Coffee Cake with Cherries, Pecans, and Browned Butter

Coffee Cake with Cherries, Pecans and Browned Butter is the answer to the question: "What should I make for breakfast when I have guests coming for the weekend?".  It's a coffee cake, yes, but it contains three ingredients that always make me swoon: cherries, pecans,  and browned butter. … [Read More...]

Chickpea Pasta with Spinach and Bacon

I have been making Chickpea Pasta with Spinach and Bacon since my kids were babies. It's one of my own personal favorite recipes. My only complaint about my own recipe, in the past, was that it tended to be a little dry. So I refrained from sharing it with you, my friends. I finally came to … [Read More...]

Chicken Fried Venison aka Chicken Fried Bambi

Chicken Fried Venison Steak, or as I like to think of it, Chicken Fried Bambi, is a delicious way to enjoy venison steak. At a hunter’s house, this is down-home good eats, but in today’s slightly snooty culinary world, I worry that simple down-home cooking, the way your grandma used to do it, is becoming […]

Strawberry Shortcake Pinwheels

Strawberry Shortcake Pinwheels are an easy and scrumptious improvement on strawberry shortcake. The recipe is just as comforting as good old fashioned strawberry shortcake, but with some flavor and texture upgrades. The orange zest in the pinwheel biscuit adds a bright flavor zing, and the caramelized filling in the shortcake biscuit adds a zesty and […]

The Best Recipe for Red Beans and Rice

What the world needs now is the BEST recipe for Red Beans and Rice, and I’m just the one to share it with you. This is positively the most DELICIOUS recipe for Red Beans and Rice I’ve ever tried.  And I’ve tried many, in search of what the people of New Orleans were all about […]

Oven Baked Risotto with Crispy Mushrooms

If you love risotto, but you hate the stirring, you’re going to LOVE this recipe for Oven Baked Risotto with Crispy Mushrooms! Look, even if you’ve never made risotto before, so you don’t know enough to know that in conventional risotto, there’s enough stirring to hate, you’ll still love this risotto. You’d never suspect, by taste, […]

Lovely Meyer Lemon Bars with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Lovely Meyer Lemon Bars with Olive Oil and Sea Salt are a scrumptious dessert with a vibrantly bright flavor that isn’t *just* sweet. Their flavor is both sweet, and tart, with a savory slightly bitter underlying note from the olive oil and the lemon zest. Oh, my goodness we devoured them in a FLASH around […]

Air Fryer Crispy Smashed Potatoes: Faux Frites

This recipe for Air Fryer Crispy Smashed Potatoes is every bit as french fries. A bold claim, is it not? And I’m a bit of a french fry snob. When I lived in Switzerland, french fries were called frites. I call these Crispy Smashed Potatoes: Faux Frites. That’s pronounced “foe freet”, for those of you who […]

How to Make a Flaky Homemade Pie Crust

This flaky homemade pie crust recipe makes the best pie crust my family and I have ever had. Guests in our home testify to this truth. It’s won pie contests a-plenty and even won a ribbon in the state fair. So, yes, you’ve come to the right place.  I’m Sharing All My Secrets for a […]

Caboose: Stovetop Cooked Cabbage, Potatoes and Bacon

Caboose is a cheap, easy and delicious dish of stovetop cooked cabbage, potatoes, onions and bacon. It’s a dish that requires minimal prep time on your part, and what’s more, it takes very little money out of your pocket. It’s comfort food for when money’s tight, but it’s just as delicious if you’re flush with […]

Easy Baked Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Ricotta Cheese

This recipe for easy baked rigatoni with Italian sausage and ricotta cheese makes a great big pan full of scrumptious Italian comfort food. And if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, my family and I agree that it tastes even better the next day! But is it hard to make?  Baked Rigatoni Has Several Steps, But […]

How To Make Homemade Wine with Video

How We Learned to Make Homemade Wine Has it ever crossed your mind to wonder how to make homemade wine? To be honest, it never crossed my mind, until we received an invitation from our wine sherpa friend, Denny, to go with him to a couple of parties where, with a group of people, we […]