Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

Some times you want to just go to the fridge and pull out something amazing to eat that you can pull together in an instant.  Maybe your sitting on the couch watching a movie and want something fun to snack on or you’ve just come home from a long day and you are famished.  Either way, you can pull this Jalapeno more »

Chicken and Rice Soup

I’m feeling a little bit under the weather today and I’ve been thinking about what to make for dinner that would make me feel better and warm my bones.  And I’m sure you can guess what I have what recipe I have decided to make; that’s right ~ Chicken and Rice Soup ~ and maybe a chocolate pie… but we’ll decide on more »

BBQ Chicken Pizza

PrintBBQ Chicken Pizza Ingredients1 prepared pizza dough 1 lb. chicken tenders 2 cups bbq sauce ½ cup onion, thinly sliced ½ cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 ½ cups monterey jack cheese, shredded 1 tbsp. vegetable oilInstructionsPreheat oven according to packaged pizza dough directions. In a skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken tenders; cook about 10 more »

Lowcountry Shrimp Pilaf

I love it when a recipe calls for white wine or any wine for that matter.  Sometimes I even manage to put it in the recipe!  But in all seriousness, this Lowcountry Shrimp Pilaf recipe is perfect served with a green salad and crusty French bread or toasty warm cornbread for a delicious meal inspired by the cuisine of South more »

Steamed Wild Striped Bass with Ginger and Scallions

I love this Steamed Wild Striped Bass with Ginger and Scallions recipe.  It’s so easy to prepare and full of flavor.  I first made this recipe adapted from Food & Wine magazine a year or so ago.  I like to add fresh vegetables such as asparagus and shiitake mushrooms to make this a a one skillet meal.  After over indulging more »

Menu Planning Services

Let’s face it, moms are busier then ever these days. Whatever you have going on during the course of your week; whether it be work, keeping a clean house, running errands, carting the kids to soccer practice, it is hard to find the time to sit down and create a shopping list for an entire week.  Let alone coming up more »

Red Beans and Rice

This recipe for Red Beans and Rice was my most popular recipe for the year 2012.  And rightfully so.  This one pot meal is packed with protein and flavor.  Perfect for after the holidays when you are trying to loose a few of those extra pounds.  This one dish wonder also is a great dish to serve on the snowy more »

A Tipsy Hot Mocha

Winter is the perfect season for comforting, warm beverages and delicious holiday cocktails.  Your favorite seasonal beverages can be sweeter and lower in sugar when you use Sweet’N Low as a replacement for sugar in all kinds of recipes, from comforting hot chocolate to festive eggnog and Irish coffee. And if you took a look outside my door today you more »

Cannoli Cheesecake

Cannoli Cheesecake Now it feels like the holidays.  I just put my Cannoli Cheesecake in the oven to bake.  It won’t be until tomorrow that I can cut into this rich and creamy dessert, but it is so worth it.  And I’ll give you a little hint, sometimes (most of the time) I substitute the vanilla for amaretto.  Garnish with more »

Foolproof Dark Chocolate Fudge 1

Foolproof Dark Chocolate Fudge

Who doesn’t have fond memories of their grandmother or their mother standing over the stove tending to a big pot of fudge for the holidays.  I know I do.  I don’t have the best track record when it comes to making fudge.  On multiple occasions I have waited days, yes days for it to “set”.  Which of course it never more »

Date and Prosciutto Flatbread Pizza

I make these wonderful dates that are stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in prosciutto.  They are my Dad’s favorite.  And who could blame him.  They are warm and drizzled with a balsamic glaze and they just melt in your mouth.  Really the perfect party appetizer recipe to go with a glass of red wine.  The only drawback is they can be more »

Rigatoni with Bolognese

Rigatoni with Bolognese

I saw this recipe for Perciatelli with Bolonese by Geoffrey Zakarian on the show The Best Thing I Ever Made over the weekend.  Now I make a pretty mean bolognese myself, so I was intrigued to see what made his so special.  Well, right off the bat he was sauteing porcini mushrooms and pancetta, so I decided immediately that this would be our Sunday dinner more »

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