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

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
Cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcakes (Makes 24)
Appetizers
Beet and Ginger Dip
Chicken
Cuban Pork (or Chicken) Bake
8x8
Almondy Plum Cake
Freezes Well
Wonton Meatballs
Biscuits
Sour Cream and Onion Biscuits
Beverage
Lemon-Honey Syrup
Cabbage
Cabbage and Farro Soup
9x13
Sugar Cookie Bars
Bread
Cheesy Beer Bread
Chicken
Quick Korean Chicken with Garlic Butter Corn
Cakes
Confetti Cupcakes (Lactose-Free)
Beans
Nancy’s Chopped Salad
9x13
Easy Folded Dinner Rolls
Beverage
Lemon Smack
Cauliflower
Spiced Cauliflower Soup
Cakes
Puddle Cakes
9x13
Lamb Rigatoni
Kale
Millet and Kale Fritters
Cookies
Chocolate Toffee Cookies
Broccoli
Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
9x13
Cabbage and Sausage Casserole
9x13
Parry Rolls
Beef
French Onion Beef Noodle Soup
9x13
Croque Monsieur Casserole
Beverage
The Parasol
Appetizers
Smoked Bacon
Cookies
Quick Tahini Oatmeal Cookies
Rice
Shrimp Creole
Carrot
Carrot-Ginger Dressing (on Avocado Salad)
Appetizers
Cheese Bourekas
Beef
Sweet Potato Beef Stew
Bread
Sweet Tahini Rolls