Elaine's Idaho Potato Soup

I grew up on a potato farm in  southern Idaho and worked on the harvesters during the fall. I love the tubers baked, mashed, boiled, fried, in casseroles, and in soups. My Idaho potato soup recipe that has been published in several cookbooks. Add corn bread, a salad, and apple crisp for a festive fall meal. Ignore the carbs. Be happy....more

Shepards Pie With Flavorful Hamburger #Printable

I don’t like plain hamburger all that much so I figured out a way to add some flavor to this. ...more

Mushroom Duxelle Crostini with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction

I absolutely love crostini. It’s one of my favorite things to make when company is over, and especially around the holidays. It is getting to be that time of the year when we all head back home, shut out the cold weather, pull our chairs around the formal dining room table, and enjoy our traditional holiday meals. Crostini are a great way to bring new flavors to the table as an hors d’oeuvre while still keeping your family favorite dishes throughout the rest of the meal!...more

5 Must-Try Pumpkin Recipes For Fall

As September starts to bow out gracefully to make room for the start of October, the cooling temperatures here in the Carolinas have me thinking about apples, pumpkin and all of those classic fall flavors. A week or two ago, we published some of our favorite pumpkin recipes on the blog, and I’ve been anxious to get in the kitchen and start some fall baking ever since. ...more

Sweet Potato Fritters

Sweet Potato Fritters or Pakoda is tasty and irresistible finger food / appetizer that is perfect accompaniment for cocktail / mocktail party or any type of gathering. This is also perfect tea time snack....more

Meatless Monday ~ Mushroom, Spinach and Artichoke Alfredo

If you love spinach and artichoke dip then you will love this recipe Mushroom Spinach & Artichoke Alfredo. This delicious vegetarian pasta dish mixes mushrooms, spinach, artichokes and pasta in creamy homemade Alfredo sauce. This is easy to make weeknight dish has all the goodness of a rich creamy artichoke dip nestled together in a nest of pasta. It's like having your favorite restaurant appetizer for supper!...more

Whole Grain Pumpkin Muffins

Light and moist, warm fall spices in every bite, these whole grain pumpkin muffins are the perfect way to start your day. Only 138 calories per generous muffin or 193 calories if you opt to drizzle on my super simple cream cheese glaze. Although these babies are incredible on their own and don't really need the glaze, I highly suggest adding it because... well.... cream cheese glaze and pumpkin muffins are best friends and they are awesome. ;)...more

Caramel Apple Scones

While everyone else is blogging about pumpkin right now, I thought I'd slow it down a little by not jumping into October just yet. Take some time and savor September by starting with a recipe with that other fall favorite, apples.Apples are taking a back seat to pumpkin these days. You would think pumpkin is some kind of new Star Wars memorabilia the way others are going ga-ga over it!...more

Raise Your Cocktail Glass to Fall with Any of These 5 Tasty Drinks!

Cozy up to a Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Manhattan cocktail or the Pink and Pom--it's made with tea! -PJ Gach...more

BBQ Sauce Recipe

 This is a really quick BBQ sauce recipe...like make it just before you need it type of quick.  It tastes great and can be used on so many things.Some of our favourite ways to use it are.....more