roasted brussel sprouts in a white soup bowl

Simple Bacon Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Bacon Roasted Brussel Sprouts Brussel Sprouts are definitely a change from roasted potatoes or broccoli.  These Bacon Roasted Brussel Sprouts are tasty and easy to make. Your family will love them. I’ve made these brussel sprouts with both bacon and prosciutto.  Bacon and Prosciutto are virtually interchangeable and you’ll find prosciutto more in an Italian household. These brussel sprouts are made with less than 7 ingredients and are so easy …

Osso Buco Veal Shank in a white plate with rice and broccoli

Amazing Osso Buco (Braised Veal Shanks) Recipe

Osso Buco (Braised Veal Shanks) Osso Buco is a great meal for fall or winter. It’s very hearty and although it doesn’t look special – I promise you that your family will love it! Some advice – when you are picking out the meat at the butcher’s window, make sure that you are getting veal instead of beef. Veal is a lot more tender and once braised and cooked you …

riso al forno on a plate

Italian Style Rice in the Oven (Riso al Forno)

Rice in the Oven (Riso al Forno) This is not your traditional Risotto.  This is a traditional Italian Style Rice in the Oven or Riso al Forno.  Recipe compliments of my dear mom a passionate and wonderful cook. And while you might think how does one make risotto in the oven, if it can be done, leave it up to an Italian to do it! You can compare this rice …

herb crusted pork on cutting board

Easy Herb Crusted Pork Rib Roast

Herb Crusted Pork Roast If I told you that this Herb Crusted Pork Rib Roast is easy to prepare and will be in the oven in less than 15 minutes would you believe me?  Well, whether you believe me or not it will. It seems that I’m always struggling to find something to make on the weekend. I guess it’s because we work so hard all week and our weekday …

plant-based diet salads in three containers
Guest Posts

How to Set Up Your Plate on a Plant-Based Diet

Tips and Tricks on how to Setup Your Plate on a Plant-Based Diet by Guest Blogger Morgan Fitchett This post on How to Set Up Your Plate on a Plant-Based Diet is written by guest blogger Morgan Fitchett. Morgan says  transitioning to a plant-based diet from a traditional meat and potatoes kind of menu can be confusing.  Morgan goes on to say that it’s pretty common to focus on what …

Moist and Easy Carrot Cake on a plate

Incredibly Moist and Easy Carrot Cake

The Best Carrot Cake Hand’s Down This is the most decadent carrot cake made from scratch. If you like carrot cake and cream cheese frosting, you will for sure love this recipe for Moist and Easy Carrot Cake. I know my cake decorating skills need improvement, but what can I say, I’m human and not perfect! And, regardless of how it looks this Easy Carrot Cake tastes delicious. I made …

Banana Bread Loaf

Best Banana Bread Loaf with Frosting

Banana Loaf (Bread) Recipe Over-ripened bananas are a great ingredient to make the Best Banana Bread Loaf. And what makes this recipe the best is that you can make a cream cheese frosting to go on top of it (if you like). Bananas are such an unpredictable fruit.  When you shop for bananas, you always want to think about how many you need now and how many you’ll need for …

homemade pizza dough

Fool Proof Homemade Pizza Dough PIzza

Fool Proof Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe You want to make homemade pizza, but you have never made your own dough.  Don’t worry, I’ve got your covered. This is the most amazing fool proof homemade pizza dough recipe I’ve ever come across.  It’s quick and you can either make it by hand or use a stand mixer.  It’s simple and quick and did I mention it’s absolutely foolproof?  It is – …

Homemade Lasagna on a plate

My Momma’s Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Homemade Lasagna Recipe Every Italian knows that there is nothing like Momma’s Homemade Lasagna.  I can tell you that every time I make it, there are no leftovers. And, because it’s my momma’s recipe, no one makes it better than my one and only mom. Note that not everyone adds boiled eggs to their lasagna, therefore, i’ll leave that up to you to include or leave out. This recipe used …

Easy Egg Casserole

Easy Egg Casserole (Frittata)

Easy Egg Casserole Looking for something easy and healthy to make for breakfast. This Easy Egg Casserole is the perfect meal for Good Friday or any other day you don’t want to eat meat. Full of protein and wholesome ingredients, this Easy Egg Bake will be ready in no time.  Personalize this egg bake any way you want. Perfect for any other day too, meatless or with an animal protein …

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Lemon Marshmallow Meringue Cheesecake

Lemon Marshmallow Meringue Cheesecake Let’s see, where do I start with this wonderful combination of cheesecake and homemade marshmallow fluff? Hmmm…. heaven?! It was my husband’s birthday this week and whenever it’s a special occasion, I always try to make something from the heart. I saw several cheesecake recipes for lemon meringue. BTW, lemon meringue pie is my husband’s favorite dessert. Hence, the idea to make something similar but on …

zucchini fritters on a plate

Fluffy Italian Zucchini Fritters (Pancakes)

Easy Zucchini Fritters Thanks to my Mom for passing down this recipe for Zucchini Fritters. A delicious side dish made of wholesome ingredients, like fresh zucchini, parmesan cheese, parsley and eggs. Trust me that once you try this recipe for Zucchini Fritters, you will be able to use up all those zucchini from your garden and make this recipe all of the time! Your whole family will loves these including …

Double Chocolate Muffins on a cutting board

Dreamy Double Chocolate Muffins (Cupcakes)

Double Chocolate Muffins Oh my!  Did I hear chocolate? Yup. Double Chocolate Muffins or Cupcakes to be exact.  Who doesn’t like chocolate? These Double Chocolate Muffins can be left plain like a muffin or decorated with buttercream frosting around a dollop of white chocolate ganache centre for an extravagant dessert. In fact, they are triple chocolate if you count the chocolate chips baked inside the muffin.  Easy to make and guaranteed …

Strawberry Tiramisu Cake

Amazing Strawberry Tiramisu Cake

Amazing Strawberry Tiramisu Cake So if you thought traditional Tiramisu was decadent, you haven’t tried this Strawberry Tiramisu Cake.  You would never know by looking at it that it is a play on the traditional Tiramisu Cake. This Strawberry Tiramisu Cake is a winning dessert whether you make it for after dinner or make it to bring to a family function. This Strawberry Tiramisu Cake is just as easy to …

Family Friendly Whole30 Sheet Pan Dinners
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10 Family Friendly Whole30 Sheet Pan Dinners

Whole30 Sheet Pan Dinners the Whole Family Will Love You’re on your way home from work, you’ve had a busy day and your tired. Whole30 Sheet Pan Dinners, are exactly what you need.  You don’t know what to make and by the time you get home, you’ve got an hour to whip something up for that hungry crowd of yours.  Not only does dinner need to be tasty, but it …

Easy Roasted Chicken Dinner

Easy Roasted Chicken Dinner

Easy Roasted Chicken Dinner This Easy Roasted Chicken Dinner is by far the easiest meal to make, if you live a busy life like me.  You want to take the opportunity to whip up a good meal that doesn’t require a lot of effort. And let’s face it some times that’s hard.Whether it’s the summer or the winter, when the weekend is here, I’m all about simple and quick dinners …

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

Easy to Make Cinnamon Cream Cheese Puff Pastry

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Puff Pastry These Cinnamon Cream Cheese Puff Pastry are like little bundles of crispy, flaky, and a delightful pieces of heaven.  Each one filled with a surprise cream cheese and chopped almond filling and then covered with sugar and cinnamon. These little bundles are very easy to make, even though they will look like you picked them up at a local bakery. No one will guess that …

Orange Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Simple Orange Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Orange Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner This Orange Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner is great for when you want to make something delicious or you’re in a hurry, you want to cut your cleaning time and cut your time in the kitchen. It’s also versatile in that you can swap out the brussel sprouts for any vegetable you like. A great substitute for brussel sprouts is yellow potatoes. Did I mention that …

Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Easy Bolognese Sauce (Meat Sauce)

Bolognese Sauce What’s better than a tangy Tomato Bolognese Sauce to top pasta or a plate of Gnocchi? (pronounced NEE-OKI) Bolognese Sauce has got to be the heartiest of all pasta sauces.  It’s like literally an entree and second put together all in one.  You can use any type of ground meat to make a Bolognese Sauce, however the most widely used is ground veal or beef. This sauce is …

Easy Ground Pork Rotolo

Easy Ground Pork Rotolo (Roll)

Easy Ground Pork Rotolo Do you ever sit there and wonder “what am I going to make tonight”? Or “what can I make that’s simple and I can get in the oven in 10 minutes?”  Well, I’ve got this easy Ground Pork Rotolo recipe that will knock your socks off. This recipe is so simple, but it will wow any crowd!  You can make this pork rotolo with any type …

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