For the love of Perogies

This past year, I married into a Polish family and boy am I lucky! Lots of traditions and delicious food. Another plus; since I married a military man, we have had the “luxury” of traveling and discovering new traditions through new friends. The not to great part of living in different places, is not being…

Easy Peasy Pesto

  If you want to indulge and not feel guilty, pesto with whole wheat pasta is your ticket! A handful of ingredients can make enough pesto for two meals. Plus, you can freeze it up to 3 months. It is great with red meat, white meat, seafood, or just great on it own with vegetables….

Orange and Coconuts

You either love coconut or hate it. I love it especially if it’s in a cookie! Coconut macaroons have been a guilty pleasure of mine for years. Crispy on the outside, ooey gooey soft and chewy on the inside. Combining coconut with chocolate and orange will take you to a whole other level. My senses…

Now That’s Pasta!

I first started making carbonara a few years ago. I had started working a full time job and didn’t get home until almost 7 p.m. daily. I didn’t want to be bothered going to the store or standing in the kitchen until bed time just to have a decent meal. Depending what protein you put in…

Updated TV Dinner Classic

Have you ever watched a commercial for TV dinners and a pressed Salisbury steak is front and center? Yuck! It takes me back to the early 90’s when that meal was a staple in most households. Now, I am aware that TV dinners has been around for decades but over the years they have made…

Warm me up!

Whether you’re being hammered with snow, feeling sluggish, under the weather, or just craving something delicious; soup is always the answer. I have had French onion soup many ways but in my opinion, the heartier the better. I add sirloin steak and mushrooms to my recipe but please, feel free not to add them. It’s…

The Cherry on Top!

Cherries! Chocolate! Say what?! These cookies scream Christmas, yummy, and eat me all at once! They are super simple and take about an hour (total, start to finish) to make. Personally, I am not a fan of cherries but this cookie has made an exception on my taste buds. Also, ingredients can be added. When I…

Strawberry Heaven

Dessert, especially cookies, make my heart sing with pleasure. Cookies that can be versatile make me jump for joy. These do both! They’re delicious, easy to change, and have no calories. Just kidding! Of course they have calories but they are oh so worth it. This cookie has several names, (cream cheese cookie, jelly filled, and…

Peanut Buttery Love

Peanut butter balls are among many family traditions during the holidays. Every year, they have been a must on my list to make and I have always stuck to the traditional ingredients. This year I swapped out an item and it was so worth it. Since I usually only eat one a year, I usually get my…

Cinnamon Dreams

It’s no secret that Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Not because of presents but because of cookies! I bake the staple cookies every year (peanut butter balls, cut outs, etc.) but I always try new recipes to share with those that I love. I have always been a fan of oatmeal cookies,…