6 Side Dishes to Serve on Easter

6 Side Dishes to Serve on Easter

Easter has really taken me by surprise this year.  We have been so busy this spring that I just forgot it was coming up so soon.  In lieu of this, I am sharing some tried and true side dish recipes that I have made at so many different holidays meals.  Whether you are having ham (my favorite) […]

St. Patrick’s Day Reuban Quesadilla

St. Patrick’s Day Reuban Quesadilla

We have been gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day around our house by doing rainbow activities and watching the story of St. Patrick told by Veggie Tales.  My dad made us a traditional corned beef dinner with cabbage, potatoes and carrots at his house.  It was so good!  He was very kind to let me […]

Asian Meatball Noodle Bowl

Asian Meatball Noodle Bowl

This recipe is a conglomeration of recipes I’ve been trying to make from my Pinterest boards.  I’ve also been wanting to learn how to make really good pan fried noodles at home.  Plus I wanted to make a meal with what I had on hand.  It’s all that in one, and it’s delicious! I used this […]

Turkey, Cranberry & Arugula Sandwich

Turkey, Cranberry & Arugula Sandwich

Here’s a light and fresh turkey sandwich recipe that I made with my leftover Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze from my smoked turkey dinner.  You could just use regular cranberry sauce, but I don’t think it would have the same kick.  Also, the rye bread really made the sandwich.  You could use an artisan wheat bread or […]

Thanksgiving Day & Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving Day & Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving is almost here!  It really is my favorite holiday to cook for, and now that I’m a blogger I get to have two Thanksgiving meals.  One for blogging before the Thanksgiving festivities start, and one on Thanksgiving that’s just a fun family event. Most people probably think that sounds crazy, but I love it! […]

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Have you ever wondered how brussel sprouts grow?  Yeah, me neither.  Strolling through Trader Joe’s produce section, I found these babies on the end cap.  Who knew brussel sprouts could be so beautiful? Speaking of beautiful… and weird… and tough.  Enough of that.  That’s what the stalk looks like after you pull the sprouts off. Back […]

Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze on Smoked Turkey

Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze on Smoked Turkey

My husband John loves to smoke and grill meat.  He got a smoker from his dad who is a garage sale pro and probably got it for next to nothing.  Here he is getting the fire going in our backyard fire pit.  He brined the turkey and then put a rub on it before smoking […]

Homemade Chili Oil

Homemade Chili Oil

My sister and I spent a month in Paris when we were in college.  I loved the food, the slower pace of life and of course all the cafes.  This might sound strange, but we actually ate in a lot pizzerias.  Even compared to New York (don’t hate me NYC), the best pizza I’ve ever […]

Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Pasta

Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Pasta

It’s been a while since I posted.  We have moved from the DC area down to Jacksonville, Fl where we both grew up.  It’s been a whirlwind of moving, staying with my parents and moving again.  We are so glad to be settling into our new home, and this was our first family meal in […]

Slow Cooker Red Curry with Turkey Meatballs

Slow Cooker Red Curry with Turkey Meatballs

This recipe is definitely for the spice lovers!  I give it a rating of at least 4 peppers like the Thai restaurants use.  I am a red curry fan.  I almost always order the red curry and always something curry at a Thai restaurant.  When I was pregnant with Camden, my girlfriends took me out […]