I think homemade goodies make great gifts and all of these are easy to make and inexpensive….and most important, delicious! After each recipe I’ve shown an inexpensive example of how to wrap it.
Ragu is a class of Italian pasta sauces made with at least one kind of meat, veggies and occasionally tomatoes. Simmered for hours until the meat is tender, the end result is a rich and savory sauce that will stick-to-your-ribs…perfect for a cold winter night dinner. I found this recipe in my Rachael Ray every […]
Here’s a few simple and easy ideas of how you can use it up and not waste any of your bird. And if you have time, why not spend a couple of hours creating a few dishes to freeze for later….will save you time and money in the long run.
These pumpkin cheesecake bars are super easy to make due to using a boxed pound cake mix. They take about 10 minutes to prep, 30 minutes to bake and taste so good.
I try to cook healthy but sometimes, well, let’s just say these appetizers aren’t the healthiest foods I’ve ever made but boy are they good! And the way I look at it, an occasional “splurge” not only tastes good, but satisfies my craving for something decadent. What I like about these appetizers is that once […]
My husband and I were in Vail recently and ate at Sweet Basil where we experienced the most decadent and delicious deviled eggs we’d ever tasted.
The eggs, Black Truffle Deviled Eggs with Pickled Mustard Seeds, were so good, I just had to try and recreate the recipe once we got home.
I make chocolate truffles every year for gift-giving to neighbors, friends, and family. I eat a lot of them myself too. I try out different recipes each year and this is my newest one to try (I made them for Thanksgiving), and they are delicious.
Teaching your child how to cook, or at least helping you while you’re cooking can be a rewarding experience for you both.
This dish is so delicious! Rich and hearty without being heavy…perfect for these cooler evenings. I found this recipe in Clinton Kelly’s new book, “Freakin’ Fabulous on a Budget.” While this may sound like it’s expensive or complicated, it’s not.
I’m always looking for easy but nutritional breakfast ideas because I have a tendency to skip breakfast and sometimes lunch, which then causes me to pig out on bad foods because I’m so hungry. So when I saw an article in First magazine featuring silken tofu smoothies and the benefits of tofu, I figured I’d […]
No matter how many trick-or-treaters we have come to the door, we always have leftover candy. And if I don’t do something with it, other than just leaving it in the cabinet, I’ll end up eating every single piece. You can easily turn the candy into other types of treats, use it for other occasions or even donate it….here’s a few ideas.
This meal not only sounds like an autumn meal, it tastes like one. And pairing a hearty soup and flavorful salad makes for a healthy, no-fuss meal….perfect for this time of year. The creamy apple and pecan recipe can be stuffed in pitas or simply served as a salad. If you like, you could add […]
This is really, really delicious and didn’t take much prep work. And oh my gosh, the house smelled so good as it baked. I think this would be fun to bake in the really small pumpkins too for individual sized portions…more work scooping all the pumpkins but fun for the family or company. I will make for our Thanksgiving dinner too.
I make deviled eggs for any and every get-together we have. They are inexpensive and easy to make and you can add different ingredients to change things up.
I love caramel apples and always buy a couple (I can’t keep too many goodies in the house at one time due to a lack of self-control) when they go on sale for $1.00 each. It has been many years since I tried making them myself so I decided to try my hand at it again and see how much it cost.
There’s nothing like a hot bowl of chili on a cold evening….I know a lot of people have their own favorite chili recipe they make, as I do, but I also like to try new recipes or create new versions based on what I have on hand. Some people prefer beanless chili while others prefer meatless…if you’re like me, I like both beans and meat in mine.
Would you pay thousands of dollars for spaghetti? You would if you ate at the restaurant whose dish this recipe is based on!
So who doesn’t like apples and peanut butter…add some sliced almonds and you have a great snack with protein. These are “scary” apple mouths that the kids (and adults) will enjoy!
These homemade cheese ball bats are so easy to make and are a perfect appetizer for Halloween entertaining. I used my favorite cheese ball recipe for these but you can use your own recipe if you prefer. Because I make these when I entertain, I make a big batch which can feed up to 20 people […]
This minestrone soup is hearty without being heavy, cooks in 30 minutes, making it a perfect and filling weeknight meal.