Broccoli Rabe with Chicken Sausage

One of my favorite quick dinners to make is broccoli rabe and chicken sausage. It’s a filling dish that takes less than 30 minutes to make and is also healthy.  If desired you can serve this over pasta or rice. To spice things up a little I use one or two links of hot sausage…

Pom and Sage Gin Cocktail

During the holidays I love to spice things up with a specialty cocktail.  Since I had an abundance of sage in my garden and it is a warm herb that most of us use during this time of year I thought it would be a perfect compliment to a pomegranate drink. Recipe to make one…

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Her

Let’s face it most men wait until the absolute last minute to buy any gift – from Christmas to an anniversary salespeople will tell you the husband or boyfriend always has that look of desperation because they have no idea what to get her.  It’s not that hard guys, I put together a simple list…

Apple Pear Muffins

I’ve always make banana and blueberry muffins, but hardly use other fruit.  I remember in a pinch I have  substituted an apple or a pear for one banana when I didn’t have three bananas for the muffin or bread recipe.  Since I didn’t have any bananas today I decided to do an apple pear muffin…

Turkey Day Place Cards

As a host or even a co-host, I try to plan as much as possible to take any anxiety away from last minute decisions.  When guests are about to sit at the table for dinner or even sometimes when they arrive they usually ask where they should sit.  To make things easy for guests and…

Spanish Potato Tortilla

The first time I tried a potato tortilla I was in Madrid, Spain and I was at a small tapas bar. We asked the waitress what the most traditional tapas were and she pointed to the tortilla as well as the olives, manchego cheese, and Iberian ham. I wasn’t sure what to expect with the…

10 Turkey Tips

Preparing and cooking a turkey can be very intimidating, especially if you haven’t made one before. The first turkey I cooked was a turkey breast – the free turkey breast from ShopRite in fact. Unfortunately, although I thought I had cooked it enough and the outside looked brown and delicious the inside was raw! It…

Hot Stuffed Jalapeños

My husband loves to grow jalapeño plants in our garden, they are very durable plants and easy to grow.  The plants thrive in heat and don’t need as much attention as other plants.  The heat from the jalapenos also help deter critters from eating the other plants in the garden. After the summer is over…

Savory Crockpot Chicken and Rice

This savory chicken dish is sure to please. It is simple to make and will be a go to dish when looking for a quick comforting meal.

Bananarama Cran Nut Bread

Looking for a quick flavorful banana bread recipe? This moist bread recipe is sure not to disappoint, using ingredients like sour cream helps prevent the bread from drying out and gives it a subtle tang.  Don’t throw out your overripe bananas and try this recipe today. 1 Cup White Sugar 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2…

Swimming with the Fish Tacos

One of my go to meals I like to order out is fish tacos. Whether I’m at a chain or Mexican restaurant I know the fish tacos are a healthier choice than some of the other heavy dishes. I also love making fish tacos because its a quick meal that surely doesn’t disappoint.  I like…