Loaded Baked Potato Leek Soup with Bacon

    Loaded Baked Potato Leek Soup with Bacon can bring any hungry tummy, and soul,  good cheer. But what about good luck? Have you ever heard this traditional St. Patrick’s Day phrase? “The Luck of the Irish”. It hit me this morning as I was planning this post, that we Irish, as a people, […]


Perciatelli all’Amatriciana: Best Pasta EVER

Perciatelli all’Amatriciana is the best pasta I have ever had in my life. BUT: I can hear you now, from clear over here, in the Boonies. A whole lot of you are saying: “What the ____ is perciatelli?” (Unless you’re Italian. Or a chef. Or, for whatever the reason, you really know your pasta.) What […]


Apple-Pear Salad with Maple Pecan Bacon

This Apple-Pear Salad with Maple Pecan Bacon is the perfect salad for Thanksgiving. Apples, pears, grapes, salad greens, with Maple Pecan Bacon, drizzled with a cranberry vinaigrette! How I Discovered This Apple-Pear Salad I went to a slumber party with my wonderful girlfriends, and came home with the salad of my dreams: Apple-Pear Salad with […]