Potato and Havarti Croquettes

Potato and Havarti Croquettes

What better way to use up leftover mashed potatoes than a buttery, cheesy, creamy potato croquette? I made these for my kids snack yesterday afternoon and they gobbled up every last bite. They were crisp and golden brown on...

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

I don’t know why it took me so long to make and try a green smoothie. Oh the years I’ve wasted! My sister Dana recently made a green smoothie for me and I loved it. It filled me up,...

Creamy Chanterelle Mushroom Soup

Creamy Chanterelle Mushroom Soup

This recipe I found on Serious Eats was intriguing to me because the title said it was a creamy soup but there was no cream in the recipe. What made the soup creamy? Butter. Slowly adding butter while emulsifying...

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use up my Thanksgiving leftovers. Some of these original recipes are made with chicken but I substitute my...

55 Thanksgiving Recipes Sure To Make Your Guests Thankful!

55 Thanksgiving Recipes Sure To Make Your Dinner Guests Thankful!

I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of my sister and her family tomorrow. I am going to take the rest of the week off to spend time with my loved ones and cook a feast! I hope you have a...

Apple Cake Bars

Apple Cake Bars

I was recently sent some of the best vanilla extract I have ever had before. It is seriously great! Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract from Nielsen-Massey, is made from premium, hand-selected beans cultivated on the Bourbon Island of Madagascar, this extract...

Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Rainy Day Recipes

Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Rainy Day Recipes

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Rainy Day Recipes My favorite days to cook are cold and stormy days. There is something so comforting to me about simmering food all day long while it’s miserable...

Carrot Sauté with Maple Syrup and Coconut Oil

Carrot Sauté with Maple Syrup and Coconut Oil

I saw this recipe on Simply Scratch and had to make it. I’ve been trying to use more coconut oil in my cooking and this side dish looked delicious. The carrots turned out perfectly flavored with a bit of sweetness...

Mushroom, Bacon, and Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Mushroom, Bacon, and Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

This cold and rainy weather has me in the mood to cook! I’ve been having a lot of fun in the kitchen lately, creating new recipes and old favorites. I recently picked up a pork tenderloin so I could...

Kale Sauté with Roasted Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries, and Pecans

Kale Sauté with Roasted Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries, and Pecans

This side dish is not only festive, beautiful, and healthy, it’s also very delicious too! I loved the tang the balsamic vinegar gave the roasted butternut squash. The combination of flavors and textures was a big hit with all...