Recipes

Appetizers

  • Roasted Grape and Mascarpone Crostini

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

  • Holiday Cranberry Crostini

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! I was reminded of that last night as we went to dinner with ...

  • Beef

  • Beef and Mushroom Burger – Italian Style

    It seems everything has been affected by this virus and we are constantly changing something about the ...

  • Italian Sausage, Spinach, and Artichoke Pasta Bake

    Pasta bakes are a perfect make-ahead meal.

  • Sausage and Bean Soup

    This hearty Italian sausage and bean soup is perfect for a cold winter day and can be pulled together ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Condiments

  • White Balsamic Ginger Vinaigrette

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

  • Simple Miso Ginger Sauce

    I always shied away from experimenting with miso. While I was familiar with it from eating out, it wasn’t ...

  • Homemade Taco Seasoning Spice Mix

    Taco Tuesdays! Tacos on Tuesday nights are pretty much a routine in our house. I'll mix it up and make ...

  • 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

  • Quickest “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 ...

  • Easy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

    I look forward to butternut squash soup every fall. There is nothing better on a cold fall night than ...

  • Is your Garden Overflowing with Zucchini?

    Have you ever yelled at a deer? One summer night, I stood on my deck, overlooking my little vegetable ...

  • Fruit

  • Savory Grilled Peach Salad with Arugula and Toasted Walnuts

    What better way to kick off National Peach Month than with a light grilled peach salad? If you have ...

  • 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 ...

  • Spring Mango Salsa Recipe

    One of my favorite things about spring is all the fresh produce that lines the grocery store shelves ...

  • InstaPot

  • Quickest “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 ...

  • Pasta

  • Simple Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

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

  • Instant Pot Pasta Fagioli

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

  • Easy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

    I look forward to butternut squash soup every fall. There is nothing better on a cold fall night than ...

  • Poultry

  • 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 “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 ...

  • Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with Greens

    It's that time of year. I don't know about you but everyone in our office is sniffling, sneezing, and ...

  • Salad

  • 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 ...

  • Savory Grilled Peach Salad with Arugula and Toasted Walnuts

    What better way to kick off National Peach Month than with a light grilled peach salad? If you have ...

  • Simple Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

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

  • Seafood

  • Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta

    Shrimp tossed with fresh vegetables, pasta and a light pesto sauce are perfect for a light spring dinner. ...

  • Scallops in a Lemon Rosemary Sauce

    We took a trip to Cape Cod this past fall where I had the most delicious scallops I think I've ever ...

  • Cod Veracruz

    I love finding and creating fish recipes. Trying interesting ingredient combinations, new varieties ...

  • 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 ...

  • Snacks

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Soup

  • 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 ...

  • Instant Pot Pasta Fagioli

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

  • Homemade Chicken Broth

    I had something else entirely planned for this week's post, but in light of COVID 19 and the grocery ...

  • 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 ...

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