Stuffed French Toast

I don’t know if I have ever met someone who doesn’t like french toast.  I know that there has to be someone out there, but everyone I know does like french toast.  And everyone I know that knows about Stuffed French Toast, loves that even more. Once again, it’s about making the meal special and…

Holiday Challenge – Week 2 – Mini Chocolate Pies

For the longest time I able to avoid Pinterest.  Partially because I didn’t totally understand it right away and partially because I wasn’t sure that I wanted to have access to one more thing that would consume some more of my time.  Well, about eight months ago I gave in, and I have to say,…

Bolognese with Polenta

Here it comes ladies and gentleman…another time consuming, but absolutely delicious-I’m-going-back-for-seconds-and-maybe-thirds kind of dinner!   For my birthday, the wonderful man who is sleeping next to me and his daughter gave me a cookbook.  I had seen the chef before, primarily as a judge on the Iron Chef, but wasn’t familiar with her as a cook….

The Holiday Challenge – Week 1 – Home Made Whiskey Caramels

The holiday season is upon all of us and like the last few years, our house already screams Christmas.  Both trees are up with lights on, but not fully decorated yet.  The Christmas Village is rockin’ it’s light house, fire pit, carolers, B&B, Wine Shop and more.  And the rest of the boxes and totes…

The Day After Holiday Leftovers

After a big family holiday meal and making sure the family and guests are all fed, well, at least with this family, there is enough food for leftovers.  After all of the cooking, all of the laughter, all of the eating…this year, it seemed a little boring to just reheat the leftovers and eat.  Plus,…

Mosaic Apple Tart

The simplest ingredients come together in something quite extravagant with this dessert.  This tart will satisfy those who love desserts that aren’t too sweet with just the right amount of freshness.   It is a bit of a labor of love to get the apples sliced the same size (thank god for the mandolin) and the proper…

Hasselback Potatoes

My opinion on Hasselback Potatoes is that they are simply baked potatoes made fancy.  In the theme of making every meal special one dish at a time, this is a great way to change things up.  Your family will experience the baked potatoes that they love in a whole new way. I started this dish…

Home Made Apple Pie

This is home–made-to-the–finest apple pie!     Although, I’m fairly confident in the kitchen, when it comes to something like Apple Pie, where it is well known to everyone and evokes such fond memories, I get a little nervous to create something new.  You hear how everyone‘s grandma or aunt or mom makes the BEST apple…

Simple Stove Top Chicken Dinner

An old saying that is thrown around, but not always heeded is: ‘Some times less is more.’  In this case, the less can be more appealing because it’s simple to put together, easy to cook and leaves you with a quite tasty finished product.  I like dinners like this for those nights that you would…

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Love This Recipe!!! I have tried to make hummus before, but I have had issue with either the texture being a little gritty or it having a strong bite.  And by bite, I mean a Holy-Buckets-Get-Ready-For-Your-Socks-To-Get-Knocked-Off kind of finish that I do not want in my hummus. Hummus is quite a staple in our house for…