Mediterranean Cucumber Cups with Georgia

 Moving day is one week from today and I’m kind of freaking out!  I have boxes everywhere and my office looks something like a bomb went off in it. While I’m busy getting my freak on, one of my favorite bloggers, Georgia from The Comfort of Cooking, has stopped by with a quick and easy […]

Blood Orange Tea Spiced Pecans

I’m not quite sure why, but every afternoon around 3:00 I start feeling this insane urge to snack! It’s probably leftover from school days when my mom always greeted me off the bus with some nice tasty, sweet treat. Only problem is I’m not a little kid anymore and don’t run around the neighborhood burning […]

Espresso Gougeres and a Giveaway *Closed*

 I’ve often joked that the real way to win my heart is with chocolate and cheese! Since I gave away some chocolate for Valentine’s Day last week, it seems only fitting to give away some cheese this week. Sartori Cheese makes some incredible cheeses! In the past few years they’ve received over 100 awards, medals, […]

Italian Herb Dipping Sauce

Eating out is one of the first things to go when tightening my food bill. As much as I know I need to do it, sometimes I miss the special little touches of a meal at a restaurant, especially when they bring you a hot loaf of bread and some flavored olive oil to dip […]

The Art of Antipasti

I can’t believe it’s almost New Year’s Eve already! Where has this year gone? New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite nights of the year because it’s always been a family holiday for me – where you stay up late stuffing your face and playing cheesy board games, then countdown to watch the ball […]

Pineapple Mango Salsa

I’m pretty sure I’ve already gained 5 pounds just thinking about all the food I’ll eat this holiday season. Although, that might be from all the apple pie I ate for breakfast over Thanksgiving weekend… With all the holiday parties and activities, it’s hard not to over-indulge. So in an effort to keep “lose 10 […]

Rosemary and Thyme Fried Onion Strips

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The expression could just as easily be the way to get your teenage son to spill the dirt about the girl he has a crush on is though his stomach. This batch of perfectly crispy fried onion strips not only got me […]

Holy Guacamole!

So there’s nothing either holey or holy about this guacamole.  It’s just fun to say.  Kind of immature – I know. For some reason, it wasn’t until my friend Tammy announced something about making some guacamole a few years ago that it occurred to me that I could make it at home.  Duh… It’s one […]

Mini Butter Bomb Burgers

My husband is an AMAZING story teller. Unfortunately most of them just aren’t true…Even our 6 year old knows to ask if he’s fibbing. For example, my husband loves to regale people with this story about how once upon a time I made these Martha Stewart hamburgers with this herb butter in the middle that […]

Chipotle and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingers

With the big game just around the corner (GO STEELERS!), who doesn’t need a recipe for a crowd pleasing finger food.  I had a little leftover buttermilk in the fridge, from making some of Yo Navy Mama’s Buttermilk Pancakes (which I highly recommend), and I just picked up a bottle of McCormick’s Chipotle Chile Pepper from […]