Peach Ricotta and Prosciutto Pizza with Rosemary Balsamic Reduction

       I love a good summer pizza, but this pizza, my Peach Ricotta and Prosciutto Pizza with Rosemary Balsamic Reduction may be the best pizza I've ever made in my life! Or had.  I love my own homemade pizza. It's completely different from any other pizza I've ever … [Read More...]

How to Make the Perfect Pasta Alla Norma

This recipe for the perfect Pasta Alla Norma utilizes the process of roasting to bring glorious sweet caramelized  flavor to the eggplants and tomatoes you'll use to make it. It's kind of a genius way to bump up the flavor through the actual cooking process you've chosen.  Where Did … [Read More...]

How to Make Your Own Homemade Bacon with VIDEO

This post on how to make your own homemade bacon will explain to you the process of making bacon. I’ll teach you how to cure and smoke your own bacon. And you won’t believe how much better homemade bacon is than store bought bacon! You’ll learn the type of meat you’ll need, and I’ll share […]

Gingery Balsamic Grilled Chicken Thighs with Grilled Peaches

Gingery Balsamic Grilled Chicken Thighs with Grilled Peaches are luscious, beautiful, and easy to prepare. They’re impressive enough to feed any company coming over for dinner, as well. Best of all, in these difficult economic times, they’re affordable, too!  I found this recipe in the cooking section of the New York Times. The original recipe […]

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Knives are on Sale at Sur La Table

I’ve never done a post about knives before, but when Sur La Table has a sale on Zwilling  J.A. Henckels  4 star knives, I just had to let you know. I love, love, love their knives. They feel so good in your hand! Looking For Some Great Deals? Some of you may have heard that […]

Whole Wheat Blueberry Maple Scones

This recipe for Whole Wheat Blueberry Maple Scones produces scones that are both tender and flaky in texture. And then, there’s the delightful flavor of the blueberries, and the maple syrup. This the scone recipe you’ve been dreaming of.  Why Are These Scones Different Than Other Scones? It’s the mixing method that makes these Blueberry Maple […]

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. How could a coffee cake made with […]

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 […]

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, […]