lentil soup in a white bowl

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 a restaurant.  Needless to say, I was not expecting my friends to sprinkle Parmesan cheese …

Chilli con carne in a bowl

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 on the stove top and it works well with either cooking method.  I don’t own …

peanut brittle in a glass

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” and you can’t go wrong. Scroll down to get the ingredient list and get the …

Mushroom Risotto

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 the wait.  I promise. I used dried Porcini mushrooms for this recipe, however you can …

Easy Beef Stew

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 as fast as you can count one, two, three! (Just kidding!) This is one of …

Delicious Seefood Risotto in a bowl

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 is well worth the wait.  I promise. It’s really not necessary to use a broth …

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 …

portuguese pastries arranged on a wooden board

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 Eve dinner.  And what a hit! Oh, and by the way, they won’t take that …

Sauteed Rapini on a Plate

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 for Sauteed Garlic (Broccoli Rabe).  My mom made this leafy green growing up but I …

Pasta with Carbonara sauce on a plate

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 of the fridge and stove and wondered – what am I going to eat or …

Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce

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. Ok, I made one long time ago, but it was so dry I couldn’t bare …

Creamy Ricotta Pancakes

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 to Making these Creamy Ricotta Pancakes What is Ricotta Cheese? Ricotta Cheese and Cottage Cheese …

Torrone (Nougat) Ice Cream Upside Down in a cone

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 Nougat which is a hard candy that is usually eaten at holidays like Christmas or …

Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale in a plate

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 hungry into happy satisfied peeps! Tips and Tricks to Making Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale …

Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast on plate

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 breast is filled with cheese, tomatoes and sweet basil and cooked in a sweet balsamic …