Pickled Onions
This is a great backyard grilling condiment that you wont want to be without!  So many uses!!  Pickling onions takes all the bite out and leaves you with nothing but goodness.  You can top off sandwiches, burgers, tacos, grilled cheese, hotdogs, pulled pork, wraps, salads, pizza, bagels with cream cheese and lox, nachos and not to mention…vodka martinis! CLICK HERE FOR SOME TIPS ON MAKING GREAT […]

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Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad
This crunchy and super flavorful salad has you covered on those hot evenings when the last thing you want to do is cook!  There really is nothing better than this salad’s refreshingly cool crunch and burst of Asian flavors…except  maybe the fact that you don’t have to slave over a hot stove to make it!  Enjoy! Print Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad […]

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Cajun Shrimp with Creamy Polenta
Looking for a little something different to fix for dinner tonight?  This shrimp dish is fun, easy and amazingly flavorful!  Definitely not your same old weeknight dinner.  The kick from the Cajun spices is perfectly tempered by the creamy cheesy polenta.  This dish was a huge hit with my kids.  It is simply a great combination of flavors.  I even use frozen […]

Cajun Shrimp with Creamy Polenta



Summertime Berry Crisp
A great fruit crisp transports me straight to summer!  Simply pick your berry, any berry.  Go with one variety, or mix them all together.  My own personal fave is a combo of blueberries for their awesome sweetness with raspberries dropped in for just a hint of tanginess.  Sweet fruit  and crunchy buttery topping…what’s not to love!  This recipe reduces some of the work […]

Summertime Berry Crisp


Best Ever macaroni and cheese
Ahh, Mac and Cheese…the side dish for ALL seasons.  Seriously, what other side dish can stand up to it?  In the Winter it’s creamy warm goodness rivals the best of comfort foods.  In the Summer, no barbeque is complete without it!  Kids love it, adults love it…what’s not to love?  Make it homemade and you will blow minds! My go to mac and cheese […]

Best Ever Mac and Cheese


Chicken Enchiladas Suizas
I am a lover of all food Mexican.   I even get a huge kick out of toasting my own peppers and creating my own unique salsas and sauces.  But sometimes, I just want good fresh Mexican food without all the fuss.  This recipe is my go to.  Use your favorite jarred green salsa, throw in some cilantro, a hot pepper and sour […]

Chicken Enchiladas Suizas



Churro Cookies 2
Who doesn’t LOVE churros???  Sticks of crispy, sugary cinnamon goodness that are darn near impossible to resist!  As amazing as they are, most of us wait for events like the county fair to eat our fill.  These cookies are nothing short of mini churros…as crunchy and sugary but incredibly easy  with no deep frying necessary.  Yes,  deep frying does make everything taste better…I am the first to admit […]

Churro Cookies


Marinated Roasted Red Bell Peppers
  Plus great appetizers to make with them! You might be asking yourself…why make them when I can buy them?  I am the first to admit that in a pinch, the store bought kind will do.  But once you have enjoyed the homemade variety, you will NEVER want store bought again!  It is SO easy, and they are SO much better!  You can either leave them “au […]

Marinated Roasted Red Bell Peppers


Mini Twice Baked Potatoes
Mini is in!  And it’s easy to understand why!  These incredibly tasty, adorable potatoes are so hard to resist.  They’ve got everything you love in the large version… all the flavor with half the calories.  Simple to make, and perfect to make ahead.  When you know you won’t have much time, but want to do something that will wow everyone at the […]

Mini Twice Baked Potatoes



Beer Braised Pot Roast
This time of year, there’s nothing better to come home to than the savory magic of beef slowly braising in the oven, warming the kitchen and permeating the whole house with the incredible aroma of comfort food…Thank You Pot Roast!   It’s place in history is as American as apple pie with its origin in New England, hence its often used name, “Yankee Pot Roast”.   […]

Beer Braised Pot Roast


Crispy Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan 2
So you don’t like Brussel sprouts…never have? Well, I am here to change your world!  I too didn’t think that there would ever come a day that I would utter these four crazy words either…”I like Brussel sprouts!” I know, I know…I almost cringe when I hear myself say it.  But seriously, these rock!  Even my kids ate every last […]

Crispy Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan


DSBM FI
Looking for a special yet simple way to express your feelings this Valentine’s Day or ANY day? What a great way to show that you are always thinking of them!  Good things do come in small packages, and that’s exactly what you get with these super fun and festive little cookies. Isn’t it the small gestures that often mean the most to […]

White Chocolate Short Bread Valentines’ Minis