Turkey & Rice Casserole

This recipe for leftover turkey & rice casserole was so good. I actually first cooked this using left over BBQ chicken. It was so tasty my family asked me to keep it around. This is just one of the many ways to use that leftover turkey for post-holiday cooking! Left Over Turkey & Rice Casserole…

Slow-Cooker Roast Pork Tenderloin

This recipe for slow-cooker roast pork tenderloin with a honey-balsamic glaze is perfect for fall slow cooker season. I just recently made this for my family and both of them LOVED it. This was a total hit and my family has requested that it stay in regular rotation. The balsamic glaze is so tasty, I…

Vegan Green Sauce

A few months back I came up with this recipe for dairy-free vegan green sauce. I really like playing in the kitchen. For anyone that is new to my writing, this is what I call my recipe creation and test kitchen time. For those of you that have been reading for a while, you know…

Chicken & Leek Soup

Life has been all about change this past year, which is how I came across this recipe for chicken & leek soup with spinach. The older I am getting the healthier I find myself eating and this recipe is no exception. This last year both the hubs and I have been trying to make a…

Allergy Safe Holiday Sides

If you’re like the average person and you know you have someone coming over during the holidays with food allergies you might go into panic mode wondering what do I cook? If you make it through the rest of this post I recommend cooking some allergy safe holiday sides, but… First off, DON’T PANIC. Secondly,…

Virtual Cookie Swap 2018 Link Party

You know what time of year it is? It’s cookie baking season! My favorite time of year. As many of you know, I used to host an annual cookie swap party, but unfortunately I had to stop doing that because at my last cookie party I had a nasty allergic reaction to a cookie with…

Cream Cheese Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

This recipe for a Cream Cheese Cookie comes from my mother who got it from her grandmother. When my mom was little they would visit her grandparents in Pompton Lakes, NJ for the holidays and my great grandmother Albigese would make these Italian cookies for my mom and her siblings. I have since turned it…

Anise Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

Here is another recipe my mother got from her grandmother.  My Italian great grandmother Albigese used to bake this Anise Cookie when my mom would visit Pompton Lakes (PL) as a child. I hope you enjoy baking these  with your loved ones and that you make happy memories that will live through the generations. ANISE…

How to Host a Cookie Exchange

It’s that time of year… Cookie Exchange time.  As a special treat I thought I’d pass along instructions on how to host a cookie exchange. While I’m no longer hosting a physical cookie exchange, I figure it’s just too challenging with my food allergy concerns, I do host my online cookie exchange. This year marks…