of the easiest recipes ever. 1 part ...

  • Breads

  • Which Are Better? Doughnuts Made in an Air Fryer or an Instant Pot?

    It’s National Doughnut Day!  What better way to celebrate than making homemade doughnuts?  ...

  • Dried Cherry and Almond Scones – A perfect Valentine’s Day Breakfast

    I love the slow pace of a weekend morning and having Valentine's Day fall on a weekend this year is ...

  • Lemon Blueberry Muffins and Spring

    It was chilly yesterday morning, but unlike recent mornings in Pittsburgh, the sun was shining and I ...

  • Breakfast

  • Kefir for Breakfast – Getting a pro start to your day

    Break - the - fast. You’ve probably heard for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the ...

  • Stress Relief – What You Eat Could be Your Secret Weapon!

    It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, stress just seems to be a constant part of our lives. ...

  • Which Are Better? Doughnuts Made in an Air Fryer or an Instant Pot?

    It’s National Doughnut Day!  What better way to celebrate than making homemade doughnuts?  ...

  • Condiments

  • Zesty Dill Sauce for Salmon – An easy way to make your weeknight dinner special

    While salmon has a beautiful, rich flavor all by itself, sometimes a sauce to go with it can really ...

  • Pomegranate Dressing – An Easy and Savory Addition to Your Holiday Dinner

    If you think of salads as only a summertime food, this easy homemade pomegranate dressing will certainly ...

  • White Balsamic Ginger Vinaigrette

    I love to have a variety of salad dressings and marinades on hand and while I always have an Italian ...

  • Dessert

  • Banana Walnut Biscotti – A Sweet and Savory Treat to Satisfy Any Afternoon Snack Craving

    “I received free samples of California Walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am ...

  • Easy Dark Chocolate Orange Mousse

    Chocolate mousse has always been one of those decadent desserts.  A special treat if you will and ...

  • Spiced Fig Bars – A Sweet Cookie Recipe using Dried Figs

    Growing up we didn't eat a lot of desserts or sweet snacks in our house. When we did they were often ...

  • Entree

  • Hearty Italian Sausage Pasta Bake with Kale and Mushrooms

    Wednesday night is typically pasta night in our house. For my husband, pasta and meatballs on Wednesdays ...

  • Don’t Stress – It’s Easy to Safely Prep Your Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner

    Let's talk turkey! For many, this Thanksgiving may be the first time you've prepped or cooked a turkey, ...

  • Quickest Way to”Roast” Chicken – Make it in an Instapot!

    A favorite Sunday night dinner for us is roast chicken. I can put the chicken in the oven and just let ...

  • InstaPot

  • Quickest Way to”Roast” Chicken – Make it in an Instapot!

    A favorite Sunday night dinner for us is roast chicken. I can put the chicken in the oven and just let ...

  • Which Are Better? Doughnuts Made in an Air Fryer or an Instant Pot?

    It’s National Doughnut Day!  What better way to celebrate than making homemade doughnuts?  ...

  • Instant Pot Pasta Fagioli

    Cold snowy days are the perfect days for a cozy bowl of soup. The more veggies and beans the better ...

  • Salad

  • Watercress and Pear Salad with Lemon Wine Vinaigrette

    We went to visit my mom a few weeks ago and I typically take her to the grocery store while I'm there. ...

  • Pomegranate Dressing – An Easy and Savory Addition to Your Holiday Dinner

    If you think of salads as only a summertime food, this easy homemade pomegranate dressing will certainly ...

  • The Perfect Fall Brussel Sprout Salad – An Easy Side

    A few weeks ago I asked my Instagram followers which fall veggie they preferred, Brussel sprouts or ...

  • Side Dishes

  • Thanksgiving Rice Stuffing for Turkey

    Thanksgiving is the holiday I look forward to every year! It is one of the few times we are able to ...

  • Simple Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

    It wouldn't be summer without cookouts and family gatherings and what goes better with a burger and ...

  • Roasted Beets in Cranberry Juice

    Beets Cooked in 100% Cranberry Juice with Sliced Oranges By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe ...

  • Soup

  • Thai Red Curry Vegetarian Soup With Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

    This post contains affiliate links, meaning if you click on a link and purchase a product I will make ...

  • Quick Weeknight Chicken Tortilla Soup

    January - this is probably the one month of the year I like the least. Here in the Northeast, it is ...

  • Strawberry Gazpacho – An Easy Twist on a Classic Summer Chilled Soup

    Yes, I'm on a bit of a strawberry kick, but if you are following me on Instagram you know that I went ...

  • Vegetable

  • The Perfect Fall Brussel Sprout Salad – An Easy Side

    A few weeks ago I asked my Instagram followers which fall veggie they preferred, Brussel sprouts or ...

  • Why Do You Cry When Cutting Onions?

    We've all been there...you have company, you're busy in the kitchen finishing up and you need to chop ...

  • Roasted Beets in Cranberry Juice

    Beets Cooked in 100% Cranberry Juice with Sliced Oranges By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe ...