Recipes

Campfire Cooking Recipes and Tips for Cooking on an Open Fire

One of the best things about a camping trip is the time and tastes that come from campfire cooking. Nothing seems to taste as good as those recipes cooked on a big campfire. Even though the summer is ending, there is still time to get out there and enjoy the good old outdoors with some…

Basic Sugar Cookie Dough

sugar cookie dough

July 9 is Sugar Cookie Day.  Are you a cookie baker?  It’s easy to resort to slice and bake cookies but it is also super easy to make your own basic sugar cookie dough.  It keeps well and can be used to make all sorts of delicious holiday treats. Why Buy Slice and Bake?  Make…

How to Make an Awesome Swiss Chard Breakfast Skillet

This Swiss chard breakfast skillet is crammed full of fresh grown veggies and the salty taste of bacon, all topped with soft cooked eggs and fresh parsley. Breakfast at my house is either a grab and go on the way out the door moment, or an occasion to experiment with flavors and tastes that will…

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – Healthy Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bar

oatmeal strawberry bars

These strawberry oatmeal bars have a luscious fresh strawberry center that sits on a whole wheat pastry flour base and is topped with a buttery streusel crumble.  They are the perfect way to make use of fresh strawberries that are so plentiful right now. Every year, about this time, I come back from the Farmer’s…

Antipasto Platter Tips – 14 Ideas for the Perfect Antipasti Platter

Antipasto Platter with specialty meats and cheeses

An antipasto platter is a delicious combination of cheeses, vegetables and meats, usually served with good wines.  It’s a great way to start an evening with friends and is very easy to put together. Antipasto, (the plural is called antipasti)  when translated, means “before the meal.” Antipasti platters are meant to stimulate your guest’s appetite before they…

Food Art Photos – Interesting Food Carving Gallery and Info

Food art and Food Carving

Carving of vegetables and fruits into sculptures has been practiced for many years. Some think it even dates back to early Chinese dynasties. These food art photos show just how delicate the pieces can be. Food art is the process in which beautiful models such as animals, Birds, Statues, Faces and other themes, are created…

Baked Italian Sausage and Peppers – Easy One Pot Recipe

Italian sausage and peppers oven baked casserole

This recipe for baked Italian sausage and peppers is oven baked in one dish for a really easy week night meal. Flavorful whole sausages are combined with tomatoes, Italian seasonings, sweet peppers and onions for a tasty dish that is really simple to prepare. It is one of my favorite 30 minute meals. One of…

Hasselback Baked Apples – Tasty Gluten Free Sliced Apples Recipe

These hasselback baked apples are a fun take on the traditional baked apple recipe. Instead of hollowing out the apple and adding a filling, the apple is thinly  sliced and then drizzled with a delicious buttery brown sugar topping. A crunchy gluten free flour and oat topping completes this delicious dessert recipe. When you are…

Baileys Mudslide Truffle Recipe – Irish Cream Truffles

Baileys mudslide truffles

I love the taste of sweet treats that are mixed with alcohol. They add a touch of decadence to recipes and are perfect for celebrating. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this Baileys Mudslide Truffle recipe is the perfect way to end a romantic meal with a loved one. These Irish Cream Truffles are…

Scottish Shortbread Cookie – Making Shortbread Cookies

Scottish shortbread cookie recipe

No holiday season would be complete without the buttery and crisp taste of a Scottish Shortbread cookie.  Biting into crunchy shortbread cookies gives you a light as air texture and taste that just can’t be beat. My husband is from England and every Christmas, I find him a box of Walker’s Shortbread cookies.  During the…

Spaghetti Recipes – Easy Ideas for Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti recipes for Italian night

Spaghetti recipes are always a big hit at our house. They are cold winter comfort food at their tastiest. There are literally dozens of ways to incorporate a tasty spaghetti sauce into a quick and easy weeknight dinner sensation. One of my earliest spaghetti recipes was a combination of both beef and pork that became a…

Irish Cream Fudge – Bailey’s Fudge Recipe with Coffee Flavor

Irish Cream Fudge

This delicious Bailey’s fudge recipe has a surprise addition of coffee for a great flavor. It is creamy and sweet and has a lovely consistency. This year, make some Irish Cream Fudge as a part of your Christmas traditions! Who doesn’t love the taste of a glass of Bailey’s Irish cream during the holidays? It…

One Pot Beef Curry and Vegetables – Easy Thai Curry Recipe

Thai red curry

This delicious one pot beef curry recipe is big on flavor but low on calories. It truly is one of the easiest curries that you can make, but don’t let that fool you.  The flavor is amazing!  This Thai curry is a gluten free and easy to make meal that will delight your family. I…

Caramel Apple Recipes – Toffee Apple Desserts & Treats

Caramel apple desserts

These caramel apple recipes feature the regular toffee apple snack as well as bars, cookies and other desserts that deliver the fabulous taste of this traditional fall treat. The recipes show that the caramel apple flavor is more than just a snack on a stick. Did you know that October 31 is National Caramel Apple…

Pumpkin Chili for Fall – Crock Pot Healthy Pumpkin Chili

Turkey chili with pumpkin puree

I use pumpkin a lot in the fall, both for decor and in my recipes, but most of the recipes that I have made in the past have been sweet pumpkin desserts. This tasty pumpkin chili uses pumpkin puree to make a more savory dish that your whole family will enjoy. Cooking chili in the…

Apple Crumble Baked Apples – A Healthy Alternative

Apple crumble baked apples with caramel sauce

T’is the season for all things yummy.  Unfortunately, that might mean t’is the season for extra pounds too! This delicious recipe for apple crumble baked apples gives us the best of both words.   This yummy dessert has the delicious taste of apple crumble pie with a few slimming tricks that I have up my sleeve..…

Popsicle Recipes – Over 25 Home Made Icy Pop Ideas

Popsicle Recipes

Frozen icy pops are a fun and refreshing sweet treat to enjoy during the hot summer months.  They are very easy to make and the sky is the limit when it comes to ingredients that you can use.  These home made Popsicle Recipes show that it’s easy to be cool in a tasty way. They are…

Chocolate Watermelon Popsicles

Bowl of strawberry chocolate pops on ice

Summer is here and the eating is easy – and so are these Chocolate Watermelon Popsicles. They are creamy and crunchy and super sweet from the fresh summer watermelon. There are many types of watermelons you may not have heard about. You could even switch up this recipe by using a different one than the…