Recipe Monday - Scalloped Potato Ham Bake

I am not even ashamed of this recipe because sometimes I just cannot from-scratch it. When I went looking for a recipe for this, I had two boxes of pre-packaged scalloped potatoes, and pre-cut ham chunks. And all the recipes I found started with "boil the potatoes." No. Not that night. So I give you, 10-minute scalloped potato ham bake from a box. It was a life saver, and I don't care....more

50+ Must See Pinterest Pages

Everyone knows I love Pinterest. With over 14,000 pins, I am a little addicted! So I wanted to share with you 50+ of my favorite Pinterest pages. I have found so much inspiration with these pages- I hope you do too!...more

Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti con L’uovo Fritto (Fried Egg)

My friend Chris Laibe recently imparted me with some Confucius-grade wisdom: “Everything is better with a fried egg on it. Even a fried egg.” I quickly realized that this pearl had always been right under my nose — from the fancy NYC gastropub serving fried duck egg over cardoons, to the brasserie serving fried egg over a salad of frisee and lardon, to Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast....more

Vintage Recipe Tried and True - Gingerbread

Yesterday, I ventured into one of my vintage cookbooks from 1934 to try to make a gingerbread. I have never used Swan Down Cake Flour, but this book had cake recipes that used the flour and the success in baking.I normally us all-purpose flour for all my baking, but I was willing to go on an adventure.  The entire kitchen was filled with the aroma of ginger and molasses for about 50 minutes.  Once I had it out of the oven, my husband and son could not wait for it to cool off.  I have to tell you I do not have any left at the end of the day. ...more

Save time, Save $, Save calories

Full disclosure: while I like cooking I don’t love it. What I do love is keeping money in my pocket, eating healthily and saving time. Here are some strategies I use to achieve all 3 goals. A handful of sweet potatoes and a bag of frozen veggies will make sure you have enough sides for your protein on most days. So will brown rice, a box of quinoa, cous cous (whole wheat) and cans of beans. Steam the veggies, pop the potato in the micro and you’re done...more


The holidays are over and the fridge and freezer are stuffed.  It's time to get creative and turn leftovers in to something that won't send the family running screaming from the kitchen....more

Easy Parmesan Knots

Those look really, really good.more

Roast Vegetable Bake

Easy, healthy and delicious.  This recipe is not only good for you, it is super easy to make.2 pieces Ezekial Bread toasted2 oz chicken breast, cooked1 cup roasted zuchinni, mushrooms, yellow squash, spinach, onions, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash Caribbean spices, or whatever flavor you love....more

Sunday Pasta®: Anelli al Forno (Baked Pasta Rings)

Knock knock. Who’s there? Trixie. Trixie who? Trixie Dekaphobia (aka, triskaidekaphobia, or the fear of the number 13). Fear of 13? I just can’t relate. For me, it’s finally 2013 and I couldn’t be happier.  13 is  my lucky number, as it was my grandfather Edwin’s. He was born in April 13, 1913, as he claimed, at the hour of 13:13, and 13 seconds....more