Amazing White Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Amazing White Chocolate Raspberry Cake This recipe was inspired by a White Chocolate Raspberry Cake that was purchased at a local supermarket.  The occasion? My daughter’s birthday. A friend bought this cake for her party out at a restaurant. Of course, she brought home leftover White Chocolate Raspberry Cake for us and, well, I just...

Yummy S’Mores Cups

What can I say?  Give me S’mores! Just like the real thing, but without the hassle of a camp fire.  Everyone will loves these  S’mores and they will want more.  A great little treat to make ahead for a party or to bring to a gathering. Now before you scroll down to the recipe, I...

Phyllo Pastry Bites

Little Phyllo Pastry Bites, Big Taste These little Phyllo Pastry Bites will satisfy family and friends while they wait for you to serve the main course.  Puff pastry is so versatile that you can make endless appetizers and some really cool desserts. So if you are looking for a tasty appetizer?  Look no further, try...

Easy Pizza Bread

Crazy Easy Pizza Bread Last summer, we were on our way back from our vacation at Sherkston Shores Resort.  It’s  what I would refer to as glamorous trailer park sitting on Lake Erie. We had a great week with fantastic weather.  We got home at around 12:00 pm and I’m just not feeling like putting...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins These Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins have to be the most delicious and moist muffins ever.  Most importantly, they are a healthy and nutritious version of the regular chocolate muffin. Not to mention that their is a secret ingredient in these muffins that will give you a little protein boost. Yup that’s...

Amazing Blueberry Crumble Muffins

The Most Amazing Blueberry Crumble Muffins There is no other way to describe these Amazing Blueberry Crumble Muffins than to say that they are super moist and delicious. Filled with goodness and wholesome ingredients, you won’t be able to put them down or eat just one. A very healthy muffin and not your traditional blueberry...

Apple Crumble Cheesecake

Cheesecake or Apple Crumble I’m not quite sure where to start except to say that if you like cheesecake and you like apple crumble, then you will absolutely adore this combination of Apple Crumble Cheesecake. I have to admit that I was a little nervous about making this cheesecake, thinking what if the apples are...

Simple Nutella Cookie Recipe

Easy Nutella Cookie Recipe I can tell you from experience that growing up Nutella was a staple in my house, right next to the butter, eggs and white toast bread.  So what’s better than Nutella? The answer is Nutella Cookies! Hints of chocolate and hazelnut will fill your home while you bake these this holiday...

Delicious Maple Walnut Cookies

Maple Walnut Shortbread Cookies One thing about living in the great north is that there is no shortage of maple syrup. Maple syrup and crushed walnuts are what makes these Delicious Maple Walnut Cookies the star of any cookie platter. As I write this post, I recall the sent of maple filling my house as...

No. 1 Best Ginger Snap Cookies

No. 1 Easiest Ginger Snap Cookies I love these Ginger Snap Cookies because they smell so good as they are baking and taste even better once they are out of the oven and cool enough too eat. These Ginger Snap Cookies are very easy to make.  If you have a stand mixer, use it.  Otherwise...

Easy Amaretto Cookies

Easy Amaretto Cookies If you have never had an Amaretto Cookie, they are like a little cloud of heaven. Light and fluffy, sweet, nutty and delicious.  This is an Easy Amaretto Cookie recipe that takes you from start to finish using one bowl. Rest assured that who ever tries one of these Amaretto Cookies will...

The Best Coconut Macaroons

The Best Coconut Macaroons These are by far the Best Coconut Macaroons and are so simple to make that a toddler could make them with their eyes closed.  Made with less than 6 (six) ingredients these Coconut Macaroon Cookies will be ready as fast as one, two, and three… Not only are these the Best...

Don’t Break My Heart Orange Cranberry Cookies

Don’t Break My Heart Orange Cranberry Cookies I call these “don’t break my heart” Orange Cranberry Cookies mostly because they are cookies baked in the shape of a heart and it’s just cute to add a little spin on a cookie name.  These Orange Cranberry cookies make a great cookie to add to your Christmas...

Amazing Italian Butter Cookies

Amazing Italian Butter Cookies This is a traditional Italian Butter Cookie recipe.  The difference between shortbread cookies and this recipe is that Italian Butter cookies are made adding eggs, which somehow makes them richer as opposed to regular shortbread cookies that are made with butter, sugar and flour alone and not eggs. Try this recipe...

Chocolate Beet Cake

Amazingly Moist Chocolate Beet Cake Why Beets? I know, you are going to say what? Beet? Yup! I bet you would have never in a million years thought of making a cake out of beets.  Believe it or not, beets are a great way to add the color red into a cake instead of using...

5 Step Easy Cherry Pie Recipe

Easy Cherry Pie Recipe Don’t you love an easy recipe that is going to get everyone’s attention? This recipe will do just that! It’s one of my favorites because it’s simple to make and everyone loves it because it tastes wonderful! This is one of those desserts that I bring to every gathering and  quite...

Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Next to cinnamon and chocolate, pumpkin spice has got to be the next best thing in the muffin category.  These have got to be the Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Muffins I have ever made. These Pumpkin Spice Muffins are made with wholesome ingredients including pumpkin puree which makes them so moist and...

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...

Amazing Italian Braised Rabbit Recipe

Italian Style Braised Rabbit – Coniglio Bianco This Italian Braised Rabbit recipe is definitely something different from the regular chicken go-to dinner.  That’s a good thing because sometimes trying to find new things to make can be challenging. We always seem to alternate through the regular dinners we make that include chicken, fish, and pasta....

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...

Old Fashioned Bow-tie Cookies

Bow-Tie Cookies I’ve always been mesmerized when I go to a baby or bridal shower and see these Bow-tie Cookies. Wondered how did they get those little pastries to resemble a bow-tie? How did they make those? They look so delicate. Are they baked? Are they hard to make? Sometimes they come out at Christmas...

The Best Italian Arancini di Riso (Rice Balls)

Arancini (Rice Balls) These Italian Arancini are stuffed with Prosciutto, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Mozzarella Cheese. And, yes, these are the ingredients that comfort food is made from. So what are Arancini?  They are an Italian delight.  They come in large 3-4″ rounds or small 2″ rounds.  Made of rice and often stuffed with a ground...

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...

Homemade Crispy Fried Calamari

Crispy Fried Calamari These Homemade Crispy Fried Calamari aren’t as hard to make at home as you might think.  With just a little bit of flour, salt and squid rings, you’ll be licking your lips in no time. Is there anyone who doesn’t like Fried Calamari?  Not that you know of, right? They are great...

Writers and stars of Veep have responded incredulously to the news an Australian politician required stitches after knocking himself unconscious while laughing at the new season. Graham Perrett, a federal Labor MP in Queensland, was eating sushi while watching the US political satire on Sunday night when some of the rice.

Grilled Calamari

Who doesn’t like calamari? Deep fried calamari or grilled calamari, you won’t be able to pass these by… This version is for a Grilled Calamari. Marinated in olive oil, lemon juice and white wine vinegar, these will make a great addition as an appetizer or as an entree to any meal. Guaranteed to be a...

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Easy Italian Tiramisu Recipe

Italian Tiramisu Recipe Tell me who doesn’t like Tiramisu? Tiramisu is a coffee-flavored Italian dessert. This Italian Tiramisu Recipe is made from ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavored with cocoa.  Who can resist cream, coffee and sugar together with lady fingers? Not I, said the...

Simple Red or White Wine Sangria Spritzer

Easy Red or White Wine Sangria Another weekend gone by and a new work week started!  I had some guests over a few weeks ago and I decided to experiment a little to make two versions of Sangria.  I made a white wine sangria and the other was a red wine sangria. Whether it is...

Healthy Berry Chia Seed Pudding

Healthy Chia Seed Pudding This healthy Berry Chia Seed Pudding is a great breakfast for those of you who struggle to put a breakfast together in the morning. I like to make this chia seed pudding the night before because the chia seeds rest and expand and by the time morning comes along it has...

Healthy Energy Bites

Healthy Energy Bites These Energy Bites are so really easy to make and make a great snack whether you are at home, work or on the road.  They are made with wholesome ingredients like nut or seed butter, oatmeal and shredded coconut. Even though the Energy Bites I made today did not include a sweet...

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Wafers

Chocolate Peppermint Wafers If you like the flavor of chocolate and peppermint then you will absolutely love this Easy Chocolate Peppermint Wafers. Made with four or less ingredients, options for making these Chocolate Wafers Cookies are endless. Not sure if I should even call these cookies because they are just wafers dipped in chocolate and...

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...

Simple 6 Ingredient Creamy Homemade Chocolate Gelato

Homemade Chocolate Gelato This creamy homemade chocolate gelato is made with 5 ingredients and will be the creamiest homemade gelato you have every made. If you don’t like chocolate, no worries, you can swap out the cocoa in this recipe for a 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and make a creamy vanilla homemade gelato. And,...

5 Step Raspberry Swirl White Chocolate Homemade Ice Cream

Fool Proof Ice Cream Don’t you wish you could make the perfect homemade ice cream? In 2017 I purchased an ice cream maker. I know, you’re probably thinking ugh!!! Another small appliance to clean. Why? Well, the only response I have to that is that creativity sometimes requires you to expand the tools you currently...

Writers and stars of Veep have responded incredulously to the news an Australian politician required stitches after knocking himself unconscious while laughing at the new season. Graham Perrett, a federal Labor MP in Queensland, was eating sushi while watching the US political satire on Sunday night when some of the rice.

Easy Roasted Chicken Wings

Easy Roasted Chicken Wings Everyone loves Chicken Wings, right?  They are a great snack for Sunday game night or as part of a cozy family dinner. These Roasted Chicken Wings aren’t fried like in restaurants, instead these wings are roasted. For this recipe I’m sharing with you today, I’ve developed three flavors that have worked...

Roasted Lamb Shanks

Roasted Lamb Shanks There is nothing more extravagant than Roasted Lamb Shanks for a special dinner.  Lamb doesn’t come cheap and if you are making them, you’ve probably invited some very special people over for the dinner. To be honest, this easy Roasted Lamb Shank Recipe makes a great dinner for two on a night...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Easy Prime Rib Roast

Prime Rib Roast, Need I Say More? This Easy Prime Rib Roast Recipe will make you look like a star chef.  Made with less than 5 ingredients, this Prime Rib Roast has got to be one of the best recipes that you will ever follow to get the perfect prime rib roast. Prime Rib is...

Easy Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast

Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast Don’t know what to make tonight? This Easy Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast will be a winner whether you are making it for lunch or dinner. Hey that rhymes!  I’m not a gourmet cook, but I love to experiment and use new ingredients to create or re-invent meals. This stuffed balsamic chicken...

The Best Pulled Pork

The Best Pulled Pork Dinner You will Ever Make This has to be the Best Pulled Pork recipe that I have ever tried and it is a simple meal you can set and forget. The pork shoulder works better if you want a leaner cut of pork. But you can use a pork butt roast...

Amazing Italian Braised Rabbit Recipe

Italian Style Braised Rabbit – Coniglio Bianco This Italian Braised Rabbit recipe is definitely something different from the regular chicken go-to dinner.  That’s a good thing because sometimes trying to find new things to make can be challenging. We always seem to alternate through the regular dinners we make that include chicken, fish, and pasta....

Easy Beef Stew Recipe

The Easiest Beef Stew Recipe With January just around the corner, this hearty Classic Easy Beef Stew Recipe will warm you up when you are coming in from out of the cold.  This Easy Beef Stew Recipe gets an A+ from everyone in my family and it’s so easy to make.  It will be ready...

Easy Marinara Sauce

Easy Marinara Sauce What else speaks Italian than a mildly tangy tomato sauce.  This Marinara Sauce recipe is the perfect companion to my Arancini Recipe or to a plate of pasta or gnocchi. This sauce is so easy and simple to make and tastes great. In fact, this Marinara Sauce is so incredibly easy to...

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...

Penne with Tomato Ricotta Sauce

Tomato Ricotta Sauce Tomato Ricotta Sauce is simply a tomato marinara sauce with a little added ingredient called ricotta. And if you have never had ricotta before, let me tell you that some consider it to be a delicacy. Most people have never even thought of adding an unripened cheese into a tomato sauce. But,...

Yummy Lentil Soup

Yummy Lentil Soup Is there anything better than a warm, hearty and satisfying soup to come into from the cold? Well, that is what this Lentil Soup will do.  It will satisfy your whole family. I made this Lentil Soup for the first time last year after I saw my friends order it out at...

Easy Chilli Con Carne

Easy Chilli Con Carne There is nothing better than having a nice warm bowl of this Chilli Con Carne on a cold winter’s day. Loaded with hearty vegetables, meat and a delicious broth, this Chilli Con Carne will keep you satisfied until your next meal. I’ve tried this recipe in both a slow cooker and...

Amazing Peanut Brittle

Amazing Peanut Brittle Who doesn’t like Peanut Brittle?  The perfect candy for adults – sticky, sweet and nutty! This Amazing Peanut Brittle makes a great addition to any holiday baking platter. Don’t be scared by the instructions, this peanut brittle recipe is so easy to make and delicious. Just follow the instructions to a “T”...

Easy Mushroom Risotto

Porcini Mushroom Risotto This is one of those recipes that is made with love over the stove top. But, if you are looking for something quick, this is not the dinner to make tonight. For this recipe, patience is truly a virtue.  The gentle and slow cooking of this Porcini Mushroom Risotto is well worth...

Easy Beef Stew Recipe

The Easiest Beef Stew Recipe With January just around the corner, this hearty Classic Easy Beef Stew Recipe will warm you up when you are coming in from out of the cold.  This Easy Beef Stew Recipe gets an A+ from everyone in my family and it’s so easy to make.  It will be ready...

Easy Seafood Risotto Recipe

The Most Delicious Seafood Risotto Recipe This is one of those recipes that is made with love over the stove top. But, if you are looking for something quick, this is not the dinner to make tonight. For this recipe, patience is truly a virtue.  The gentle and slow cooking of this Easy Seafood Risotto...

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...

Easy Portuguese Pastries

Easy Portuguese Pastries These Easy Portuguese pastries are just like store bought.  Ready in one hour, you won’t be able to resist eating them all. I now understand why my older daughter has always gone gaga over store bought Portuguese pastry tarts. Nevertheless, I made these the other day as dessert for our family Christmas...

Simple Garlic Sauteed Rapini (Broccoli Rabe)

Sauteed Rapini (Broccoli Rabe) Sundried Tomatoes, Garlic and Kalamata Olives make this dish for Sauteed Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) a hit. This Sauteed Rapini (Broccoli Rabe) with Garlic is the perfect side if your are looking for something different from the regular broccoli or spinach you make. This is one of my all time favorite recipes...

Easy Pasta With Carbonara Sauce

Pasta al Carbonara Pasta with a Carbonara Sauce is a great alternative if your are tired of having pasta with tomato sauce.  Made with a few simple ingredients that are in your fridge right now, this Pasta Carbonara will be a winner at dinner tonight! There have been times, when I have stood in front...

Tender Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce

Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce. This Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce is the most tender meatloaf I have every made.  The red wine tomato sauce brings such tang to this meatloaf that it not only intensifies the meatloaf but brings moisture to the dish. Up until now, I had never made a meatloaf....

Healthy and Creamy Ricotta Pancakes

Creamy Ricotta Pancakes If you like pancakes then you will  absolutely LOVE these Healthy  Creamy Ricotta Pancakes.  Made with wholesome ingredients, these Creamy Ricotta Pancakes make a great breakfast idea for you and the whole family. Serve these delicious bundles of joy with a dollop of butter and your favorite maple syrup! Tips and Tricks...

Easy Torrone (Nougat) Ice Cream Recipe (No Churn)

Torrone (Nougat) Ice Cream This recipe for Torrone (Nougat) Ice Cream is exactly like the one you buy at the corner ice cream parlor!  Make it once and you will not be able to resist putting it down.  I guarantee that you will have dreams about this ice cream. Torrone or also referred to as...

Quick and Easy Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale

Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale This healthy Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale makes the perfect supper when you are in a hurry and have no clue what to make.  Rich in protein and made with a few staples you’ve got hidden in your pantry, this Rigatoni with Chickpeas and Kale will turn the...

Easy Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast

Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast Don’t know what to make tonight? This Easy Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast will be a winner whether you are making it for lunch or dinner. Hey that rhymes!  I’m not a gourmet cook, but I love to experiment and use new ingredients to create or re-invent meals. This stuffed balsamic chicken...