Chicken Marsala Pasta

We all live very busy lives these days it seems and today is no exception.  After working a full day, coming home to children, homework, dog, and last night’s dirty dishes; who has time to cook or want to cook a gourmet meal?  Oh and don’t forget I have to back to school tonight for a parent information meeting at 7:00.  more »

Houston’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This recipe for Houston’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip is as close to the real deal as I have seen. Just like they serve in the restaurant. Yummo!   Print Houston’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe type: Appetizer   Ingredients 1 small box frozen spinach ⅛ pound butter 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons minced onions ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 pint more »

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

These Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese are delicious and easy to make.  If you like you can prepare them ahead of time and just before your guest arrive grill them up.   Print Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese Recipe type: Appetizer   Ingredients 12 dates, seeds removed ½ cup balsamic vinegar Crushed red pepper flakes 12 more »

Pan Roasted Filet Mignon Stuffed with English Stilton and Walnuts

I have been making this Pan Roasted Filet Mignon Stuffed with English Stilton and Walnuts from Emeril’s TV Dinners: Kickin’ It Up a Notch with Recipes from Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril for many years.  It’s a Christmas Eve favorite!  Also perfect for New Year’s Eve.  I like to serve this with a nice spring mix salad with roased pears and blue cheese and more »

Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls

These dreamy Bisquick cinnamon rolls are easy enough to make any day but special enough for Christmas morning.  Prepare them the day before so that you are sure not to miss a moment of Christmas morning.   Print Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls   Ingredients 2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2½ cups biscuit baking mix ⅔ cup milk 2 tbsp more »

Greek Pasta with Lemon Chicken

The olives and feta cheese in this Greek Pasta recipe make it salty and creamy, along with the warm tomatoes and garlic make this an unbeatable combination. Ingredients for the Greek Pasta: 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes (about 3), seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 cup Kalamata or other black olives, pitted 1/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 teaspoon salt more »

Fudgey Waffle Brownies

I love when you can put your single use appliance to a new use!  Have you ever thought of using your waffle iron to make brownies…. probably not.  But now that you have had a chance to let that idea run through your brain, I bet your mouth is watering.  Here is my favorite Fudgey Brownie recipe (again used in a more »

#PullUpaChair with the Food Network for a Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is the mother of all holidays when it comes to food.  We plan for it for months.  We talk about it for weeks.  And if you are successful with you meal, your guest will talk about it for days.  In honor of Thanksgiving, please join me, the Food Network and lots of other foodies at our Virtual Thanksgiving Table or follow more »

Caramelized Onions with Baslamic Vinegar

I took Sunday night’s Porchetta leftovers and made a toasty pork sandwich topped with caramelized balsamic onion and melted provolone cheese.  These are easy to make, all you need is an onion and a little time, but totally worth it.  They make a great topping for sandwiches or a juicy steak. Ingredients: 1 medium white onion, sliced thin 2-3 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. more »

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries

Growing up Brussels sprouts would probably have been the last thing on earth I would have eaten.  But I think that if you dress them up like these you will find that even the “haters” will find these as delicious and will be asking for seconds! Some people look into cooking classes from colleges online when they are busy yet more »

Thanksgiving Dinner

Three weeks until Thanksgiving and the menu is set!  Well, for the most part… I’m sure that there will be additions… deletions…changes…. but until then…. Here is this year’s menu: Food is a huge part of a great Thanksgiving. Those who want to take culinary arts courses can look into a bachelor degree online for more information. Dates stuffed with more »

Goat Cheese and Pancetta Crostini

I like to keep a pantry and refrigerator stocked with items that I can throw together for an impromptu get together.  This Goat Cheese and Pancetta Crostini is super easy and quick to make.  Most of these items you can keep on hand in your pantry or in your refrigerator.  And most of it is just assembling your ingredients.  You more »

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