Harvest Salad with Pears and Pomegranates

Harvest Salad with Pears and Pomegranates

Have you ever tried pomegranates before?  Up until a few years ago, it was a fruit that I always passed by in the supermarket.  Mostly because I didn’t really know what to do with it.  One day, Wegman’s, my all-time favorite supermarket had a big display of these, and I couldn’t resist.  We got homeContinue Reading…


Easy as pie, this Dutch Apple Tart is an even easier version of the classic pie recipe! Sweet, tender apples, and a brown sugar cinnamon pecan crumble are baked to perfection making this tart a perfect addition to your holiday dessert table! Fantastic for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner!

Dutch Apple Tart with Pecan Crumble

Dutch Apple Tart with Pecan Crumble

Easy as pie, this Dutch Apple Tart is an even easier version of the classic pie recipe!  Sweet, tender apples, and a brown sugar cinnamon pecan crumble are baked to perfection making this tart a perfect addition to your holiday dessert table!  Fantastic for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner! Are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet?  IContinue Reading…

White Chocolate M&M Blondies to celebrate a great Flag Football Season

White Chocolate M&M Blondies to celebrate a great Flag Football Season

Today was Harrison’s final game of the fall football season.  I have to say that I am so tremendously proud of all the boys on the team.  They won a few games during the regular season, and were able to make the playoffs.  With their first game of the playoffs this  morning, they faced offContinue Reading…


The ultimate cold weather cocktail! Spiced rum, cinnamon and a few other goodies make this delicious hot toddy completely amazing and the perfect way to warm up on a cold night!

Creamy Hot Buttered Rum

Creamy Hot Buttered Rum

Ok, folks….its time to get ready.  I’m not talking about getting candy or costumes ready.  Nor am I speaking of pumpkins or spooky Halloween decorations.  Its time to get your mental health in check.  You know that those kids of yours will have meltdowns, sugar highs & lows, sibling fights over how much candy someoneContinue Reading…

Flufftella Croissants

Flufftella Croissants

Several weeks back, just after school had started, my son came home from school and quickly asked, “Mom, can I have a “Flufftella” sandwich in my lunch tomorrow?”  I said, “Flufftella sandwich?  What is that?”  Harrison then proceeded to tell me that his friend Michael has that for lunch almost every day.  He said, “Mama,Continue Reading…


Loaded with both wide and narrow egg noodles, along with carrots, celery and thick chunks of chicken, this soup will warm the body and soul!

Hearty Chicken Double Noodle Soup

Hearty Chicken Double Noodle Soup

When its cold outside, make yourself this warm, comforting Hearty Chicken Double Noodle Soup.  Loaded with both wide and narrow egg noodles, along with carrots, celery and thick chunks of chicken, this soup will warm the body and soul! Have you ever noticed that, among other things, the weather triggers our food cravings?  I can’tContinue Reading…

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Brownies are something I really, really love!  I love them with ice cream.  I love them plain, or with frosting.  I love them cakey or fudgy – basically any way they are made.  I especially love them with extra stuff in the batter, like these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Brownies.  They are AMAZINGLY delicious, withContinue Reading…