Pumpkin Pancakes

Lazy weekend morning breakfasts always make me happy.  They involve no rush because you generally have no where to go and you can really take you time in the kitchen and sipping your coffee and letting the younger ones help with mixing, pouring and stirring.  Those mornings are perfect…they involve great, light conversation and lots…

Apricot & Salami Scones

It doesn’t happen very often lately, but one afternoon this summer (while taking a well deserved personal day from work), I was home alone and free to do what ever I wanted. That consisted of a little cleaning, I lot of the job hunting and watching a few cooking shows that I normally don’t see…

Spiced Apple Scones

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and no surprise, it is currently raining.  Raining makes me think of 5-10 years ago, where rainy days only equaled a friendly book and yummy snack; not the cleaning the kitchen, getting the laundry done, making sure bills are paid rainy days of adulthood.   Although the forecast calls for more rain…

Irish Hot Toddy

So, I realize that I have mentioned many times already how long this winter has been, but now it has finally gotten to me…it gave me a wonderful cold complete with frogger like voice and a cough that doesn’t want to go away. I don’t know how you are with colds, but I generally try…

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

Ok…admission here…  I have been on a bit of a Biscotti kick lately.   It’s crunchy, sweet, yummy and goes perfect with that morning coffee, or afternoon coffee or late night coffee.  Plus, there is something about it that seems like a little bit of an extravagant treat on any otherwise normal day.  I can totally…

Spinach & Asiago Frittata

Whether you are looking for a recipe to cook for a simple or formal brunch, this recipe will not disappoint.  It is simple to put together, you can sip some coffee while it’s baking and your family or guests will not leave a speck behind. This recipe can be made exact to ingredients or is…

Nonna’s Biscotti

I know I’m not the only one to say this, but life can get really, really busy sometimes.  Between friends, family, two jobs, the holidays and this lovely Minnesota winter we have been having this year, it can be hard to find a moment to stand still and enjoy and appreciate everything that has happened…