Baked Potato Dip

baked potato dip
Recipes flood my internet feed daily and one or two usually catch my eye and I mentally file those away and plan to test, research and explore further. Then there are those recipes that fly by in a blip and I think “ewww ick”, bloggers are becoming more and more desperate with each passing hour by the “recipes” they are blogging about. One such recipe that hit the ewww ick radar was baked potato dip. Many versions were floating around the world wide web and I thought to myself, why?

Fast forward to a soggy Memorial Day weekend where plans were diverted to accommodate the never ending inches of rain. [Keep reading...]

Strawberry Hand Tarts

Strawberry Hand Tarts

Is it time for strawberry shortcake? Or strawberry pie? Or just eating strawberries fresh, one after another? Yes to all of these, but one mark of the strawberry season for me is a batch of strawberry hand tarts. [Keep reading...]

Summertime Sangria

Summertime Sangria
Warm breezes and sunshine are beginning to peek through the days of the week. Soon all we will be talking about will be the heat. Not to worry, help is on the way.

Summertime and sangria go hand in hand like beach towels and ocean waves. While I don’t live close enough to enjoy an ocean I do know how to find a spot with water and fun whether it be a swimming pool, pond or lake. Thanks to this sangria guide, all is well as I can enjoy family and friends, read a summer novel or just relax with a cool, refreshing sangria. [Keep reading...]

Fire Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Almonds

Fire Roasted Brussels Sprouts photo
Do you love Brussels sprouts? It seems people either love ‘em or hate ‘em. This recipe is the reason I love them. [Keep reading...]

Ice Cream Cookie

Ice Cream Cookie

We have been having so much fun promoting our new cookbook, The Newlywed Book, Cooking Happily Ever After. Tis the season for bridal showers, engagements and of course, weddings! This was a book that we had dreamed about. The focus is on what to … [Keep reading...]

Glazed Orange Pound Cake Recipe

Glazed Orange Pound Cake Photo

I suddenly had an obsession for a cake out of my past and realized it was perfect for this time of year. So, I baked it, loved it and then I could hardly wait to share it with you. For some reason, citrus flavors like orange and lemon are great … [Keep reading...]

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Potato salad--do those words bring a smile and cause you to pause and fondly remember days gone by? Do you recall family reunions, picnics, BBQ's, vacations on the beach or at the lake and a plethora of happy times? Or do you shutter, shake your head … [Keep reading...]

Balsamic Vinaigrette and Caramelized Pecans

Balsamic Dressing and Caramelized nuts photo

Hallelujah spring! I think you have finally broken through the barriers of winter and at least in my neighborhood, you are here to stay. Even people who say they don’t eat seasonally will probably agree it is time to step away from the stews and … [Keep reading...]

Hot Cross Buns

The special day is finally near! Easter is a week away and that means rituals and recipes that are rich with tradition in our home. Each Easter morning begins with Hot Cross Buns. These are always served with dyed Easter eggs, fresh fruit and … [Keep reading...]