Italian Style Root Vegetable Puree

Have I said lately that I should have married Mario Batali? Never mind that both of us are already married with children, but the man can cook – and what Italian girl does not love a man that can cook good Italian food. This is my take on one of his recipes. I make this…

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Do you ever have moments where you want to come up with additional ways to eat vegetables that the whole family will enjoy? Do you get curious by all the recipes for cauliflower that you find on the internet? I know I sure do. This recipe for loaded cauliflower bake falls into that category. This…

Caribbean Rice

When I was going through my island theme cooking a few months back I discovered this recipe for Caribbean rice. I was not sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. Have I shared that I try to go into new recipes with low expectations? Especially if I find them on certain websites. I…

Pear and Brussels Sprout Hash

Pear and Brussels Sprout Hash I like to cook with the seasons and in the fall that means making the most of seasonal Brussels sprouts. I found this recipe for pear and Brussels sprout hash with crispy bacon. To make this into a full meal hop over to the store and pick up a rotisserie…

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,…

Nine Perfect Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Another friend asked me for recommendations for side dishes for turkey day and other upcoming holidays. This not makes three friends asking for cooking resources – Gotta LOVE IT. So I put together my list of Nine Perfect Side Dishes for Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy these. Feel free to message me if you need…

Beet Risotto is Good for Fall

It’s fall recipe time, so I thought I’d share this one for beet risotto. This is not only a nice fall side dish but can also be used for Thanksgiving. I don’t have a clue to the recipe’s origin, but know we used this for many years when we had our catering company. BEET RISOTTO…

Butternut Squash Curry

My husband acquired this recipe for butternut squash curry many years ago from a local restaurant. Over the years I’ve given it a few tweaks to accommodate my nut allergies and the fact that  the original recipe calls for fenugreek seeds – and most of us don’t typically have those in our kitchens, or have…

We Love Marsala Mushrooms

After searching around we found a recipe that makes my family happy as we love Marsala mushrooms. My family doesn’t just like eating mushrooms, we love them – stuffed, grilled, sautéed with onions, and sautéed with Marsala wine. This recipe that can work as either a side dish or an appetizer. Hope you like it…