Five Star New England Clam Chowder

This not-too-thick, not-too-thin, creamy, New England Clam Chowder is full of chopped clams, potatoes, a hint of thyme, broth and cream … and will absolutely win you over. If you come from the east coast like I do then you know how critically important finding a stellar New England Clam Chowder can be.  You can’t […]

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Rice

All the flavors you love in Mexican food in a hearty, filling soup made with seasoned shredded chicken, bold spices, corn, beans and rice.  Top it with sliced avocado, shredded cheese, cilantro and tortilla strips! As many of you probably know my son is a Mexican food F-A-N-A-T-I-C … I could probably dig up something […]

Thanksgiving Sausage, Cranberry & Apple Stuffing

2 types of hearty bread, browned sausage, onions and celery meet up with bite sized apples, dried cranberries and spices.  Baked or stuffed, this stuffing is a winner! I know how hard wired traditional family recipes can be.  Straying away from your grandmothers stuffing can be difficult, if not impossible in some families. If it […]

Turkey Tetrazzini with Egg Noodles & Broccoli

Need a comforting, creamy and baked reason to hoard some of that leftover Turkey this Thanksgiving?  One that doesn’t use canned soups?  Instead uses real ingredients like cream, broth and spices.   Here you go! Well Thanksgiving has come and gone and once again you are left with a mountain of turkey, if you’re lucky […]

Classic Alfredo Sauce

An Italian pasta favorite with a traditional creamy white sauce that blends butter, Parmesan cheese and cream. The story goes that a classic Alfredo sauce back in the 1500s was simply melted butter with parmesan cheese.  As time evolved, cream was added to this sauce to make it more decadent and creamy. While this dish […]

Cauliflower Cheese Soup (Gluten Free)

There is no need for flour to make a roux in this Cauliflower & Cheese Soup ~ all that is needed is a beautiful head of cauliflower, potato, carrots, spices, broth and cream.  Who knew our Broccoli and Cheddar Soup would become the #1 recipe on our blog within months of publishing it?!  It looks […]

Fall off the Bone Crockpot Honey Buffalo Wings

These honey buffalo wings fall right off the bone and into your mouth!  They start in the crockpot and end up either on the grill or broiler slathered in A DELICIOUS honey buffalo sauce.  It is football season America !!!  And we all know what goes with football …. WINGS! However, these aren’t just your […]

The Easiest and Best Cranberry Sauce You’ll Ever Have

Why serve the ones you love canberry sauce when you can make real cranberry sauce that’s been lightly sweetened and has a hint of orange juice and cinnamon? Cranberry sauce is a staple on every table at Thanksgiving.  Ask me why and I couldn’t tell you. It wasn’t until recently that my mom starting making […]

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

No Thanksgiving is complete without sweet potatoes on the table.  Only, these are much lower in sugar so you can enjoy them as a side dish and not a dessert.  Thanksgiving is coming!  Aren’t you so excited??  It’s the start of the holiday season.  It’s where all the recipes from your grandmother get pulled out […]

Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet (Hamburger Helper)

A homemade, healthier version of the famous boxed dinner.  Seasoned ground beef and onions simmer alongside pasta in tomato sauce and beef broth and is then topped with cheese for a one skillet 30 minute dinner.  One of the main reasons I started this website way back in 2012 was to show others who had […]

Roasted Garlic & Caramelized Onion Potatoes Gratin Dauphinoise

Thinly sliced potatoes infused in a roasted garlic and caramelized onion cream sauce then topped with Asiago cheese and baked until tender ! Potatoes make me happy … potatoes with cheese make my heart sing … but potatoes with cheese AND caramelized onions AND roasted garlic make me ESTATIC ! This potato recipe is from […]

Unstuffed Stuffed Pepper Soup

All the comforting flavors of stuffed peppers without the fuss !   An easy, economical meal made with convenience foods from your pantry transformed into a hearty, filling and tasty meal.  Unstuffed stuffed pepper soup…. How’s that for a title? But that’s basically what this soup is.  It has all the ingredients that go into […]