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Cranberry Pecan Cheeseball

Cranberry Pecan Cheeseball

A Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball is the perfect holiday appetizer to serve for parties, game-day, or potlucks. It’s creamy, and savory with just a hint of sweetness and a touch of heat. Serve it with crackers, pretzel chips, or pita chips.

Leftover Stuffing Waffles

Leftover Stuffing Waffles

Move over chicken and waffles, Leftover Stuffing Waffles are an easy and delicious way to re-do holiday leftovers. Who doesn’t love anything made into a waffle?

Black Friday Sandwich

Black Friday Sandwich

This Black Friday sandwich is the delicious sustenance you’ll need to hit the department stores and get your holiday shopping done! This satisfying and easy-to-make sandwich might be even better than the holiday meal itself.

Healthy Eggnog Smoothie

Healthy Eggnog Smoothie

This healthy eggnog smoothie is a creamy, sweet, and decadent-tasting way to start the morning off the right way. Full of protein, this filling smoothie will keep you satisfied until lunch!

Caramel Apple And Pecan Cheesecake

Caramel Apple And Pecan Cheesecake

An alternative to the Thanksgiving pies, this caramel apple, and pecan cheesecake is luxuriously creamy, not too sweet, and has all of the luscious Fall flavors. The best part is this dessert can be made up to four days ahead of the holiday! My Thanksgiving Read More..

Broccoli Cauliflower Alfredo Casserole

Broccoli Cauliflower Alfredo Casserole

Broccoli cauliflower alfredo casserole is a cheesy holiday side dish that the whole family will love. Roasted broccoli and cauliflower are baked in a cheesy, velvety alfredo sauce that pairs beautifully with roasted meats and is something a bit different on your holiday table. It’s Read More..

Ratatouille Grilled Cheese

Ratatouille Grilled Cheese

A Ratatouille Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a great way to increase your family’s veggie intake while still offering them a buttery, rich, cheesy sandwich. The herbed dressing adds tons of flavor!

Easy Pan de Muerto

Easy Pan de Muerto

Easy Pan de Muerto or Bread of the Dead is a delicious way to celebrate the Mexican holiday of ‘Day Of The Dead’. This orange-scented sweet bread, decorated with knobby ‘bones’ and covered in sugar, is lovely with a hot cup of coffee or Mexican hot chocolate.

Melted Monster Chili

Melted Monster Chili

Melted Monster Head Chili is a deliciously ghoulish way to feed the family before they head out to trick-or-treat. This no-bean chili is full of vegetables and low-fat turkey, so you’ll feel good about serving it to them.

Blueberry Lychee Eyeball Cocktail

Blueberry Lychee Eyeball Cocktail

These cute blueberry lychee eyeball cocktails will have you enjoying the season in style. They’re not too sweet, yet very flavorful. Make a second batch without the vodka for the kids!

Jumbo Sugar-Topped Pumpkin Muffins

Jumbo Sugar-Topped Pumpkin Muffins

Jumbo sugar-topped pumpkin muffins are a cozy way to start a chilly autumn day. They’re moist, sweet, and full of warm spices, with a crunchy sugar topping. Grab your coffee, and a blanket, and snuggle up with one of these big, bakery-style muffins.

The Devil’s Eggs And Spiders

The Devil’s Eggs And Spiders

Creamy deviled eggs are decorated with black olive ‘spiders’ for a Halloween appetizer that both adults and children will love.

Parslied German Spaetzle In Brown Butter Sauce

Parslied German Spaetzle In Brown Butter Sauce

Just in time for Octoberfest celebrations, Parslied German Spaetzle in Brown Butter Sauce is a delicious side dish that pairs well with roasted or grilled meats. My favorite way to serve the spaetzles is with Cabernet Braised Beef Short Ribs, Sauteed Haricot Verts, Sweet And Read More..

Chewy Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

Chewy Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

Chewy browned butter pecan cookies have the slightly salty and sweet flavors that everybody craves! They’re nutty, and buttery, with a caramel note from brown sugar. These cookies are spectacular with a cold glass of milk or a cup of hot coffee. The flavor of Read More..

Burnt Almond Torte

Burnt Almond Torte

This rustic Burnt Almond Torte is an iconic Pittsburgh treat that everyone loves. Moist yellow cake is layered with silky, vanilla pastry cream, and iced with a fluffy almond-flavored buttercream frosting, then covered in toasted, sugared almonds. One bite and you’ll be craving more. For Read More..


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Classic Shrimp Etouffee

Classic Shrimp Etouffee

This classic shrimp etouffee is rich and flavorful and makes a great dish to serve to guests yet easy enough for a weekend dinner. Although this dish is a meal in itself, I like to serve it with a cool and refreshing Israeli Salad, a Read More..

Classic Macaroni And Cheese

Classic Macaroni And Cheese

Sometimes classic comfort food is just what you need at the end of a hectic day.  This classic macaroni and cheese is one that feels like it came from Grandma’s kitchen.   For my favorite Southern comfort meal, I like to serve Classic Macaroni And Cheese Read More..

A MENU FOR DAD

A MENU FOR DAD

Father’s Day is this coming Sunday.  Why not treat Dad to an incredible 8-course meal that will make him feel special. This menu for Dad is sure to impress. The best part is you’ll still have enough energy to enjoy the meal with him! From Read More..

TAVERN ON THE GREEN CRAB CAKES

TAVERN ON THE GREEN CRAB CAKES

Tavern On The Green was the gorgeous iconic NYC restaurant located in Central Park.  The ambiance, the people watching, and the food was some of the best the city had to offer.   A classic dish served as an appetizer, on a bun for lunch, and Read More..

TOASTED RAVIOLI

TOASTED RAVIOLI

These toasted ravioli are always a favorite.  Cheese ravioli is breaded in a flavorful, cheesy coating and baked until golden brown.  Serve them with your favorite tomato sauce for dipping. Fried foods seem too heavy for an appetizer.  Yet, I adore the crunchy, cheesy fried Read More..