Italian Roast Beef Sandwiches

Roast Beef Red Pepper Provolone Sandwich

One of my favorite things to do in the spring and summer is make sandwiches, hop in the car with my hubby and set off for somewhere to have a picnic. Sometimes it’s the beach, or a mountaintop, or even just a park bench....

Banana and Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon-Vanilla Butter

Banana Blueberry Pancakes

I love pancakes. I love when people make them for me, I love having something so warm and fluffy for breakfast, I love that you can doll ‘em up with fruit and other fixings, or eat them plain. Pancakes are just so comforting and...

Traditional Yankee Pot Roast

Traditional Yankee Pot Roast

“This smells like something my mom would cook,” my husband and I said in unison as this tender, succulent pot roast was just above ready to make its way out of the oven and into our mouths. I could have described this pot roast...

Strawberry and Mixed Green Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Not too long ago, salad was nothing but a leafy green necessity that I had to force down a few times per week, whether I liked it or not. However, since I’ve learned to cook and combine new flavors, I’ve also started to experiment...

Brownie, Cream and Fresh Fruit Tarts

Brownie and Fresh Fruit Tarts

I remember my first Valentine’s Day with my husband like it was yesterday. We had been dating just five months then, and for our Saturday night date I nervously slinked into my first little back dress in the tiny bathroom of his college apartment....

Potato Skins with Cheddar, Bacon and Shallots

Potato Skins

These potato skins were so much fun to make, and such a yummy party snack for yesterday’s Superbowl. While I may not have been too focused on the game, I was pretty preoccupied with enjoying our scrumptious spread, which included baked buffalo wings, sweet...

Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked Buffalo Wings

I made these wings knowing that the ever-popular “buffalo” flavor wasn’t usually something I was a big fan of. So, when I put this plate in front of my hungry husband, I expected to just go about my business and move on to other...

Sweet ‘n Sticky Baked Chicken Drumsticks

sweet sticky chicken drumsticks

Until this recipe, I had found a struggle in getting my clunker of an apartment oven to produce a perfectly crispy, moist piece of chicken. The thing is a workhorse with terribly inaccurate temperatures, so rarely do I push it up to 450 degrees....

Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells

If your last meal of the day is ever a lonely one, please know this: It doesn’t have to be a boring bowl of cereal or a sad plate of reheated leftovers! These scrumptious turkey and spinach stuffed shells were cooked in one pan,...

Simple Milk Chocolate Soufflé

Simple Chocolate Souffle

In just seven days, so many exciting things have happened! My sister-in-law moved to San Francisco to start graduate school, my husband finally returned from his week long business trip in Texas, and I taught myself to sew a few decorative pillows! One of...