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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

Bacon Onion Jam

  Spread this Bacon Onion Jam on your grilled cheese for a yummy change and to bump up your ho-hum soup and sandwich night up a couple notches.  I like to use sharp cheddar cheese and a granny smith apple.  My husband’s favorite is ham, smokey Gouda and bacon onion jam.  This jam is also perfect used as an appetizer. Spread… Continue reading »

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins

O.k., so maybe chocolate muffins aren’t the healthiest thing that you could eat for breakfast, but on a special occasion or every once in a while nothing beats a Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffin.  So my daughter was leaving on a school trip to New York at 5:00 a.m. last week and I thought what a perfect breakfast to make for her and her… Continue reading »

Party Appetizer Recipes

It’s that time of year when you are dashing around buying gifts, decorating, baking and attending holiday parties. And don’t forget football is heating up and all the big games, including the biggest of them all, the Super Bowl, are just around the corner.  I’ve put together a list of party appetizer recipes that you will use not just for the… Continue reading »

Porchetta with Roasted Vegetables

How can you go wrong when you wrap something in pancetta?  This recipe for Porchetta with Roasted Vegetables is wrapped in it.  Nothing wrong about that here! PrintPorchetta with Roasted Vegetables IngredientsIngredients for the pork: 1 bunch fresh rosemary, leaves finely chopped 1 bunch fresh sage, leaves finely chopped 20 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes… Continue reading »

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

This Chocolate Hazelnut Tart is the perfect dessert for after your holiday meal.  A little sliver of this tart and a glass of amaretto is the icing on the cake so to speak.  But don’t save this recipe just for holdays, it’s perfect for any special occassion or just because and your guest don’t need to know just how easy it was… Continue reading »

Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

The stuffing is my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. And my favorite recipe is this one for Cranberry Pecan Stuffing. In fact I love it so much, that I’ll eat leftovers of it for breakfast on Friday, and then for lunch and maybe as a snack too!  I usually double or even triple this recipe to make sure that I… Continue reading »

Grands!® Monkey Bread

I made this Grands!® Monkey Bread this morning for my daughter’s 16th birthday.  Hard to believe she is that old…  But anyway, I made it at her request.  That’s all she wanted for her birthday, well besides an iPhone (which she got).  The only problem is I only had one can of biscuits, but I cut the recipe in half… Continue reading »

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