Food.

Preparing and enjoying food is the perfect way to bring together friends and family – good food takes time, which makes for brilliant, memorable “together-time”. My daughters and husband are my daily inspiration – we all love to eat, we’re all adventurous in and out of the kitchen and we can all certainly get excited over a great meal.

Family.

My husband is a terrific cook; both of my daughters are eager to be in the kitchen and I like to think of myself as a collector of great recipes (and every bite should be worth it!). This blog is dedicated to my mother, Deanna, who was always the greatest cook, most organized person and most gracious hostess that I’ve ever known. September 9th, 2009 was her 70th birthday (and the month that I began posting) – Deanna turned 80 in September 2019!

The Latest Additions

Cookies

Pistachio Smash Cookies

Breakfast

The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Lemon

One Pot Lemon Garlic Spinach Pasta

Appetizers
Salmon Cakes (Scallion-Ginger)
9x9
Classic (3-layer, 9″) Yellow Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting
Beverage
Jack Rose
Almonds
Green Bean, Pickled Onion and Fried Almond Salad
Blackberry
Pear and Berry Pie
Beef
Taco Shells and Cheese
Blueberries
Blueberry Brown Butter Muffins
Pancakes
Protein Pancakes
Beef
Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
Cakes
Snickerdoodle Brookie
Cheddar
Turkey One Pot Helper
8x8
Newfoundland Five Star Cookie Bars
Pasta
Drunken Noodles
Banana
Banana Breakfast Cookies
Salad
Tomato and Fried Caper Salad
Cod
Baked Cod (with Garlic Ritz Crumbs)
Apple
French Apple Cake
Potatoes
Melting Sweet Potatoes (with Maple Butter)
Cookies
Toasted Sesame Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Beans
Green Shakshuka (with Avocado and Lime)
Beverage
Calvados Sidecar
Cakes
Tess’ Amazing 2-Layer Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake
Lime
Zucchini Lime Muffins
Bread
Stromboli 2-Ways
Goat Cheese
Roasted Garlic-Lemon Dressing
Christmas
Holiday Cowboy Cookies
Pasta
Rigatoni alla Vodka
Biscuits
Nutritional Yeast Biscuits
Appetizers
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
8x8
Grapefruit-Rosemary Shortbread Fingers
9x13
Pizza Gnocchi
Blueberries
Sheet Pan Pancakes
Appetizers
Caramelized Onion Dip
Couscous
Tabbouleh (Couscous) Salad
Coconut
Kyla’s Cookies
Breakfast
Granola (Ginger and Maple)
Beverage
Snowbird
Beef
Beef Goulash
8x8
Morning Glory Breakfast Cake
BBQ
Vietnamese Pork Tenderloin Salad
Cheesecake
Tiramisu
Biscuits
Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits
BBQ
Kate’s Roasted Corn and Edamame Salad
Breakfast
Gingerbread Waffles
Cauliflower
Cauliflower Casserole (with Everything Bagel Seasoning)
Apple
Apple Cider Doughnuts
Appetizers
Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Garlic Bread
Apple
Autumn Apple Salad
Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies (5-inch!)
Eggplant
Sausage and Eggplant Penne
8x8
Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake (with Warm Toffee Sauce)
Appetizers
Smashed Brussels Sprouts
Beverage
Rose Tinted Glasses
Appetizers
Rustic Tomato Tarts
9x9
Big Apple Crumb Cake
Bread
Baked Sandwiches
Freezes Well
Fresh Peach Ice Cream
Lemon
Macaroni Salad (with Lemon and Herbs)
Beverage
Summer Thyme
9x13
Greek Chicken Pie
Banana
Cream Cheese Swirled Banana Pumpkin Loaf
Appetizers
Tomato Burrata Salad
9x13
Lemon Poppy Seed Rolls
Smoker
Smoked Goose Breast
Cakes
Biscoff Icebox Cake
BBQ
Grilled Lamb Stuffed Pitas (with Yogurt Sauce)
Banana
Banana Cookies
BBQ
Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends
9x13
Peach and Pecan Sandy Crumble
Beverage
Our Favorite Margarita
Beef
One Pot Beef Stroganoff
Cookies
Cookies ‘n’ Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies
9x13
Honey-Wheat Dinner Rolls
Chicken
Jerk Chicken Meatballs (with Barbecue Pineapple Glaze)
Fruit Crisps
Raspberry Brown Sugar Gratin
Salad
Quick Buttermilk Dressing
BBQ
Brock’s Reverse Sear Prime Rib
Cherry
Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler
Cucumber
The Perfect Salad
Almonds
Peaches and Cream Pie
Cauliflower
Spinach and Shrimp Cauliflower Rice Risotto
Blueberries
Blueberry Cornflake Muffins
Cheesecake
No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake
BBQ
Garlic-Lime Pork Tenderloin Steaks
9x9
Brown Sugar Rhubarb Tart Squares
Lemon
Lemon Butter Scallops
Cakes
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake (8-inch)
Breakfast
Chilaquiles
Beverage
Endless Summer
9x13
Rhubarb Buckle (with a Ginger Crumb)
9x13
Garlic-Swirl Rolls
Coconut
Coconut Fish and Tomato Bake
Blueberries
Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes
Cookies
Whole Wheat Chocolate Oat Cookies
9x13
King Ranch Casserole
Freezes Well
Brown Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Cod
Red Fish Blue Fish Pacific Rim Chowder
Fruit Crisps
Pear Pistachio Crisp
Broccoli
Green Goodness Salad
Beans
Crispy Black Bean Tacos (with Cilantro-Lime Sauce)
8x8
Buckwheat Banana Cake
Beans
English Breakfast
Lemon
Garlic Lemon Tuna Pasta
8x8
Chevron Rhubarb Almond Cake
Chicken
Ginger Chicken (or Pork) and Rice (with SunButter Sauce)
Cream Cheese
Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cream Cheese Muffins (Cupcakes!)
BBQ
Smoked Turkey Breast
Bread
Hawaiian Buns
Pastry
Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie
Cheddar
Smashed Cheeseburgers
8x8
Strawberry Blondies
Make-Ahead
Nadiya’s Instant Noodles
8x8
Sparkling Gingerbread Cake
Almonds
Granola (Gluten-Free Tahini)
Chicken
Creamy Mushroom Chicken Marsala
Apple
Apple Skillet Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting
Breakfast
Cheesy Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce
Almonds
Lemon Almond Cake (Gluten-Free)
Beef
Beef Stew with Red Onions and Ale
9x13
Brown Butter Dark Chocolate Tahini Bars
Breakfast
Herby Ricotta and Zucchini Muffins
Cakes
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Beverage
Ginger Lemon Fizz