My Kids Actually Applauded This Recipe

You know those rare times when your whole family, and I mean everyone, from your husband down to your five year old, applauds the meal you make? You sleep easy that night. Kids can be ruthless with us moms. They are often our worst critics....more

Eating Well When You Don't Feel Well Enough to Cook

Have you gotten that thing that is going around yet? Whatever it is - the flu, a bad cold - it's here in my house, right now. The last few weeks have been a challenge. I have this belief that if I eat really well, I'll be immune from all winter illnesses. Think again. Unfortunately, illness happens. And while my need to eat well has gotten even stronger, my energy level has been thwarting me. Cooking is feeling like a chore. ...more
Smoothies and veggie-packed soups are always my go-to when sick - it's a great way to, as you ...more

Easy-As-Pie Pumpkin Bars

Good morning! As you may know, fall is just around the corner and pumpkin everything is among us, like it or not. I’m not regularly obsessed with pumpkin anything, but I do love a good pumpkin bar every now and then. My mother-in-law has had this recipe for a while now and I thought I would share it with you. I would have to say that the hardest part about it is finding pumpkin puree this time of year. Seriously, it just flies off the shelves....more

Chocolate & Candy Covered Marshmallow Pops!!!

Chocolate & Candy Covered Marshmallow Pops!!!These chocolate and candy covered marshmallow pops are so delicious and fun to make, they are sure to be a hit with everyone! Here is what you need:Semi-sweet chocolate chips ( or milk chocolate )Large marshmallowsCake pop sticks or paper straws cut in half ( I used both to show you )Sprinkles and any candy you like ( I used pastel colored Peanut M&M’s that I crushed in a zip lock bag )...more

Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken Copycat

If you’re anything like me, you too love a good Chinese take-out meal.  But…yes, there’s always a but, BUT, sometimes I just don’t want to eat other folks cooking....more

Start Your Saturdays off Right with the Food Network’s The Kitchen

Great recipes and fun stuff every Saturday from The Kitchen! -PJ Gach...more

Easy Coq au Vin in 20 Minutes

My family loved this sensational yet incredibly easy coq au vin that I made in all of 20 minutes.  It took a mere 5 minutes of hands- time and 15 minutes for the flavors to blend yummily.Yes, it's all done from scratch as I like to know exactly what it is we're consuming.Here's the recipe for this super easy coq au vin:8 mushrooms, sliced thickly,1 onion, diced...more