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Cherry Crumble

My sweet tooth got the best of me this weekend as it was a cloudy cold couple of days, and because I had a bad case of cabin fever I decided to bake. When Sunday rolled around and I still had not baked anything, I decided this was the day I was going to fill the house with the beautiful aroma of something sweet and scrumptious baking in the oven. …

Vegetable Pancakes

When I am planning my weekly grocery shopping list and corresponding weekly meals, there are times when I just need something new and unique to spice up my daily life a bit. You see I happen to luv vegetables in any shape or cooking method. One of my favorite things is to purchase the pre packaged broccoli slaw from the grocery store, add in minced garlic, red pepper flakes, grated …

Homemade Tater Tots

So, I must make a confession, I really enjoy a hearty breakfast, I always have, to me it’s the most important meal of the day. Eating a good hot breakfast always starts my day off on the right foot.  The ritual allows me time to sit down at the breakfast table, gaze out the window and take in a moment of pure joy as the sun rises and the day …

Apple Oatmeal Crisp

I learned this recipe from my mom, who I am certain learned this from her mom, it has been passed down thru the years and stayed the same. By placing crumb mixture on the bottom of the pan with the apples in the middle, this adds a sweet blast of flavor to each bite.  The oats give this dish texture in every bite, there’s nothing better than sweet tasting baked …

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Hot Cabbage and Red Pepper Slaw

Recently I had my daughters over for a nice Saturday afternoon lunch so we could put the phones down and sit and chat face to face. I invited them over intending to make Potato Latka and pork tenderloin with applesauce, which sounds delicious, but all I saw was a vision of myself standing in the kitchen slaving at the stove.   I decided two things, that I didn’t really want to …

Cabbage and Sausage

I most always have a craving for fresh peppers, red onions and cabbage, I like to use them in stir-fry, soups, and now this amazing recipe for the cabbage and sausage dish.   This dish will fill you up with a warm hearty meal, right when you need it the most. The cabbage and sausage dish is a quick and easy meal to make, I mean if cooking last minute is …

Adobo Corn Tortillas

I just want to give a shout out to all those hard working kitchen workers that supply us with delicious food every time we have a meal at their establishment.  Whether its a small café tucked into small town America, or a restaurant chain that serves absolutely everything, to a fine dining restaurant we all need to say “thank you”. I was recently sitting in a small café in a …

Chili Con Carne

To chili or not to chili that’s the question on this cold and snowy winters day. I am one of those people that like to eat chili only in the fall and winter, for some reason I just don’t crave chili in the spring and summer. My chili recipe sustained me and my daughters thru many a cold night when they were growing up. We would have chili one night …

Tortellini and Italian Meatball Soup with Spinach

Remember when I posted the Italian soup base recipe earlier this year? Well the tortellini and meatball soup with fresh spinach is just what you need to make with the Italian Soup Base. I made this dish the same day as eating it with my crock pot, as I wasn’t quite sure what time we were going to eat, so I started it in the morning and by the time everyone …

Spinach Dip Phyllo cups

I must have eaten 8 of the spinach dip phyllo cups, slowly one at a time as I found myself on Christmas morning standing at the appetizer table just staring off into space, The original plan was  to make Mushroom Wellington and not these wonderful Spinach Phyllo cups, the original plan called for sheets of phyllo dough for my creation.  You see I am a procrastinator, and I was out there …

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