Ginger Cookies

This recipe was a gift from my mom.  We went to visit over the holidays two years ago and these cookies were hard to resist.  They are soft and sweet, and the combination of ginger and molasses does something that makes them just unique enough that they will become a favorite in your home as…

Go To Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer

I call this our Go To Mozzarella Appetizer/Snack because it is unbelievably easy to put together.  Using ingredients you have on hand to create yourself an quick and easy snack while dinner is baking or if friends come over unexpectedly. There is something really great about this appetizer because you eat it with your hands.  It adds a…

Summer Pasta Salad

This is a recipe that came not from entertaining others, but more in trying to find something different for lunches during the work week.  Believe it or not, I actually take frozen meals for lunch.  They are just easy, but I’m not really a fan of them.  My typical other options would be leftovers of…

Sesame Honey Soy Chicken Breast

There isn’t much to tell about this quick weeknight dinner.  Just four ingredients coming together to make your dinner an easy one.  I had made this with the Peanut Sauce and Soba noodles in the span of 30 minutes.  It is so rewarding to make a really satisfying meal in a short amount of time….

Balsamic Reduction Sauce

It seems like there are many of those new concept specialty olive oil and balsamic vinegar stores popping up around the cities.  I am a big fan of both the oil and the vinegar and all they do for all different types of foods, so I find these shops quite exciting.  I was gifted a…

Peanut Sauce

This week is all about sauces and what you can do with them.  I thought it would be fun to showcase easy things to make that will allow different dinner options than your typical store bought sauces.  To be fair and completely honest, when I work all week and want food on the table before…

Watermelon Rum Punch

This memorial day weekend truly made everyone forget the last six months of snow and cold.  It went straight from bitter and unrelenting cold to ‘hello summer!’  What better to ring in the wonderful weekend, but a refreshing watermelon punch…with just a touch of rum.  Watermelon Rum Punch Ingredients: 2 cups watermelon 4 Tbls coarsely…

Grilled Stuffed Brussel Sprouts

Hint here – this recipe is not going to be much different than the Stuffed Mushrooms recipe.  Making this the same night gave me the same base stuffing for the ingredients, with very few adaptations. One thing I have realized lately is that I would post a recipe almost every week on a Brussel Sprout…

Grilled Asparagus

Are you ever looking for a super simple side dish while the burgers or chicken are grilling?  Look no further with this four ingredients + tin foil  + grill = easy and delicious! My trick with the tin foil is to double layer both top and bottom portions creating a half inch lip around all…

Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I don’t know how many times I will say this throughout the life of this blog, but I LOVE GRILLING SEASON!!!   It seems like every year I get really excited to grill and share – as evidenced by the Lamb Burgers, Vietnamese Shrimp Pops, Grilled Romaine Salad, Pineapple Salsa, Grilled Mozzarella Bread …and so many…