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    My name is Sandie. I am a passionate (OK some would say obsessed) self taught cook from New England who loves to try any recipe that looks good. I love to…

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    I eat out a lot by some people's standards. The problem is, most restaurants are sadly disappointing. At the end of the experience, I end up saying, "I could…

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  • Category: Blog  (382)
    • Ambrosia Muffins 

      These Ambrosia Muffins were good. I mean really good! And super moist! I had never heard of Ambrosia Muffins before until I saw them in Taste of the South…

    • Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake 

      I am a sucker for coffee cakes. And, anything with apples in it. Hence, this gorgeous Apple Cinnamon Coffee cake recipe. I am obsessed with Pinterest! In…

    • Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Apple Crumb Topping 

      This Fall morning its raining and quite chilly. I knew exactly how to warm up the house. With a batch of these Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Apple Crumb Topping.…

    • Apple Cinnamon Scones 

      I guess it's true when they say we are all creatures of habit. I saw this Apple Cinnamon Scone recipe on King Arthur Flour site and knew I had to make them.…

    • Apple Crumb Bars 

      All I have to say is WOW! Are these apple crumb bars the best ever! Buttery, not too sweet crust, with tender apples, rich with cinnamon and sugar, topped with…

    • Apple Crumb Bars 

      I've made loads of apple square recipes it seems, but there's nothing like squares with a crumbly, crunchy, buttery topping on it! They can be made with…

    • Apple Pasties 

      I bought some DuFour puff pastry at the specialty market and was dying to try something special with it. It had to be a recipe that you would truly appreciate…

    • Apple Pie Bars 

      I recently saw the recipe for these great Apple Pie Bars, and knowing I had just bought some juicy, crisp Granny Smith apples, knew this would be the perfect…

    • Apple Upside Down Cake 

      When your in the middle of a blizzard, and lucky enough to still have your power, you bake...What else is there to do? I had already made some Beef Stew in…

    • Apricot Almond Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping 

      I love coffee cakes...And this Apricot Almond Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping is nooo different! Who doesn't love tender coffee cake, with bites of sweet…

    • Baked Tortellini & Vegetables 

      This is a great recipe for a potluck, function, or for a weekday supper. I found this on Pinterest, and tweaked it a little from the original recipe. I added…

    • Baked Ziti with Sausage 

      I haven't posted much lately as I've been pretty busy with my Shopafoodieaffair, and er...life. So I thought I'd better make this post good! At this time of…

    • Banana Cream Pie 

      I was driving down the street the other day, and suddenly thought, "I'm going to make a Banana Cream Pie" for my next post. Out of the blue, who knows where it…

    • Banana Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting 

      Everyone loves Bananas! And what could be better than Banana Cupcakes? Banana Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting, that's what! First of all, I love…

    • Beef Stew 

      I received this great Stoneware Crock from my Mom for Christmas. I immediately thought Beef Stew. For years I've made beef Stew in the oven. I like it all…

    • Beer Battered Haddock 

      I LOVE fried fish with beer batter. That's something you can rely on being fabulous when going to a Irish pub or restaurant. Yes, its intensely greasy, but if…

    • Best Tiramisu Ever! 

      We've all had Tiramisu. I've made several different recipes, but this Best Tiramisu Ever recipe, takes the cake! It's from Chef Dennis, who's recipes are some…

    • Blueberry Coffee Cake in Memory of Aunt Grace 

      The last conversation I had with my Aunt Grace was about Wild Blueberries, and how she had a huge box of them in her freezer that she wasn't using, and that…

    • Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins 

      Now I've made a LOT of Blueberry Muffins, but none were as good as these Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins by the Barefoot Contessa! And what a perfect day to make…

    • Blueberry Crumb Bars 

      I was on Pinterest recently, and pinned a great recipe from Damndelicious for these Blueberry Crumb Bars. Now I have made all kinds of crumb bars, but there's…

    • Blueberry Kuchen 

      My mother makes this recipe all the time. My father used to love anything sweet! She got it from my childhood best friend's mother, Mrs. Murray. Ive made this…

    • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Maple Cream Sauce 

      Not to be misleading, but the recipe is for the Maple Cream Sauce I created to go with the Butternut Squash I just purchased from one of my favorite markets,…

    • Candied Cinnamon Sugar Pecans 

      I've just come back from our family's "girls only" annual trip to Freeport, Maine! Tired...very tired. But we had fun. And it's always great to look forward…

    • Caprese Salad 

      I would like to start by saying "Thank You" to all the brave men and women who died while defending our freedom and liberty while serving in our military.…

    • Caramel Corn 

      I never thought I could make Caramel Corn this good! It just wouldn't be Fall without the smell of Caramel Apples and Caramel Corn. This recipe for Caramel…

    • Caramel Toffee Apple Cake 

      I needed a new inspiration for a coffee cake and saw this great Caramel Apple Toffee Cake from A Pumpkin and a Princess. This cake is basically easy to make. I…

    • Check out my New Store! 

      I've got a great new store you can buy all those goods you need when making your favorite recipes! There's some great serving pieces... Mixing Bowls to…

    • Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes 

      I noticed these scalloped potatoes on Pinterest, and they looked so good I put them on my "to do" list. Now my "to do", or should I say "to make" list is so…

    • Chewy Chocolate Chip & Pecan Bars 

      These Chewy Chocolate Chip & Pecan Bars are the perfect alternative to chocolate chip cookies. These are super easy to make! Perfect to bring to a picnic,…

    • Chicken & Sausage Marsala 

      Saw this lovely pasta dish on from Chef Dennis on Pinterest a while ago, and thought I would finally make it. Being a lover of Marsala "anything", I knew it…

    • Chicken Caprese 

      Ever since I saw this great Chicken Caprese recipe on Pinterest from Jessica at The Novice Chef Blog , I knew I had to try it! It was extremely easy and very…

    • Chicken Fajitas 

      I love Chicken Fajitas. It's great for a weeknight meal especially for families that are coming in for dinner at different times. Everyone can make their…

    • Chicken Marsala 

      Updated! When you want the best flavor in Chicken Marsala, "you have to have a really good quality wine"! I've been trying many Marsala wines, and one I really…

    • Chicken Quesadillas 

      When life gives you lemons, make Chicken Quesadillas! When your hard a bad day, there's nothing like a Chicken Quesadilla! And no one makes them like you…

    • Chicken Soup with Heart 

      It's pretty cold here this Valentine's Day (minus 8 degrees this am)... so I decided to make a quick Chicken Soup. Chicken Soup is pretty popular in this…

    • Chicken with Zucchini and Tomato Saute 

      Tonight I made Chicken Caprese and Zucchini Tomato Saute. I suddenly got a great idea. Chicken along with the Zucchini and Tomato Saute would be unreal. It…

    • Chili and Cornbread in a Jar 

      I found this great idea for chili and cornbread on the Stone Gable Blog, and not only thought they were a great idea, I thought the chili recipe looked…

    • Chocolate "Overload" Chip Cookies 

      These cookies are perfect for Halloween parties this time of year. And when I say "overlaod", I mean they are overloaded with chocolate chips! Milk chocolate,…

    • Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Banana Bread 

      I had some bananas that were holding on for dare life, so I started looking for a different banana bread recipe. All the recipes looked good, but were all so…

    • Chocolate Chip Crumb Cakes 

      Ever feel like having a chocolate chip cookie, but don't feel like making cookies? I have it all the time. Then I found these Chocolate Chip Crumb Cakes. I…

    • Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins 

      WOW! This recipe in the Taste of Home Ultimate Guide to Fall Baking magazine claimed that these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins were "the best they've ever…

    • Chocolate Espresso Biscotti 

      I noticed this great Chocolate Espresso Biscotti recipe on Pinterest from Wendy at the Themondaybox blog, and thought they would be perfect for one of the…

    • Christmas Potpourri 

      Let's face it, it's not Christmas without those familiar smells. For me its the "Winter" scented candle from Slakin bought at Bath & Body Works, Balsam…

    • Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake  

      I will tell you, the first time I saw this recipe, I thought it was another one of those made from refrigerator cinnamon rolls. But when I began reading I…

    • Clam, Haddock & Scallop Chowder 

        This clam, haddock and scallop chowder makes good use of an y leftover fish from meals that you've had extra and froze for making chowder later. I…

    • Coconut Rice Pudding 

      As I was gazing in the garden today, I remembered a post I made a while ago for Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding I was going to make again. There's something about…

    • Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding 

      I wanted to post something completely different for my next post, and found this Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding on Pinterest from the Cake On The Brain blog. It…

    • Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup 

      Every weekend in the cold weather months, I always make a soup. This great soup, chuck full of carrots, potatoes, leeks, cabbage and bell pepper, along with…

    • Cranberry Swirl Bundt Cake 

      I noticed this great Cranberry Swirl Bundt Cake in the All American Cooking Fall Baking issue, and am I glad I did. Although I will tell you, this recipe…

    • Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta 

      I noticed this great pasta recipe on Pinterest from Joelen's What's Cooking Chicago blog, and knew I had to make it! It comes from a recipe from America's Test…

    • Creamy Tomato, Basil and Roasted Garlic Soup with Asiago Cheese 

      I love creamy tomato soup. What doesn't sound good about Creamy Tomato, Basil and Roasted Garlic Soup with Asiago? When I saw this delicious soup, from Cooking…

    • David's Fish Market & Lobster 

      If you are in the Salisbury, MA area,and in the mood for super fresh seafood, you've gotta stop by David's Fish Market & Lobster, for a huge selection…

    • Deliciously Creamy Tomato Bisque 

      I felt like making a Tomato Bisque soup this weekend...winter just won't let go this year. And I need the warm weather bad this year! So I decided to warm…

    • Dragon Wing Begonias 

      It's that time again! Time to get outdoors, drag out the outdoor furniture... and time for outdoor picnics and parties. It's also time to get all the planters…

    • Easy Wedding Soup 

      I saw this great Easy Wedding Soup recipe on the Chocolate Moosey blog, and it looked so delicious, I knew I had to make it. I've made this recipe twice now,…

    • Eggnog Rice Pudding 

      Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without eggnog. There's nothing like sipping a cup of that creamy and wonderfully spiced concoction to welcome in a…

    • Elegant Paper Goods for Your Next Party 

      We've just got in some great elegant paper goods for your next party! Hydrangeas, Lobsters, Vineyard, Birthday, Nature and Floral patterns. Choose from 3 sizes…

    • Flour Bakery Blueberry Muffins 

      I have quite a few Blueberry Muffin recipes on this blog, and have made quite a few versions that were all delicious. Knowing how delicious the treats are at…

    • Flour Bakery's Banana Bread 

      When I say, this Banana Bread is delicious...I MEAN delicious!!! Flour Bakery is in nearby Boston, and they have the most delicious treats! This banana…

    • Francesco's Ristorante 

      I've been going to Francesco's Ristorante occasionally now for quite a few years. The creature of habit that I am, they even know what I like to drink, and…

    • Frosted Brownies 

      Everyone loves Brownies! Especially Frosted Brownies! This is the perfect post for Valentine's Day. Make these for your significant other...they will love you…

    • Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart 

      Chocolate...what can I say? It's an addiction! Especially this time of year! I've had this Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart for some time now, and have never got…

    • Garlic Smashed Potatoes 

      When you crave garlic....loads of garlic...these Garlic Smashed Potatoes are just the ticket! The creamy red potatoes baked with super crunchy browned edges,…

    • German Chocolate Cupcakes 

      I pinned these great German Chocolate Cupcakes from Cooking Classy, and decided to try them today. One word...UNBELIEVABLE! And fairly easy to make! Jaclyn…

    • Gingerbread Cupcakes for Christmas 

      It's finally here! With all the hype since Halloween, Christmas is here! All the shopping, planning, cooking, cleaning and wrapping, the day is here to enjoy…

    • Glazed Doughnut Muffins 

      I pinned these great Glazed Doughnut Muffins from Sweet Pea's Kitchen blog, and never got to make them. Wow! Was I missing out! The taste and texture of…

    • Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives 

      I'm on a new path in life. To eat healthier, exercise vigorous, and hopefully shed a few pounds and feel more energetic in the process. I found a new gym,…

    • Grilled Veg Pasta Salad 

      I pinned this Grilled Veg Pasta Salad on Pinterest a while ago from Better Homes and Gardens site, and knew I had to make it! It features lots of…

    • Haddock Piccata 

      I've been having fish a lot lately, and been having great luck getting it at our local market Shaws. I don't usually like fish from a supermarket, but it's so…

    • Halloween Cake 2013 

      Every Halloween I try and make a cute themed cake to celebrate the most Goolish day of the year! This year, I remember seeing this cute cake on Pinterest and…

    • I.W.S. Cocktail 

      This drink will definitely chase the Winter blues away no matter where you live! Wow, is all I have to say! I found this exceptional drink recipe in an old…

    • Irish Soda Bread 

      I love St Patrick's Day for the simple fact that I love Irish Soda bread. However, as much a I like to eat it, I've never made it. I've meant to many times,…

    • Italian Farro Salad 

      I noticed this great recipe for Farro Salad on the  My Italian Grandmother blog. I've been looking for a salad to make with Farro, and this sounded…

    • Italian Sesame Cookies 

      As I was looking through my recipes, I came across these Italian cookies I've been meaning to make. As easy as they are to make, I've never gotten around to…

    • Italian Spaghetti Salad 

      I've made a similar salad to this Italian Spaghetti Salad, only with Fettuchini noodles, and it was always a hit. I haven't made it in sometime, but this one…

    • Italian Wedding Soup with Chicken Meatballs 

      I've always made Italian Wedding Soup with meatballs made from Beef and Pork. Although the soup does taste unbelievable, I've always wondered how it would be…

    • Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins 

      Who doesn't remember Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins if you're from the Northeast? Taking a break from shopping for those huge muffins, with loads of blueberries…

    • Layered Winter Salad 

      I was looking to make a basic salad festive for the holidays and decided to make a layered salad. Of coarse, no salad is complete without home made salad…

    • Lemon Almond Biscotti 

      I love all kinds of Biscotti, but knowing the Lemon Obsession I have, I knew I had to make these Lemon Almond Biscotti recipe from my friends at King Arthur…

    • Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping 

      What better way to start off the Memorial Day weekend, than with these great Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping! Trust me...there isn't one! Sitting…

    • Lemon Blueberry Scones 

      Lemon Blueberry Scones. What can I say...lemons and blueberries go with Summer, like peanut butter goes with jam! When I noticed these great scones that I…

    • Lemon Meringue Pie (the quick and easy way) 

      Holidays are great. But it's hard to make everything you want to make. This Easter, I opted to make Lemon Meringue Pie, but had very little time to do it.…

    • Lemon Scones with Pistachios & Cherries 

      I was researching Goggle + this morning, and came across these great Lemon Scones on Cakewalkr's blog. Chef Dennis did a guest post on his blog, and I am I…

    • Lemon Velvet Cake 

      This lemon cake is super velvety, just the way I like it. I love the texture of boxed cake mixes, and love recipes that jazz up those boxed mixes. What better…

    • Macaroni Salad with Crispy Pancetta & Peas 

      I've been cruising through the various recipes for different types of macaroni salad on the various blogs and Pinterest. In most of them, it looks like the…

    • Maple Oat Nut Scones 

      I saw these Maple Oat Nut Scones on an episode of the Pioneer Woman. Knowing how obsessed I am with Maple (I use a touch of it every morning on my oatmeal), I…

    • Maple Walnut Muffins 

      I remembered a Maple Walnut Muffin in my local Shaw's grocery store, I used to buy one once in a while for a treat. These were sweet. I mean really sweet. The…

    • Marsala Pork Medallions 

      Marsala Pork Medallions. When I saw this recipe I knew it sounded delicious. I love pork tenderloin. And, recently, I've been eating a lot of it, trying to eat…

    • Meatloaf 

      This meatloaf is the BEST meatloaf you'll ever make! I know you hear that a lot, but I'm not kidding...this is THE BEST meatloaf EVER!!! Years ago, I saw…

    • Mini White Garlic Tomato Pizza and Review of Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker 

      From the moment I saw this Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker in Williams Sonoma, I knew it had to be mine. How bad can a pizza be, made in a portable electric…

    • Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes  

      I got the inspiration for these fabulous Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes from these Peppermint Bark Malted Milk Balls I bought over Christmas. I…

    • Mom's Apple Pie 

      My Mom makes the best Apple Pie, in my opinion. The crust is super flaky, and the apples inside are fully cooked, perfectly spiced and sweetened, and it is…

    • Monkey Bars with Browned Butter Icing 

      WOW, if you are a fan of MOIST Banana Bread, this is the recipe for you! Couple that with the yummy Browned Butter Icing, and you are in heaven! Sometimes,…

    • My New "Best Friends" In The Kitchen 

      These are my new best friends in the kitchen!   Vermont Cheese Powder This great Sharp Vermont Cheese Powder from King Arthur Flour is a best…

    • Orange Glazed Muffins 

      Orange Muffins full of citrus flavor and then glazed with more citrus flavor. Can you get enough? I think not... These are perfect accompaniment for first…

    • Pasta Aglio Olio with Broccoli Rabe 

      I've had this recipe from Chef Dennis on my "to do" list for quite some time. It thought this would be perfect to make for this lazy Winter Sunday afternoon. …

    • Pasta Salad Italiano 

      This recipe was one of those that came from a magazine years ago, probably sponsored by Good Seasons Italian salad dressing mix. I have been making this salad…

    • Peach Upside Down Cake 

      I love all upside down cakes. Pineapple, apple, blueberry and of course peach. Summer's the perfect time for peaches and making peach upside down cake. I took…

    • Pecan Caramel Sheet Cake 

      I haven't posted in what seems like forever. Sometimes life just gets in the way! But boy, have I picked the best thing to get back in the groove with! If…

    • Peppermint Cake Roll 

      Cake rolls have never really been my thing. However, I love they way they look and taste. So here I go again trying to master the cake roll. It all started…

    • Pickled Beet Salad 

      Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. And Pickled Beet Salad is right in that category! They are basically available all times of the year, although my…

    • Pineapple Sour Cream Crumb Bars 

      I found these great bars on, where else???... Pinterest. It came from Alyssa at The Recipe Critics blog, and were made with Strawberry filling. I had some…

    • Polynesian Glazed Chicken 

      I renamed the name of this recipe because the finished product reminded me of Polynesian food. If you're in the mood for something different and delicious,…

    • Pork Stir Fry 

      I am constantly trying to come up with healthy dinners and keep coming back to my ole stand by, Pork Stir Fry. It's just a concoction of fresh vegetables,…

    • Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Cider Reduction 

      I have had these Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Cider Reduction SEVERAL times now, and every time I have them I can't say enough how good they are. They…

    • Puff Pastry Waffle with Caramelized Apples 

      I saw a post for these great Puff Pastry Waffles with Caramelized Apples on Pinterest from Lori over at Recipe Girl, and literally wasted no time making…

    • Pumpkin Cheesecake 

      I was watching Kathy Lee & Hoda the other day and they had a guest on that made Pumpkin Cheesecake. Well that was all I needed....now I have to make…

    • Pumpkin Donuts 

      First off, let me say, I've never made donuts. A saw this recipe for Pumpkin Donuts and it looked so easy, I just started making them on the spot. Yes, dinner…

    • Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins 

      This is my first post in a while.... What better re-start than these Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins? I started my Shopafoodieaffair store on Amazon as a fun side…

    • Quick Shortbread Cookies 

      I saw this post from Georgia at The Comfort of Cooking the other day, and knew they were on my "short list" of things to bake, SOON! Shortbread is one of my…

    • Review of Butcher Boy Market, No. Andover, MA 

      I've been going to Butcher Boy Market for years. It is THE only place IMO to buy the best quality meats that I know. I've been to many, many markets and…

    • Ronnie's Favorite Meatloaf 

      I made this delicious meatloaf years ago, and my daughters boyfriend at the time was "over the moon" over it...hense the name... Ronnie's Favorite Meatloaf. …

    • Rosaria's Restaurant 

      Wow! Literally 5 stars in my book! And anyone who knows me, knows that "its all about the food"! I generally don't get super impressed with a fancy…

    • Sausage Calzone 

      Since I purchased my Breville Pizza Oven, I've been in pizza mode. I've been meaning to make fresh pizza dough, but haven't had time until today. Then I…

    • Scalloped Potatoes 

      Wow...Wow, wow, wow, wow. It's bad enough that Scalloped Potatoes are my weakness, but do they have to be this good? The only thing that isn't consistent with…

    • Seafood Stuffed Haddock 

      I love Haddock, and I love Scallops. So naturally when I was at the seafood market purchasing some fish for dinner, and these huge dry Scallops, I knew…

    • Seven Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing 

      When I saw this great Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing from the Soup Addict blog, I knew I just had to make it. I was especially drawn to it because…

    • Shepherds Pie 

      Who hasn't made Shepherds Pie some time or another? Ground Beef sauteed with onions in a beefy sauce, creamed corn and fluffy mashed potatoes. Now that's…

    • Skillet Penne with Chicken & Broccoli 

      Wow, wow, wow, wow, is all I have to say! This super easy to prepare Skillet Penne with Chicken & Broccoli from Cooks Country, is a one skillet dish, and…

    • So Long Summer! 

      So Long Summer 2013!!! Well, another Summer's come and gone. And so is the beauty of the Summers flowers. My roses are blooming their last bloom...... My…

    • Spaghetti with Zucchini Sauce 

      Wow, I've had quite a weekend for baking and cooking, and ALL of the recipes have turned out great! That's gotta be a record! I've made the Pineapple Sour…

    • Spicy Hot Chocolate 

      When I think of Valentine's Day, I throw back to my childhood and think of those Red Hot candies. Of course, it just wouldn't be Valentine's Day without…

    • Steamed Sweet Potatoes 

      I love, love, love, Sweet Potatoes. I especially love the Sweet Potatoes from Outback Steakhouse, and have often wondered how they make them.  Until the other…

    • Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake 

      I pinned this recipe for Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake as I have many others, quite a while ago. I finally decided to make it. Wow, have I been missing…

    • Texas Sheet Cake 

      I've only made one sheet cake in my life and it was delicious! So, when I needed a dessert in a hurry, I thought of the Texas Sheet Cake, I've been wanting to…

    • The BEST Cinnamon Streusel Muffins You'll Ever Make! 

      King Arthur Flour calls them Simply Sinful Cinnamon Muffins...I call them The Best Cinnamon Streusel Muffins You'll Ever Make! Either way you slice…

    • Tomato Zucchini Saute 

      I've been making this zucchini and summer squash saute recipe for years. And I never get tired of it! Its basically the freshest summer squash and zucchini,…

    • Tortellini Vegetable Bake 

      I've had this Tortellini Vegetable Bake recipe on my "to-do" list for some time now. I found this in a magazine and have saved it all this time. I try not to…

    • Weeknight Scalloped Potatoes 

      Ever since I saw these Weeknight Scalloped Potatoes on Cooks Illustrated, I have made this recipe my "go to" every time I want to make Scalloped Potatoes. I…

    • Yankee Pot Roast  

      Yankee Pot Roast is something traditional here in the Northeast, and I'm sure it is just as popular all around the great USA. It is made numerous ways. But the…

    • Category: Appetizers  (23)
      • Chicken Quesadillas 

        When life gives you lemons, make Chicken Quesadillas! When your hard a bad day, there's nothing like a Chicken Quesadilla! And no one makes them like you…

      • Chicken Taco Casserole 

        I saw this casserole in a food magazine, and tore it out to make one day.  Since today was the AFC Championship Sunday (our New England Patriots vs Baltimore…

      • Chicken Wings - Race 4 of the Chase 

        First, let me tell you... these chicken wings are delicious! They are super easy to make, and can be made ahead and reheated. I tried with and without the…

      • Chile Con Queso 

        I love Queso. I like it better than salsa. I think it has more texture, it sticks to the chips better, and tastes better. I have made home made before from…

      • Chili Con Queso - Race 6 of the Chase 

        Well, here we are, in the second half of the chase. Things are closing in. My favorite, Dale Jr has been sidelined due to a concussion, so will not race this…

      • Cocktail Sauce 

        Like fresh Marinara sauce, there's nothing like making your own sauces. Most are very quick and easy and well worth the effort. Cocktail sauce is no…

      • Egg Rolls 

        I've always wanted to make egg rolls, but never really got around to it. The other day, I bought these egg roll wrappers and decided I would undertake the …

      • Garlic Herb Monkey Bread 

        I saw this recipe on What's Gaby Cooking blog, and thought it sounded pretty interesting. I made it from prepared pizza dough to cut the preparation time.…

      • Garlic Smashed Potatoes 

        When you crave garlic....loads of garlic...these Garlic Smashed Potatoes are just the ticket! The creamy red potatoes baked with super crunchy browned edges,…

      • Ham & Cheese and Pepperoni & Cheese Pretzel Bites - Race 7 of the Chase 

        I'm especially happy this week, because my fav driver, Dale Jr, is back from his concussion, and cleared to race in this weeks race. I wanted something…

      • Hamburger Sliders - Race 3 of the Chase 

        What's better for tailgating, than ground beef fresh from the butcher, in tiny little buns? Top with tomatoes fresh from the garden, an onion slice, and…

      • Mini White Garlic Tomato Pizza and Review of Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker 

        From the moment I saw this Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker in Williams Sonoma, I knew it had to be mine. How bad can a pizza be, made in a portable electric…

      • Naan Pizza 

        After purchasing this Naan bread, I thought it would be great to make some pizza. I made some fresh pizza sauce, and had all the topping for a great…

      • Panzanella Salad 

        Seeing that I have so many tomatoes in my garden, together with the fact that I love Panzanella Salad, I decided to make one. I especially love the toasted…

      • Pepperoni Stuffed Loaf 

        This is a great stuffed loaf for New Years Eve parties, sports parties, holiday gatherings or basically anytime. It is basically everyone's favorite; fresh…

      • Rustic Sausage Bake  

        Here's another recipe I saw on Jamie Oliver's show Jamie At Home. If you are lucky enough to have a pizza oven, this is something that would cook perfectly…

      • Sausage Calzone 

        Since I purchased my Breville Pizza Oven, I've been in pizza mode. I've been meaning to make fresh pizza dough, but haven't had time until today. Then I…

      • Savory Stuffed Mushrooms 

        Stuffed Mushrooms I've been making these great mushrooms for years now and have never measured any of the ingredients when making it. My sister in law used…

      • Swedish Meatballs 

        I have had Swedish Meatballs only a couple of times in my lifetime, never mind eaten them. But when I was asked to make them for a church function, I took on…

      • Sweet & Sour Meatballs - Race 1 and Final Race of the Chase 

        I love Nascar. And I love cooking. The two go together just like football and tailgating. My favorite driver is..... Dale Jr! Dale Jr Since races fall…

      • Sweet and Sour Chicken 

        My mom gave me this recipe, she got it from a relative in Canada. It is truly sweet “and” sour, and reminds me of the sweet and sour chicken you get at…

      • Tomato Caprese  

        What a great appetizer, and sooo easy to make! Farm fresh, in-season tomatoes work best, but any good greenhouse tomato would work well also. I have given…

      • Tomato Cheese Tart 

        I've grown tomatoes many years, but usually just grew them in planters. I never had much luck with them as the animals would get to them, or they'd end up with…

    • Category: Beverages  (3)
      • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade 

        Ahh....it's summertime! What says summer more than fresh squeezed lemonade? This lemonade is the perfect blend for a refreshing summertime beverage. Fresh…

      • I.W.S. Cocktail 

        This drink will definitely chase the Winter blues away no matter where you live! Wow, is all I have to say! I found this exceptional drink recipe in an old…

      • Spicy Hot Chocolate 

        When I think of Valentine's Day, I throw back to my childhood and think of those Red Hot candies. Of course, it just wouldn't be Valentine's Day without…

    • Category: Breads, Muffins & Pretzels  (41)
      • "Goulish" Apple Cinnamon Scones 

        What a perfect recipe for this time of year! Fresh apples and cinnamon mixed in to your favorite, buttery scone recipe, with a cinnamon-sugar topping! Crisp…

      • Ambrosia Muffins 

        These Ambrosia Muffins were good. I mean really good! And super moist! I had never heard of Ambrosia Muffins before until I saw them in Taste of the South…

      • Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Apple Crumb Topping 

        This Fall morning its raining and quite chilly. I knew exactly how to warm up the house. With a batch of these Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Apple Crumb Topping.…

      • Apple Cinnamon Scones 

        I guess it's true when they say we are all creatures of habit. I saw this Apple Cinnamon Scone recipe on King Arthur Flour site and knew I had to make them.…

      • Banana Walnut Muffins 

        These are a slightly different version of the muffins I am quickly being obsessed with lately. I decided to use the same basic recipe as the Lemon Blueberry…

      • Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins 

        Now I've made a LOT of Blueberry Muffins, but none were as good as these Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins by the Barefoot Contessa! And what a perfect day to make…

      • Blueberry Muffins 

        I was watching Barefoot Contessa today and noticed she was making Blueberry Muffins. Well, that's all I needed. Now I had to make them! Luckily, I had…

      • Carrot Spiced Scones with Maple Icing 

        These scones are excellent for a breakfast or brunch any time of year. There also great for a snack, or with a cup of tea. Don't even think of eliminating the…

      • Cherry Almond Muffins 

        These are yet another version of the Lemon Blueberry muffins I've been making lately. I love using the dried cherries in my Mom's Scone recipe and thought…

      • Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Banana Bread 

        I had some bananas that were holding on for dare life, so I started looking for a different banana bread recipe. All the recipes looked good, but were all so…

      • Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins 

        WOW! This recipe in the Taste of Home Ultimate Guide to Fall Baking magazine claimed that these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins were "the best they've ever…

      • Cinnamon Chip Scones 

        Cinnamon Chip Scones Scones are one of the best breakfast foods there are. What am I saying? I eat scones any time of the day, or night! My mom's recipe…

      • Cinnamon Streusel Blueberry Muffins 

        There's nothing like a really good blueberry muffin. Put a buttery, cinnamon, crunchy on top, and you've made my day! These blueberry muffins do all that.…

      • Double Dipped Blueberry Doughnut Muffins 

        What's better than a blueberry muffin, bursting with fresh blueberries, with the consistency of a doughnut, double dipped in lemony icing that oozes into the…

      • Flour Bakery Blueberry Muffins 

        I have quite a few Blueberry Muffin recipes on this blog, and have made quite a few versions that were all delicious. Knowing how delicious the treats are at…

      • Flour Bakery's Banana Bread 

        When I say, this Banana Bread is delicious...I MEAN delicious!!! Flour Bakery is in nearby Boston, and they have the most delicious treats! This banana…

      • Focaccia 

        I love Focaccia. And its so easy to make. There are many, many different ways to make Focaccia, and this one from Tyler Florence is great! Focaccia 2…

      • French Breakfast Puffs 

        Who knew something this good could be sooooo easy to make??? Well this recipe is both of them! Mix by hand, and so good! This recipe came on a Gold Medal"…

      • Garlic Herb Monkey Bread 

        I saw this recipe on What's Gaby Cooking blog, and thought it sounded pretty interesting. I made it from prepared pizza dough to cut the preparation time.…

      • Glazed Doughnut Muffins 

        I pinned these great Glazed Doughnut Muffins from Sweet Pea's Kitchen blog, and never got to make them. Wow! Was I missing out! The taste and texture of…

      • Irish Soda Bread 

        I love St Patrick's Day for the simple fact that I love Irish Soda bread. However, as much a I like to eat it, I've never made it. I've meant to many times,…

      • Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins 

        Who doesn't remember Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins if you're from the Northeast? Taking a break from shopping for those huge muffins, with loads of blueberries…

      • Lemon Blueberry Muffins 

        I saw this recipe for Lemon Blueberry Muffins on Georgia's The Comfort of Cooking blog, this Saturday morning and thought these would be the perfect thing…

      • Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping 

        What better way to start off the Memorial Day weekend, than with these great Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping! Trust me...there isn't one! Sitting…

      • Lemon Scones with Pistachios & Cherries 

        I was researching Goggle + this morning, and came across these great Lemon Scones on Cakewalkr's blog. Chef Dennis did a guest post on his blog, and I am I…

      • Maple Oat Nut Scones 

        I saw these Maple Oat Nut Scones on an episode of the Pioneer Woman. Knowing how obsessed I am with Maple (I use a touch of it every morning on my oatmeal), I…

      • Maple Walnut Muffins 

        I remembered a Maple Walnut Muffin in my local Shaw's grocery store, I used to buy one once in a while for a treat. These were sweet. I mean really sweet. The…

      • Meyer Lemon Tea Bread 

        I bookmarked this recipe some time ago from LivLife's blog. Being such a freak for lemons that I am, I knew I had to make it. It took me a while, but I always…

      • Mini King Cakes 

          I needed something to make for our Mardi Gras celebration, and had seen these Mini King Cakes in my King Arthur Flour catalog. They looked…

      • Naan Pizza 

        After purchasing this Naan bread, I thought it would be great to make some pizza. I made some fresh pizza sauce, and had all the topping for a great…

      • New York Style Crumb Cake 

        They're not kidding when they say "crumb cake"! Because if you're not careful the crumbs ARE all over! The cake is pretty dense for a coffee cake, but has…

      • Orange Glazed Muffins 

        Orange Muffins full of citrus flavor and then glazed with more citrus flavor. Can you get enough? I think not... These are perfect accompaniment for first…

      • Pineapple Banana Bread 

        Wow! If you like banana nut bread and like pineapples, you're gonna love this super moist banana bread! This is the best of both worlds! It's super easy to…

      • Pretzels 

        I've always wanted to make pretzels. They smell so good when they're cooking. I'm sure everyone has smelled them in your local mall! These pretzels have a…

      • Pumpkin Donuts 

        First off, let me say, I've never made donuts. A saw this recipe for Pumpkin Donuts and it looked so easy, I just started making them on the spot. Yes, dinner…

      • Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins 

        This is my first post in a while.... What better re-start than these Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins? I started my Shopafoodieaffair store on Amazon as a fun side…

      • Pumpkin Scones 

        I noticed these Pumpkin Scones on Sweet Pea's Kitchen blog and knew I just had to try them. This is the perfect time of the year to try these, although I…

      • Sausage Calzone 

        Since I purchased my Breville Pizza Oven, I've been in pizza mode. I've been meaning to make fresh pizza dough, but haven't had time until today. Then I…

      • Sticky Gooey Cinnamon Rolls 

        This is my third attempt at cinnamon rolls. In the first attempt, the dough was way too soft, so I couldn't even roll out. In to the waste basket they…

      • The BEST Cinnamon Streusel Muffins You'll Ever Make! 

        King Arthur Flour calls them Simply Sinful Cinnamon Muffins...I call them The Best Cinnamon Streusel Muffins You'll Ever Make! Either way you slice…

      • Tiramisu Bread 

        I thought I'd try this great bread I'd seen in an issue of Cuisine At Home magazine. It looked so good and reminded me of one of my favorite desserts,…

    • Category: Breakfast & Brunch  (49)

      Breakfast and brunch comfort foods

      • "Goulish" Apple Cinnamon Scones 

        What a perfect recipe for this time of year! Fresh apples and cinnamon mixed in to your favorite, buttery scone recipe, with a cinnamon-sugar topping! Crisp…

      • Ambrosia Muffins 

        These Ambrosia Muffins were good. I mean really good! And super moist! I had never heard of Ambrosia Muffins before until I saw them in Taste of the South…

      • Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake 

        I am a sucker for coffee cakes. And, anything with apples in it. Hence, this gorgeous Apple Cinnamon Coffee cake recipe. I am obsessed with Pinterest! In…

      • Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Apple Crumb Topping 

        This Fall morning its raining and quite chilly. I knew exactly how to warm up the house. With a batch of these Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Apple Crumb Topping.…

      • Apple Cinnamon Scones 

        I guess it's true when they say we are all creatures of habit. I saw this Apple Cinnamon Scone recipe on King Arthur Flour site and knew I had to make them.…

      • Apple Streusel Cake 

        I wanted something perfect for a cold winter's Sunday morning. This is it. Especially warm out of the oven. I saw this delicious cake on the Joy of Baking…

      • Apricot Almond Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping 

        I love coffee cakes...And this Apricot Almond Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping is nooo different! Who doesn't love tender coffee cake, with bites of sweet…

      • Banana Streusel Cake 

        I had this cake on my "to make" list, and decided to make it this morning as I had some bananas that were nearing their end. After all, it is Valentine's…

      • Banana Walnut Muffins 

        These are a slightly different version of the muffins I am quickly being obsessed with lately. I decided to use the same basic recipe as the Lemon Blueberry…

      • Blueberry Coffee Cake 

        This coffee cake is even better the next day. Even though its pretty moist after baking, it gets even more moist the next day! I has a crunchy, cinnamony,…

      • Blueberry Coffee Cake in Memory of Aunt Grace 

        The last conversation I had with my Aunt Grace was about Wild Blueberries, and how she had a huge box of them in her freezer that she wasn't using, and that…

      • Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins 

        Now I've made a LOT of Blueberry Muffins, but none were as good as these Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins by the Barefoot Contessa! And what a perfect day to make…

      • Blueberry Crumb Cake 

          I saw this blueberry crumb cake and knew I just had to make it. And believe me it tastes as good as it looks. Perfect for a lunch, brunch,…

      • Blueberry Muffins 

        I was watching Barefoot Contessa today and noticed she was making Blueberry Muffins. Well, that's all I needed. Now I had to make them! Luckily, I had…

      • Cappuccino Chip Scones 

        I finally went to the King Arthur Flour store in Vermont yesterday. Wow, do they have everything you need for baking! If you're traveling through this…

      • Caramel Toffee Apple Cake 

        I needed a new inspiration for a coffee cake and saw this great Caramel Apple Toffee Cake from A Pumpkin and a Princess. This cake is basically easy to make. I…

      • Carrot Spiced Scones with Maple Icing 

        These scones are excellent for a breakfast or brunch any time of year. There also great for a snack, or with a cup of tea. Don't even think of eliminating the…

      • Carrot Streusel Brownies 

        This recipe is great if your craving carrot cake but want the texture and ease of brownies. There's a streusel topping instead of the cream cheese frosting…

      • Cherry Almond Muffins 

        These are yet another version of the Lemon Blueberry muffins I've been making lately. I love using the dried cherries in my Mom's Scone recipe and thought…

      • Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins 

        WOW! This recipe in the Taste of Home Ultimate Guide to Fall Baking magazine claimed that these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins were "the best they've ever…

      • Cinnamon Chip Scones 

        Cinnamon Chip Scones Scones are one of the best breakfast foods there are. What am I saying? I eat scones any time of the day, or night! My mom's recipe…

      • Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake  

        I will tell you, the first time I saw this recipe, I thought it was another one of those made from refrigerator cinnamon rolls. But when I began reading I…

      • Cinnamon Streusel Blueberry Muffins 

        There's nothing like a really good blueberry muffin. Put a buttery, cinnamon, crunchy on top, and you've made my day! These blueberry muffins do all that.…

      • Double Dipped Blueberry Doughnut Muffins 

        What's better than a blueberry muffin, bursting with fresh blueberries, with the consistency of a doughnut, double dipped in lemony icing that oozes into the…

      • Flour Bakery Blueberry Muffins 

        I have quite a few Blueberry Muffin recipes on this blog, and have made quite a few versions that were all delicious. Knowing how delicious the treats are at…

      • French Breakfast Puffs 

        Who knew something this good could be sooooo easy to make??? Well this recipe is both of them! Mix by hand, and so good! This recipe came on a Gold Medal"…

      • Lemon Blueberry Muffins 

        I saw this recipe for Lemon Blueberry Muffins on Georgia's The Comfort of Cooking blog, this Saturday morning and thought these would be the perfect thing…

      • Lemon Blueberry Scones 

        Lemon Blueberry Scones. What can I say...lemons and blueberries go with Summer, like peanut butter goes with jam! When I noticed these great scones that I…

      • Lemon Scones with Pistachios & Cherries 

        I was researching Goggle + this morning, and came across these great Lemon Scones on Cakewalkr's blog. Chef Dennis did a guest post on his blog, and I am I…

      • Maple Oat Nut Scones 

        I saw these Maple Oat Nut Scones on an episode of the Pioneer Woman. Knowing how obsessed I am with Maple (I use a touch of it every morning on my oatmeal), I…

      • Maple Walnut Muffins 

        I remembered a Maple Walnut Muffin in my local Shaw's grocery store, I used to buy one once in a while for a treat. These were sweet. I mean really sweet. The…

      • Meyer Lemon Tea Bread 

        I bookmarked this recipe some time ago from LivLife's blog. Being such a freak for lemons that I am, I knew I had to make it. It took me a while, but I always…

      • Mini King Cakes 

          I needed something to make for our Mardi Gras celebration, and had seen these Mini King Cakes in my King Arthur Flour catalog. They looked…

      • New York Style Crumb Cake 

        They're not kidding when they say "crumb cake"! Because if you're not careful the crumbs ARE all over! The cake is pretty dense for a coffee cake, but has…

      • Orange Glazed Muffins 

        Orange Muffins full of citrus flavor and then glazed with more citrus flavor. Can you get enough? I think not... These are perfect accompaniment for first…

      • Orange Ricotta Pound Cake 

        I noticed this pound cake on Pinterest from Sweet Peas Kitchen, and saved it in my "Want to Make" board. The concept of a not so sweet cake with a hint of…

      • Overnight Crumble Coffee Cake with Vanilla Drizzle 

        I saw this recipe somewhere in the Pinterest maze, as I see many others. But, this recipe from Jessica's My Baking Heart  blog, really stood out as…

      • Perfect Medium Boiled Eggs 

        Its funny how you remember the smallest what may seem unimportant things from your childhood. I have so many memories of visiting my grandmother's house. …

      • Pineapple Banana Bread 

        Wow! If you like banana nut bread and like pineapples, you're gonna love this super moist banana bread! This is the best of both worlds! It's super easy to…

      • Pineapple Coffee Cake 

        I saw this great recipe on Amber's Sprinkled With Flour blog, and thought it would be a great version of a coffee cake to make. The only think I did…

      • Potato Sausage Popover Casserole 

        I just tried out this recipe from Cooks Illustrated magazine based on the ever popular Betty Crocker's "Impossible Pie" from the 70's. I was really good and…

      • Pretzels 

        I've always wanted to make pretzels. They smell so good when they're cooking. I'm sure everyone has smelled them in your local mall! These pretzels have a…

      • Pumpkin Scones 

        I noticed these Pumpkin Scones on Sweet Pea's Kitchen blog and knew I just had to try them. This is the perfect time of the year to try these, although I…

      • Sausage Strata 

          I wanted something easy, but hearty and delicious to bring to a brunch. This was all of that. Can be made the night before and baked that…

      • Scones 

        This recipe is based on my mom's scone recipe. The only thing I changed is I raised the amount of dried fruit from 1/2 cup to 1 cup. These scones are so…

      • Sticky Gooey Cinnamon Rolls 

        This is my third attempt at cinnamon rolls. In the first attempt, the dough was way too soft, so I couldn't even roll out. In to the waste basket they…

      • Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake 

        I pinned this recipe for Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake as I have many others, quite a while ago. I finally decided to make it. Wow, have I been missing…

      • Tiramisu Bread 

        I thought I'd try this great bread I'd seen in an issue of Cuisine At Home magazine. It looked so good and reminded me of one of my favorite desserts,…

      • Valentine's Day Cherry Almond Scones 

        Today, I decided to make scones and thought it would be nice to make them in a heart shape. Normally I pat the dough into a 8 or 9 inch circle and cut into…

    • Category: Cakes  (34)
      • Almond Raspberry Tart 

        Ever since I saw this tart on The Galley Gourmet's site (who has an unbelievable site, by the way), I've been meaning to make it. Something always got in…

      • Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake 

        I am a sucker for coffee cakes. And, anything with apples in it. Hence, this gorgeous Apple Cinnamon Coffee cake recipe. I am obsessed with Pinterest! In…

      • Apple Streusel Cake 

        I wanted something perfect for a cold winter's Sunday morning. This is it. Especially warm out of the oven. I saw this delicious cake on the Joy of Baking…

      • Apple Upside Down Cake 

        When your in the middle of a blizzard, and lucky enough to still have your power, you bake...What else is there to do? I had already made some Beef Stew in…

      • Banana Streusel Cake 

        I had this cake on my "to make" list, and decided to make it this morning as I had some bananas that were nearing their end. After all, it is Valentine's…

      • Blueberry Crumb Cake 

          I saw this blueberry crumb cake and knew I just had to make it. And believe me it tastes as good as it looks. Perfect for a lunch, brunch,…

      • Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake 

        Finally, a Saturday morning when I have nothing much to do. Ya, I could be catching up on my house cleaning since its been so hot, I haven't really felt like…

      • Caramel Toffee Apple Cake 

        I needed a new inspiration for a coffee cake and saw this great Caramel Apple Toffee Cake from A Pumpkin and a Princess. This cake is basically easy to make. I…

      • Chocolate Chip Crumb Cakes 

        Ever feel like having a chocolate chip cookie, but don't feel like making cookies? I have it all the time. Then I found these Chocolate Chip Crumb Cakes. I…

      • Christmas Tree Cake and Christmas Decorations 

        Not sure this Christmas Tree Cake came out hoe I imagined it would, but considering, I think it turned out pretty good. I was hosting Christmas Eve…

      • Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake  

        I will tell you, the first time I saw this recipe, I thought it was another one of those made from refrigerator cinnamon rolls. But when I began reading I…

      • Cranberry Swirl Bundt Cake 

        I noticed this great Cranberry Swirl Bundt Cake in the All American Cooking Fall Baking issue, and am I glad I did. Although I will tell you, this recipe…

      • Dairy Farmer's Favorite Oatmeal Cake 

        I got this great recipe from a magazine I picked up called Southern Cakes. I gotta tell you, there are MANY cakes in it that I will be trying ! What a great…

      • Halloween Cake 2013 

        Every Halloween I try and make a cute themed cake to celebrate the most Goolish day of the year! This year, I remember seeing this cute cake on Pinterest and…

      • Lemon Blueberry Tier Cake 

        This cake looked so wonderful when I saw this on Rosie's Sweetopolita blog, I had to make it! I think this also caught my eye on  Pinterest as well. It…

      • Lemon Mascarpone Trifle 

        I got the inspiration for this trifle from a recipe featured on Foodbuzz's Top 9 the other day. It was a recipe from Spcookiequeen. Seeing how much I LOVE…

      • Lemon Velvet Cake 

        This lemon cake is super velvety, just the way I like it. I love the texture of boxed cake mixes, and love recipes that jazz up those boxed mixes. What better…

      • Meyer Lemon Tea Bread 

        I bookmarked this recipe some time ago from LivLife's blog. Being such a freak for lemons that I am, I knew I had to make it. It took me a while, but I always…

      • Mini King Cakes 

          I needed something to make for our Mardi Gras celebration, and had seen these Mini King Cakes in my King Arthur Flour catalog. They looked…

      • Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes 

        I love all kinds of cheesecakes. What's not to like? So when I saw these cute raspberry cheesecakes in Paula Deen's Quick and Easy Meals magazine, I just had…

      • New York Style Crumb Cake 

        They're not kidding when they say "crumb cake"! Because if you're not careful the crumbs ARE all over! The cake is pretty dense for a coffee cake, but has…

      • Orange Ricotta Pound Cake 

        I noticed this pound cake on Pinterest from Sweet Peas Kitchen, and saved it in my "Want to Make" board. The concept of a not so sweet cake with a hint of…

      • Peach Upside Down Cake 

        I love all upside down cakes. Pineapple, apple, blueberry and of course peach. Summer's the perfect time for peaches and making peach upside down cake. I took…

      • Pecan Caramel Sheet Cake 

        I haven't posted in what seems like forever. Sometimes life just gets in the way! But boy, have I picked the best thing to get back in the groove with! If…

      • Peppermint Cake Roll 

        Cake rolls have never really been my thing. However, I love they way they look and taste. So here I go again trying to master the cake roll. It all started…

      • Peppermint Mini Cheesecakes 

        I noticed these cute little cheesecakes on Annie's Eats blog. She has such great recipes, I would encourage anyone to visit her blog for some great recipes.…

      • Pineapple Coffee Cake 

        I saw this great recipe on Amber's Sprinkled With Flour blog, and thought it would be a great version of a coffee cake to make. The only think I did…

      • Pumpkin Cheesecake 

        I was watching Kathy Lee & Hoda the other day and they had a guest on that made Pumpkin Cheesecake. Well that was all I needed....now I have to make…

      • Rum Pineapple Upside Down Cakes 

        I love, love, love pineapple upside down cake. I've had many versions, and love all of them. I saw this great version on the Pastry Studio blog. This is a…

      • Spooky Chocolate Cake 

        There really is no "recipe" for this cake. I just wanted to make a Halloween cake for the holiday. I used a cake mix and made my own chocolate frosting.…

      • Strawberry Birthday Cake 

        I found this recipe in Southern Cakes magazine and immediately put it on my "to do" list. What could be better than a buttery cake with fresh strawberry…

      • Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake 

        I pinned this recipe for Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake as I have many others, quite a while ago. I finally decided to make it. Wow, have I been missing…

      • Texas Sheet Cake 

        I've only made one sheet cake in my life and it was delicious! So, when I needed a dessert in a hurry, I thought of the Texas Sheet Cake, I've been wanting to…

      • Tiramisu Bread 

        I thought I'd try this great bread I'd seen in an issue of Cuisine At Home magazine. It looked so good and reminded me of one of my favorite desserts,…

    • Category: Cobblers, Crisps & Pandowdy  (2)
      • Apple Crisp 

        I have been making apple crisp for years. Over the years, I've tried lots of recipes. I've tried the topping you make with yellow cake mix from Pampered…

      • Berry Cobbler.... The second time's a charm! 

        I noticed this recipe in the Cinnamon, Spice & Warm Apple Pie cookbook I bought on my trip to the King Arthur Flour store. This book is packed with…

    • Category: Coffee Cakes  (10)
      • Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake 

        I am a sucker for coffee cakes. And, anything with apples in it. Hence, this gorgeous Apple Cinnamon Coffee cake recipe. I am obsessed with Pinterest! In…

      • Apricot Almond Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping 

        I love coffee cakes...And this Apricot Almond Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping is nooo different! Who doesn't love tender coffee cake, with bites of sweet…

      • Blueberry Coffee Cake in Memory of Aunt Grace 

        The last conversation I had with my Aunt Grace was about Wild Blueberries, and how she had a huge box of them in her freezer that she wasn't using, and that…

      • Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake 

        Finally, a Saturday morning when I have nothing much to do. Ya, I could be catching up on my house cleaning since its been so hot, I haven't really felt like…

      • Caramel Toffee Apple Cake 

        I needed a new inspiration for a coffee cake and saw this great Caramel Apple Toffee Cake from A Pumpkin and a Princess. This cake is basically easy to make. I…

      • Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake  

        I will tell you, the first time I saw this recipe, I thought it was another one of those made from refrigerator cinnamon rolls. But when I began reading I…

      • Lemon Blueberry Scones 

        Lemon Blueberry Scones. What can I say...lemons and blueberries go with Summer, like peanut butter goes with jam! When I noticed these great scones that I…

      • Overnight Crumble Coffee Cake with Vanilla Drizzle 

        I saw this recipe somewhere in the Pinterest maze, as I see many others. But, this recipe from Jessica's My Baking Heart  blog, really stood out as…

      • Rum Pineapple Upside Down Cakes 

        I love, love, love pineapple upside down cake. I've had many versions, and love all of them. I saw this great version on the Pastry Studio blog. This is a…

      • Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake 

        I pinned this recipe for Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake as I have many others, quite a while ago. I finally decided to make it. Wow, have I been missing…

    • Category: Cookbooks  (1)
      • Oven Fried Chicken 

        This chicken is the best fried chicken recipe I've tried, period. The outside is crusty, the inside moist. When I first made this I was doubtful that the crust…

    • Category: Cookies & Bars  (40)
      • Apple Cookies with Maple Frosting 

        I have some favorite blogs I subscribe to and one of them is Perry's Plate. I found this recipe for Maple Glazed Apple cookies. I want to put on record, these…

      • Apple Crumb Bars 

        All I have to say is WOW! Are these apple crumb bars the best ever! Buttery, not too sweet crust, with tender apples, rich with cinnamon and sugar, topped with…

      • Apple Crumb Bars 

        I've made loads of apple square recipes it seems, but there's nothing like squares with a crumbly, crunchy, buttery topping on it! They can be made with…

      • Apple Pie Bars 

        I recently saw the recipe for these great Apple Pie Bars, and knowing I had just bought some juicy, crisp Granny Smith apples, knew this would be the perfect…

      • Baklava 

        As a child, every Sunday after church, my Mom would take us to a local bakery. Every Sunday I went there, I would buy a piece of Baklava. I remember it…

      • Blueberry Crumb Bars 

        I was on Pinterest recently, and pinned a great recipe from Damndelicious for these Blueberry Crumb Bars. Now I have made all kinds of crumb bars, but there's…

      • Butter Pecan Blondies 

        Butter Pecan Blondies I love the texture of brownies. The chewy goodness of chocolate, with loads of nuts. Yum. However, sometimes I get so bored with…

      • Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars - Race 5 of the Chase 

        Fall's a pretty popular time for tailgating, and you can't tailgate without a really delicious dessert. I don't know about you, but when I think of a dessert…

      • Carrot Streusel Brownies 

        This recipe is great if your craving carrot cake but want the texture and ease of brownies. There's a streusel topping instead of the cream cheese frosting…

      • Chewy Chocolate Chip & Pecan Bars 

        These Chewy Chocolate Chip & Pecan Bars are the perfect alternative to chocolate chip cookies. These are super easy to make! Perfect to bring to a picnic,…

      • Chocolate "Overload" Chip Cookies 

        These cookies are perfect for Halloween parties this time of year. And when I say "overlaod", I mean they are overloaded with chocolate chips! Milk chocolate,…

      • Chocolate Espresso Biscotti 

        I noticed this great Chocolate Espresso Biscotti recipe on Pinterest from Wendy at the Themondaybox blog, and thought they would be perfect for one of the…

      • Chocolate Raspberry Mascarpone Bars 

        I saw this recipe on Giada's, Giada at Home show. They looked delicious, so I had to try them. They were basically very easy to make, the only trouble I had,…

      • Frosted Brownies 

        Everyone loves Brownies! Especially Frosted Brownies! This is the perfect post for Valentine's Day. Make these for your significant other...they will love you…

      • Halloween Sugar Cookies 

        This is my first attempt at decorating cookies with Royal icing. I started this project, because I needed some tombstones for my Spooky Halloween Cake. I…

      • High School Peanut Butter Cookies 

        When we were in school, my brother was able to get this High School Peanut Butter Cookie recipe from one of the ladies that worked in the kitchen. These…

      • Italian Sesame Cookies 

        As I was looking through my recipes, I came across these Italian cookies I've been meaning to make. As easy as they are to make, I've never gotten around to…

      • Key Lime Coolers 

        My love affair with lemons is not unique to lemons. Limes fall in that same category. Knowing how much I love Mexican Wedding Cake cookies, I jumped at the…

      • Lemon Almond Biscotti 

        I love all kinds of Biscotti, but knowing the Lemon Obsession I have, I knew I had to make these Lemon Almond Biscotti recipe from my friends at King Arthur…

      • Lemon Snowball Cookies 

        I couldn't wait to make these cookies the minute I saw them in my King Arthur Flour catalog! They are a cross between Mexican Wedding Cookies and my…

      • Luscious Lemon Squares 

        I LOVE Lemons! These luscious lemon squares really hit the spot when I'm craving for lemons. I got this recipe from Ina Garten and believe me...they won't…

      • Maple Pumpkin Bars 

        I was looking in my King Arthur Flour catalog that came in the mail the other day, as saw they had a mix for Pumpkin Pie Bars. I thought, that's what I'm…

      • Mexican Wedding Cakes 

        These are my favorite cookie by far, especially at Christmas. They are basically a shortbread cookie. Mexican Wedding Cakes Cream together: 1/2 lb.…

      • Mexican Wedding Cakes 

        These are probably my most favorite cookie, EVER! They literally melt in your mouth, remind me of a shortbread cookie (which my mother makes every…

      • Monkey Bars with Browned Butter Icing 

        WOW, if you are a fan of MOIST Banana Bread, this is the recipe for you! Couple that with the yummy Browned Butter Icing, and you are in heaven! Sometimes,…

      • Peachy Crumb Bars 

        Peachy Crumb Bars I found a recipe for these great Peach Crumb Bars I know my father would have loved. What a coincidence  that this weekend is Fathers…

      • Peanut Butter Cookies 

        These cookies came from the high school I attended. We used to get them periodically for lunch. They are perfectly crunchy on the outside edges and chewy…

      • Pecan Tassie Cookies 

        I saw this great recipe on Annies Eats blog. Her blog is one of my favorites, and I get great inspiration from all of her ideas and recipes. I love, love…

      • Pineapple Sour Cream Crumb Bars 

        I found these great bars on, where else???... Pinterest. It came from Alyssa at The Recipe Critics blog, and were made with Strawberry filling. I had some…

      • Pistachio Almond Biscotti 

        Let me first say, I don't like Biscotti twice baked. And since the true meaning of Biscotti is "twice baked cookie", I would gesture to say these are not…

      • Quick Shortbread Cookies 

        I saw this post from Georgia at The Comfort of Cooking the other day, and knew they were on my "short list" of things to bake, SOON! Shortbread is one of my…

      • Snickerdoodles 

        I've been making these Snickerdoodles forever. I remember making these one winter's day when a neighbor and I took our kids sledding at a nearby hill. I made…

      • Spice Cookies with Lemon Icing  

        These cookies are spicy, with a cool lemon icing that suddenly wakes up your senses. They are crunchy and crumbly, and go excellent with a warm cup of…

      • Spooky Pops 

        These pops are great for a children's Halloween Party, and so EASY to make! They're made from Rice Krispies Treats and candy melts. That's it! You can also…

      • Spritz Cookies 

        I have had these Christmas cookies ever since I can remember. It would just not be Christmas without them. And I know everyone in my family agrees! Mom's…

      • St. Patrick's Day Wafer Paper Cookies 

        I found these great wafer paper's on the Fancy Flours blog and thought they'd be a great idea for St Patrick's Day. I admit, the thought of making rolled sugar…

      • Sugar Cookie "Lips" 

        I wanted to make some whimsical decorated sugar cookie for Valentines Day. I got the idea of these from Fancy Flours. They were perfect for the…

      • Sugar Cookies 

        These are the best sugar cookies I've ever made and eaten for that matter. They are super easy to roll out (which seems to be a challenger for me), and they…

      • Toll House Bars 

        I recently saw a recipe for Blondie bars and started thinking how much I loved Toll House cookies, but would love them in bar form. So I decided to try…

      • White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies 

        White chocolate macadamia cookies have always been one of my favorites. I just don't make them much anymore since the kids moved out, and who'd going to…

    • Category: Cookouts  (9)
      • Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars - Race 5 of the Chase 

        Fall's a pretty popular time for tailgating, and you can't tailgate without a really delicious dessert. I don't know about you, but when I think of a dessert…

      • Chicken Wings - Race 4 of the Chase 

        First, let me tell you... these chicken wings are delicious! They are super easy to make, and can be made ahead and reheated. I tried with and without the…

      • Gemelli Macaroni Salad 

        I had to come up with a macaroni salad recently, and had seen a recipe for a salad using Gemelli macaroni. I had never had this macaroni before, and after…

      • Grilled Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions 

        At our Memorial Day cookout (OK, Fourth of July and Labor Day, too), among other things, we always have sweet grilled Italian sweet sausage subs with…

      • Grilled Veg Pasta Salad 

        I pinned this Grilled Veg Pasta Salad on Pinterest a while ago from Better Homes and Gardens site, and knew I had to make it! It features lots of…

      • Hamburger Sliders - Race 3 of the Chase 

        What's better for tailgating, than ground beef fresh from the butcher, in tiny little buns? Top with tomatoes fresh from the garden, an onion slice, and…

      • Macaroni Salad with Crispy Pancetta & Peas 

        I've been cruising through the various recipes for different types of macaroni salad on the various blogs and Pinterest. In most of them, it looks like the…

      • Pasta Salad Italiano 

        This recipe was one of those that came from a magazine years ago, probably sponsored by Good Seasons Italian salad dressing mix. I have been making this salad…

      • The ULTIMATE Burger! 

        I was watching Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen this weekend, and he was making the "Deen" burger. It was basically a burger with chopped onion added to the…

    • Category: Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Cupcakes  (24)
      • Banana Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting 

        Everyone loves Bananas! And what could be better than Banana Cupcakes? Banana Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting, that's what! First of all, I love…

      • Banana PB&J Cupcakes 

        I love the thought of banana, peanut butter and jam. I saw a great recipe for Jam Filled Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting from Evil Shenanigans…

      • Black and White Cupcakes 

        When you're not sure which kind of cupcake you're in the mood for, these cupcakes are perfect. They're half vanilla and half chocolate. And the best part…

      • Buttercrunch Cupcakes 

        I got the inspiration for these cupcakes from a Pinterest post that had no recipe link, so decided it wouldn't be too hard to make a cupcake very similar. …

      • Caramel Toffee Cupcakes 

        I got the inspiration for these cupcakes from the Bakers Royale site. Naomi has some phenomenal recipes on her site, I'm sure this will not be the last I…

      • Chocolate Cappuccino Cupcakes 

        I wanted to make a cupcake worthy of our New England Patriots for the Super Bowl this year, and the only flavor I could think of was chocolate, chocolate…

      • Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins 

        WOW! This recipe in the Taste of Home Ultimate Guide to Fall Baking magazine claimed that these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins were "the best they've ever…

      • Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Strawberry Mousse Filling 

        I wanted to make something special for our Valentine church bake sale. I decided to make a chocolate cupcake with Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse filling…

      • Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Filling 

        I love summertime. It seems like it's the only time you see those toasted coconut marshmallows in the markets. I could eat the whole bag. I thought they…

      • Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes 

        These cupcakes have just the right sweetness. I just used a plain boxed Devils Food cake mix. Then I put a raspberry filling made with marshmallow fluff, fresh…

      • Chocolate Snowballs 

        I've always loved those "Snoball" cakes made by Hostess with the marshmallow coconut frosting, chocolate cake and cream in the middle. I saved this recipe…

      • Devil's Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Creme Filling 

        I wanted to make some decorated cupcakes for our Mardi Gras celebration, but wanted something more than just a plain cupcake. I decided I would make cupcakes…

      • German Chocolate Cupcakes 

        I pinned these great German Chocolate Cupcakes from Cooking Classy, and decided to try them today. One word...UNBELIEVABLE! And fairly easy to make! Jaclyn…

      • Gingerbread Cupcakes for Christmas 

        It's finally here! With all the hype since Halloween, Christmas is here! All the shopping, planning, cooking, cleaning and wrapping, the day is here to enjoy…

      • Gingerbread Cupcakes with Orange Icing 

        The holiday time is so busy for me, I hardly have time to do the one thing I love, cooking and baking. And when I make the time, its for things to bring to…

      • Italian Wedding Cupcakes 

        I pinned this cupcake recipe on Pinterest from Evil Shenanigans, and decided to make them today. Being so close to Valentine's Day, I thought they would be…

      • Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes 

        Key Lime Cheesecake Since my recent victory at making what I feel is the best Lemon Cheesecake I have ever had, I decided to make a key lime version. I was…

      • Mini Lemon Cheesecakes 

        I will tell you, the road to getting these cupcakes to come out with the perfection that they did, was a very long one. On my first try, the…

      • Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes 

        I love all kinds of cheesecakes. What's not to like? So when I saw these cute raspberry cheesecakes in Paula Deen's Quick and Easy Meals magazine, I just had…

      • Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes  

        I got the inspiration for these fabulous Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes from these Peppermint Bark Malted Milk Balls I bought over Christmas. I…

      • Neapolitan Cupcakes 

        I've always wanted to make Neapolitan cupcakes, and decided to finally do it. I love vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, so why not in the form of a…

      • Orange Pecan Cupcakes 

        My mom always talked about these Orange Pecan cupcakes she used to make. She got the recipe in a cookbook she got in with her first Mixmaster electric…

      • Pink Lemonade Cupcakes 

        This cupcake recipe us right up my alley. It's basically a white cake mix doctored up a bit to have a hint of lemon taste. The frosting uses pink lemonade…

      • Tiramisu Cupcakes 

        I was surfing the internet, looking for recipes when I came across these great cupcakes from the Culinary Concoctions by Peabody blog. The mousse filling…

    • Category: Desserts  (119)
      • Almond Raspberry Tart 

        Ever since I saw this tart on The Galley Gourmet's site (who has an unbelievable site, by the way), I've been meaning to make it. Something always got in…

      • Apple Crisp 

        I have been making apple crisp for years. Over the years, I've tried lots of recipes. I've tried the topping you make with yellow cake mix from Pampered…

      • Apple Crumb Bars 

        All I have to say is WOW! Are these apple crumb bars the best ever! Buttery, not too sweet crust, with tender apples, rich with cinnamon and sugar, topped with…

      • Apple Crumb Bars 

        I've made loads of apple square recipes it seems, but there's nothing like squares with a crumbly, crunchy, buttery topping on it! They can be made with…

      • Apple Crumb Tart 

        In my recipe searching, I came upon a great blog called Pastry Studio. I went through the entire blog, and bookmarked so many recipes that I wanted to make,…

      • Apple Pasties 

        I bought some DuFour puff pastry at the specialty market and was dying to try something special with it. It had to be a recipe that you would truly appreciate…

      • Apple Pie Tarts 

        I loved the Mini Apple Pies I made a short while ago, but I had a really hard time binding the top and bottom crust together and an even harder time…

      • Apple Streusel Cake 

        I wanted something perfect for a cold winter's Sunday morning. This is it. Especially warm out of the oven. I saw this delicious cake on the Joy of Baking…

      • Apple Turnovers 

        This is a great little recipe if you want to make turnovers or mini apple pies. The filling is pre-cooked and spiced, so the possibility of uncooked apples…

      • Apple Upside Down Cake 

        When your in the middle of a blizzard, and lucky enough to still have your power, you bake...What else is there to do? I had already made some Beef Stew in…

      • Apricot Almond Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping 

        I love coffee cakes...And this Apricot Almond Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping is nooo different! Who doesn't love tender coffee cake, with bites of sweet…

      • Baklava 

        As a child, every Sunday after church, my Mom would take us to a local bakery. Every Sunday I went there, I would buy a piece of Baklava. I remember it…

      • Banana Cream Pie 

        I was driving down the street the other day, and suddenly thought, "I'm going to make a Banana Cream Pie" for my next post. Out of the blue, who knows where it…

      • Banana Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting 

        Everyone loves Bananas! And what could be better than Banana Cupcakes? Banana Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting, that's what! First of all, I love…

      • Banana PB&J Cupcakes 

        I love the thought of banana, peanut butter and jam. I saw a great recipe for Jam Filled Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting from Evil Shenanigans…

      • Banana Streusel Cake 

        I had this cake on my "to make" list, and decided to make it this morning as I had some bananas that were nearing their end. After all, it is Valentine's…

      • Berry Cobbler.... The second time's a charm! 

        I noticed this recipe in the Cinnamon, Spice & Warm Apple Pie cookbook I bought on my trip to the King Arthur Flour store. This book is packed with…

      • Best Tiramisu Ever! 

        We've all had Tiramisu. I've made several different recipes, but this Best Tiramisu Ever recipe, takes the cake! It's from Chef Dennis, who's recipes are some…

      • Black and White Cupcakes 

        When you're not sure which kind of cupcake you're in the mood for, these cupcakes are perfect. They're half vanilla and half chocolate. And the best part…

      • Black Moons  

        Some people call them "Whoopie Pies", I call them "Black Moons". Either way I like my Grandma's version the best. Chocolate moist cake with rich and creamy…

      • Blueberry Coffee Cake 

        This coffee cake is even better the next day. Even though its pretty moist after baking, it gets even more moist the next day! I has a crunchy, cinnamony,…

      • Blueberry Crumb Bars 

        I was on Pinterest recently, and pinned a great recipe from Damndelicious for these Blueberry Crumb Bars. Now I have made all kinds of crumb bars, but there's…

      • Blueberry Kuchen 

        My mother makes this recipe all the time. My father used to love anything sweet! She got it from my childhood best friend's mother, Mrs. Murray. Ive made this…

      • Butter Pecan Blondies 

        Butter Pecan Blondies I love the texture of brownies. The chewy goodness of chocolate, with loads of nuts. Yum. However, sometimes I get so bored with…

      • Buttercrunch Cupcakes 

        I got the inspiration for these cupcakes from a Pinterest post that had no recipe link, so decided it wouldn't be too hard to make a cupcake very similar. …

      • Cappuccino Mousse 

          I wanted a filling for my Super Bowl cupcakes, and didn't want something as heavy as frosting. I thought this I had made once as a dessert, and…

      • Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars - Race 5 of the Chase 

        Fall's a pretty popular time for tailgating, and you can't tailgate without a really delicious dessert. I don't know about you, but when I think of a dessert…

      • Caramel Toffee Apple Cake 

        I needed a new inspiration for a coffee cake and saw this great Caramel Apple Toffee Cake from A Pumpkin and a Princess. This cake is basically easy to make. I…

      • Caramel Toffee Cupcakes 

        I got the inspiration for these cupcakes from the Bakers Royale site. Naomi has some phenomenal recipes on her site, I'm sure this will not be the last I…

      • Carrot Streusel Brownies 

        This recipe is great if your craving carrot cake but want the texture and ease of brownies. There's a streusel topping instead of the cream cheese frosting…

      • Cherry Hand Pies 

        Cherries are awesome this time of year! I couldn't let the cherry season go by without making a cherry pie. I thought about making a pie, and then remembered…

      • Chocolate "Overload" Chip Cookies 

        These cookies are perfect for Halloween parties this time of year. And when I say "overlaod", I mean they are overloaded with chocolate chips! Milk chocolate,…

      • Chocolate Cappuccino Cupcakes 

        I wanted to make a cupcake worthy of our New England Patriots for the Super Bowl this year, and the only flavor I could think of was chocolate, chocolate…

      • Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Banana Bread 

        I had some bananas that were holding on for dare life, so I started looking for a different banana bread recipe. All the recipes looked good, but were all so…

      • Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins 

        WOW! This recipe in the Taste of Home Ultimate Guide to Fall Baking magazine claimed that these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins were "the best they've ever…

      • Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake 

        Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake 1 box chocolate cake mix 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract or substitute 1/4 c. creme de menthe for water in cake mix 3/4 c.…

      • Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Strawberry Mousse Filling 

        I wanted to make something special for our Valentine church bake sale. I decided to make a chocolate cupcake with Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse filling…

      • Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Filling 

        I love summertime. It seems like it's the only time you see those toasted coconut marshmallows in the markets. I could eat the whole bag. I thought they…

      • Chocolate Mascarpone Black Moons 

        I noticed these Chocolate Mascarpone Black Moons were re-pinned on Pinterest, and thought the Mascarpone filling would be a great idea for my grandmother's…

      • Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes 

        These cupcakes have just the right sweetness. I just used a plain boxed Devils Food cake mix. Then I put a raspberry filling made with marshmallow fluff, fresh…

      • Chocolate Raspberry Mascarpone Bars 

        I saw this recipe on Giada's, Giada at Home show. They looked delicious, so I had to try them. They were basically very easy to make, the only trouble I had,…

      • Chocolate Snowballs 

        I've always loved those "Snoball" cakes made by Hostess with the marshmallow coconut frosting, chocolate cake and cream in the middle. I saved this recipe…

      • Christmas Tree Cake and Christmas Decorations 

        Not sure this Christmas Tree Cake came out hoe I imagined it would, but considering, I think it turned out pretty good. I was hosting Christmas Eve…

      • Cinnamon Chip Scones 

        Cinnamon Chip Scones Scones are one of the best breakfast foods there are. What am I saying? I eat scones any time of the day, or night! My mom's recipe…

      • Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake  

        I will tell you, the first time I saw this recipe, I thought it was another one of those made from refrigerator cinnamon rolls. But when I began reading I…

      • Coconut Rice Pudding 

        As I was gazing in the garden today, I remembered a post I made a while ago for Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding I was going to make again. There's something about…

      • Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding 

        I wanted to post something completely different for my next post, and found this Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding on Pinterest from the Cake On The Brain blog. It…

      • Cranberry Swirl Bundt Cake 

        I noticed this great Cranberry Swirl Bundt Cake in the All American Cooking Fall Baking issue, and am I glad I did. Although I will tell you, this recipe…

      • Dairy Farmer's Favorite Oatmeal Cake 

        I got this great recipe from a magazine I picked up called Southern Cakes. I gotta tell you, there are MANY cakes in it that I will be trying ! What a great…

      • Date Crumb Bars 

        I used to love the boxed Date Bar Mix made by Betty Crocker. Another thing they don't make anymore... They were so easy. This recipe is similar to those, and…

      • Devil's Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Creme Filling 

        I wanted to make some decorated cupcakes for our Mardi Gras celebration, but wanted something more than just a plain cupcake. I decided I would make cupcakes…

      • Eggnog Rice Pudding 

        Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without eggnog. There's nothing like sipping a cup of that creamy and wonderfully spiced concoction to welcome in a…

      • Flour Bakery's Banana Bread 

        When I say, this Banana Bread is delicious...I MEAN delicious!!! Flour Bakery is in nearby Boston, and they have the most delicious treats! This banana…

      • Fool Proof Pie Crust 

        Some people just don't get along with pie crusts or anything rolled out. I'm one of them (or, used to be!). So I'm always looking for recipes for pie crust…

      • Frosted Brownies 

        Everyone loves Brownies! Especially Frosted Brownies! This is the perfect post for Valentine's Day. Make these for your significant other...they will love you…

      • Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart 

        Chocolate...what can I say? It's an addiction! Especially this time of year! I've had this Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart for some time now, and have never got…

      • German Chocolate Cupcakes 

        I pinned these great German Chocolate Cupcakes from Cooking Classy, and decided to try them today. One word...UNBELIEVABLE! And fairly easy to make! Jaclyn…

      • Gingerbread Cupcakes for Christmas 

        It's finally here! With all the hype since Halloween, Christmas is here! All the shopping, planning, cooking, cleaning and wrapping, the day is here to enjoy…

      • Gingerbread Cupcakes with Orange Icing 

        The holiday time is so busy for me, I hardly have time to do the one thing I love, cooking and baking. And when I make the time, its for things to bring to…

      • Halloween Cake 2013 

        Every Halloween I try and make a cute themed cake to celebrate the most Goolish day of the year! This year, I remember seeing this cute cake on Pinterest and…

      • Italian Sesame Cookies 

        As I was looking through my recipes, I came across these Italian cookies I've been meaning to make. As easy as they are to make, I've never gotten around to…

      • Italian Wedding Cupcakes 

        I pinned this cupcake recipe on Pinterest from Evil Shenanigans, and decided to make them today. Being so close to Valentine's Day, I thought they would be…

      • Key Lime Coolers 

        My love affair with lemons is not unique to lemons. Limes fall in that same category. Knowing how much I love Mexican Wedding Cake cookies, I jumped at the…

      • Key Lime Pie Poke Cake 

        When I saw the picture of this in a Betty Crocker magazine, I knew I just had to make it. I love, love lemon, so key lime is the next best thing, right? I love…

      • Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake 

        I got this recipe out of one of those supermarket checkout cookbooks. Decided it would be perfect to try at holiday time. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Crust: …

      • Lemon Blueberry Tier Cake 

        This cake looked so wonderful when I saw this on Rosie's Sweetopolita blog, I had to make it! I think this also caught my eye on  Pinterest as well. It…

      • Lemon Mascarpone Trifle 

        I got the inspiration for this trifle from a recipe featured on Foodbuzz's Top 9 the other day. It was a recipe from Spcookiequeen. Seeing how much I LOVE…

      • Lemon Meringue Pie 

        Lemons as you may or may not know, are my most favorite thing in the world. I feel about them as some feel about chocolate for instance. When I hear…

      • Lemon Meringue Pie (the quick and easy way) 

        Holidays are great. But it's hard to make everything you want to make. This Easter, I opted to make Lemon Meringue Pie, but had very little time to do it.…

      • Lemon Snowball Cookies 

        I couldn't wait to make these cookies the minute I saw them in my King Arthur Flour catalog! They are a cross between Mexican Wedding Cookies and my…

      • Lemons, Lemons, Lemons...Lemon Pudding Cake! 

        I just got my new King Arthur Flour catalog and guess what's on the cover? Lemons, what a coincidence, my favorite! There are lemon squares, lemon…

      • Luscious Blueberry Pie 

        I found this recipe in one of my trusty Cooks Illustrated annual books. The recipe was developed using fresh blueberries, but un-thawed frozen blueberries…

      • Maple Pumpkin Bars 

        I was looking in my King Arthur Flour catalog that came in the mail the other day, as saw they had a mix for Pumpkin Pie Bars. I thought, that's what I'm…

      • Maple Walnut Cheesecake 

        I saw this recipe in the Mixing Bowl magazine recently, and it looked so good I just had to try it. In winter time, as it is here in the Northeast, one of the…

      • Meyer Lemon Tea Bread 

        I bookmarked this recipe some time ago from LivLife's blog. Being such a freak for lemons that I am, I knew I had to make it. It took me a while, but I always…

      • Mini Apple Pies 

        When I first tried this recipe I used a muffin pan to make pies. I loved the idea of an apple pie in a neat little pocket. I had a hard time forming the crust…

      • Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes 

        Key Lime Cheesecake Since my recent victory at making what I feel is the best Lemon Cheesecake I have ever had, I decided to make a key lime version. I was…

      • Mini Lemon Cheesecakes 

        I will tell you, the road to getting these cupcakes to come out with the perfection that they did, was a very long one. On my first try, the…

      • Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes 

        I love all kinds of cheesecakes. What's not to like? So when I saw these cute raspberry cheesecakes in Paula Deen's Quick and Easy Meals magazine, I just had…

      • Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes  

        I got the inspiration for these fabulous Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes from these Peppermint Bark Malted Milk Balls I bought over Christmas. I…

      • Mom's Apple Pie 

        My Mom makes the best Apple Pie, in my opinion. The crust is super flaky, and the apples inside are fully cooked, perfectly spiced and sweetened, and it is…

      • Monkey Bars with Browned Butter Icing 

        WOW, if you are a fan of MOIST Banana Bread, this is the recipe for you! Couple that with the yummy Browned Butter Icing, and you are in heaven! Sometimes,…

      • Moon Pies (or otherwise known as "Scooter Pies") 

        As a kid, I remember my mom packing my lunch for school and these were one of my favorites. Although these are called moon pies, my favorites were called…

      • My Tribute to Aunt Grace...Dutch Apricot Tart 

        In 2001, my mom, cousin and I visited my Aunt Grace and Uncle Norman in their Florida winter home. We had such fun ending every night playing Domino's on the…

      • Neapolitan Cupcakes 

        I've always wanted to make Neapolitan cupcakes, and decided to finally do it. I love vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, so why not in the form of a…

      • Orange Pecan Cupcakes 

        My mom always talked about these Orange Pecan cupcakes she used to make. She got the recipe in a cookbook she got in with her first Mixmaster electric…

      • Overnight Crumble Coffee Cake with Vanilla Drizzle 

        I saw this recipe somewhere in the Pinterest maze, as I see many others. But, this recipe from Jessica's My Baking Heart  blog, really stood out as…

      • Peach Upside Down Cake 

        I love all upside down cakes. Pineapple, apple, blueberry and of course peach. Summer's the perfect time for peaches and making peach upside down cake. I took…

      • Peachy Crumb Bars 

        Peachy Crumb Bars I found a recipe for these great Peach Crumb Bars I know my father would have loved. What a coincidence  that this weekend is Fathers…

      • Peanut Butter Cookies 

        These cookies came from the high school I attended. We used to get them periodically for lunch. They are perfectly crunchy on the outside edges and chewy…

      • Pecan Caramel Sheet Cake 

        I haven't posted in what seems like forever. Sometimes life just gets in the way! But boy, have I picked the best thing to get back in the groove with! If…

      • Peppermint Mini Cheesecakes 

        I noticed these cute little cheesecakes on Annie's Eats blog. She has such great recipes, I would encourage anyone to visit her blog for some great recipes.…

      • Pineapple Banana Bread 

        Wow! If you like banana nut bread and like pineapples, you're gonna love this super moist banana bread! This is the best of both worlds! It's super easy to…

      • Pineapple Upside Down Cake 

        I love pineapple upside down cake, When I found this recipe, I thought I would make it and expected the usual results for Pineapple Upside Down cake,…

      • Pink Lemonade Cupcakes 

        This cupcake recipe us right up my alley. It's basically a white cake mix doctored up a bit to have a hint of lemon taste. The frosting uses pink lemonade…

      • Pistachio Almond Biscotti 

        Let me first say, I don't like Biscotti twice baked. And since the true meaning of Biscotti is "twice baked cookie", I would gesture to say these are not…

      • Puff Pastry Waffle with Caramelized Apples 

        I saw a post for these great Puff Pastry Waffles with Caramelized Apples on Pinterest from Lori over at Recipe Girl, and literally wasted no time making…

      • Pumpkin Cheesecake 

        I was watching Kathy Lee & Hoda the other day and they had a guest on that made Pumpkin Cheesecake. Well that was all I needed....now I have to make…

      • Rum Pineapple Upside Down Cakes 

        I love, love, love pineapple upside down cake. I've had many versions, and love all of them. I saw this great version on the Pastry Studio blog. This is a…

      • Snickerdoodles 

        I've been making these Snickerdoodles forever. I remember making these one winter's day when a neighbor and I took our kids sledding at a nearby hill. I made…

      • Spice Cookies with Lemon Icing  

        These cookies are spicy, with a cool lemon icing that suddenly wakes up your senses. They are crunchy and crumbly, and go excellent with a warm cup of…

      • Spooky Chocolate Cake 

        There really is no "recipe" for this cake. I just wanted to make a Halloween cake for the holiday. I used a cake mix and made my own chocolate frosting.…

      • Spooky Pops 

        These pops are great for a children's Halloween Party, and so EASY to make! They're made from Rice Krispies Treats and candy melts. That's it! You can also…

      • Sticky Gooey Cinnamon Rolls 

        This is my third attempt at cinnamon rolls. In the first attempt, the dough was way too soft, so I couldn't even roll out. In to the waste basket they…

      • Strawberry Birthday Cake 

        I found this recipe in Southern Cakes magazine and immediately put it on my "to do" list. What could be better than a buttery cake with fresh strawberry…

      • Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake 

        I pinned this recipe for Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake as I have many others, quite a while ago. I finally decided to make it. Wow, have I been missing…

      • Strawberry Parfaits 

        What a neat idea! These strawberry shortcakes in a glass were adapted from Bakers Royale! And the whipped cream is flavored with lemon. These parfaits are so…

      • Strawberry Shortcake 

        It's finally strawberry season! No matter where you buy you're produce, there's nothing like native strawberries! You can't let a season go by without making…

      • Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse 

        This mousse is so good you can make for a stand alone dessert, or as a filling for cakes or cupcakes. I think I made mention to my husband, if I could fill…

      • Sugar Cookie "Lips" 

        I wanted to make some whimsical decorated sugar cookie for Valentines Day. I got the idea of these from Fancy Flours. They were perfect for the…

      • Summer Fruit Tart 

        Happy New Year! I can't believe its 2013, and how much time flies! I can't think of a better recipe to start off the new year with, than this lemon-y Summer…

      • Tiramisu 

        I wanted to make Tiramisu, so starting looking on line for a recipe. I couldn't believe the many recipes and methods used to make Tiramisu. Some used raw…

      • Tiramisu Bread 

        I thought I'd try this great bread I'd seen in an issue of Cuisine At Home magazine. It looked so good and reminded me of one of my favorite desserts,…

      • Tiramisu Cupcakes 

        I was surfing the internet, looking for recipes when I came across these great cupcakes from the Culinary Concoctions by Peabody blog. The mousse filling…

      • Toll House Bars 

        I recently saw a recipe for Blondie bars and started thinking how much I loved Toll House cookies, but would love them in bar form. So I decided to try…

      • Triple Chocolate Cheesecakes 

        If you're a chocoholic, these treats are perfect for you! They have a chocolate crust, chocolate cheesecake filling, and a chocolate ganache topping. Add a…

      • Tropical Pineapple Crisp 

        This recipe looked so interesting when I saw it in the Coastal Living Cookbook I purchased some time ago. There are so many recipes I have marked in it to…

      • Well, I Made It Through Christmas, But Not Without Making Tyler Florence's Berry Trifle... 

        I first heard of this recipe on a Tyler's Ultimate show I Tivo'd and it sounded great for holiday time. I cooked a boxed lemon pie filling on the stove…

      • White Chocolate Peppermint Cake 

        I got this recipe from Paula Deen magazine. The picture was gorgeous and loving peppermint the way I do, I just had to try it! White Chocolate Peppermint…

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      Dog Treats

      • Molasses and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits 

        I saw this recipe for dog treats on The Novice Chef Blog and when I was right in the middle of the recipe, I realized I didn't have any honey. So I remembered…

    • Category: Farm Stands & Specialty Markets  (4)
      • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Maple Cream Sauce 

        Not to be misleading, but the recipe is for the Maple Cream Sauce I created to go with the Butternut Squash I just purchased from one of my favorite markets,…

      • David's Fish Market & Lobster 

        If you are in the Salisbury, MA area,and in the mood for super fresh seafood, you've gotta stop by David's Fish Market & Lobster, for a huge selection…

      • Raymond's Turkey Farm  

        Well, I've got my turkey on order, and will pick up in time to brine the night before, and get ready to cook for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. When…

      • Trip to my favorite Farm Stand...Wilson Farms 

        Wilson Farms in Lexington, MA is my favorite farm stand. I've been to others, but Wilson Farms is tops in my book. If I'm looking for something not in…

    • Category: Front Page  (113)
      • Ambrosia Muffins 

        These Ambrosia Muffins were good. I mean really good! And super moist! I had never heard of Ambrosia Muffins before until I saw them in Taste of the South…

      • Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake 

        I am a sucker for coffee cakes. And, anything with apples in it. Hence, this gorgeous Apple Cinnamon Coffee cake recipe. I am obsessed with Pinterest! In…

      • Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Apple Crumb Topping 

        This Fall morning its raining and quite chilly. I knew exactly how to warm up the house. With a batch of these Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Apple Crumb Topping.…

      • Apple Cinnamon Scones 

        I guess it's true when they say we are all creatures of habit. I saw this Apple Cinnamon Scone recipe on King Arthur Flour site and knew I had to make them.…

      • Apple Crumb Bars 

        I've made loads of apple square recipes it seems, but there's nothing like squares with a crumbly, crunchy, buttery topping on it! They can be made with…

      • Apple Pasties 

        I bought some DuFour puff pastry at the specialty market and was dying to try something special with it. It had to be a recipe that you would truly appreciate…

      • Apple Pie Bars 

        I recently saw the recipe for these great Apple Pie Bars, and knowing I had just bought some juicy, crisp Granny Smith apples, knew this would be the perfect…

      • Apple Upside Down Cake 

        When your in the middle of a blizzard, and lucky enough to still have your power, you bake...What else is there to do? I had already made some Beef Stew in…

      • Apricot Almond Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping 

        I love coffee cakes...And this Apricot Almond Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping is nooo different! Who doesn't love tender coffee cake, with bites of sweet…

      • Baked Tortellini & Vegetables 

        This is a great recipe for a potluck, function, or for a weekday supper. I found this on Pinterest, and tweaked it a little from the original recipe. I added…

      • Baked Ziti with Sausage 

        I haven't posted much lately as I've been pretty busy with my Shopafoodieaffair, and er...life. So I thought I'd better make this post good! At this time of…

      • Banana Cream Pie 

        I was driving down the street the other day, and suddenly thought, "I'm going to make a Banana Cream Pie" for my next post. Out of the blue, who knows where it…

      • Banana Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting 

        Everyone loves Bananas! And what could be better than Banana Cupcakes? Banana Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting, that's what! First of all, I love…

      • Beef Stew 

        I received this great Stoneware Crock from my Mom for Christmas. I immediately thought Beef Stew. For years I've made beef Stew in the oven. I like it all…

      • Best Tiramisu Ever! 

        We've all had Tiramisu. I've made several different recipes, but this Best Tiramisu Ever recipe, takes the cake! It's from Chef Dennis, who's recipes are some…

      • Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins 

        Now I've made a LOT of Blueberry Muffins, but none were as good as these Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins by the Barefoot Contessa! And what a perfect day to make…

      • Blueberry Crumb Bars 

        I was on Pinterest recently, and pinned a great recipe from Damndelicious for these Blueberry Crumb Bars. Now I have made all kinds of crumb bars, but there's…

      • Blueberry Kuchen 

        My mother makes this recipe all the time. My father used to love anything sweet! She got it from my childhood best friend's mother, Mrs. Murray. Ive made this…

      • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Maple Cream Sauce 

        Not to be misleading, but the recipe is for the Maple Cream Sauce I created to go with the Butternut Squash I just purchased from one of my favorite markets,…

      • Candied Cinnamon Sugar Pecans 

        I've just come back from our family's "girls only" annual trip to Freeport, Maine! Tired...very tired. But we had fun. And it's always great to look forward…

      • Caprese Salad 

        I would like to start by saying "Thank You" to all the brave men and women who died while defending our freedom and liberty while serving in our military.…

      • Caramel Corn 

        I never thought I could make Caramel Corn this good! It just wouldn't be Fall without the smell of Caramel Apples and Caramel Corn. This recipe for Caramel…

      • Caramel Toffee Apple Cake 

        I needed a new inspiration for a coffee cake and saw this great Caramel Apple Toffee Cake from A Pumpkin and a Princess. This cake is basically easy to make. I…

      • Check out my New Store! 

        I've got a great new store you can buy all those goods you need when making your favorite recipes! There's some great serving pieces... Mixing Bowls to…

      • Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes 

        I noticed these scalloped potatoes on Pinterest, and they looked so good I put them on my "to do" list. Now my "to do", or should I say "to make" list is so…

      • Chewy Chocolate Chip & Pecan Bars 

        These Chewy Chocolate Chip & Pecan Bars are the perfect alternative to chocolate chip cookies. These are super easy to make! Perfect to bring to a picnic,…

      • Chicken Caprese 

        Ever since I saw this great Chicken Caprese recipe on Pinterest from Jessica at The Novice Chef Blog , I knew I had to try it! It was extremely easy and very…

      • Chicken Marsala 

        Updated! When you want the best flavor in Chicken Marsala, "you have to have a really good quality wine"! I've been trying many Marsala wines, and one I really…

      • Chicken Quesadillas 

        When life gives you lemons, make Chicken Quesadillas! When your hard a bad day, there's nothing like a Chicken Quesadilla! And no one makes them like you…

      • Chicken Soup with Heart 

        It's pretty cold here this Valentine's Day (minus 8 degrees this am)... so I decided to make a quick Chicken Soup. Chicken Soup is pretty popular in this…

      • Chili and Cornbread in a Jar 

        I found this great idea for chili and cornbread on the Stone Gable Blog, and not only thought they were a great idea, I thought the chili recipe looked…

      • Chocolate "Overload" Chip Cookies 

        These cookies are perfect for Halloween parties this time of year. And when I say "overlaod", I mean they are overloaded with chocolate chips! Milk chocolate,…

      • Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Banana Bread 

        I had some bananas that were holding on for dare life, so I started looking for a different banana bread recipe. All the recipes looked good, but were all so…

      • Chocolate Chip Crumb Cakes 

        Ever feel like having a chocolate chip cookie, but don't feel like making cookies? I have it all the time. Then I found these Chocolate Chip Crumb Cakes. I…

      • Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins 

        WOW! This recipe in the Taste of Home Ultimate Guide to Fall Baking magazine claimed that these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins were "the best they've ever…

      • Christmas Potpourri 

        Let's face it, it's not Christmas without those familiar smells. For me its the "Winter" scented candle from Slakin bought at Bath & Body Works, Balsam…

      • Clam, Haddock & Scallop Chowder 

          This clam, haddock and scallop chowder makes good use of an y leftover fish from meals that you've had extra and froze for making chowder later. I…

      • Coconut Rice Pudding 

        As I was gazing in the garden today, I remembered a post I made a while ago for Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding I was going to make again. There's something about…

      • Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding 

        I wanted to post something completely different for my next post, and found this Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding on Pinterest from the Cake On The Brain blog. It…

      • Cranberry Swirl Bundt Cake 

        I noticed this great Cranberry Swirl Bundt Cake in the All American Cooking Fall Baking issue, and am I glad I did. Although I will tell you, this recipe…

      • Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta 

        I noticed this great pasta recipe on Pinterest from Joelen's What's Cooking Chicago blog, and knew I had to make it! It comes from a recipe from America's Test…

      • Creamy Tomato, Basil and Roasted Garlic Soup with Asiago Cheese 

        I love creamy tomato soup. What doesn't sound good about Creamy Tomato, Basil and Roasted Garlic Soup with Asiago? When I saw this delicious soup, from Cooking…

      • David's Fish Market & Lobster 

        If you are in the Salisbury, MA area,and in the mood for super fresh seafood, you've gotta stop by David's Fish Market & Lobster, for a huge selection…

      • Dragon Wing Begonias 

        It's that time again! Time to get outdoors, drag out the outdoor furniture... and time for outdoor picnics and parties. It's also time to get all the planters…

      • Easy Wedding Soup 

        I saw this great Easy Wedding Soup recipe on the Chocolate Moosey blog, and it looked so delicious, I knew I had to make it. I've made this recipe twice now,…

      • Eggnog Rice Pudding 

        Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without eggnog. There's nothing like sipping a cup of that creamy and wonderfully spiced concoction to welcome in a…

      • Elegant Paper Goods for Your Next Party 

        We've just got in some great elegant paper goods for your next party! Hydrangeas, Lobsters, Vineyard, Birthday, Nature and Floral patterns. Choose from 3 sizes…

      • Flour Bakery Blueberry Muffins 

        I have quite a few Blueberry Muffin recipes on this blog, and have made quite a few versions that were all delicious. Knowing how delicious the treats are at…

      • Flour Bakery's Banana Bread 

        When I say, this Banana Bread is delicious...I MEAN delicious!!! Flour Bakery is in nearby Boston, and they have the most delicious treats! This banana…

      • Francesco's Ristorante 

        I've been going to Francesco's Ristorante occasionally now for quite a few years. The creature of habit that I am, they even know what I like to drink, and…

      • Frosted Brownies 

        Everyone loves Brownies! Especially Frosted Brownies! This is the perfect post for Valentine's Day. Make these for your significant other...they will love you…

      • Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart 

        Chocolate...what can I say? It's an addiction! Especially this time of year! I've had this Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart for some time now, and have never got…

      • Garlic Smashed Potatoes 

        When you crave garlic....loads of garlic...these Garlic Smashed Potatoes are just the ticket! The creamy red potatoes baked with super crunchy browned edges,…

      • German Chocolate Cupcakes 

        I pinned these great German Chocolate Cupcakes from Cooking Classy, and decided to try them today. One word...UNBELIEVABLE! And fairly easy to make! Jaclyn…

      • Gingerbread Cupcakes for Christmas 

        It's finally here! With all the hype since Halloween, Christmas is here! All the shopping, planning, cooking, cleaning and wrapping, the day is here to enjoy…

      • Glazed Doughnut Muffins 

        I pinned these great Glazed Doughnut Muffins from Sweet Pea's Kitchen blog, and never got to make them. Wow! Was I missing out! The taste and texture of…

      • Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives 

        I'm on a new path in life. To eat healthier, exercise vigorous, and hopefully shed a few pounds and feel more energetic in the process. I found a new gym,…

      • Grilled Veg Pasta Salad 

        I pinned this Grilled Veg Pasta Salad on Pinterest a while ago from Better Homes and Gardens site, and knew I had to make it! It features lots of…

      • Haddock Piccata 

        I've been having fish a lot lately, and been having great luck getting it at our local market Shaws. I don't usually like fish from a supermarket, but it's so…

      • I.W.S. Cocktail 

        This drink will definitely chase the Winter blues away no matter where you live! Wow, is all I have to say! I found this exceptional drink recipe in an old…

      • Italian Farro Salad 

        I noticed this great recipe for Farro Salad on the  My Italian Grandmother blog. I've been looking for a salad to make with Farro, and this sounded…

      • Italian Spaghetti Salad 

        I've made a similar salad to this Italian Spaghetti Salad, only with Fettuchini noodles, and it was always a hit. I haven't made it in sometime, but this one…

      • Italian Wedding Soup with Chicken Meatballs 

        I've always made Italian Wedding Soup with meatballs made from Beef and Pork. Although the soup does taste unbelievable, I've always wondered how it would be…

      • Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins 

        Who doesn't remember Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins if you're from the Northeast? Taking a break from shopping for those huge muffins, with loads of blueberries…

      • Layered Winter Salad 

        I was looking to make a basic salad festive for the holidays and decided to make a layered salad. Of coarse, no salad is complete without home made salad…

      • Lemon Almond Biscotti 

        I love all kinds of Biscotti, but knowing the Lemon Obsession I have, I knew I had to make these Lemon Almond Biscotti recipe from my friends at King Arthur…

      • Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping 

        What better way to start off the Memorial Day weekend, than with these great Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping! Trust me...there isn't one! Sitting…

      • Lemon Blueberry Scones 

        Lemon Blueberry Scones. What can I say...lemons and blueberries go with Summer, like peanut butter goes with jam! When I noticed these great scones that I…

      • Lemon Meringue Pie (the quick and easy way) 

        Holidays are great. But it's hard to make everything you want to make. This Easter, I opted to make Lemon Meringue Pie, but had very little time to do it.…

      • Macaroni Salad with Crispy Pancetta & Peas 

        I've been cruising through the various recipes for different types of macaroni salad on the various blogs and Pinterest. In most of them, it looks like the…

      • Maple Oat Nut Scones 

        I saw these Maple Oat Nut Scones on an episode of the Pioneer Woman. Knowing how obsessed I am with Maple (I use a touch of it every morning on my oatmeal), I…

      • Maple Walnut Muffins 

        I remembered a Maple Walnut Muffin in my local Shaw's grocery store, I used to buy one once in a while for a treat. These were sweet. I mean really sweet. The…

      • Marsala Pork Medallions 

        Marsala Pork Medallions. When I saw this recipe I knew it sounded delicious. I love pork tenderloin. And, recently, I've been eating a lot of it, trying to eat…

      • Meatloaf 

        This meatloaf is the BEST meatloaf you'll ever make! I know you hear that a lot, but I'm not kidding...this is THE BEST meatloaf EVER!!! Years ago, I saw…

      • Mini White Garlic Tomato Pizza and Review of Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker 

        From the moment I saw this Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker in Williams Sonoma, I knew it had to be mine. How bad can a pizza be, made in a portable electric…

      • Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes  

        I got the inspiration for these fabulous Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes from these Peppermint Bark Malted Milk Balls I bought over Christmas. I…

      • Mom's Apple Pie 

        My Mom makes the best Apple Pie, in my opinion. The crust is super flaky, and the apples inside are fully cooked, perfectly spiced and sweetened, and it is…

      • Monkey Bars with Browned Butter Icing 

        WOW, if you are a fan of MOIST Banana Bread, this is the recipe for you! Couple that with the yummy Browned Butter Icing, and you are in heaven! Sometimes,…

      • My New "Best Friends" In The Kitchen 

        These are my new best friends in the kitchen!   Vermont Cheese Powder This great Sharp Vermont Cheese Powder from King Arthur Flour is a best…

      • Orange Glazed Muffins 

        Orange Muffins full of citrus flavor and then glazed with more citrus flavor. Can you get enough? I think not... These are perfect accompaniment for first…

      • Pasta Aglio Olio with Broccoli Rabe 

        I've had this recipe from Chef Dennis on my "to do" list for quite some time. It thought this would be perfect to make for this lazy Winter Sunday afternoon. …

      • Pasta Salad Italiano 

        This recipe was one of those that came from a magazine years ago, probably sponsored by Good Seasons Italian salad dressing mix. I have been making this salad…

      • Peach Upside Down Cake 

        I love all upside down cakes. Pineapple, apple, blueberry and of course peach. Summer's the perfect time for peaches and making peach upside down cake. I took…

      • Pickled Beet Salad 

        Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. And Pickled Beet Salad is right in that category! They are basically available all times of the year, although my…

      • Pineapple Sour Cream Crumb Bars 

        I found these great bars on, where else???... Pinterest. It came from Alyssa at The Recipe Critics blog, and were made with Strawberry filling. I had some…

      • Pork Stir Fry 

        I am constantly trying to come up with healthy dinners and keep coming back to my ole stand by, Pork Stir Fry. It's just a concoction of fresh vegetables,…

      • Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Cider Reduction 

        I have had these Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Cider Reduction SEVERAL times now, and every time I have them I can't say enough how good they are. They…

      • Puff Pastry Waffle with Caramelized Apples 

        I saw a post for these great Puff Pastry Waffles with Caramelized Apples on Pinterest from Lori over at Recipe Girl, and literally wasted no time making…

      • Pumpkin Cheesecake 

        I was watching Kathy Lee & Hoda the other day and they had a guest on that made Pumpkin Cheesecake. Well that was all I needed....now I have to make…

      • Pumpkin Donuts 

        First off, let me say, I've never made donuts. A saw this recipe for Pumpkin Donuts and it looked so easy, I just started making them on the spot. Yes, dinner…

      • Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins 

        This is my first post in a while.... What better re-start than these Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins? I started my Shopafoodieaffair store on Amazon as a fun side…

      • Quick Shortbread Cookies 

        I saw this post from Georgia at The Comfort of Cooking the other day, and knew they were on my "short list" of things to bake, SOON! Shortbread is one of my…

      • Review of Butcher Boy Market, No. Andover, MA 

        I've been going to Butcher Boy Market for years. It is THE only place IMO to buy the best quality meats that I know. I've been to many, many markets and…

      • Ronnie's Favorite Meatloaf 

        I made this delicious meatloaf years ago, and my daughters boyfriend at the time was "over the moon" over it...hense the name... Ronnie's Favorite Meatloaf. …

      • Rosaria's Restaurant 

        Wow! Literally 5 stars in my book! And anyone who knows me, knows that "its all about the food"! I generally don't get super impressed with a fancy…

      • Sausage Calzone 

        Since I purchased my Breville Pizza Oven, I've been in pizza mode. I've been meaning to make fresh pizza dough, but haven't had time until today. Then I…

      • Scalloped Potatoes 

        Wow...Wow, wow, wow, wow. It's bad enough that Scalloped Potatoes are my weakness, but do they have to be this good? The only thing that isn't consistent with…

      • Seafood Stuffed Haddock 

        I love Haddock, and I love Scallops. So naturally when I was at the seafood market purchasing some fish for dinner, and these huge dry Scallops, I knew…

      • Seven Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing 

        When I saw this great Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing from the Soup Addict blog, I knew I just had to make it. I was especially drawn to it because…

      • Shepherds Pie 

        Who hasn't made Shepherds Pie some time or another? Ground Beef sauteed with onions in a beefy sauce, creamed corn and fluffy mashed potatoes. Now that's…

      • Skillet Penne with Chicken & Broccoli 

        Wow, wow, wow, wow, is all I have to say! This super easy to prepare Skillet Penne with Chicken & Broccoli from Cooks Country, is a one skillet dish, and…

      • So Long Summer! 

        So Long Summer 2013!!! Well, another Summer's come and gone. And so is the beauty of the Summers flowers. My roses are blooming their last bloom...... My…

      • Spaghetti with Zucchini Sauce 

        Wow, I've had quite a weekend for baking and cooking, and ALL of the recipes have turned out great! That's gotta be a record! I've made the Pineapple Sour…

      • Spicy Hot Chocolate 

        When I think of Valentine's Day, I throw back to my childhood and think of those Red Hot candies. Of course, it just wouldn't be Valentine's Day without…

      • Steamed Sweet Potatoes 

        I love, love, love, Sweet Potatoes. I especially love the Sweet Potatoes from Outback Steakhouse, and have often wondered how they make them.  Until the other…

      • Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake 

        I pinned this recipe for Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake as I have many others, quite a while ago. I finally decided to make it. Wow, have I been missing…

      • Texas Sheet Cake 

        I've only made one sheet cake in my life and it was delicious! So, when I needed a dessert in a hurry, I thought of the Texas Sheet Cake, I've been wanting to…

      • The BEST Cinnamon Streusel Muffins You'll Ever Make! 

        King Arthur Flour calls them Simply Sinful Cinnamon Muffins...I call them The Best Cinnamon Streusel Muffins You'll Ever Make! Either way you slice…

      • Tomato Zucchini Saute 

        I've been making this zucchini and summer squash saute recipe for years. And I never get tired of it! Its basically the freshest summer squash and zucchini,…

      • Tortellini Vegetable Bake 

        I've had this Tortellini Vegetable Bake recipe on my "to-do" list for some time now. I found this in a magazine and have saved it all this time. I try not to…

      • Weeknight Scalloped Potatoes 

        Ever since I saw these Weeknight Scalloped Potatoes on Cooks Illustrated, I have made this recipe my "go to" every time I want to make Scalloped Potatoes. I…

      • What's the Best Fish You've Had at a Restaurant? 

        What's the Best Fish You've Had at a Restaurant? I started thinking the other day about the fish I used to order from a restaurant we haven’t been to in a…

      • Yankee Pot Roast  

        Yankee Pot Roast is something traditional here in the Northeast, and I'm sure it is just as popular all around the great USA. It is made numerous ways. But the…

    • Category: Gardening  (5)
      • Coconut Rice Pudding 

        As I was gazing in the garden today, I remembered a post I made a while ago for Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding I was going to make again. There's something about…

      • Dragon Wing Begonias 

        It's that time again! Time to get outdoors, drag out the outdoor furniture... and time for outdoor picnics and parties. It's also time to get all the planters…

      • Scallions In My Garden & My 200th Post! 

        I can't believe this is my 200th post! Time sure fly's when your cookin' up a storm! I didn't really plan it, but I couldn't have found a more fitting post…

      • So Long Summer! 

        So Long Summer 2013!!! Well, another Summer's come and gone. And so is the beauty of the Summers flowers. My roses are blooming their last bloom...... My…

      • Tomato Cheese Tart 

        I've grown tomatoes many years, but usually just grew them in planters. I never had much luck with them as the animals would get to them, or they'd end up with…

    • Category: Holiday  (50)
      • Almond Raspberry Tart 

        Ever since I saw this tart on The Galley Gourmet's site (who has an unbelievable site, by the way), I've been meaning to make it. Something always got in…

      • Baklava 

        As a child, every Sunday after church, my Mom would take us to a local bakery. Every Sunday I went there, I would buy a piece of Baklava. I remember it…

      • Brined Thanksgiving Turkey 

        Turkey is one of my favorite meats. It has fewer calories than beef or even chicken, and no saturated fat. So when you're stuffing yourself at holiday time,…

      • Chicken Soup with Heart 

        It's pretty cold here this Valentine's Day (minus 8 degrees this am)... so I decided to make a quick Chicken Soup. Chicken Soup is pretty popular in this…

      • Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake 

        Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake 1 box chocolate cake mix 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract or substitute 1/4 c. creme de menthe for water in cake mix 3/4 c.…

      • Chocolate Espresso Biscotti 

        I noticed this great Chocolate Espresso Biscotti recipe on Pinterest from Wendy at the Themondaybox blog, and thought they would be perfect for one of the…

      • Christmas Potpourri 

        Let's face it, it's not Christmas without those familiar smells. For me its the "Winter" scented candle from Slakin bought at Bath & Body Works, Balsam…

      • Christmas Tree Cake and Christmas Decorations 

        Not sure this Christmas Tree Cake came out hoe I imagined it would, but considering, I think it turned out pretty good. I was hosting Christmas Eve…

      • Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup 

        Every weekend in the cold weather months, I always make a soup. This great soup, chuck full of carrots, potatoes, leeks, cabbage and bell pepper, along with…

      • Eggnog Rice Pudding 

        Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without eggnog. There's nothing like sipping a cup of that creamy and wonderfully spiced concoction to welcome in a…

      • Frosted Brownies 

        Everyone loves Brownies! Especially Frosted Brownies! This is the perfect post for Valentine's Day. Make these for your significant other...they will love you…

      • Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart 

        Chocolate...what can I say? It's an addiction! Especially this time of year! I've had this Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart for some time now, and have never got…

      • Gingerbread Cupcakes for Christmas 

        It's finally here! With all the hype since Halloween, Christmas is here! All the shopping, planning, cooking, cleaning and wrapping, the day is here to enjoy…

      • Gingerbread Cupcakes with Orange Icing 

        The holiday time is so busy for me, I hardly have time to do the one thing I love, cooking and baking. And when I make the time, its for things to bring to…

      • Irish Soda Bread 

        I love St Patrick's Day for the simple fact that I love Irish Soda bread. However, as much a I like to eat it, I've never made it. I've meant to many times,…

      • Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake 

        I got this recipe out of one of those supermarket checkout cookbooks. Decided it would be perfect to try at holiday time. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Crust: …

      • Lemon Mascarpone Trifle 

        I got the inspiration for this trifle from a recipe featured on Foodbuzz's Top 9 the other day. It was a recipe from Spcookiequeen. Seeing how much I LOVE…

      • Lemon Meringue Pie 

        Lemons as you may or may not know, are my most favorite thing in the world. I feel about them as some feel about chocolate for instance. When I hear…

      • Memorial Day...In Remembrance 

        Memorial Day is a day of remembering the courageous men and woman that died protecting our country. There are Memorial Day parades, services, memorials and…

      • Merry Christmas! 

          MERRY CHRISTMAS!

      • Mexican Wedding Cakes 

        These are probably my most favorite cookie, EVER! They literally melt in your mouth, remind me of a shortbread cookie (which my mother makes every…

      • Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes  

        I got the inspiration for these fabulous Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes from these Peppermint Bark Malted Milk Balls I bought over Christmas. I…

      • Peppermint Cake Roll 

        Cake rolls have never really been my thing. However, I love they way they look and taste. So here I go again trying to master the cake roll. It all started…

      • Raymond's Turkey Farm  

        Well, I've got my turkey on order, and will pick up in time to brine the night before, and get ready to cook for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. When…

      • Roasted Asparagus with Lemon 

        It's spring! What do you think of in spring? Asparagus! And what goes better with asparagus? You guessed it, my favorite thing, LEMONS! When I saw this recipe…

      • Royal Icing 

        This is the gold standard for icing decorative cookies. This icing hardens when dry leaving the cookie very easy to handle. The icing or flooding part of…

      • Spicy Hot Chocolate 

        When I think of Valentine's Day, I throw back to my childhood and think of those Red Hot candies. Of course, it just wouldn't be Valentine's Day without…

      • Spritz Cookies 

        I have had these Christmas cookies ever since I can remember. It would just not be Christmas without them. And I know everyone in my family agrees! Mom's…

      • St. Patrick's Day Wafer Paper Cookies 

        I found these great wafer paper's on the Fancy Flours blog and thought they'd be a great idea for St Patrick's Day. I admit, the thought of making rolled sugar…

      • Sugar Cookies 

        These are the best sugar cookies I've ever made and eaten for that matter. They are super easy to roll out (which seems to be a challenger for me), and they…

      • The Sights, Sounds, Smells & Traditions of Christmas 

        No matter what your tradition, Christmas brings out the best in all of us. Traditions! Besides baking, what is your Christmas traditions that make every…

      • Triple Cranberry Sauce 

        I've had this recipe I cut out of a magazine for some time now, and finally decided to make it. It has three versions of cranberry in it. The description…

      • Valentine's Day Cherry Almond Scones 

        Today, I decided to make scones and thought it would be nice to make them in a heart shape. Normally I pat the dough into a 8 or 9 inch circle and cut into…

      • Well, I Made It Through Christmas, But Not Without Making Tyler Florence's Berry Trifle... 

        I first heard of this recipe on a Tyler's Ultimate show I Tivo'd and it sounded great for holiday time. I cooked a boxed lemon pie filling on the stove…

      • White Chocolate Peppermint Cake 

        I got this recipe from Paula Deen magazine. The picture was gorgeous and loving peppermint the way I do, I just had to try it! White Chocolate Peppermint…

      • Category: Christmas  (14)
        • Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake 

          Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cake 1 box chocolate cake mix 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract or substitute 1/4 c. creme de menthe for water in cake mix 3/4 c.…

        • Christmas Potpourri 

          Let's face it, it's not Christmas without those familiar smells. For me its the "Winter" scented candle from Slakin bought at Bath & Body Works, Balsam…

        • Christmas Tree Cake and Christmas Decorations 

          Not sure this Christmas Tree Cake came out hoe I imagined it would, but considering, I think it turned out pretty good. I was hosting Christmas Eve…

        • Eggnog Rice Pudding 

          Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without eggnog. There's nothing like sipping a cup of that creamy and wonderfully spiced concoction to welcome in a…

        • Gingerbread Cupcakes for Christmas 

          It's finally here! With all the hype since Halloween, Christmas is here! All the shopping, planning, cooking, cleaning and wrapping, the day is here to enjoy…

        • Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake 

          I got this recipe out of one of those supermarket checkout cookbooks. Decided it would be perfect to try at holiday time. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Crust: …

        • Mexican Wedding Cakes 

          These are probably my most favorite cookie, EVER! They literally melt in your mouth, remind me of a shortbread cookie (which my mother makes every…

        • Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes  

          I got the inspiration for these fabulous Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes from these Peppermint Bark Malted Milk Balls I bought over Christmas. I…

        • Peppermint Cake Roll 

          Cake rolls have never really been my thing. However, I love they way they look and taste. So here I go again trying to master the cake roll. It all started…

        • Spritz Cookies 

          I have had these Christmas cookies ever since I can remember. It would just not be Christmas without them. And I know everyone in my family agrees! Mom's…

        • The Sights, Sounds, Smells & Traditions of Christmas 

          No matter what your tradition, Christmas brings out the best in all of us. Traditions! Besides baking, what is your Christmas traditions that make every…

        • Triple Cranberry Sauce 

          I've had this recipe I cut out of a magazine for some time now, and finally decided to make it. It has three versions of cranberry in it. The description…

        • Well, I Made It Through Christmas, But Not Without Making Tyler Florence's Berry Trifle... 

          I first heard of this recipe on a Tyler's Ultimate show I Tivo'd and it sounded great for holiday time. I cooked a boxed lemon pie filling on the stove…

        • White Chocolate Peppermint Cake 

          I got this recipe from Paula Deen magazine. The picture was gorgeous and loving peppermint the way I do, I just had to try it! White Chocolate Peppermint…

      • Category: Easter  (3)
      • Category: Halloween  (5)
        • Black and White Cupcakes 

          When you're not sure which kind of cupcake you're in the mood for, these cupcakes are perfect. They're half vanilla and half chocolate. And the best part…

        • Halloween Sugar Cookies 

          This is my first attempt at decorating cookies with Royal icing. I started this project, because I needed some tombstones for my Spooky Halloween Cake. I…

        • Halloween Traditions and Corn Chowder 

          Ever since my kids were little, I always insisted they eat something before trick or treating. I started making corn chowder for them, as it was not too…

        • Spooky Chocolate Cake 

          There really is no "recipe" for this cake. I just wanted to make a Halloween cake for the holiday. I used a cake mix and made my own chocolate frosting.…

        • Spooky Pops 

          These pops are great for a children's Halloween Party, and so EASY to make! They're made from Rice Krispies Treats and candy melts. That's it! You can also…

      • Category: Mardi Gras  (2)
        • Devil's Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Creme Filling 

          I wanted to make some decorated cupcakes for our Mardi Gras celebration, but wanted something more than just a plain cupcake. I decided I would make cupcakes…

        • Mini King Cakes 

            I needed something to make for our Mardi Gras celebration, and had seen these Mini King Cakes in my King Arthur Flour catalog. They looked…

      • Category: New Year's  (2)
      • Category: St. Patrick's Day  (3)
        • Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup 

          Every weekend in the cold weather months, I always make a soup. This great soup, chuck full of carrots, potatoes, leeks, cabbage and bell pepper, along with…

        • Irish Soda Bread 

          I love St Patrick's Day for the simple fact that I love Irish Soda bread. However, as much a I like to eat it, I've never made it. I've meant to many times,…

        • St. Patrick's Day Wafer Paper Cookies 

          I found these great wafer paper's on the Fancy Flours blog and thought they'd be a great idea for St Patrick's Day. I admit, the thought of making rolled sugar…

      • Category: Thanksgiving  (7)
        • Brined Thanksgiving Turkey 

          Turkey is one of my favorite meats. It has fewer calories than beef or even chicken, and no saturated fat. So when you're stuffing yourself at holiday time,…

        • Herb Bread Stuffing 

          Do you make the stuffing in a separate dish in the oven at Thanksgiving? I do. And every time, no matter what I do, it comes out dry and boring. I noticed…

        • Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake 

          I got this recipe out of one of those supermarket checkout cookbooks. Decided it would be perfect to try at holiday time. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Crust: …

        • Mann's Apple Orchards 

          There's a great place I go to for apples and other produce, pies and pastries and, oh ya, my favorite Caramel corn ever from... Hutchinson's Candy which…

        • Raymond's Turkey Farm  

          Well, I've got my turkey on order, and will pick up in time to brine the night before, and get ready to cook for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. When…

        • Triple Cranberry Sauce 

          I've had this recipe I cut out of a magazine for some time now, and finally decided to make it. It has three versions of cranberry in it. The description…

        • Well, I Made It Through Christmas, But Not Without Making Tyler Florence's Berry Trifle... 

          I first heard of this recipe on a Tyler's Ultimate show I Tivo'd and it sounded great for holiday time. I cooked a boxed lemon pie filling on the stove…

      • Category: Valentine's Day  (12)
        • Banana Streusel Cake 

          I had this cake on my "to make" list, and decided to make it this morning as I had some bananas that were nearing their end. After all, it is Valentine's…

        • Chicken Soup with Heart 

          It's pretty cold here this Valentine's Day (minus 8 degrees this am)... so I decided to make a quick Chicken Soup. Chicken Soup is pretty popular in this…

        • Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Strawberry Mousse Filling 

          I wanted to make something special for our Valentine church bake sale. I decided to make a chocolate cupcake with Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse filling…

        • Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes 

          These cupcakes have just the right sweetness. I just used a plain boxed Devils Food cake mix. Then I put a raspberry filling made with marshmallow fluff, fresh…

        • Frosted Brownies 

          Everyone loves Brownies! Especially Frosted Brownies! This is the perfect post for Valentine's Day. Make these for your significant other...they will love you…

        • Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart 

          Chocolate...what can I say? It's an addiction! Especially this time of year! I've had this Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart for some time now, and have never got…

        • Spicy Hot Chocolate 

          When I think of Valentine's Day, I throw back to my childhood and think of those Red Hot candies. Of course, it just wouldn't be Valentine's Day without…

        • Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse 

          This mousse is so good you can make for a stand alone dessert, or as a filling for cakes or cupcakes. I think I made mention to my husband, if I could fill…

        • Sugar Cookie "Lips" 

          I wanted to make some whimsical decorated sugar cookie for Valentines Day. I got the idea of these from Fancy Flours. They were perfect for the…

        • Triple Chocolate Cheesecakes 

          If you're a chocoholic, these treats are perfect for you! They have a chocolate crust, chocolate cheesecake filling, and a chocolate ganache topping. Add a…

        • Valentine's Day Cherry Almond Scones 

          Today, I decided to make scones and thought it would be nice to make them in a heart shape. Normally I pat the dough into a 8 or 9 inch circle and cut into…

        • Well, I Made It Through Christmas, But Not Without Making Tyler Florence's Berry Trifle... 

          I first heard of this recipe on a Tyler's Ultimate show I Tivo'd and it sounded great for holiday time. I cooked a boxed lemon pie filling on the stove…

    • Category: Icings, Frostings & Fillings  (18)
      • Cappuccino Mousse 

          I wanted a filling for my Super Bowl cupcakes, and didn't want something as heavy as frosting. I thought this I had made once as a dessert, and…

      • Caramel Toffee Cupcakes 

        I got the inspiration for these cupcakes from the Bakers Royale site. Naomi has some phenomenal recipes on her site, I'm sure this will not be the last I…

      • Chocolate Cappuccino Cupcakes 

        I wanted to make a cupcake worthy of our New England Patriots for the Super Bowl this year, and the only flavor I could think of was chocolate, chocolate…

      • Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Strawberry Mousse Filling 

        I wanted to make something special for our Valentine church bake sale. I decided to make a chocolate cupcake with Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse filling…

      • Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes 

        These cupcakes have just the right sweetness. I just used a plain boxed Devils Food cake mix. Then I put a raspberry filling made with marshmallow fluff, fresh…

      • Chocolate Snowballs 

        I've always loved those "Snoball" cakes made by Hostess with the marshmallow coconut frosting, chocolate cake and cream in the middle. I saved this recipe…

      • Christmas Tree Cake and Christmas Decorations 

        Not sure this Christmas Tree Cake came out hoe I imagined it would, but considering, I think it turned out pretty good. I was hosting Christmas Eve…

      • Halloween Cake 2013 

        Every Halloween I try and make a cute themed cake to celebrate the most Goolish day of the year! This year, I remember seeing this cute cake on Pinterest and…

      • Italian Wedding Cupcakes 

        I pinned this cupcake recipe on Pinterest from Evil Shenanigans, and decided to make them today. Being so close to Valentine's Day, I thought they would be…

      • Lemon Blueberry Tier Cake 

        This cake looked so wonderful when I saw this on Rosie's Sweetopolita blog, I had to make it! I think this also caught my eye on  Pinterest as well. It…

      • Lemon Mascarpone Trifle 

        I got the inspiration for this trifle from a recipe featured on Foodbuzz's Top 9 the other day. It was a recipe from Spcookiequeen. Seeing how much I LOVE…

      • Monkey Bars with Browned Butter Icing 

        WOW, if you are a fan of MOIST Banana Bread, this is the recipe for you! Couple that with the yummy Browned Butter Icing, and you are in heaven! Sometimes,…

      • Pecan Caramel Sheet Cake 

        I haven't posted in what seems like forever. Sometimes life just gets in the way! But boy, have I picked the best thing to get back in the groove with! If…

      • Pink Lemonade Cupcakes 

        This cupcake recipe us right up my alley. It's basically a white cake mix doctored up a bit to have a hint of lemon taste. The frosting uses pink lemonade…

      • Royal Icing 

        This is the gold standard for icing decorative cookies. This icing hardens when dry leaving the cookie very easy to handle. The icing or flooding part of…

      • Sticky Gooey Cinnamon Rolls 

        This is my third attempt at cinnamon rolls. In the first attempt, the dough was way too soft, so I couldn't even roll out. In to the waste basket they…

      • Strawberry Birthday Cake 

        I found this recipe in Southern Cakes magazine and immediately put it on my "to do" list. What could be better than a buttery cake with fresh strawberry…

      • Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse 

        This mousse is so good you can make for a stand alone dessert, or as a filling for cakes or cupcakes. I think I made mention to my husband, if I could fill…

    • Category: Kitchen Gadgets  (5)
      • 10 Best Kitchen Gadgets I Can't Live Without 

        Polder Digital Timer on a String - This timer is invaluable. If you are moving around doing various other jobs, you can put it around your neck, so it…

      • Apple Pie Bars 

        I recently saw the recipe for these great Apple Pie Bars, and knowing I had just bought some juicy, crisp Granny Smith apples, knew this would be the perfect…

      • Check out my New Store! 

        I've got a great new store you can buy all those goods you need when making your favorite recipes! There's some great serving pieces... Mixing Bowls to…

      • Cherry Hand Pies 

        Cherries are awesome this time of year! I couldn't let the cherry season go by without making a cherry pie. I thought about making a pie, and then remembered…

      • My Irreplacable Countertop Convection Oven... 

        What would I do without my countertop oven??? I'm seriously not sure. I use this oven for everything I can. Only the items too big to fit in in go in my…

    • Category: Main Dishes  (107)
      • Baked Penne with Summer Vegetables 

        I found this recipe on the Williams Sonoma blog. I thought, "what a great way of taking advantage of the summer's great bounty in an everyday supper"! Who…

      • Baked Ravioli 

        Sometimes the best dinners are the kind you just throw together. Since we have just gone through the loss of power, and mess that Hurricane Sandy (no…

      • Baked Tortellini & Vegetables 

        This is a great recipe for a potluck, function, or for a weekday supper. I found this on Pinterest, and tweaked it a little from the original recipe. I added…

      • Baked Ziti with Ricotta 

        As I was browsing through some of my favorite blogs, I came across this recipe for Baked Rigatoni from Marie's Proud Italian Cook's blog. This recipe is so…

      • Baked Ziti with Sausage 

        I haven't posted much lately as I've been pretty busy with my Shopafoodieaffair, and er...life. So I thought I'd better make this post good! At this time of…

      • Beef Stew 

        I received this great Stoneware Crock from my Mom for Christmas. I immediately thought Beef Stew. For years I've made beef Stew in the oven. I like it all…

      • Beef Stroganoff 

        I think Beef Stroganoff is one of those dishes you either love or hate. I love it, my husband doesn't. So I make it very rarely. There are just those times…

      • Beer Battered Haddock 

        I LOVE fried fish with beer batter. That's something you can rely on being fabulous when going to a Irish pub or restaurant. Yes, its intensely greasy, but if…

      • Boston Baked Beans 

        I love baked beans. Especially Boston style, with lots of  molasses. I don't have the patience to make from uncooked beans, so I made this recipe up from…

      • Braised Short Ribs 

        I adapted this recipe in my Williams Sonoma catalog. I love looking at the catalog because I find so many things I "just can't live without"! Not to mention…

      • Brined Thanksgiving Turkey 

        Turkey is one of my favorite meats. It has fewer calories than beef or even chicken, and no saturated fat. So when you're stuffing yourself at holiday time,…

      • Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Shells 

        I've been looking over saved recipes today and saw several for stuffed shells. I'm not sure why I saved them because I am not really a "stuffed shell" kind of…

      • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Maple Cream Sauce 

        Not to be misleading, but the recipe is for the Maple Cream Sauce I created to go with the Butternut Squash I just purchased from one of my favorite markets,…

      • Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes 

        I noticed these scalloped potatoes on Pinterest, and they looked so good I put them on my "to do" list. Now my "to do", or should I say "to make" list is so…

      • Chicken & Rice with Vegetables  

        This dish is based on very familiar ingredients we all have on our shelves. The way the ingredients are cooked makes a huge difference in the flavor of the…

      • Chicken & Sausage Marsala 

        Saw this lovely pasta dish on from Chef Dennis on Pinterest a while ago, and thought I would finally make it. Being a lover of Marsala "anything", I knew it…

      • Chicken Cacciatore 

        This has to be, by far, the best Chicken Cacciatore I've made. I got this recipe from Giada De Laurentis' Everyday Italian show on Food Network. It is very…

      • Chicken Caprese 

        Ever since I saw this great Chicken Caprese recipe on Pinterest from Jessica at The Novice Chef Blog , I knew I had to try it! It was extremely easy and very…

      • Chicken Fajitas 

        I love Chicken Fajitas. It's great for a weeknight meal especially for families that are coming in for dinner at different times. Everyone can make their…

      • Chicken Hand Pies 

        We are having a blizzard here this weekend, and I thought I would whip up a batch of chicken soup for the hubby who's out plowing snow. Then I remembered I…

      • Chicken Marsala 

        Updated! When you want the best flavor in Chicken Marsala, "you have to have a really good quality wine"! I've been trying many Marsala wines, and one I really…

      • Chicken Picatta 

        I love Chicken Picatta! I have been to many, many Italian restaurants and always order Chicken Picatta. I have found very few I really like. This recipe…

      • Chicken Piccata 

        I love, love, love lemons! So it's not surprising that Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite dishes. I have been making it for quite a while now. I usually…

      • Chicken Pineapple Kabobs 

        This is another recipe from Coastal Living Cookbook. I have to tell you this marinade was fantastic! I just halved a half a boneless chicken breast, and…

      • Chicken Quesadillas 

        When life gives you lemons, make Chicken Quesadillas! When your hard a bad day, there's nothing like a Chicken Quesadilla! And no one makes them like you…

      • Chicken Stew 

        I've been making this chicken stew it seems forever! This is the perfect winter supper dish, although I make it year round. If you asked me to name some of my…

      • Chicken with Zucchini and Tomato Saute 

        Tonight I made Chicken Caprese and Zucchini Tomato Saute. I suddenly got a great idea. Chicken along with the Zucchini and Tomato Saute would be unreal. It…

      • Chili and Cornbread in a Jar 

        I found this great idea for chili and cornbread on the Stone Gable Blog, and not only thought they were a great idea, I thought the chili recipe looked…

      • Clam, Haddock & Scallop Chowder 

          This clam, haddock and scallop chowder makes good use of an y leftover fish from meals that you've had extra and froze for making chowder later. I…

      • Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup 

        Every weekend in the cold weather months, I always make a soup. This great soup, chuck full of carrots, potatoes, leeks, cabbage and bell pepper, along with…

      • Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta 

        I noticed this great pasta recipe on Pinterest from Joelen's What's Cooking Chicago blog, and knew I had to make it! It comes from a recipe from America's Test…

      • Foil Wrapped Dinners - Race 9 of the Chase 

        You don't typically think of things like these great Foil Wrapped Dinners for a sports party or tailgating, but they really are a great idea. They can…

      • French Onion Salisbury Steak 

        This Salisbury steak sits in a great mixture almost like french onion soup. The recipe calls for the Salisbury steak to sit atop a piece of cheese toast with…

      • Great Chinese Stir Fry 

        This stir fry recipe takes more prep time than cook time, and is well worth it. You can add or substitute ingredients depending what you have on hand. The…

      • Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives 

        I'm on a new path in life. To eat healthier, exercise vigorous, and hopefully shed a few pounds and feel more energetic in the process. I found a new gym,…

      • Grilled Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions 

        At our Memorial Day cookout (OK, Fourth of July and Labor Day, too), among other things, we always have sweet grilled Italian sweet sausage subs with…

      • Haddock Meuniere...Soaking Fish Fillets In Milk...Does It Really Work??? 

        Haddock Meuniere Haddock Meuniere....I was never a “fish” eater at home, I guess because my past experience with making it resulted in” fishy, dry”…

      • Haddock Piccata 

        I've been having fish a lot lately, and been having great luck getting it at our local market Shaws. I don't usually like fish from a supermarket, but it's so…

      • Hamburger Stew Baked Potatoes 

        I found this recipe in a Paula Deen magazine. It reminded me so much of the hamburger stew I make frequently, when I want to make an easy comfort food for…

      • Individual Chicken Pies 

        I very commonly make chicken stew for dinner. It's easy, delicious, and truly the essence of comfort food. For a little variation, I put the mixture in to…

      • Lasagna 

        Lasagna is something I don't make from a recipe. Having said that, it seems to always come out different every time I make it. This time it came out…

      • Lasagna Soup 

        I have a farm stand locally that features 6 different soups a day. On a recent trip to Farmer Browns,  I bought a huge container of their Lasagna soup. I…

      • Marsala Pork Medallions 

        Marsala Pork Medallions. When I saw this recipe I knew it sounded delicious. I love pork tenderloin. And, recently, I've been eating a lot of it, trying to eat…

      • Meatballs & Spaghetti Sauce 

        Everyone loves spaghetti & meatballs. It's the "go-to comfort food". And everyone makes them their own favorite way. Some people cook the spaghetti sauce…

      • Meatloaf 

        This meatloaf is the BEST meatloaf you'll ever make! I know you hear that a lot, but I'm not kidding...this is THE BEST meatloaf EVER!!! Years ago, I saw…

      • Mini Chicken Pot Pies 

        I felt like having chicken pot pies and remembered I had some great ramekins my friend Emily gave me for Christmas. I made a basic chicken stew/pot pie…

      • Naan Pizza 

        After purchasing this Naan bread, I thought it would be great to make some pizza. I made some fresh pizza sauce, and had all the topping for a great…

      • New England Clam Chowder 

          I don't really care for fried clams, but have always loved clam chowder. Go figure. As I have made fish chowder many times , I thought I would…

      • Orzo Stuffed Peppers 

        My daughter called me the other day and asked me for a recipe for stuffed peppers. I realized I didn't have one as I don't make them very often. So I started…

      • Oven Beef Stew 

        If your having a lazy day, and want some true comfort food, than this is the recipe for you. I have made beef stew many, many ways, but this is by far, the…

      • Oven Fried Chicken 

        This chicken is the best fried chicken recipe I've tried, period. The outside is crusty, the inside moist. When I first made this I was doubtful that the crust…

      • Pan Seared Strip Steaks with Pan Sauce 

        There's nothing like a thick, juicy, tender, flavorful steak. I've come away from grilling on the grill (even though I have one in the house), because I really…

      • Pasta Aglio Olio with Broccoli Rabe 

        I've had this recipe from Chef Dennis on my "to do" list for quite some time. It thought this would be perfect to make for this lazy Winter Sunday afternoon. …

      • Pasta and Peas 

        The first time I had pasta and peas was at my hairdressers. I know, what a weird spot to eat Italian food, while you're getting a haircut! My hairdresser…

      • Polynesian Glazed Chicken 

        I renamed the name of this recipe because the finished product reminded me of Polynesian food. If you're in the mood for something different and delicious,…

      • Pork Chop Skillet Dinner 

        My mom found this recipe in the newspaper in the 1950's, and she makes it to this day. I've made it several times, but don't know why I don't make it more…

      • Pork Stir Fry 

        I am constantly trying to come up with healthy dinners and keep coming back to my ole stand by, Pork Stir Fry. It's just a concoction of fresh vegetables,…

      • Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Cider Reduction 

        I have had these Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Cider Reduction SEVERAL times now, and every time I have them I can't say enough how good they are. They…

      • Pork Tenderloin with Sauteed Apples  

        Pork is one of those meats I don't make very often. Which is surprising because I like it very much. I found this recipe in my recipe file, and forgot how much…

      • Roasted Chicken with Vegetables 

        I love recipes that you throw all the ingredients in one pan, put it in the oven and forget it. It's probably because by the time I get home to prepare…

      • Roasted Sausages & Vegetables 

        I love easy one pot comfort food, especially during the week. This recipe from Kay's Kayotic Kitchen blog, fits the bill. I love sausages, and absolutely…

      • Roman Style Chicken 

        I was looking for something new to make with boneless chicken breasts. When I saw this recipe of Giada's on the Food Network , it reminded me of her…

      • Ronnie's Favorite Meatloaf 

        I made this delicious meatloaf years ago, and my daughters boyfriend at the time was "over the moon" over it...hense the name... Ronnie's Favorite Meatloaf. …

      • Rustic Sausage Bake  

        Here's another recipe I saw on Jamie Oliver's show Jamie At Home. If you are lucky enough to have a pizza oven, this is something that would cook perfectly…

      • Salisbury Steak with Caramelized Onion Gravy 

        Apparently, I love Salisbury Steak! I never knew it until I made French Onion Salisbury Steak from Cuisine at Home magazine. Since then I've been on the…

      • Sausage Calzone 

        Since I purchased my Breville Pizza Oven, I've been in pizza mode. I've been meaning to make fresh pizza dough, but haven't had time until today. Then I…

      • Sauteed Chicken with Tomato, Capers & Lemon Sauce 

        Another weeknight. Another night of wondering what to do with these boneless chicken breasts! I know, you've heard that before. So I decided to coat then with…

      • Seafood Stuffed Haddock 

        I love Haddock, and I love Scallops. So naturally when I was at the seafood market purchasing some fish for dinner, and these huge dry Scallops, I knew…

      • Shepherds Pie 

        Who hasn't made Shepherds Pie some time or another? Ground Beef sauteed with onions in a beefy sauce, creamed corn and fluffy mashed potatoes. Now that's…

      • Skillet Penne with Chicken & Broccoli 

        Wow, wow, wow, wow, is all I have to say! This super easy to prepare Skillet Penne with Chicken & Broccoli from Cooks Country, is a one skillet dish, and…

      • Sloppy Joes 

        Ever since I was a child I remember my mom making Sloppy Joe sandwiches, and I have vivid memories of having them in high school. They always came with…

      • Stir Fry Chicken with Crispy Noodle Cake 

        This recipe is adapted from Cooks Illustrated and is basically the same stir fry as I make quite often, but with a crispy noodle cake as a base. I used fresh…

      • Swedish Meatballs 

        I have had Swedish Meatballs only a couple of times in my lifetime, never mind eaten them. But when I was asked to make them for a church function, I took on…

      • Sweet and Sour Chicken 

        My mom gave me this recipe, she got it from a relative in Canada. It is truly sweet “and” sour, and reminds me of the sweet and sour chicken you get at…

      • The Best Bolognese 

        I love Bolognese sauce. However, I've got it many times in restaurants and really didn't care for their versions. Then I saw this recipe for Bolognese…

      • Tomato Gorgonzola Pasta  

        I saw this awesome pasta recipe posted on The Galley Gourmet's blog, and knew I had try it. It is every bit as good as it looked! Very tasty, creamy, rich…

      • Tortellini Salad 

        I seem to make this tortellini salad whenever I go to a pot luck, picnic or family get together. This salad is so good, you could literally sell it. It’s…

      • Tortellini Vegetable Bake 

        I've had this Tortellini Vegetable Bake recipe on my "to-do" list for some time now. I found this in a magazine and have saved it all this time. I try not to…

      • Veggie Stuffed Pasta Shells 

        This is the other recipe for stuffed shells I had been saving. Its a great variation to the standard ricotta stuffed shells. The filling is very flavorful and…

      • Yankee Pot Roast  

        Yankee Pot Roast is something traditional here in the Northeast, and I'm sure it is just as popular all around the great USA. It is made numerous ways. But the…

      • Ziti and Broccoli in Garlic Cream Sauce 

        I'm not sure which cookbook I got this recipe from years ago, but no matter who tries it, they love it! It's one of those warm comfort foods that you'll…

      • Zucchini Carbonara 

        I posted this recipe years ago, and have made it several times since. I had always shied away from trying to make Carbonara. It always looked so hard to make.…

      • Category: Beef  (30)
        • Beef Stew 

          I received this great Stoneware Crock from my Mom for Christmas. I immediately thought Beef Stew. For years I've made beef Stew in the oven. I like it all…

        • Beef Stroganoff 

          I think Beef Stroganoff is one of those dishes you either love or hate. I love it, my husband doesn't. So I make it very rarely. There are just those times…

        • Braised Short Ribs 

          I adapted this recipe in my Williams Sonoma catalog. I love looking at the catalog because I find so many things I "just can't live without"! Not to mention…

        • Chili and Cornbread in a Jar 

          I found this great idea for chili and cornbread on the Stone Gable Blog, and not only thought they were a great idea, I thought the chili recipe looked…

        • Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup 

          Every weekend in the cold weather months, I always make a soup. This great soup, chuck full of carrots, potatoes, leeks, cabbage and bell pepper, along with…

        • Foil Wrapped Dinners - Race 9 of the Chase 

          You don't typically think of things like these great Foil Wrapped Dinners for a sports party or tailgating, but they really are a great idea. They can…

        • French Onion Salisbury Steak 

          This Salisbury steak sits in a great mixture almost like french onion soup. The recipe calls for the Salisbury steak to sit atop a piece of cheese toast with…

        • Hamburger Sliders - Race 3 of the Chase 

          What's better for tailgating, than ground beef fresh from the butcher, in tiny little buns? Top with tomatoes fresh from the garden, an onion slice, and…

        • Hamburger Stew Baked Potatoes 

          I found this recipe in a Paula Deen magazine. It reminded me so much of the hamburger stew I make frequently, when I want to make an easy comfort food for…

        • Lasagna 

          Lasagna is something I don't make from a recipe. Having said that, it seems to always come out different every time I make it. This time it came out…

        • Meatballs & Spaghetti Sauce 

          Everyone loves spaghetti & meatballs. It's the "go-to comfort food". And everyone makes them their own favorite way. Some people cook the spaghetti sauce…

        • Meatloaf 

          This meatloaf is the BEST meatloaf you'll ever make! I know you hear that a lot, but I'm not kidding...this is THE BEST meatloaf EVER!!! Years ago, I saw…

        • My Tribute to Aunt Grace...Dutch Apricot Tart 

          In 2001, my mom, cousin and I visited my Aunt Grace and Uncle Norman in their Florida winter home. We had such fun ending every night playing Domino's on the…

        • Orzo Stuffed Peppers 

          My daughter called me the other day and asked me for a recipe for stuffed peppers. I realized I didn't have one as I don't make them very often. So I started…

        • Oven Beef Stew 

          If your having a lazy day, and want some true comfort food, than this is the recipe for you. I have made beef stew many, many ways, but this is by far, the…

        • Pan Seared Strip Steaks with Pan Sauce 

          There's nothing like a thick, juicy, tender, flavorful steak. I've come away from grilling on the grill (even though I have one in the house), because I really…

        • Review of Dinnerhorn Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH 

          We've been going to Dinnerhorn in historic Portsmouth NH for years. In other words, every time you go, you can expect the same great quality as you got the…

        • Ronnie's Favorite Meatloaf 

          I made this delicious meatloaf years ago, and my daughters boyfriend at the time was "over the moon" over it...hense the name... Ronnie's Favorite Meatloaf. …

        • Salisbury Steak with Caramelized Onion Gravy 

          Apparently, I love Salisbury Steak! I never knew it until I made French Onion Salisbury Steak from Cuisine at Home magazine. Since then I've been on the…

        • Shepherds Pie 

          Who hasn't made Shepherds Pie some time or another? Ground Beef sauteed with onions in a beefy sauce, creamed corn and fluffy mashed potatoes. Now that's…

        • Sloppy Joes 

          Ever since I was a child I remember my mom making Sloppy Joe sandwiches, and I have vivid memories of having them in high school. They always came with…

        • Stir Fry Chicken with Crispy Noodle Cake 

          This recipe is adapted from Cooks Illustrated and is basically the same stir fry as I make quite often, but with a crispy noodle cake as a base. I used fresh…

        • Strawberry Birthday Cake 

          I found this recipe in Southern Cakes magazine and immediately put it on my "to do" list. What could be better than a buttery cake with fresh strawberry…

        • Swedish Meatballs 

          I have had Swedish Meatballs only a couple of times in my lifetime, never mind eaten them. But when I was asked to make them for a church function, I took on…

        • Sweet & Sour Meatballs - Race 1 and Final Race of the Chase 

          I love Nascar. And I love cooking. The two go together just like football and tailgating. My favorite driver is..... Dale Jr! Dale Jr Since races fall…

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        • The Best Bolognese 

          I love Bolognese sauce. However, I've got it many times in restaurants and really didn't care for their versions. Then I saw this recipe for Bolognese…

        • The ULTIMATE Burger! 

          I was watching Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen this weekend, and he was making the "Deen" burger. It was basically a burger with chopped onion added to the…

        • Triple Chocolate Cheesecakes 

          If you're a chocoholic, these treats are perfect for you! They have a chocolate crust, chocolate cheesecake filling, and a chocolate ganache topping. Add a…

        • Yankee Pot Roast  

          Yankee Pot Roast is something traditional here in the Northeast, and I'm sure it is just as popular all around the great USA. It is made numerous ways. But the…

      • Category: Chinese Food  (6)
        • Chicken Wings - Race 4 of the Chase 

          First, let me tell you... these chicken wings are delicious! They are super easy to make, and can be made ahead and reheated. I tried with and without the…

        • Egg Rolls 

          I've always wanted to make egg rolls, but never really got around to it. The other day, I bought these egg roll wrappers and decided I would undertake the …

        • Fried Rice 

          I found this recipe in my gold standard, Cooks Illustrated magazine. I was having a Luau themed party for my family, and thought this would be perfect. It…

        • Great Chinese Stir Fry 

          This stir fry recipe takes more prep time than cook time, and is well worth it. You can add or substitute ingredients depending what you have on hand. The…

        • Pork Stir Fry 

          I am constantly trying to come up with healthy dinners and keep coming back to my ole stand by, Pork Stir Fry. It's just a concoction of fresh vegetables,…

        • Stir Fry Chicken with Crispy Noodle Cake 

          This recipe is adapted from Cooks Illustrated and is basically the same stir fry as I make quite often, but with a crispy noodle cake as a base. I used fresh…

      • Category: Fish & Seafood  (8)
        • Beer Battered Haddock 

          I LOVE fried fish with beer batter. That's something you can rely on being fabulous when going to a Irish pub or restaurant. Yes, its intensely greasy, but if…

        • Fish Chowder 

          I love fish chowder. And the best place I've ever had it is the Dolphin Restaurant in Harpswell, Maine. It is virtually "loaded" with fish that taken right…

        • Haddock Meuniere with Tomatoes, Capers & Onions 

          I had a fantastic Haddock special at one of my favorite restaurants Restaurante Pavarati and just had to try and make it. The haddock seemed to be cooked by…

        • Haddock Meuniere...Soaking Fish Fillets In Milk...Does It Really Work??? 

          Haddock Meuniere Haddock Meuniere....I was never a “fish” eater at home, I guess because my past experience with making it resulted in” fishy, dry”…

        • Haddock Piccata 

          I've been having fish a lot lately, and been having great luck getting it at our local market Shaws. I don't usually like fish from a supermarket, but it's so…

        • New England Clam Chowder 

            I don't really care for fried clams, but have always loved clam chowder. Go figure. As I have made fish chowder many times , I thought I would…

        • Seafood Stuffed Haddock 

          I love Haddock, and I love Scallops. So naturally when I was at the seafood market purchasing some fish for dinner, and these huge dry Scallops, I knew…

        • Shrimp Cocktail Salad 

          I was thinking the other day, how much I loved Shrimp Cocktail, and how great it would be to have it in a salad. After a little searching, I came to the…

      • Category: Pork  (13)
        • Egg Rolls 

          I've always wanted to make egg rolls, but never really got around to it. The other day, I bought these egg roll wrappers and decided I would undertake the …

        • French Onion Salisbury Steak 

          This Salisbury steak sits in a great mixture almost like french onion soup. The recipe calls for the Salisbury steak to sit atop a piece of cheese toast with…

        • Grilled Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions 

          At our Memorial Day cookout (OK, Fourth of July and Labor Day, too), among other things, we always have sweet grilled Italian sweet sausage subs with…

        • Marsala Pork Medallions 

          Marsala Pork Medallions. When I saw this recipe I knew it sounded delicious. I love pork tenderloin. And, recently, I've been eating a lot of it, trying to eat…

        • Meatballs & Spaghetti Sauce 

          Everyone loves spaghetti & meatballs. It's the "go-to comfort food". And everyone makes them their own favorite way. Some people cook the spaghetti sauce…

        • Pork Chop Skillet Dinner 

          My mom found this recipe in the newspaper in the 1950's, and she makes it to this day. I've made it several times, but don't know why I don't make it more…

        • Pork Stir Fry 

          I am constantly trying to come up with healthy dinners and keep coming back to my ole stand by, Pork Stir Fry. It's just a concoction of fresh vegetables,…

        • Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Cider Reduction 

          I have had these Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Cider Reduction SEVERAL times now, and every time I have them I can't say enough how good they are. They…

        • Pork Tenderloin with Sauteed Apples  

          Pork is one of those meats I don't make very often. Which is surprising because I like it very much. I found this recipe in my recipe file, and forgot how much…

        • Roasted Sausages & Vegetables 

          I love easy one pot comfort food, especially during the week. This recipe from Kay's Kayotic Kitchen blog, fits the bill. I love sausages, and absolutely…

        • Rustic Sausage Bake  

          Here's another recipe I saw on Jamie Oliver's show Jamie At Home. If you are lucky enough to have a pizza oven, this is something that would cook perfectly…

        • Swedish Meatballs 

          I have had Swedish Meatballs only a couple of times in my lifetime, never mind eaten them. But when I was asked to make them for a church function, I took on…

        • The Best Bolognese 

          I love Bolognese sauce. However, I've got it many times in restaurants and really didn't care for their versions. Then I saw this recipe for Bolognese…

      • Category: Poultry  (33)
        • Baked Tortellini & Vegetables 

          This is a great recipe for a potluck, function, or for a weekday supper. I found this on Pinterest, and tweaked it a little from the original recipe. I added…

        • Brined Thanksgiving Turkey 

          Turkey is one of my favorite meats. It has fewer calories than beef or even chicken, and no saturated fat. So when you're stuffing yourself at holiday time,…

        • Chicken & Rice with Vegetables  

          This dish is based on very familiar ingredients we all have on our shelves. The way the ingredients are cooked makes a huge difference in the flavor of the…

        • Chicken & Sausage Marsala 

          Saw this lovely pasta dish on from Chef Dennis on Pinterest a while ago, and thought I would finally make it. Being a lover of Marsala "anything", I knew it…

        • Chicken Cacciatore 

          This has to be, by far, the best Chicken Cacciatore I've made. I got this recipe from Giada De Laurentis' Everyday Italian show on Food Network. It is very…

        • Chicken Caprese 

          Ever since I saw this great Chicken Caprese recipe on Pinterest from Jessica at The Novice Chef Blog , I knew I had to try it! It was extremely easy and very…

        • Chicken Fajitas 

          I love Chicken Fajitas. It's great for a weeknight meal especially for families that are coming in for dinner at different times. Everyone can make their…

        • Chicken Hand Pies 

          We are having a blizzard here this weekend, and I thought I would whip up a batch of chicken soup for the hubby who's out plowing snow. Then I remembered I…

        • Chicken Marsala 

          Updated! When you want the best flavor in Chicken Marsala, "you have to have a really good quality wine"! I've been trying many Marsala wines, and one I really…

        • Chicken Picatta 

          I love Chicken Picatta! I have been to many, many Italian restaurants and always order Chicken Picatta. I have found very few I really like. This recipe…

        • Chicken Piccata 

          I love, love, love lemons! So it's not surprising that Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite dishes. I have been making it for quite a while now. I usually…

        • Chicken Pineapple Kabobs 

          This is another recipe from Coastal Living Cookbook. I have to tell you this marinade was fantastic! I just halved a half a boneless chicken breast, and…

        • Chicken Pot Pie Soup 

          My husband and I were at one of our favorite restaurants, Red Blazer the other night, and my husband got Chicken Pot Pie soup. It smelled so good when…

        • Chicken Quesadillas 

          When life gives you lemons, make Chicken Quesadillas! When your hard a bad day, there's nothing like a Chicken Quesadilla! And no one makes them like you…

        • Chicken Salad 

          To get a really flavorful chicken for chicken salad, I cook it just as I would a chicken soup. If you make more chicken than you need for chicken salad,…

        • Chicken Stew 

          I've been making this chicken stew it seems forever! This is the perfect winter supper dish, although I make it year round. If you asked me to name some of my…

        • Chicken Taco Casserole 

          I saw this casserole in a food magazine, and tore it out to make one day.  Since today was the AFC Championship Sunday (our New England Patriots vs Baltimore…

        • Chicken Wings - Race 4 of the Chase 

          First, let me tell you... these chicken wings are delicious! They are super easy to make, and can be made ahead and reheated. I tried with and without the…

        • Chicken with Zucchini and Tomato Saute 

          Tonight I made Chicken Caprese and Zucchini Tomato Saute. I suddenly got a great idea. Chicken along with the Zucchini and Tomato Saute would be unreal. It…

        • Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta 

          I noticed this great pasta recipe on Pinterest from Joelen's What's Cooking Chicago blog, and knew I had to make it! It comes from a recipe from America's Test…

        • Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives 

          I'm on a new path in life. To eat healthier, exercise vigorous, and hopefully shed a few pounds and feel more energetic in the process. I found a new gym,…

        • Individual Chicken Pies 

          I very commonly make chicken stew for dinner. It's easy, delicious, and truly the essence of comfort food. For a little variation, I put the mixture in to…

        • Mini Chicken Pot Pies 

          I felt like having chicken pot pies and remembered I had some great ramekins my friend Emily gave me for Christmas. I made a basic chicken stew/pot pie…

        • Oven Fried Chicken 

          This chicken is the best fried chicken recipe I've tried, period. The outside is crusty, the inside moist. When I first made this I was doubtful that the crust…

        • Polynesian Glazed Chicken 

          I renamed the name of this recipe because the finished product reminded me of Polynesian food. If you're in the mood for something different and delicious,…

        • Raymond's Turkey Farm  

          Well, I've got my turkey on order, and will pick up in time to brine the night before, and get ready to cook for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. When…

        • Roasted Chicken with Vegetables 

          I love recipes that you throw all the ingredients in one pan, put it in the oven and forget it. It's probably because by the time I get home to prepare…

        • Roman Style Chicken 

          I was looking for something new to make with boneless chicken breasts. When I saw this recipe of Giada's on the Food Network , it reminded me of her…

        • Sauteed Chicken with Tomato, Capers & Lemon Sauce 

          Another weeknight. Another night of wondering what to do with these boneless chicken breasts! I know, you've heard that before. So I decided to coat then with…

        • Skillet Penne with Chicken & Broccoli 

          Wow, wow, wow, wow, is all I have to say! This super easy to prepare Skillet Penne with Chicken & Broccoli from Cooks Country, is a one skillet dish, and…

        • Stir Fry Chicken with Crispy Noodle Cake 

          This recipe is adapted from Cooks Illustrated and is basically the same stir fry as I make quite often, but with a crispy noodle cake as a base. I used fresh…

        • Sweet and Sour Chicken 

          My mom gave me this recipe, she got it from a relative in Canada. It is truly sweet “and” sour, and reminds me of the sweet and sour chicken you get at…

        • Wedding Soup with Mini Ravioli 

          I used the same recipe (most of the time its in my head) that I use for my regular Wedding Soup. I just saw these fresh Buitoni mini ravioli's, and thought I…

      • Category: Rice, Potatoes & Beans  (12)
        • Boston Baked Beans 

          I love baked beans. Especially Boston style, with lots of  molasses. I don't have the patience to make from uncooked beans, so I made this recipe up from…

        • Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes 

          I recently purchased some Vermont Cheese Powder from King Arthur Flour, and was thinking of what I could make with it. I though adding it to Scalloped…

        • Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes 

          I noticed these scalloped potatoes on Pinterest, and they looked so good I put them on my "to do" list. Now my "to do", or should I say "to make" list is so…

        • Chicken & Rice with Vegetables  

          This dish is based on very familiar ingredients we all have on our shelves. The way the ingredients are cooked makes a huge difference in the flavor of the…

        • Chicken Pineapple Kabobs 

          This is another recipe from Coastal Living Cookbook. I have to tell you this marinade was fantastic! I just halved a half a boneless chicken breast, and…

        • Fried Rice 

          I found this recipe in my gold standard, Cooks Illustrated magazine. I was having a Luau themed party for my family, and thought this would be perfect. It…

        • Hamburger Stew Baked Potatoes 

          I found this recipe in a Paula Deen magazine. It reminded me so much of the hamburger stew I make frequently, when I want to make an easy comfort food for…

        • Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes 

          Let me first say, if you are on a diet, these are probably not the best choice for a side dish. But if you are looking for the ultimate side dish, this is the…

        • Peppers Stuffed with Rice and Dried Cherries 

          At one of my favorite restaurants (Joe & Maria's), the chef Paul, had these stuffed peppers as a side dish to one of the specials of the night. Ever…

        • Potato Salad 

          I feel like I've been making potato salad forever! After all, its the one of those basic foods  you think of for summertime entertaining, no matter where…

        • Rice Pilaf 

          Rice pilaf is so easy to make I'm not sure why anyone would want to make from a box. Although, I do admit I've made from a box many times out of laziness, but…

        • Zucchini Rice Gratin 

          What a great recipe to use up those veggies in the garden! Just make sure to use plum tomatoes, not regular tomatoes from the garden. I used regular…

      • Category: Veal  (1)
        • Meatballs & Spaghetti Sauce 

          Everyone loves spaghetti & meatballs. It's the "go-to comfort food". And everyone makes them their own favorite way. Some people cook the spaghetti sauce…

    • Category: My Lemon Obsession  (27)

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      • Chicken Picatta 

        I love Chicken Picatta! I have been to many, many Italian restaurants and always order Chicken Picatta. I have found very few I really like. This recipe…

      • Chicken Piccata 

        I love, love, love lemons! So it's not surprising that Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite dishes. I have been making it for quite a while now. I usually…

      • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade 

        Ahh....it's summertime! What says summer more than fresh squeezed lemonade? This lemonade is the perfect blend for a refreshing summertime beverage. Fresh…

      • Haddock Piccata 

        I've been having fish a lot lately, and been having great luck getting it at our local market Shaws. I don't usually like fish from a supermarket, but it's so…

      • Key Lime Coolers 

        My love affair with lemons is not unique to lemons. Limes fall in that same category. Knowing how much I love Mexican Wedding Cake cookies, I jumped at the…

      • Lemon Almond Biscotti 

        I love all kinds of Biscotti, but knowing the Lemon Obsession I have, I knew I had to make these Lemon Almond Biscotti recipe from my friends at King Arthur…

      • Lemon Blueberry Muffins 

        I saw this recipe for Lemon Blueberry Muffins on Georgia's The Comfort of Cooking blog, this Saturday morning and thought these would be the perfect thing…

      • Lemon Blueberry Scones 

        Lemon Blueberry Scones. What can I say...lemons and blueberries go with Summer, like peanut butter goes with jam! When I noticed these great scones that I…

      • Lemon Blueberry Tier Cake 

        This cake looked so wonderful when I saw this on Rosie's Sweetopolita blog, I had to make it! I think this also caught my eye on  Pinterest as well. It…

      • Lemon Mascarpone Trifle 

        I got the inspiration for this trifle from a recipe featured on Foodbuzz's Top 9 the other day. It was a recipe from Spcookiequeen. Seeing how much I LOVE…

      • Lemon Meringue Pie 

        Lemons as you may or may not know, are my most favorite thing in the world. I feel about them as some feel about chocolate for instance. When I hear…

      • Lemon Meringue Pie (the quick and easy way) 

        Holidays are great. But it's hard to make everything you want to make. This Easter, I opted to make Lemon Meringue Pie, but had very little time to do it.…

      • Lemon Scones with Pistachios & Cherries 

        I was researching Goggle + this morning, and came across these great Lemon Scones on Cakewalkr's blog. Chef Dennis did a guest post on his blog, and I am I…

      • Lemon Snowball Cookies 

        I couldn't wait to make these cookies the minute I saw them in my King Arthur Flour catalog! They are a cross between Mexican Wedding Cookies and my…

      • Lemon Velvet Cake 

        This lemon cake is super velvety, just the way I like it. I love the texture of boxed cake mixes, and love recipes that jazz up those boxed mixes. What better…

      • Lemons, Lemons, Lemons...Lemon Pudding Cake! 

        I just got my new King Arthur Flour catalog and guess what's on the cover? Lemons, what a coincidence, my favorite! There are lemon squares, lemon…

      • Luscious Lemon Squares 

        I LOVE Lemons! These luscious lemon squares really hit the spot when I'm craving for lemons. I got this recipe from Ina Garten and believe me...they won't…

      • Meyer Lemon Tea Bread 

        I bookmarked this recipe some time ago from LivLife's blog. Being such a freak for lemons that I am, I knew I had to make it. It took me a while, but I always…

      • Mini Lemon Cheesecakes 

        I will tell you, the road to getting these cupcakes to come out with the perfection that they did, was a very long one. On my first try, the…

      • My Tribute to Aunt Grace...Dutch Apricot Tart 

        In 2001, my mom, cousin and I visited my Aunt Grace and Uncle Norman in their Florida winter home. We had such fun ending every night playing Domino's on the…

      • Orzo with Lemon, Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes 

        I noticed this recipe when looking for a chunky tomato topping for fish. Them I came to this recipe on The Comfort of Cooking and being the lemon freak that I…

      • Pink Lemonade Cupcakes 

        This cupcake recipe us right up my alley. It's basically a white cake mix doctored up a bit to have a hint of lemon taste. The frosting uses pink lemonade…

      • Roasted Asparagus with Lemon 

        It's spring! What do you think of in spring? Asparagus! And what goes better with asparagus? You guessed it, my favorite thing, LEMONS! When I saw this recipe…

      • Sauteed Chicken with Tomato, Capers & Lemon Sauce 

        Another weeknight. Another night of wondering what to do with these boneless chicken breasts! I know, you've heard that before. So I decided to coat then with…

      • Spice Cookies with Lemon Icing  

        These cookies are spicy, with a cool lemon icing that suddenly wakes up your senses. They are crunchy and crumbly, and go excellent with a warm cup of…

      • Strawberry Parfaits 

        What a neat idea! These strawberry shortcakes in a glass were adapted from Bakers Royale! And the whipped cream is flavored with lemon. These parfaits are so…

      • Well, I Made It Through Christmas, But Not Without Making Tyler Florence's Berry Trifle... 

        I first heard of this recipe on a Tyler's Ultimate show I Tivo'd and it sounded great for holiday time. I cooked a boxed lemon pie filling on the stove…

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    • Category: Pasta  (28)
      • Baked Penne with Summer Vegetables 

        I found this recipe on the Williams Sonoma blog. I thought, "what a great way of taking advantage of the summer's great bounty in an everyday supper"! Who…

      • Baked Ravioli 

        Sometimes the best dinners are the kind you just throw together. Since we have just gone through the loss of power, and mess that Hurricane Sandy (no…

      • Baked Tortellini & Vegetables 

        This is a great recipe for a potluck, function, or for a weekday supper. I found this on Pinterest, and tweaked it a little from the original recipe. I added…

      • Baked Ziti with Ricotta 

        As I was browsing through some of my favorite blogs, I came across this recipe for Baked Rigatoni from Marie's Proud Italian Cook's blog. This recipe is so…

      • Baked Ziti with Sausage 

        I haven't posted much lately as I've been pretty busy with my Shopafoodieaffair, and er...life. So I thought I'd better make this post good! At this time of…

      • Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Shells 

        I've been looking over saved recipes today and saw several for stuffed shells. I'm not sure why I saved them because I am not really a "stuffed shell" kind of…

      • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Maple Cream Sauce 

        Not to be misleading, but the recipe is for the Maple Cream Sauce I created to go with the Butternut Squash I just purchased from one of my favorite markets,…

      • Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta 

        I noticed this great pasta recipe on Pinterest from Joelen's What's Cooking Chicago blog, and knew I had to make it! It comes from a recipe from America's Test…

      • Grilled Veg Pasta Salad 

        I pinned this Grilled Veg Pasta Salad on Pinterest a while ago from Better Homes and Gardens site, and knew I had to make it! It features lots of…

      • Lasagna 

        Lasagna is something I don't make from a recipe. Having said that, it seems to always come out different every time I make it. This time it came out…

      • Macaroni Salad with Crispy Pancetta & Peas 

        I've been cruising through the various recipes for different types of macaroni salad on the various blogs and Pinterest. In most of them, it looks like the…

      • Orzo with Lemon, Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes 

        I noticed this recipe when looking for a chunky tomato topping for fish. Them I came to this recipe on The Comfort of Cooking and being the lemon freak that I…

      • Orzo with Peas & Parmesan 

        I was trying to find another recipe using orzo and saw this recipe in Cooks Illustrated magazine. This orzo is a lot heartier than the Lemon Orzo which is OK…

      • Pasta Aglio Olio with Broccoli Rabe 

        I've had this recipe from Chef Dennis on my "to do" list for quite some time. It thought this would be perfect to make for this lazy Winter Sunday afternoon. …

      • Pasta and Peas 

        The first time I had pasta and peas was at my hairdressers. I know, what a weird spot to eat Italian food, while you're getting a haircut! My hairdresser…

      • Pasta Salad Italiano 

        This recipe was one of those that came from a magazine years ago, probably sponsored by Good Seasons Italian salad dressing mix. I have been making this salad…

      • Rustic Sausage Bake  

        Here's another recipe I saw on Jamie Oliver's show Jamie At Home. If you are lucky enough to have a pizza oven, this is something that would cook perfectly…

      • Skillet Penne with Chicken & Broccoli 

        Wow, wow, wow, wow, is all I have to say! This super easy to prepare Skillet Penne with Chicken & Broccoli from Cooks Country, is a one skillet dish, and…

      • Spaghetti with Zucchini Sauce 

        Wow, I've had quite a weekend for baking and cooking, and ALL of the recipes have turned out great! That's gotta be a record! I've made the Pineapple Sour…

      • The Best Bolognese 

        I love Bolognese sauce. However, I've got it many times in restaurants and really didn't care for their versions. Then I saw this recipe for Bolognese…

      • Toasted Orzo with Peas and Parmesan 

        My daughter had called me today looking for this recipe and I realized I had not put on my blog yet. Coincidentally, I had just bought some fresh haddock for…

      • Tomato Gorgonzola Pasta  

        I saw this awesome pasta recipe posted on The Galley Gourmet's blog, and knew I had try it. It is every bit as good as it looked! Very tasty, creamy, rich…

      • Tortellini Salad 

        I seem to make this tortellini salad whenever I go to a pot luck, picnic or family get together. This salad is so good, you could literally sell it. It’s…

      • Tortellini Vegetable Bake 

        I've had this Tortellini Vegetable Bake recipe on my "to-do" list for some time now. I found this in a magazine and have saved it all this time. I try not to…

      • Veggie Stuffed Pasta Shells 

        This is the other recipe for stuffed shells I had been saving. Its a great variation to the standard ricotta stuffed shells. The filling is very flavorful and…

      • Wedding Soup with Mini Ravioli 

        I used the same recipe (most of the time its in my head) that I use for my regular Wedding Soup. I just saw these fresh Buitoni mini ravioli's, and thought I…

      • Ziti and Broccoli in Garlic Cream Sauce 

        I'm not sure which cookbook I got this recipe from years ago, but no matter who tries it, they love it! It's one of those warm comfort foods that you'll…

      • Zucchini Carbonara 

        I posted this recipe years ago, and have made it several times since. I had always shied away from trying to make Carbonara. It always looked so hard to make.…

    • Category: Pies & Tarts  (23)
      • Almond Raspberry Tart 

        Ever since I saw this tart on The Galley Gourmet's site (who has an unbelievable site, by the way), I've been meaning to make it. Something always got in…

      • Apple Crumb Tart 

        In my recipe searching, I came upon a great blog called Pastry Studio. I went through the entire blog, and bookmarked so many recipes that I wanted to make,…

      • Apple Pasties 

        I bought some DuFour puff pastry at the specialty market and was dying to try something special with it. It had to be a recipe that you would truly appreciate…

      • Apple Pie Bars 

        I recently saw the recipe for these great Apple Pie Bars, and knowing I had just bought some juicy, crisp Granny Smith apples, knew this would be the perfect…

      • Apple Pie Tarts 

        I loved the Mini Apple Pies I made a short while ago, but I had a really hard time binding the top and bottom crust together and an even harder time…

      • Apple Turnovers 

        This is a great little recipe if you want to make turnovers or mini apple pies. The filling is pre-cooked and spiced, so the possibility of uncooked apples…

      • Banana Cream Pie 

        I was driving down the street the other day, and suddenly thought, "I'm going to make a Banana Cream Pie" for my next post. Out of the blue, who knows where it…

      • Blueberry Kuchen 

        My mother makes this recipe all the time. My father used to love anything sweet! She got it from my childhood best friend's mother, Mrs. Murray. Ive made this…

      • Cherry Hand Pies 

        Cherries are awesome this time of year! I couldn't let the cherry season go by without making a cherry pie. I thought about making a pie, and then remembered…

      • Chicken Hand Pies 

        We are having a blizzard here this weekend, and I thought I would whip up a batch of chicken soup for the hubby who's out plowing snow. Then I remembered I…

      • Fool Proof Pie Crust 

        Some people just don't get along with pie crusts or anything rolled out. I'm one of them (or, used to be!). So I'm always looking for recipes for pie crust…

      • Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart 

        Chocolate...what can I say? It's an addiction! Especially this time of year! I've had this Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart for some time now, and have never got…

      • Lemon Meringue Pie 

        Lemons as you may or may not know, are my most favorite thing in the world. I feel about them as some feel about chocolate for instance. When I hear…

      • Lemon Meringue Pie (the quick and easy way) 

        Holidays are great. But it's hard to make everything you want to make. This Easter, I opted to make Lemon Meringue Pie, but had very little time to do it.…

      • Luscious Blueberry Pie 

        I found this recipe in one of my trusty Cooks Illustrated annual books. The recipe was developed using fresh blueberries, but un-thawed frozen blueberries…

      • Mini Apple Pies 

        When I first tried this recipe I used a muffin pan to make pies. I loved the idea of an apple pie in a neat little pocket. I had a hard time forming the crust…

      • Mini Chicken Pot Pies 

        I felt like having chicken pot pies and remembered I had some great ramekins my friend Emily gave me for Christmas. I made a basic chicken stew/pot pie…

      • Mom's Apple Pie 

        My Mom makes the best Apple Pie, in my opinion. The crust is super flaky, and the apples inside are fully cooked, perfectly spiced and sweetened, and it is…

      • My Tribute to Aunt Grace...Dutch Apricot Tart 

        In 2001, my mom, cousin and I visited my Aunt Grace and Uncle Norman in their Florida winter home. We had such fun ending every night playing Domino's on the…

      • Puff Pastry Waffle with Caramelized Apples 

        I saw a post for these great Puff Pastry Waffles with Caramelized Apples on Pinterest from Lori over at Recipe Girl, and literally wasted no time making…

      • Pumpkin Cheesecake 

        I was watching Kathy Lee & Hoda the other day and they had a guest on that made Pumpkin Cheesecake. Well that was all I needed....now I have to make…

      • Summer Fruit Tart 

        Happy New Year! I can't believe its 2013, and how much time flies! I can't think of a better recipe to start off the new year with, than this lemon-y Summer…

      • Tomato Cheese Tart 

        I've grown tomatoes many years, but usually just grew them in planters. I never had much luck with them as the animals would get to them, or they'd end up with…

    • Category: Restaurant & Market Reviews  (10)
      • David's Fish Market & Lobster 

        If you are in the Salisbury, MA area,and in the mood for super fresh seafood, you've gotta stop by David's Fish Market & Lobster, for a huge selection…

      • Francesco's Ristorante 

        I've been going to Francesco's Ristorante occasionally now for quite a few years. The creature of habit that I am, they even know what I like to drink, and…

      • Grilled Veg Pasta Salad 

        I pinned this Grilled Veg Pasta Salad on Pinterest a while ago from Better Homes and Gardens site, and knew I had to make it! It features lots of…

      • Review of Andino's Italian Restaurant in Providence, RI 

        Review of Andino's Italian Restaurant in Providence, RI My husband and I drive all around searching for the ultimate restaurants. A hour and a half drive is…

      • Review of Butcher Boy Market, No. Andover, MA 

        I've been going to Butcher Boy Market for years. It is THE only place IMO to buy the best quality meats that I know. I've been to many, many markets and…

      • Review of Dinnerhorn Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH 

        We've been going to Dinnerhorn in historic Portsmouth NH for years. In other words, every time you go, you can expect the same great quality as you got the…

      • Review of Fiorella's Cucina 

        We've been going to Fiorella's Cucina for years. We have seen it grow, into one of the most popular restaurants in the area. We have a drive to get there, but…

      • Review of Joe and Maria's Trattoria Restaurant in Norwood, MA  

        Joe & Maria's Trattoria Restaurant  I'd like to take a break from posting recipes, to my second passion...eating great food out! My husband and I have…

      • Review of Sofia's Italian Steakhouse - West Roxbury, MA 

        As we start off 2013, I have made a pledge to myself to do more reviews on the many restaurants we visit to give my blog entries more diversity. We…

      • Rosaria's Restaurant 

        Wow! Literally 5 stars in my book! And anyone who knows me, knows that "its all about the food"! I generally don't get super impressed with a fancy…

    • Category: Salads  (15)
      • Bell Pepper Slaw 

        I found this recipe in a magazine recently and thought it was a great variation on Cole Slaw. I used the mandolin to slice the peppers very thinly. I also…

      • Caprese Salad 

        I would like to start by saying "Thank You" to all the brave men and women who died while defending our freedom and liberty while serving in our military.…

      • Gemelli Macaroni Salad 

        I had to come up with a macaroni salad recently, and had seen a recipe for a salad using Gemelli macaroni. I had never had this macaroni before, and after…

      • Grilled Veg Pasta Salad 

        I pinned this Grilled Veg Pasta Salad on Pinterest a while ago from Better Homes and Gardens site, and knew I had to make it! It features lots of…

      • Italian Farro Salad 

        I noticed this great recipe for Farro Salad on the  My Italian Grandmother blog. I've been looking for a salad to make with Farro, and this sounded…

      • Italian Spaghetti Salad 

        I've made a similar salad to this Italian Spaghetti Salad, only with Fettuchini noodles, and it was always a hit. I haven't made it in sometime, but this one…

      • Layered Winter Salad 

        I was looking to make a basic salad festive for the holidays and decided to make a layered salad. Of coarse, no salad is complete without home made salad…

      • Panzanella Salad 

        Seeing that I have so many tomatoes in my garden, together with the fact that I love Panzanella Salad, I decided to make one. I especially love the toasted…

      • Pasta Salad Italiano 

        This recipe was one of those that came from a magazine years ago, probably sponsored by Good Seasons Italian salad dressing mix. I have been making this salad…

      • Pickled Beet Salad 

        Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. And Pickled Beet Salad is right in that category! They are basically available all times of the year, although my…

      • Potato Salad 

        I feel like I've been making potato salad forever! After all, its the one of those basic foods  you think of for summertime entertaining, no matter where…

      • Seven Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing 

        When I saw this great Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing from the Soup Addict blog, I knew I just had to make it. I was especially drawn to it because…

      • Shrimp Cocktail Salad 

        I was thinking the other day, how much I loved Shrimp Cocktail, and how great it would be to have it in a salad. After a little searching, I came to the…

      • Tomato Caprese  

        What a great appetizer, and sooo easy to make! Farm fresh, in-season tomatoes work best, but any good greenhouse tomato would work well also. I have given…

      • Tortellini Salad 

        I seem to make this tortellini salad whenever I go to a pot luck, picnic or family get together. This salad is so good, you could literally sell it. It’s…

    • Category: Sandwiches  (4)
      • Chicken Salad 

        To get a really flavorful chicken for chicken salad, I cook it just as I would a chicken soup. If you make more chicken than you need for chicken salad,…

      • Grilled Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions 

        At our Memorial Day cookout (OK, Fourth of July and Labor Day, too), among other things, we always have sweet grilled Italian sweet sausage subs with…

      • Sloppy Joes 

        Ever since I was a child I remember my mom making Sloppy Joe sandwiches, and I have vivid memories of having them in high school. They always came with…

      • The ULTIMATE Burger! 

        I was watching Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen this weekend, and he was making the "Deen" burger. It was basically a burger with chopped onion added to the…

    • Category: Sauces, Dressings & Gravy  (22)
      • Barbecue Sauce 

        Looking for a great barbecue sauce recipe? This barbecue sauce is thick and rich, sweet and spicy, and everything you want in a barbecue sauce. Its super…

      • Caramel Sauce 

        There is literally nothing like home made caramel. It is super easy to make, and tastes so buttery and rich, words cannot describe it! I can put caramel…

      • Cocktail Sauce 

        Like fresh Marinara sauce, there's nothing like making your own sauces. Most are very quick and easy and well worth the effort. Cocktail sauce is no…

      • Creamy Balsamic Dressing 

        I love home made salad dressings. Like jarred spaghetti sauces, I don't really care for any of them. There's nothing like home made. And they are so easy,…

      • Fresh & Simple Marinara Sauce 

        Marinara is something I whip up in 20 minutes. And I always make enough to freeze some to use with a quick weeknight meal. Once you make your own Marinara,…

      • Herbed Bread Stuffing 

        Out of all the stuffings I've tried, bread stuffing's by far the best. I've put sausage, apples, sauteed cubed potatoes, cranberries, to name a few in…

      • Meatballs & Spaghetti Sauce 

        Everyone loves spaghetti & meatballs. It's the "go-to comfort food". And everyone makes them their own favorite way. Some people cook the spaghetti sauce…

      • Mustard Vinaigrette 

        This is soo easy to make and can be enjoyed in salads, or even for dipping pretzels. Everyone should know how to make mustard vinaigrette. Mustard…

      • Pan Seared Strip Steaks with Pan Sauce 

        There's nothing like a thick, juicy, tender, flavorful steak. I've come away from grilling on the grill (even though I have one in the house), because I really…

      • Pesto 

        This is my 100th post!  How fitting it celebrates one of my favorite herbs... basil. I grow lots of it every year, although some years it does better than…

      • Pizza Sauce 

        I had bought some of that Naan bread and thought pizza would be really good made with it. I couldn't bring myself to buy jarred or canned pizza sauce, so I…

      • Ranch Dressing 

        Ranch dressing is probably my favorite dressing. Among the many I've made, this is probably the best. I saw it on the Pioneer Woman cooking show on Food…

      • Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette 

        I make this dressing with basically any very ripe tomato. Starting with a "winter" or less than ripe tomato will not yield good results. I also…

      • Rustic Sausage Bake  

        Here's another recipe I saw on Jamie Oliver's show Jamie At Home. If you are lucky enough to have a pizza oven, this is something that would cook perfectly…

      • Sauteed Chicken with Tomato, Capers & Lemon Sauce 

        Another weeknight. Another night of wondering what to do with these boneless chicken breasts! I know, you've heard that before. So I decided to coat then with…

      • Seven Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing 

        When I saw this great Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing from the Soup Addict blog, I knew I just had to make it. I was especially drawn to it because…

      • Spaghetti with Zucchini Sauce 

        Wow, I've had quite a weekend for baking and cooking, and ALL of the recipes have turned out great! That's gotta be a record! I've made the Pineapple Sour…

      • Spicy Peach Glaze 

        I was looking for a great marinade for chicken when I noticed this great recipe from Bobby Flay. I tried it on the chicken, and it was fantastic! And super…

      • Swedish Meatballs 

        I have had Swedish Meatballs only a couple of times in my lifetime, never mind eaten them. But when I was asked to make them for a church function, I took on…

      • The Best Bolognese 

        I love Bolognese sauce. However, I've got it many times in restaurants and really didn't care for their versions. Then I saw this recipe for Bolognese…

      • Tomato Gorgonzola Pasta  

        I saw this awesome pasta recipe posted on The Galley Gourmet's blog, and knew I had try it. It is every bit as good as it looked! Very tasty, creamy, rich…

      • Triple Cranberry Sauce 

        I've had this recipe I cut out of a magazine for some time now, and finally decided to make it. It has three versions of cranberry in it. The description…

    • Category: Side Dishes  (33)
      • Bell Pepper Slaw 

        I found this recipe in a magazine recently and thought it was a great variation on Cole Slaw. I used the mandolin to slice the peppers very thinly. I also…

      • Boston Baked Beans 

        I love baked beans. Especially Boston style, with lots of  molasses. I don't have the patience to make from uncooked beans, so I made this recipe up from…

      • Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes 

        I recently purchased some Vermont Cheese Powder from King Arthur Flour, and was thinking of what I could make with it. I though adding it to Scalloped…

      • Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes 

        I noticed these scalloped potatoes on Pinterest, and they looked so good I put them on my "to do" list. Now my "to do", or should I say "to make" list is so…

      • Chicken Hand Pies 

        We are having a blizzard here this weekend, and I thought I would whip up a batch of chicken soup for the hubby who's out plowing snow. Then I remembered I…

      • Egg Rolls 

        I've always wanted to make egg rolls, but never really got around to it. The other day, I bought these egg roll wrappers and decided I would undertake the …

      • Fried Rice 

        I found this recipe in my gold standard, Cooks Illustrated magazine. I was having a Luau themed party for my family, and thought this would be perfect. It…

      • Garlic Smashed Potatoes 

        When you crave garlic....loads of garlic...these Garlic Smashed Potatoes are just the ticket! The creamy red potatoes baked with super crunchy browned edges,…

      • Gemelli Macaroni Salad 

        I had to come up with a macaroni salad recently, and had seen a recipe for a salad using Gemelli macaroni. I had never had this macaroni before, and after…

      • Grilled Veg Pasta Salad 

        I pinned this Grilled Veg Pasta Salad on Pinterest a while ago from Better Homes and Gardens site, and knew I had to make it! It features lots of…

      • Herb Bread Stuffing 

        Do you make the stuffing in a separate dish in the oven at Thanksgiving? I do. And every time, no matter what I do, it comes out dry and boring. I noticed…

      • Herbed Bread Stuffing 

        Out of all the stuffings I've tried, bread stuffing's by far the best. I've put sausage, apples, sauteed cubed potatoes, cranberries, to name a few in…

      • Layered Winter Salad 

        I was looking to make a basic salad festive for the holidays and decided to make a layered salad. Of coarse, no salad is complete without home made salad…

      • Orzo with Peas & Parmesan 

        I was trying to find another recipe using orzo and saw this recipe in Cooks Illustrated magazine. This orzo is a lot heartier than the Lemon Orzo which is OK…

      • Pasta Aglio Olio with Broccoli Rabe 

        I've had this recipe from Chef Dennis on my "to do" list for quite some time. It thought this would be perfect to make for this lazy Winter Sunday afternoon. …

      • Pasta and Peas 

        The first time I had pasta and peas was at my hairdressers. I know, what a weird spot to eat Italian food, while you're getting a haircut! My hairdresser…

      • Pasta Salad Italiano 

        This recipe was one of those that came from a magazine years ago, probably sponsored by Good Seasons Italian salad dressing mix. I have been making this salad…

      • Peppers Stuffed with Rice and Dried Cherries 

        At one of my favorite restaurants (Joe & Maria's), the chef Paul, had these stuffed peppers as a side dish to one of the specials of the night. Ever…

      • Pickled Beet Salad 

        Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. And Pickled Beet Salad is right in that category! They are basically available all times of the year, although my…

      • Potato Salad 

        I feel like I've been making potato salad forever! After all, its the one of those basic foods  you think of for summertime entertaining, no matter where…

      • Rice Pilaf 

        Rice pilaf is so easy to make I'm not sure why anyone would want to make from a box. Although, I do admit I've made from a box many times out of laziness, but…

      • Roasted Asparagus with Lemon 

        It's spring! What do you think of in spring? Asparagus! And what goes better with asparagus? You guessed it, my favorite thing, LEMONS! When I saw this recipe…

      • Sauteed Brussels Sprouts 

        I love Brussels sprouts. I know many people don't, but there's something about the bite that I love. I guess the same goes for turnip. I love that too. When…

      • Scalloped Potatoes 

        Wow...Wow, wow, wow, wow. It's bad enough that Scalloped Potatoes are my weakness, but do they have to be this good? The only thing that isn't consistent with…

      • Seven Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing 

        When I saw this great Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing from the Soup Addict blog, I knew I just had to make it. I was especially drawn to it because…

      • Steamed Sweet Potatoes 

        I love, love, love, Sweet Potatoes. I especially love the Sweet Potatoes from Outback Steakhouse, and have often wondered how they make them.  Until the other…

      • Toasted Orzo with Peas and Parmesan 

        My daughter had called me today looking for this recipe and I realized I had not put on my blog yet. Coincidentally, I had just bought some fresh haddock for…

      • Tomato Zucchini Saute 

        I've been making this zucchini and summer squash saute recipe for years. And I never get tired of it! Its basically the freshest summer squash and zucchini,…

      • Tortellini Salad 

        I seem to make this tortellini salad whenever I go to a pot luck, picnic or family get together. This salad is so good, you could literally sell it. It’s…

      • Tortellini Vegetable Bake 

        I've had this Tortellini Vegetable Bake recipe on my "to-do" list for some time now. I found this in a magazine and have saved it all this time. I try not to…

      • Weeknight Scalloped Potatoes 

        Ever since I saw these Weeknight Scalloped Potatoes on Cooks Illustrated, I have made this recipe my "go to" every time I want to make Scalloped Potatoes. I…

      • Zucchini Rice Gratin 

        What a great recipe to use up those veggies in the garden! Just make sure to use plum tomatoes, not regular tomatoes from the garden. I used regular…

      • Zucchini Saute 

        Wondering what to do with all those zucchini from the garden? This is the perfect vegetable saute any time of the year! I have been making this for years.…

    • Category: Soups, Stews & Chowders  (29)
      • Beef Stew 

        I received this great Stoneware Crock from my Mom for Christmas. I immediately thought Beef Stew. For years I've made beef Stew in the oven. I like it all…

      • Broccoli Cheddar Soup 

          There are a lot of recipes for broccoli soups out there, but not all of them have cheese in them. And to me, broccoli soup is just not broccoli…

      • Cheesy Vegetable and Ham Chowder 

        Update: When I was asked to make a chowder for a local chowder contest, I immediately thought of this great chowder. It's super easy, inexpensive, and super…

      • Chicken Hand Pies 

        We are having a blizzard here this weekend, and I thought I would whip up a batch of chicken soup for the hubby who's out plowing snow. Then I remembered I…

      • Chicken Pot Pie Soup 

        My husband and I were at one of our favorite restaurants, Red Blazer the other night, and my husband got Chicken Pot Pie soup. It smelled so good when…

      • Chicken Soup with Heart 

        It's pretty cold here this Valentine's Day (minus 8 degrees this am)... so I decided to make a quick Chicken Soup. Chicken Soup is pretty popular in this…

      • Chicken Stew 

        I've been making this chicken stew it seems forever! This is the perfect winter supper dish, although I make it year round. If you asked me to name some of my…

      • Chili 

        I saw this chili on Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen show on the Food Network. I realized I hadn't made chili in quite some time. His looked so easy and so…

      • Chili - Race 2 of the Chase 

        Yea! Race number 2 in the Chase just happens to be my home track! New Hampshire Motor Speedway! I've been going there for many years. New Hampshire and…

      • Chili and Cornbread in a Jar 

        I found this great idea for chili and cornbread on the Stone Gable Blog, and not only thought they were a great idea, I thought the chili recipe looked…

      • Clam, Haddock & Scallop Chowder 

          This clam, haddock and scallop chowder makes good use of an y leftover fish from meals that you've had extra and froze for making chowder later. I…

      • Corn Chowder 

        Corn chowder is probably one of easiest chowders to make. And its something everyone in my family likes. I like it with lots of corn and potatoes so its…

      • Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup 

        Every weekend in the cold weather months, I always make a soup. This great soup, chuck full of carrots, potatoes, leeks, cabbage and bell pepper, along with…

      • Creamy Tomato, Basil and Roasted Garlic Soup with Asiago Cheese 

        I love creamy tomato soup. What doesn't sound good about Creamy Tomato, Basil and Roasted Garlic Soup with Asiago? When I saw this delicious soup, from Cooking…

      • Deliciously Creamy Tomato Bisque 

        I felt like making a Tomato Bisque soup this weekend...winter just won't let go this year. And I need the warm weather bad this year! So I decided to warm…

      • Easy Wedding Soup 

        I saw this great Easy Wedding Soup recipe on the Chocolate Moosey blog, and it looked so delicious, I knew I had to make it. I've made this recipe twice now,…

      • Fish Chowder 

        I love fish chowder. And the best place I've ever had it is the Dolphin Restaurant in Harpswell, Maine. It is virtually "loaded" with fish that taken right…

      • French Onion Soup 

        What do I think of at holiday time when it comes to soup? French Onion soup, hands down. I love the rich taste of the caramelized onions, red wine and rich…

      • Halloween Traditions and Corn Chowder 

        Ever since my kids were little, I always insisted they eat something before trick or treating. I started making corn chowder for them, as it was not too…

      • Italian Chicken Soup 

        I saw the idea for this soup on Pioneer Woman blog and decided to make it today. The soup is basically a chicken soup with canned tomatoes (I use Vantia), and…

      • Italian Wedding Soup with Chicken Meatballs 

        I've always made Italian Wedding Soup with meatballs made from Beef and Pork. Although the soup does taste unbelievable, I've always wondered how it would be…

      • Lasagna Soup 

        I have a farm stand locally that features 6 different soups a day. On a recent trip to Farmer Browns,  I bought a huge container of their Lasagna soup. I…

      • New England Clam Chowder 

          I don't really care for fried clams, but have always loved clam chowder. Go figure. As I have made fish chowder many times , I thought I would…

      • Oven Beef Stew 

        If your having a lazy day, and want some true comfort food, than this is the recipe for you. I have made beef stew many, many ways, but this is by far, the…

      • Panera Bread Broccoli and Cheddar Soup 

        I was out yesterday at lunchtime and just felt like having a bowl of soup. There's not many places to run in and get a delicious bowl of soup to go. Luckily,…

      • Pasta E Fagioli - Race 8 of the Chase 

        Three more races to go. Its hard to believe an entire race season is just about over. Its hard to believe the "year" is about over! I'm sure the race teams…

      • Sausage and White Bean Soup 

        This soup is perfect for a cold, snowy day like today!  Savory and tasty, this soup is truly comfort food at its best! Sausage and White Bean Soup 2…

      • Slow Cooker Minestrone 

        This great classic Italian soup is made in the slow cooker so the majority of it is cooked right when you need it. All you do is add the last minutes ingredient…

      • Wedding Soup with Mini Ravioli 

        I used the same recipe (most of the time its in my head) that I use for my regular Wedding Soup. I just saw these fresh Buitoni mini ravioli's, and thought I…

    • Category: Vegetables  (19)
      • Baked Penne with Summer Vegetables 

        I found this recipe on the Williams Sonoma blog. I thought, "what a great way of taking advantage of the summer's great bounty in an everyday supper"! Who…

      • Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes 

        I recently purchased some Vermont Cheese Powder from King Arthur Flour, and was thinking of what I could make with it. I though adding it to Scalloped…

      • Egg Rolls 

        I've always wanted to make egg rolls, but never really got around to it. The other day, I bought these egg roll wrappers and decided I would undertake the …

      • Orzo Stuffed Peppers 

        My daughter called me the other day and asked me for a recipe for stuffed peppers. I realized I didn't have one as I don't make them very often. So I started…

      • Pickled Beet Salad 

        Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. And Pickled Beet Salad is right in that category! They are basically available all times of the year, although my…

      • Pork Stir Fry 

        I am constantly trying to come up with healthy dinners and keep coming back to my ole stand by, Pork Stir Fry. It's just a concoction of fresh vegetables,…

      • Roasted Asparagus with Lemon 

        It's spring! What do you think of in spring? Asparagus! And what goes better with asparagus? You guessed it, my favorite thing, LEMONS! When I saw this recipe…

      • Roasted Sausages & Vegetables 

        I love easy one pot comfort food, especially during the week. This recipe from Kay's Kayotic Kitchen blog, fits the bill. I love sausages, and absolutely…

      • Sauteed Brussels Sprouts 

        I love Brussels sprouts. I know many people don't, but there's something about the bite that I love. I guess the same goes for turnip. I love that too. When…

      • Savory Stuffed Mushrooms 

        Stuffed Mushrooms I've been making these great mushrooms for years now and have never measured any of the ingredients when making it. My sister in law used…

      • Scallions In My Garden & My 200th Post! 

        I can't believe this is my 200th post! Time sure fly's when your cookin' up a storm! I didn't really plan it, but I couldn't have found a more fitting post…

      • Scalloped Potatoes 

        Wow...Wow, wow, wow, wow. It's bad enough that Scalloped Potatoes are my weakness, but do they have to be this good? The only thing that isn't consistent with…

      • Spaghetti with Zucchini Sauce 

        Wow, I've had quite a weekend for baking and cooking, and ALL of the recipes have turned out great! That's gotta be a record! I've made the Pineapple Sour…

      • Steamed Sweet Potatoes 

        I love, love, love, Sweet Potatoes. I especially love the Sweet Potatoes from Outback Steakhouse, and have often wondered how they make them.  Until the other…

      • Tomato Cheese Tart 

        I've grown tomatoes many years, but usually just grew them in planters. I never had much luck with them as the animals would get to them, or they'd end up with…

      • Tomato Zucchini Saute 

        I've been making this zucchini and summer squash saute recipe for years. And I never get tired of it! Its basically the freshest summer squash and zucchini,…

      • Weeknight Scalloped Potatoes 

        Ever since I saw these Weeknight Scalloped Potatoes on Cooks Illustrated, I have made this recipe my "go to" every time I want to make Scalloped Potatoes. I…

      • Zucchini Rice Gratin 

        What a great recipe to use up those veggies in the garden! Just make sure to use plum tomatoes, not regular tomatoes from the garden. I used regular…

      • Zucchini Saute 

        Wondering what to do with all those zucchini from the garden? This is the perfect vegetable saute any time of the year! I have been making this for years.…

  • Category: Candies & Sweet Snacks  (2)
    • Candied Cinnamon Sugar Pecans 

      I've just come back from our family's "girls only" annual trip to Freeport, Maine! Tired...very tired. But we had fun. And it's always great to look forward…

    • Caramel Corn 

      I never thought I could make Caramel Corn this good! It just wouldn't be Fall without the smell of Caramel Apples and Caramel Corn. This recipe for Caramel…

  • Category: Healthy Eating  (7)
    • Caprese Salad 

      I would like to start by saying "Thank You" to all the brave men and women who died while defending our freedom and liberty while serving in our military.…

    • Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives 

      I'm on a new path in life. To eat healthier, exercise vigorous, and hopefully shed a few pounds and feel more energetic in the process. I found a new gym,…

    • Italian Farro Salad 

      I noticed this great recipe for Farro Salad on the  My Italian Grandmother blog. I've been looking for a salad to make with Farro, and this sounded…

    • Pickled Beet Salad 

      Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. And Pickled Beet Salad is right in that category! They are basically available all times of the year, although my…

    • Pork Stir Fry 

      I am constantly trying to come up with healthy dinners and keep coming back to my ole stand by, Pork Stir Fry. It's just a concoction of fresh vegetables,…

    • Seven Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing 

      When I saw this great Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing from the Soup Addict blog, I knew I just had to make it. I was especially drawn to it because…

    • Steamed Sweet Potatoes 

      I love, love, love, Sweet Potatoes. I especially love the Sweet Potatoes from Outback Steakhouse, and have often wondered how they make them.  Until the other…

  • Category: Home Page  (137)
    • Ambrosia Muffins 

      These Ambrosia Muffins were good. I mean really good! And super moist! I had never heard of Ambrosia Muffins before until I saw them in Taste of the South…

    • Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake 

      I am a sucker for coffee cakes. And, anything with apples in it. Hence, this gorgeous Apple Cinnamon Coffee cake recipe. I am obsessed with Pinterest! In…

    • Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Apple Crumb Topping 

      This Fall morning its raining and quite chilly. I knew exactly how to warm up the house. With a batch of these Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Apple Crumb Topping.…

    • Apple Cinnamon Scones 

      I guess it's true when they say we are all creatures of habit. I saw this Apple Cinnamon Scone recipe on King Arthur Flour site and knew I had to make them.…

    • Apple Crisp 

      I have been making apple crisp for years. Over the years, I've tried lots of recipes. I've tried the topping you make with yellow cake mix from Pampered…

    • Apple Crumb Bars 

      All I have to say is WOW! Are these apple crumb bars the best ever! Buttery, not too sweet crust, with tender apples, rich with cinnamon and sugar, topped with…

    • Apple Crumb Bars 

      I've made loads of apple square recipes it seems, but there's nothing like squares with a crumbly, crunchy, buttery topping on it! They can be made with…

    • Apple Pasties 

      I bought some DuFour puff pastry at the specialty market and was dying to try something special with it. It had to be a recipe that you would truly appreciate…

    • Apple Pie Bars 

      I recently saw the recipe for these great Apple Pie Bars, and knowing I had just bought some juicy, crisp Granny Smith apples, knew this would be the perfect…

    • Apple Upside Down Cake 

      When your in the middle of a blizzard, and lucky enough to still have your power, you bake...What else is there to do? I had already made some Beef Stew in…

    • Apricot Almond Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping 

      I love coffee cakes...And this Apricot Almond Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping is nooo different! Who doesn't love tender coffee cake, with bites of sweet…

    • Baked Tortellini & Vegetables 

      This is a great recipe for a potluck, function, or for a weekday supper. I found this on Pinterest, and tweaked it a little from the original recipe. I added…

    • Baked Ziti with Sausage 

      I haven't posted much lately as I've been pretty busy with my Shopafoodieaffair, and er...life. So I thought I'd better make this post good! At this time of…

    • Banana Cream Pie 

      I was driving down the street the other day, and suddenly thought, "I'm going to make a Banana Cream Pie" for my next post. Out of the blue, who knows where it…

    • Banana Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting 

      Everyone loves Bananas! And what could be better than Banana Cupcakes? Banana Cupcakes with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting, that's what! First of all, I love…

    • Beef Stew 

      I received this great Stoneware Crock from my Mom for Christmas. I immediately thought Beef Stew. For years I've made beef Stew in the oven. I like it all…

    • Beer Battered Haddock 

      I LOVE fried fish with beer batter. That's something you can rely on being fabulous when going to a Irish pub or restaurant. Yes, its intensely greasy, but if…

    • Best Tiramisu Ever! 

      We've all had Tiramisu. I've made several different recipes, but this Best Tiramisu Ever recipe, takes the cake! It's from Chef Dennis, who's recipes are some…

    • Blueberry Coffee Cake in Memory of Aunt Grace 

      The last conversation I had with my Aunt Grace was about Wild Blueberries, and how she had a huge box of them in her freezer that she wasn't using, and that…

    • Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins 

      Now I've made a LOT of Blueberry Muffins, but none were as good as these Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins by the Barefoot Contessa! And what a perfect day to make…

    • Blueberry Crumb Bars 

      I was on Pinterest recently, and pinned a great recipe from Damndelicious for these Blueberry Crumb Bars. Now I have made all kinds of crumb bars, but there's…

    • Blueberry Kuchen 

      My mother makes this recipe all the time. My father used to love anything sweet! She got it from my childhood best friend's mother, Mrs. Murray. Ive made this…

    • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Maple Cream Sauce 

      Not to be misleading, but the recipe is for the Maple Cream Sauce I created to go with the Butternut Squash I just purchased from one of my favorite markets,…

    • Candied Cinnamon Sugar Pecans 

      I've just come back from our family's "girls only" annual trip to Freeport, Maine! Tired...very tired. But we had fun. And it's always great to look forward…

    • Caprese Salad 

      I would like to start by saying "Thank You" to all the brave men and women who died while defending our freedom and liberty while serving in our military.…

    • Caramel Corn 

      I never thought I could make Caramel Corn this good! It just wouldn't be Fall without the smell of Caramel Apples and Caramel Corn. This recipe for Caramel…

    • Caramel Sauce 

      There is literally nothing like home made caramel. It is super easy to make, and tastes so buttery and rich, words cannot describe it! I can put caramel…

    • Caramel Toffee Apple Cake 

      I needed a new inspiration for a coffee cake and saw this great Caramel Apple Toffee Cake from A Pumpkin and a Princess. This cake is basically easy to make. I…

    • Carrot Spiced Scones with Maple Icing 

      These scones are excellent for a breakfast or brunch any time of year. There also great for a snack, or with a cup of tea. Don't even think of eliminating the…

    • Check out my New Store! 

      I've got a great new store you can buy all those goods you need when making your favorite recipes! There's some great serving pieces... Mixing Bowls to…

    • Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes 

      I noticed these scalloped potatoes on Pinterest, and they looked so good I put them on my "to do" list. Now my "to do", or should I say "to make" list is so…

    • Chewy Chocolate Chip & Pecan Bars 

      These Chewy Chocolate Chip & Pecan Bars are the perfect alternative to chocolate chip cookies. These are super easy to make! Perfect to bring to a picnic,…

    • Chicken & Sausage Marsala 

      Saw this lovely pasta dish on from Chef Dennis on Pinterest a while ago, and thought I would finally make it. Being a lover of Marsala "anything", I knew it…

    • Chicken Caprese 

      Ever since I saw this great Chicken Caprese recipe on Pinterest from Jessica at The Novice Chef Blog , I knew I had to try it! It was extremely easy and very…

    • Chicken Fajitas 

      I love Chicken Fajitas. It's great for a weeknight meal especially for families that are coming in for dinner at different times. Everyone can make their…

    • Chicken Marsala 

      Updated! When you want the best flavor in Chicken Marsala, "you have to have a really good quality wine"! I've been trying many Marsala wines, and one I really…

    • Chicken Piccata 

      I love, love, love lemons! So it's not surprising that Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite dishes. I have been making it for quite a while now. I usually…

    • Chicken Quesadillas 

      When life gives you lemons, make Chicken Quesadillas! When your hard a bad day, there's nothing like a Chicken Quesadilla! And no one makes them like you…

    • Chicken Soup with Heart 

      It's pretty cold here this Valentine's Day (minus 8 degrees this am)... so I decided to make a quick Chicken Soup. Chicken Soup is pretty popular in this…

    • Chili 

      I saw this chili on Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen show on the Food Network. I realized I hadn't made chili in quite some time. His looked so easy and so…

    • Chili and Cornbread in a Jar 

      I found this great idea for chili and cornbread on the Stone Gable Blog, and not only thought they were a great idea, I thought the chili recipe looked…

    • Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Banana Bread 

      I had some bananas that were holding on for dare life, so I started looking for a different banana bread recipe. All the recipes looked good, but were all so…

    • Chocolate Chip Crumb Cakes 

      Ever feel like having a chocolate chip cookie, but don't feel like making cookies? I have it all the time. Then I found these Chocolate Chip Crumb Cakes. I…

    • Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins 

      WOW! This recipe in the Taste of Home Ultimate Guide to Fall Baking magazine claimed that these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins were "the best they've ever…

    • Chocolate Espresso Biscotti 

      I noticed this great Chocolate Espresso Biscotti recipe on Pinterest from Wendy at the Themondaybox blog, and thought they would be perfect for one of the…

    • Christmas Potpourri 

      Let's face it, it's not Christmas without those familiar smells. For me its the "Winter" scented candle from Slakin bought at Bath & Body Works, Balsam…

    • Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake  

      I will tell you, the first time I saw this recipe, I thought it was another one of those made from refrigerator cinnamon rolls. But when I began reading I…

    • Clam, Haddock & Scallop Chowder 

        This clam, haddock and scallop chowder makes good use of an y leftover fish from meals that you've had extra and froze for making chowder later. I…

    • Coconut Rice Pudding 

      As I was gazing in the garden today, I remembered a post I made a while ago for Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding I was going to make again. There's something about…

    • Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding 

      I wanted to post something completely different for my next post, and found this Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding on Pinterest from the Cake On The Brain blog. It…

    • Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup 

      Every weekend in the cold weather months, I always make a soup. This great soup, chuck full of carrots, potatoes, leeks, cabbage and bell pepper, along with…

    • Cranberry Swirl Bundt Cake 

      I noticed this great Cranberry Swirl Bundt Cake in the All American Cooking Fall Baking issue, and am I glad I did. Although I will tell you, this recipe…

    • Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta 

      I noticed this great pasta recipe on Pinterest from Joelen's What's Cooking Chicago blog, and knew I had to make it! It comes from a recipe from America's Test…

    • Creamy Tomato, Basil and Roasted Garlic Soup with Asiago Cheese 

      I love creamy tomato soup. What doesn't sound good about Creamy Tomato, Basil and Roasted Garlic Soup with Asiago? When I saw this delicious soup, from Cooking…

    • David's Fish Market & Lobster 

      If you are in the Salisbury, MA area,and in the mood for super fresh seafood, you've gotta stop by David's Fish Market & Lobster, for a huge selection…

    • Deliciously Creamy Tomato Bisque 

      I felt like making a Tomato Bisque soup this weekend...winter just won't let go this year. And I need the warm weather bad this year! So I decided to warm…

    • Dragon Wing Begonias 

      It's that time again! Time to get outdoors, drag out the outdoor furniture... and time for outdoor picnics and parties. It's also time to get all the planters…

    • Easy Wedding Soup 

      I saw this great Easy Wedding Soup recipe on the Chocolate Moosey blog, and it looked so delicious, I knew I had to make it. I've made this recipe twice now,…

    • Eggnog Rice Pudding 

      Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without eggnog. There's nothing like sipping a cup of that creamy and wonderfully spiced concoction to welcome in a…

    • Elegant Paper Goods for Your Next Party 

      We've just got in some great elegant paper goods for your next party! Hydrangeas, Lobsters, Vineyard, Birthday, Nature and Floral patterns. Choose from 3 sizes…

    • Flour Bakery Blueberry Muffins 

      I have quite a few Blueberry Muffin recipes on this blog, and have made quite a few versions that were all delicious. Knowing how delicious the treats are at…

    • Flour Bakery's Banana Bread 

      When I say, this Banana Bread is delicious...I MEAN delicious!!! Flour Bakery is in nearby Boston, and they have the most delicious treats! This banana…

    • Francesco's Ristorante 

      I've been going to Francesco's Ristorante occasionally now for quite a few years. The creature of habit that I am, they even know what I like to drink, and…

    • Frosted Brownies 

      Everyone loves Brownies! Especially Frosted Brownies! This is the perfect post for Valentine's Day. Make these for your significant other...they will love you…

    • Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart 

      Chocolate...what can I say? It's an addiction! Especially this time of year! I've had this Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart for some time now, and have never got…

    • Garlic Smashed Potatoes 

      When you crave garlic....loads of garlic...these Garlic Smashed Potatoes are just the ticket! The creamy red potatoes baked with super crunchy browned edges,…

    • German Chocolate Cupcakes 

      I pinned these great German Chocolate Cupcakes from Cooking Classy, and decided to try them today. One word...UNBELIEVABLE! And fairly easy to make! Jaclyn…

    • Gingerbread Cupcakes for Christmas 

      It's finally here! With all the hype since Halloween, Christmas is here! All the shopping, planning, cooking, cleaning and wrapping, the day is here to enjoy…

    • Glazed Doughnut Muffins 

      I pinned these great Glazed Doughnut Muffins from Sweet Pea's Kitchen blog, and never got to make them. Wow! Was I missing out! The taste and texture of…

    • Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives 

      I'm on a new path in life. To eat healthier, exercise vigorous, and hopefully shed a few pounds and feel more energetic in the process. I found a new gym,…

    • Grilled Veg Pasta Salad 

      I pinned this Grilled Veg Pasta Salad on Pinterest a while ago from Better Homes and Gardens site, and knew I had to make it! It features lots of…

    • Haddock Piccata 

      I've been having fish a lot lately, and been having great luck getting it at our local market Shaws. I don't usually like fish from a supermarket, but it's so…

    • Halloween Cake 2013 

      Every Halloween I try and make a cute themed cake to celebrate the most Goolish day of the year! This year, I remember seeing this cute cake on Pinterest and…

    • I.W.S. Cocktail 

      This drink will definitely chase the Winter blues away no matter where you live! Wow, is all I have to say! I found this exceptional drink recipe in an old…

    • Irish Soda Bread 

      I love St Patrick's Day for the simple fact that I love Irish Soda bread. However, as much a I like to eat it, I've never made it. I've meant to many times,…

    • Italian Farro Salad 

      I noticed this great recipe for Farro Salad on the  My Italian Grandmother blog. I've been looking for a salad to make with Farro, and this sounded…

    • Italian Sesame Cookies 

      As I was looking through my recipes, I came across these Italian cookies I've been meaning to make. As easy as they are to make, I've never gotten around to…

    • Italian Spaghetti Salad 

      I've made a similar salad to this Italian Spaghetti Salad, only with Fettuchini noodles, and it was always a hit. I haven't made it in sometime, but this one…

    • Italian Wedding Soup with Chicken Meatballs 

      I've always made Italian Wedding Soup with meatballs made from Beef and Pork. Although the soup does taste unbelievable, I've always wondered how it would be…

    • Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins 

      Who doesn't remember Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins if you're from the Northeast? Taking a break from shopping for those huge muffins, with loads of blueberries…

    • Layered Winter Salad 

      I was looking to make a basic salad festive for the holidays and decided to make a layered salad. Of coarse, no salad is complete without home made salad…

    • Lemon Almond Biscotti 

      I love all kinds of Biscotti, but knowing the Lemon Obsession I have, I knew I had to make these Lemon Almond Biscotti recipe from my friends at King Arthur…

    • Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping 

      What better way to start off the Memorial Day weekend, than with these great Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping! Trust me...there isn't one! Sitting…

    • Lemon Blueberry Scones 

      Lemon Blueberry Scones. What can I say...lemons and blueberries go with Summer, like peanut butter goes with jam! When I noticed these great scones that I…

    • Lemon Meringue Pie (the quick and easy way) 

      Holidays are great. But it's hard to make everything you want to make. This Easter, I opted to make Lemon Meringue Pie, but had very little time to do it.…

    • Lemon Scones with Pistachios & Cherries 

      I was researching Goggle + this morning, and came across these great Lemon Scones on Cakewalkr's blog. Chef Dennis did a guest post on his blog, and I am I…

    • Lemon Velvet Cake 

      This lemon cake is super velvety, just the way I like it. I love the texture of boxed cake mixes, and love recipes that jazz up those boxed mixes. What better…

    • Macaroni Salad with Crispy Pancetta & Peas 

      I've been cruising through the various recipes for different types of macaroni salad on the various blogs and Pinterest. In most of them, it looks like the…

    • Maple Oat Nut Scones 

      I saw these Maple Oat Nut Scones on an episode of the Pioneer Woman. Knowing how obsessed I am with Maple (I use a touch of it every morning on my oatmeal), I…

    • Maple Pumpkin Bars 

      I was looking in my King Arthur Flour catalog that came in the mail the other day, as saw they had a mix for Pumpkin Pie Bars. I thought, that's what I'm…

    • Maple Walnut Muffins 

      I remembered a Maple Walnut Muffin in my local Shaw's grocery store, I used to buy one once in a while for a treat. These were sweet. I mean really sweet. The…

    • Marsala Pork Medallions 

      Marsala Pork Medallions. When I saw this recipe I knew it sounded delicious. I love pork tenderloin. And, recently, I've been eating a lot of it, trying to eat…

    • Meatloaf 

      This meatloaf is the BEST meatloaf you'll ever make! I know you hear that a lot, but I'm not kidding...this is THE BEST meatloaf EVER!!! Years ago, I saw…

    • Mini Chicken Pot Pies 

      I felt like having chicken pot pies and remembered I had some great ramekins my friend Emily gave me for Christmas. I made a basic chicken stew/pot pie…

    • Mini White Garlic Tomato Pizza and Review of Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker 

      From the moment I saw this Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker in Williams Sonoma, I knew it had to be mine. How bad can a pizza be, made in a portable electric…

    • Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes  

      I got the inspiration for these fabulous Minty White Chocolate Mousse Vanilla Cupcakes from these Peppermint Bark Malted Milk Balls I bought over Christmas. I…

    • Mom's Apple Pie 

      My Mom makes the best Apple Pie, in my opinion. The crust is super flaky, and the apples inside are fully cooked, perfectly spiced and sweetened, and it is…

    • Monkey Bars with Browned Butter Icing 

      WOW, if you are a fan of MOIST Banana Bread, this is the recipe for you! Couple that with the yummy Browned Butter Icing, and you are in heaven! Sometimes,…

    • My New "Best Friends" In The Kitchen 

      These are my new best friends in the kitchen!   Vermont Cheese Powder This great Sharp Vermont Cheese Powder from King Arthur Flour is a best…

    • Neapolitan Cupcakes 

      I've always wanted to make Neapolitan cupcakes, and decided to finally do it. I love vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, so why not in the form of a…

    • Orange Glazed Muffins 

      Orange Muffins full of citrus flavor and then glazed with more citrus flavor. Can you get enough? I think not... These are perfect accompaniment for first…

    • Pasta Aglio Olio with Broccoli Rabe 

      I've had this recipe from Chef Dennis on my "to do" list for quite some time. It thought this would be perfect to make for this lazy Winter Sunday afternoon. …

    • Pasta Salad Italiano 

      This recipe was one of those that came from a magazine years ago, probably sponsored by Good Seasons Italian salad dressing mix. I have been making this salad…

    • Peach Upside Down Cake 

      I love all upside down cakes. Pineapple, apple, blueberry and of course peach. Summer's the perfect time for peaches and making peach upside down cake. I took…

    • Pecan Caramel Sheet Cake 

      I haven't posted in what seems like forever. Sometimes life just gets in the way! But boy, have I picked the best thing to get back in the groove with! If…

    • Peppermint Cake Roll 

      Cake rolls have never really been my thing. However, I love they way they look and taste. So here I go again trying to master the cake roll. It all started…

    • Pickled Beet Salad 

      Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. And Pickled Beet Salad is right in that category! They are basically available all times of the year, although my…

    • Pineapple Sour Cream Crumb Bars 

      I found these great bars on, where else???... Pinterest. It came from Alyssa at The Recipe Critics blog, and were made with Strawberry filling. I had some…

    • Polynesian Glazed Chicken 

      I renamed the name of this recipe because the finished product reminded me of Polynesian food. If you're in the mood for something different and delicious,…

    • Pork Stir Fry 

      I am constantly trying to come up with healthy dinners and keep coming back to my ole stand by, Pork Stir Fry. It's just a concoction of fresh vegetables,…

    • Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Cider Reduction 

      I have had these Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Cider Reduction SEVERAL times now, and every time I have them I can't say enough how good they are. They…

    • Puff Pastry Waffle with Caramelized Apples 

      I saw a post for these great Puff Pastry Waffles with Caramelized Apples on Pinterest from Lori over at Recipe Girl, and literally wasted no time making…

    • Pumpkin Cheesecake 

      I was watching Kathy Lee & Hoda the other day and they had a guest on that made Pumpkin Cheesecake. Well that was all I needed....now I have to make…

    • Pumpkin Donuts 

      First off, let me say, I've never made donuts. A saw this recipe for Pumpkin Donuts and it looked so easy, I just started making them on the spot. Yes, dinner…

    • Quick Shortbread Cookies 

      I saw this post from Georgia at The Comfort of Cooking the other day, and knew they were on my "short list" of things to bake, SOON! Shortbread is one of my…

    • Review of Butcher Boy Market, No. Andover, MA 

      I've been going to Butcher Boy Market for years. It is THE only place IMO to buy the best quality meats that I know. I've been to many, many markets and…

    • Ronnie's Favorite Meatloaf 

      I made this delicious meatloaf years ago, and my daughters boyfriend at the time was "over the moon" over it...hense the name... Ronnie's Favorite Meatloaf. …

    • Rosaria's Restaurant 

      Wow! Literally 5 stars in my book! And anyone who knows me, knows that "its all about the food"! I generally don't get super impressed with a fancy…

    • Sausage Calzone 

      Since I purchased my Breville Pizza Oven, I've been in pizza mode. I've been meaning to make fresh pizza dough, but haven't had time until today. Then I…

    • Scalloped Potatoes 

      Wow...Wow, wow, wow, wow. It's bad enough that Scalloped Potatoes are my weakness, but do they have to be this good? The only thing that isn't consistent with…

    • Seafood Stuffed Haddock 

      I love Haddock, and I love Scallops. So naturally when I was at the seafood market purchasing some fish for dinner, and these huge dry Scallops, I knew…

    • Seven Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing 

      When I saw this great Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing from the Soup Addict blog, I knew I just had to make it. I was especially drawn to it because…

    • Shepherds Pie 

      Who hasn't made Shepherds Pie some time or another? Ground Beef sauteed with onions in a beefy sauce, creamed corn and fluffy mashed potatoes. Now that's…

    • Skillet Penne with Chicken & Broccoli 

      Wow, wow, wow, wow, is all I have to say! This super easy to prepare Skillet Penne with Chicken & Broccoli from Cooks Country, is a one skillet dish, and…

    • Sloppy Joes 

      Ever since I was a child I remember my mom making Sloppy Joe sandwiches, and I have vivid memories of having them in high school. They always came with…

    • So Long Summer! 

      So Long Summer 2013!!! Well, another Summer's come and gone. And so is the beauty of the Summers flowers. My roses are blooming their last bloom...... My…

    • Spaghetti with Zucchini Sauce 

      Wow, I've had quite a weekend for baking and cooking, and ALL of the recipes have turned out great! That's gotta be a record! I've made the Pineapple Sour…

    • Spicy Hot Chocolate 

      When I think of Valentine's Day, I throw back to my childhood and think of those Red Hot candies. Of course, it just wouldn't be Valentine's Day without…

    • Steamed Sweet Potatoes 

      I love, love, love, Sweet Potatoes. I especially love the Sweet Potatoes from Outback Steakhouse, and have often wondered how they make them.  Until the other…

    • Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake 

      I pinned this recipe for Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake as I have many others, quite a while ago. I finally decided to make it. Wow, have I been missing…

    • Sweet and Sour Chicken 

      My mom gave me this recipe, she got it from a relative in Canada. It is truly sweet “and” sour, and reminds me of the sweet and sour chicken you get at…

    • Texas Sheet Cake 

      I've only made one sheet cake in my life and it was delicious! So, when I needed a dessert in a hurry, I thought of the Texas Sheet Cake, I've been wanting to…

    • The BEST Cinnamon Streusel Muffins You'll Ever Make! 

      King Arthur Flour calls them Simply Sinful Cinnamon Muffins...I call them The Best Cinnamon Streusel Muffins You'll Ever Make! Either way you slice…

    • Tomato Zucchini Saute 

      I've been making this zucchini and summer squash saute recipe for years. And I never get tired of it! Its basically the freshest summer squash and zucchini,…

    • Tortellini Vegetable Bake 

      I've had this Tortellini Vegetable Bake recipe on my "to-do" list for some time now. I found this in a magazine and have saved it all this time. I try not to…

    • Weeknight Scalloped Potatoes 

      Ever since I saw these Weeknight Scalloped Potatoes on Cooks Illustrated, I have made this recipe my "go to" every time I want to make Scalloped Potatoes. I…

    • Yankee Pot Roast  

      Yankee Pot Roast is something traditional here in the Northeast, and I'm sure it is just as popular all around the great USA. It is made numerous ways. But the…

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    • Chocolate "Overload" Chip Cookies 

      These cookies are perfect for Halloween parties this time of year. And when I say "overlaod", I mean they are overloaded with chocolate chips! Milk chocolate,…

    • Elegant Paper Goods for Your Next Party 

      We've just got in some great elegant paper goods for your next party! Hydrangeas, Lobsters, Vineyard, Birthday, Nature and Floral patterns. Choose from 3 sizes…

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    • Christmas Potpourri 

      Let's face it, it's not Christmas without those familiar smells. For me its the "Winter" scented candle from Slakin bought at Bath & Body Works, Balsam…

  • Category: Pudding  (2)
    • Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding 

      I wanted to post something completely different for my next post, and found this Coconut Vanilla Rice Pudding on Pinterest from the Cake On The Brain blog. It…

    • Eggnog Rice Pudding 

      Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without eggnog. There's nothing like sipping a cup of that creamy and wonderfully spiced concoction to welcome in a…

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    • Check out my New Store! 

      I've got a great new store you can buy all those goods you need when making your favorite recipes! There's some great serving pieces... Mixing Bowls to…

    • Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Banana Bread 

      I had some bananas that were holding on for dare life, so I started looking for a different banana bread recipe. All the recipes looked good, but were all so…

    • Elegant Paper Goods for Your Next Party 

      We've just got in some great elegant paper goods for your next party! Hydrangeas, Lobsters, Vineyard, Birthday, Nature and Floral patterns. Choose from 3 sizes…

    • Grilled Veg Pasta Salad 

      I pinned this Grilled Veg Pasta Salad on Pinterest a while ago from Better Homes and Gardens site, and knew I had to make it! It features lots of…