Homemade Extra Crispy Fried Chicken

 This recipe for Homemade Extra Crispy Fried Chicken is more delicious, and even more affordable than the Colonel's. You're going to love it! And, surprise: it's really not that difficult to do! You just need a few tips, and a reliable recipe. And the best news is, you've come to the right … [Read More...]

Salty-Sweet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Salty-Sweet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies are a taste treat for anyone who loves the peanut butter and chocolate flavor combination. Sprinkled with sugar and sea salt, you'll taste a slight tang from the cultured butter, and the savory flavor of peanut butter. In regard to … [Read More...]

Sheet Pan Baked Feta with Baby Broccoli, Tomatoes, and Lemon

Sheet Pan Baked Feta with Baby Broccoli, Tomatoes and Lemon is an easy weeknight meal, that also just happens to be a Sheet Pan Dinner. Sheet Pan Meals are terribly convenient, and super non-intimidating. A Sheet Pan recipe means you can throw all your ingredients onto a baking sheet, throw them in the oven, and […]

Kitty Krap Cookies: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

The original recipe for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies has morphed over time, at my house, to the point that I feel they need a new name:  Kitty Krap Cookies. As much as I’d like to take credit for this brilliant and enticing moniker, I can’t. Where Did They Get Their Tasteful Name? […]

Chicken Saltimbocca

This recipe for Chicken Saltimbocca is easy enough to make on a weeknight, but delicious and elegant enough to make for company. It’s sautéd chicken that’s been topped with prosciutto, melted cheese, and sage.  What does Saltimbocca mean? Saltimbocca means this dish has so much flavor it almost literally  “jumps in the mouth”. Saltimbocca is […]

Molasses Crinkles: an Award Winning Cookie

Molasses Crinkles cookies are scrumptious: soft, and chewy on the inside, packed with sweet, spicy gingery flavor, with a bit of a crunch on the outside. Not to mention, they are absolutely addictive. And SUPER easy to make. When you’ve made a cookie several times a year since 2002, you know you have a winner! […]

Beef Carbonnade: Belgian Beef Stew

I learned to make Beef Carbonnade, as I learned how to make so many yummy things, from The Silver Palate Cookbook. Beef Carbonnade is a dark, rich, stick-to-your-ribs, deeply satisfying beef stew made with caramelized onions, dark beer and bacon. So delicious! I generally serve mine atop a bed of egg noodles.  What Kind of […]

The Best Way to Smoke a Turkey

Finally, I’ve figured out the best way to smoke a turkey, and I’m going to share all my tips and secrets with you. It’s taken me a lot of years to be ready to confidently share this smoked turkey post with you. But that’s what the passing of time can do for you, if you’re […]

Homemade Sesame Seed Crescent Rolls

 Homemade Sesame Seed Crescent Rolls will steal the show on your Holiday Table, be it Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Graduation, or any day you and your loved ones feel like celebrating. I should know, because they certainly stole the show in the house where I grew up! And I can truthfully say that the recipe I’m […]

Cool-jams for My Smokin’ Hot Bod

I’m in love with my new Cool-jams night gown. And I don’t care who knows it. And clearly, I’m kidding about the smokin’ hot bod. It’s more like steamy. As in, steam rising up from the hot flashes of my middle aged bod.  Menopause is not for the faint of heart, and night sweats and […]

The Best Meat Sauce for Spaghetti: Venison Bolognese

This recipe for Venison Bolognese is so rich and full of flavor! You’ll definitely be lining up for seconds. It’s different than my Mama’s meat spaghetti sauce, (my favorite meal growing up), but it’s every bit as good. What Does Bolognese Mean? It means, literally, pertaining or belonging to the people of the city of […]

Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles

Sometimes, you NEED a comforting, meltingly delicious cookie, and there’s just not much better, at such a time, as Good Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles. (Man, I love that word!) They’re tangy, chewy, and buttery! And honestly, when I made these, I just could not stop eating them. They’re that good! So, for your sake, since the […]