Recipe Box, Pumpkin Alfredo Puff Pastry Pizza with Bacon & Gruyère

We’re gearing up for Halloween around here with some fun decorations for the boys to enjoy and Big E’s favorite candy pumpkins How about a Halloween twist on pizza night with this amazing Pumpkin Alfredo Pizza! This pizza is built on a light and flaky puff pastry crust, topped with a Pumpkin Alfredo sauce, topped … Continue reading

Party Panache, Pumpkin Pecan Butter Boards and Table

Butter Boards are all the rage right now, they are literally cutting boards smeared with a thick layer of flavored butter and served with a variety of breads, crackers, and fruit for spreading and dipping I decided to put a little spin on the concept by making individual butter boards and serving them on plates … Continue reading

Party Panache, Caramel Mascarpone Martini

Heartfelt prayers and prayers for Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas and anyone in harm’s way as they are impacted by Hurricane Ian, as it makes it’s way north. Thank you to everyone for being concerned about our coastal home, we were fortunate not to be in the path this time, and it is heartbreaking to … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Cheesy Zucchini Biscuits

Okay, this is one of those “drop what you’re doing and make me now!” recipes! These no yeast biscuits are dreamy cheesy good, they even received a two thumbs up from my resident chef! The grated zucchini makes them moist and tender and parsley gives them a nice dash of color Grate the zucchini with … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Stuffed Zucchini, 4 Ways!

Zucchini can be your best friend when you are trying to eat less carbs and lighter foods It’s available fresh year round and can be used in an endless variety of ways The other night my resident chef, HHjr, made zucchini boats stuffed with sausage, black beans and corn A very tasty dinner that’s easy … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pancake Pillows

Have you ever heard of Japanese pancakes? They are also known as pancake souffles WOW, right?? This beautiful breakfast was presented to me last weekend! 2 thick, fluffy pancake pillows, stacked and topped with crispy bacon, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and a generous drizzle of maple syrup I can’t take a minute of credit … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Artichoke, Mushroom & Asparagus Pizza

This pizza was created by my family’s love of artichokes The last time we had artichokes, HHjr said, “We should make a pizza using the hearts and sauce the crust with your lemon aioli” “That is a GREAT idea!” We decided to cook artichokes on Friday night to go with our steaks and save the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asian Salad with Peanut Dressing

I use my monthly bucket list to help me make meal choices quickly, I pin and save recipe ideas all the time and then once a month, I choose 3-4 recipes for each category The flavor/theme of the month for January is International When I was looking at the list the other day, I was … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Gnocchi Florentine with Mushrooms & Pancetta

This recipe is a pleasant change from typical pasta bakes, it calls for gnocchi, which literally translates to “dough dumplings” Gnocchi can be made from a variety of sources, with one of the most common being potatoes This is a simple dish of potato gnocchi, with fresh mushrooms, spinach, pancetta and 2 kinds of cheese … Continue reading

Party Panache, Peppermint Snow Topped Chocolate Cake

I celebrated my birthday Friday evening by the patio fireplace, with my family and a couple of very dear friends who also have December birthdays, we were safely distanced … HHjr cooked some incredible pizzas in the pizza oven, Sausage and Mushroom with Parmesan balsamic glaze, Pear, Spinach and Gorgonzola, and a Hawaiian pizza with … Continue reading