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Blog Posts

  • Category: Blog  (377)
    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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. …

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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. …

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Chicken Marsala 

      Thanks Cooks Illustrated for the “Best Chicken Marsala Recipe Ever”! I’ve added a little touch of my own, but otherwise this is the best Chicken Marsala…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • Category: Appetizers  (23)
      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • Tomato Cheese Tart from my Garden Tomatoes 

        Tomatoes Ripening in the Garden I've grown tomatoes many years, but usually just grew them in planters. I never had much luck with them as the animals…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 …

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

    • Category: Beverages  (3)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

    • Category: Breads, Muffins & Pretzels  (40)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • "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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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"…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

    • Category: Breakfast & Brunch  (48)

      Breakfast and brunch comfort foods

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • "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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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. …

      • 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"…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

    • Category: Cakes  (34)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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,…

    • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

    • 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)
      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

    • Category: Cookouts  (8)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

    • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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. …

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

    • Category: Desserts  (119)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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. …

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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: …

      • 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…

      • 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.…

    • Category: Dog Treats  (1)

      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  (3)
      • 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,…

      • 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  (108)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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. …

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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. …

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • Chicken Marsala 

        Thanks Cooks Illustrated for the “Best Chicken Marsala Recipe Ever”! I’ve added a little touch of my own, but otherwise this is the best Chicken Marsala…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

    • Category: Gardening  (5)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 from my Garden Tomatoes 

        Tomatoes Ripening in the Garden I've grown tomatoes many years, but usually just grew them in planters. I never had much luck with them as the animals…

      • 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…

    • Category: Holiday  (50)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • Merry Christmas! 

          MERRY CHRISTMAS!

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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: …

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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,…

      • Category: Christmas  (14)
        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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: …

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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.…

      • Category: Easter  (3)
      • Category: Halloween  (5)
        • 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.…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

      • Category: Mardi Gras  (2)
        • 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…

        • 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…

      • 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)
        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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: …

        • 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…

        • 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,…

      • Category: Valentine's Day  (12)
        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

    • Category: Kitchen Gadgets  (5)
      • 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…

      • 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…

    • Category: Main Dishes  (106)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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. …

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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. …

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • Chicken Marsala 

        Thanks Cooks Illustrated for the “Best Chicken Marsala Recipe Ever”! I’ve added a little touch of my own, but otherwise this is the best Chicken Marsala…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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”…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • Zucchini Carbonara 

        Don't know what to do with all those zucchini's from your garden? This recipe is perfect! I saw this recipe on an old Jamie At Home show I Tivo'd, and knew…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • Category: Beef  (30)
        • 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. …

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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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        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

      • Category: Chinese Food  (6)
        • 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,…

        • 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 …

        • 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…

        • 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…

      • Category: Fish & Seafood  (8)
        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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...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”…

        • 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…

        • 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…

      • Category: Pork  (13)
        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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 …

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

      • Category: Poultry  (33)
        • 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…

        • 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,…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • Chicken Marsala 

          Thanks Cooks Illustrated for the “Best Chicken Marsala Recipe Ever”! I’ve added a little touch of my own, but otherwise this is the best Chicken Marsala…

        • 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 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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,…

        • 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 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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 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 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 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 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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,…

        • 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…

        • 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 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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,…

      • Category: Rice, Potatoes & Beans  (12)
        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

        • 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…

      • 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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      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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  (27)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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. …

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • Zucchini Carbonara 

        Don't know what to do with all those zucchini's from your garden? This recipe is perfect! I saw this recipe on an old Jamie At Home show I Tivo'd, and knew…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

    • Category: Pies & Tarts  (23)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 from my Garden Tomatoes 

        Tomatoes Ripening in the Garden I've grown tomatoes many years, but usually just grew them in planters. I never had much luck with them as the animals…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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 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 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

    • Category: Restaurant & Market Reviews  (9)
    • Category: Salads  (14)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

    • Category: Sauces, Dressings & Gravy  (22)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

    • Category: Side Dishes  (32)
      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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. …

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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.…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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 …

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

    • Category: Soups, Stews & Chowders  (28)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • Cheesy Vegetable and Ham Chowder 

        The minute the weather gets colder, I immediately think of soups and chowders. The other day I realized I had not posted one of my favorite chowders. This…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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…

    • Category: Vegetables  (19)
      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • 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,…

      • 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.…

      • Tomato Cheese Tart from my Garden Tomatoes 

        Tomatoes Ripening in the Garden I've grown tomatoes many years, but usually just grew them in planters. I never had much luck with them as the animals…

      • 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…

      • 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…

      • Scallions In My Garden & My 200th Post! 

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      • 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…

      • 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 …

      • 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…

      • Savory Stuffed Mushrooms 

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      • 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…

      • Baked Penne with Summer Vegetables 

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      • Roasted Asparagus with Lemon 

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    • Candied Cinnamon Sugar Pecans 

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    • Steamed Sweet Potatoes 

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    • 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,…

    • Caprese Salad 

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    • Pickled Beet Salad 

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    • Seven Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing 

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      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…

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      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…

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      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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • Dragon Wing Begonias 

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    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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. …

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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. …

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Chicken Marsala 

      Thanks Cooks Illustrated for the “Best Chicken Marsala Recipe Ever”! I’ve added a little touch of my own, but otherwise this is the best Chicken Marsala…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Chili 

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