Maple Old Fashioned

Being originally from Wisconsin, there are a few things that come standard in the blood and one of them is the knowledge of the Old Fashioned.  This is my shout out to Memorial Day Weekend, where I will be on my way to Sconnie, the place where I believe the Old Fashioned was born.  …

Flour Tostada Tacos

You will all be getting this a little late, but this was our tribute to Cinco de Mayo at our house.  I made a poor attempt at homemade refried beans.  And by poor attempt, I really mean that they stunk.  The flavor was there, but I didn’t get the right texture for this – so,…

Sauteed Brussel Sprouts

Growing up, my father had an amazing green thumb and we had what I believed to be the worlds largest home garden.  I’m sure it is not the largest personal garden in the world, but it was certainly admirable.  My dad grew the food, my mom canned and us kids just grabbed pea pods off…

Strawberry Triffle

I’m going to start out with saying that there are about a thousand different ways that you can make a trifle – and would bet that about 90% of them are delicious!!!  This one absolutely falls in that 90%. No one component in this is hard to make or difficult to put together – so…

Asian Pork Meatballs

There are many things that go into this four bite treat of a meatball and all of them are delicious!!!  For some reason lately, I’ve been craving the hot zig of Asian foods.  This meatball totally hit the spot on that. I think one of the biggest reason that I enjoyed these is because of…

Mediterranean Spiced Eggs with Puff Pastry

Breakfasts on the weekend can be a great time to create something new and fun.  I cannot take credit for this dish since the significant other had reign of the kitchen on this particular morning.   What to have for breakfast?  No particular dish was planned, but what he knew is that we had eggs,…

Chicken Pot Pie

I know that I have said it before, but there is a certain satisfaction that comes from making a really good recipe for your family.  Especially when that recipe is comfort food related and you haven’t made it before.    Most of the Chicken Pot Pies I have had in my life have come from…

Caprese Frittata

One thing that always happens when I visit my family is that we whip up great breakfasts on the weekends.  I mean all out kind of breakfasts that are awesome when feeding a large group of hungry people.  Pancakes with bacon, cream cheese or berry Kringle’s, breakfast burritos, eggs – in many different ways –…

White Wine Pear Sangria

I am a fan of wine…pretty much in all forms, except blush.  I like the light fruitiness of a savinogn blanc as much as I like the dark pepper cherry of a Zinfandel.  Which means, I also like it when we can have fun with wine and mix it up…in this case, making a sangria….

Baked Cod with Artichokes

There are some days that the only thing that sounds good is a dish that is filling, but really light and refreshing.  That day for me was the day after Christmas.  After all of the wonderful rich food of the holidays, I was seriously craving something simple and healthy.   Although, I have cooked fish…