Mediterranean Stuffed Cod

We are trying to eat more fish and seafood and I am always looking for delicious simple ways to get more into our diet. This dish seemed perfect for us. I love cheese and need some of the rich flavors to make me crave fish. Verdict: The salty cheesy stuffing of this fish was delicious!…

Creamy Sausage Pasta

My daughter asked for comfort food. One of our favorites is pasta with a creamy sauce. We had some Italian sausage to use up and a creamy spaghetti sauce was the perfect bowl of comfort food. Verdict: This made my daughter so happy. Her college food has been awful and she has really struggled at…

Simple Crab Rangoons

With one of our two kids back to college we are going back to our routine of simple dinners and appetizers. I love appetizers for dinner. Serve them with a nice green salad and I almost feel okay about have a delicious bite or two instead of a whole meal. These are also great for…

Air Fryer Ravioli

Happy first day of Winter! My favorite day of the year. Each day from now until June the days will get slowly longer. Ah…. I have hope. Now that both kids are home our eating and cooking has changed. I don’t think my grocery budget doubles but rather triples when every one is home. We…

Onion Garlic Chicken

I love caramelized onions. To me the best smell is a huge pan of onions caramelizing in butter. Seriously, I think onions go with just about any dinner. This is one of my favorites with garlic and onions. Verdict: This is a perfect simple dinner that packs a punch of flavor. The onions and garlic…

Crispy Parmesan Potatoes with Dip

More potatoes? Yes! I love potatoes. They are so versatile that they pair well with with just about any main dish you are serving. Ham, beef, fish, doesn’t seem to matter I can find a potato that goes with just about any dish. Verdict: These potatoes are so easy to make and add some fun…

Leftover Mashed Potatoes: Cheesy Shepherd’s Pie

With the leftover 4 lbs of mashed potatoes I made Ham & Cheese Croquettes (click here for link to recipe) and I still had enough for this recipe. If you have pre-made leftover mashed potatoes with really is simple even though the ingredient list looks long. Doctor up your mashed potatoes with a bit of…

Leftover Mashed Potatoes: Ham and Cheese Croquettes

My son was invited to a “Friendsgiving” this year and he was so excited. He volunteered to bring the mashed potatoes as he was told the host would provide the turkey, Brussels sprouts, and tableware. Super! I love mashed potatoes and they are easy to transport and keep warm in a slow cooker. We made…

1970s Throwback: Con Queso Dip

Back in the 1970s my mother-in-law went to Texas to visit her cousin. While there she had this dip and loved it. There was nothing like it up in her northeast neighborhood so she asked for the recipe (it was on a Velveeta box) and brought it home. Soon it would be everywhere. She loved…

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu

When I mention making ragu to my kids they think of the red jarred tomato sauce. A ragu is actually a meat based dish with lots of diced vegetables with some tomato. It is thicker and richer tasting than a tomato sauce. Similar in premise to a bolognese but made with red wine instead of…

Cook Once, Eat Twice: Spaghetti and Meatballs

We are starting to settle into winter weather here. The first snow has passed and we are starting to get the 20-25 degree nights. I love Italian food on a cold, dark night. Add a glass of wine and it seems luxurious and comforting. This weather has us looking ahead though. Last week we made…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating today! Hope that whatever you are serving turns out perfectly! We are having our usual breakfast casserole and then appetizers all day. Sweet and sour meatballs, pigs in the blanket with everything bagel seasoning, fully loaded potato skins and several types of crostini are on our menu today. Let me…