Cheddar Broccoli and Butternut Soup

Better than traditional broccoli cheddar soup.  A healthy and hearty helping of vegetables in addition to the wonderfully creamy and cheesy taste you love.  cheddar and butternut squash are a match made in heaven! If it weren’t for the broccoli, you would never guess vegetables were used to thicken the soup instead of roux Print…

Caramel Apple Pie

A delicious pie filled with caramelized apples and cinnamon. The perfect pie crust brushed with pie filling and baked, making the crust as irresistible as its filling. This recipe has evolved with each pie i’ve made, making it a tried and true recipe, and the only apple pie you will ever want to make in…

Chicken Paprikas

  A simple but tasty chicken base soup, with onions, hearty dumplings and tender chunks of chicken. Seasoned with sweet Hungarian paprika and crushed black pepper.  Don’t forget to add a touch of sour cream! I was introduced to this dish and instantly fell in love.  I adore how simple it is to make, and…

How To Create A Charcuterie Board

  A charcuterie board is a step up from a traditional cheese board.  It’s an array of cured meats, cheeses, pates, preserves and crackers with a dash of fresh fruits, berries and nuts.  When creating your board, be mindful of your choices.  Choose fruits that won’t turn in color when exposed to the air.  Fruits…

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

  A fun way to color eggs and use up kitchen scraps, all the the same time.  Experiment with what scraps you have and see what comes of it.  It’s all part of the fun.  I will give you an example of four colors you can create to get you started. Growing up, our family…

Cooking With Cast Iron

Cast iron is a material used for cooking, ages before the dawn of Teflon, ceramic or aluminum pans. Traditionally cast iron cauldrons were used over a fire to cook meals. As the use of a stove became more popular, skillets formed with a flat bottom were made to be used atop a stove. When used,…

Stove Buying Guide: What To Look For

Time for a new Oven?  Let me make Your search a little easier, by sharing what I learned in the process.  The intent is to save you some time, money, and stress so you can feel confident in your final decision.  Ultimately my husband and I decided on a 48 inch dual fuel oven/range with…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Packed with chocolate, a hint of pumpkin flavor, and all the warm and cozy feelings that come with a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie. I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe I always use, and made them the other day. There was leftover dough in the fridge that I had yet to use and got…

Butternut Queso Fundido

Flavorful nacho cheese sauce, so tasty you would never guess it was healthy. Creamy butternut purée combined with cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes and jalapeño. We do not do processed cheese at our house, but at times I miss the creamy texture of velveeta cheese. Most cheese sauces have a cream/roux base and are too heavy…