Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Photo

It is funny how we are captured by tastes from our past. They seem to never leave us, even when we push them aside. Pineapple upside down cake is one of those ghosts from my past. Long past.

Housewares Show, 2015

Olaf

We have just returned from the International Home and Housewares Show. If you love food, cooking, dishes, appliances and anything to do with the kitchen, this is THE show!

Rosemary Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Wine Sauce

Pork Tenderloin

What’s for dinner at your house? Not every meal at my house is gourmet, or taste like it took hours to prepare. Let’s be real. Sometimes it has to be quick and easy. What a celebration when those two opposing ideas meet! Roxanne and I have been especially busy lately. We leave for Chicago to [...]

Classic Wedge Salad with Parmesan Peppered Dressing

Wedge Salad Recipe

Even in the dead of winter, I long for a salad. Yet, all of those tender spring greens seem like a hazy dream. This is the time of year when I make wedge salads for my wonderful hubby. He loves them (and truth be told, so do I.)

Spiedini Alla Romano recipe

Spiedini Alla Romano photo

My family has a current guilty food passion right now. It really is ooey, gooey good so throw caution aside and dig in. I love to buy and read cookbooks. I never have enough. Some books quickly become favorites, but Carmine’s Family Style Cookbook is one I will never forget.

Hot Corn Dip Recipe

Hot Corn Dip Photo

January is a great time to snuggle in. Build a fire, turn on the television, work on a puzzle or play a game and just enjoy family time. Then, suddenly cabin fever hits and it seems it would be fun to plan a game night, movie night or watch a football game and invite some [...]

Bean and Bacon Soup

Bean and Bacon Soup Photo

It’s cold. Really cold. The holiday rush is over, the decorations are stored away and I want to cocoon.  When cold winds howl, who doesn’t want to stay in and keep warm? On some nights, for me, that means cooking from what I have on hand and not running to the grocery store. Do you [...]

Holiday Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Photo

The recipe was a hit and the most requested recipe after my party. No, it wasn’t the appetizers or desserts, it was a salad. What a surprise! My daughter enjoyed this Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad at a work gathering and shared the recipe with me. Sure enough, all who tasted it wanted the recipe. I [...]

Southwest Appetizer Cheesecake Recipe

sw appetizer cheesecake photo

‘Tis the season! I love everything the holidays has to offer—the sights, sounds, smells, and food combine with the joy, hope and love and make the season magical. But, let’s be real. All that joy creates a crazy, busy schedule. Yet no one wants to miss a holiday party or chance to catch up with [...]

Make once, eat twice Chicken Pot Pie recipe

Chicken pot pie photo

My daughters will tell you I am not wired to sit on the couch and watch TV. One show, maybe, but after that, no. I laugh when people comment that my empty nest might be calm and that now I have free time. Not so much. I am busy. Constantly busy and this means that [...]