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...]

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. … [Keep reading...]

Yogurt Fruit Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

The weather made a sharp turn this week and even broke temperature records for Kansas City. I do mean drastic changes--yesterday was 83 degrees and summer like. Today is a bit cooler, but yes, spring is around the corner. With the change in the … [Keep reading...]

Housewares Show, 2015


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! … [Keep reading...]