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 […]

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Spinach and Gruyere Frittata

Frittatas are basically crustless quiches.  They are light, fluffy and thick.  This frittata is full of  caramelized onions, mushrooms, baby spinach and a generous amount of gruyere cheese to compliment it all. A well-made frittata is one of the most perfect foods. It’s cheap, easy to make, quick-cooking, and makes great use of any leftovers—not […]

Authentic Indian Chicken Tikka Masala

Big flavors, bold, creamy and comforting.   Tikka Masala gets its trademark flavors from the yogurt based marinade, then chargrilled and covered in a tomato based curry sauce.  The first time I made Tikka Masala I was completely blown away.   I did not grow up eating any kind of ethnic foods.  We had dinner […]

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 […]

The ULTIMATE Irish Beef Stew with Guinness

Among Ireland’s most iconic pub foods, this rich and robust Irish Beef with Guinness Stew will make your taste buds sing and have you begging for seconds!   There are many variations of beef stew surfacing the web.  But what sets a traditional Irish Beef Stew from Ireland apart from others is its inclusion of […]

Simple Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

6 staple pantry ingredients and some spices is all it takes to make a great tomato sauce. But is it called marinara or spaghetti sauce?  I spent a lot of time deciding what to call this recipe. According to the experts, there are 2 types of sauces: Marinara and Bolognese (which is more along the […]

Roasted Butternut Squash & Spinach Lasagna

A vegetarian lasagna make with a creamy mixture of butternut squash puree topped with a spinach, garlic and ricotta cheese mixture and topped with mozzarella cheese. If you are looking for a great, no OFF-THE-HOOK, Vegetarian lasagna then friends you have found yourself a winner! Bookmark this recipe.  Print it.  Forward it.  Mail it to […]

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp with Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoes

A FIVE STAR restaurant quality dinner with shrimp, garlic, sun dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers and wilted spinach in a thick and rich parmesan cream sauce to die for !   If you want to treat yourself to a restaurant worthy dinner at home then this is your recipe! As fancy as this Tuscan Shrimp […]

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie with Ground Beef

A traditional Irish dish made with ground beef and vegetables in a savory seasoned gravy topped with mashed potatoes with a little melted cheese underneath.  Let me introduce you to your new favorite comfort food…Shepherds Pie! There isn’t a morsel left on anyone’s plate in my house when I make this for dinner. Comfort food […]

Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff

The classic comfort food from your childhood made from scratch without the boxed preservatives.  Done in 30 minutes!   All you busy moms out there are going to love me after today’s post. There aren’t many things I can promise, but one thing I can …. this beef stroganoff dinner is on the table in […]

Chicken and Rice Enchillada Skillet

One skillet is all you need for this hearty, filling dinner that has all the flavors of your favorite chicken enchiladas, but with rice instead of  processed flour tortillas.    I’ve been making this chicken & rice enchilada dish for dinner for so long I can’t even tell you.  It is one of the easiest […]