Thanksgiving 2020

Hello guys! I totally forgot to update you on my holiday! Bah. My brain these days. This year’s Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. It has been a handful of Thanksgivings that I am the hostess. I like entertaining- from cooking, setting tablescapes, cocktails to everything in between. I love it all. Normally, we have … More Thanksgiving 2020

Ground Pork Tacos

This is a super quick dish to make after work, one of my favorites; and there is no way to screw it up! Also, it is a great way to enjoy tacos without using the packet of sodium that comes in a taco meal kit. Those packets bother me so much; have you ever read … More Ground Pork Tacos

Polenta Fries

This is a fun dish to make when you have polenta left over. Polenta Fries 1 serving of instant polenta* 1/4 cup of grated Parmigiano Cheese (then an extra tablespoon or so to sprinkle on cooked fries) Salt to taste 1 tspn dried rosemary Prepare the polenta according to instructions on the package. *Usually the … More Polenta Fries

Easy Eggplant, Zucchini and Summer Squash Panini– without a press!

This is my favorite sandwich all year round. The crunch of the bread with the warm, melted, cheesy filling… so yummy!  The combinations are endless, too.  Which I am saying there will definitely be other variations of this sandwich to come from me. This recipe yields 4 large sandwiches using a baguette, or, one large muffaletta that … More Easy Eggplant, Zucchini and Summer Squash Panini– without a press!

Peppermint Flavored Buttercream Frosting

Peppermint Flavored Frosting 3 cups of powdered sugar- confectioner’s sugar 1 stick of unsalted butter- room temperature 6 tablespoons skim milk-cold 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract Desired food dye/coloring- or none at all for white frosting Mix together the butter with the sugar. Then slowly, one tablespoon at a time, add in the milk. With … More Peppermint Flavored Buttercream Frosting


Beef Chili 2.5 pounds ground beef 1 15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed 2 28 oz can tomato sauce 1/2 cup of room temperature water 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 large red pepper, chopped 1 cup chopped carrots ¼ cup chile powder ¼ cup paprika 3 tablespoons ground … More Chili