French Toast Bites

French Toast Bites

Whenever I have a leftover loaf of hearty French or Italian bread lying around, I always love to cut it up and do something creative with it. Sometimes I’ll make bread crumbs or croutons, or maybe garlic bread or panzanella, but on weekends there’s nothing better...

Peach and Blueberry Galette

Peach Blueberry Galette

When I was a little girl, my mom would save the pie dough that she’d trim from her delicious homemade Apple Pie, and she’d give it to me to make whatever I wanted. Usually, I’d just eat the stuff raw while she wasn’t looking...

Potato Frittata

Potato Frittata

I have been wanting to try a frittata for SO long, but for some reason I always had a good excuse not to make one. Like, say, who has the energy to get up at 7 a.m. on a Saturday and start preparing it in time for breakfast?...

Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

Everyone has a certain way they like certain foods. For example, I like my steaks still moo-ing but my burgers blackened, and my mom and mother-in-law both agree that the blue M&Ms “just taste…different.” Until recently, though, no one was more stubborn than my husband and the...

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Streusel Muffins

For some reason, it’s perfectly fine if I have the same breakfast of cereal and orange juice every Monday through Friday for years, but I can’t stand to see my husband suffer from breakfast boredom. So, after he had been eating these Savory Breakfast Muffins for weeks, I...

Creamy Lemon Pasta with Spinach & Tomatoes

Creamy Lemon Pasta

Let’s be honest. Even if you love to cook, there’s a good chance that you’ve shaken out a box of Stovetop stuffing or set a pot of minute-rice to simmer and served them as side dishes. I sure have, because sometimes there’s no time for anything more complicated than that....

Mini Carrot Cakes

Mini Carrot Cake

Around this time of year, when fall is just around the corner, I start seriously craving the smells of cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. I don’t know why; Maybe it’s because I’m a cold-weather person and the aromas remind me of wearing sweaters and crunching leaves under my...

Best Cocoa Brownies

Brownies

The family I married into is pretty great. My sister-in-law is one of my most trusted friends. My father-in-law loves a long chat with his son and always tells him funny news stories that get back to me. And, my mother-in-law, Linda, is one of the warmest women I...

Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites

Ham Cheese Pretzel Bites

I love a simple plate of cheese and crackers as much as the next person, but when I have time to plan before people come over, I like to make something to munch on that’s homemade and from the heart. These ham and cheese pretzel bites are a fun little cocktail-type...

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

There is nothing I like more than waking up on a slow, sunny weekend morning and tearing into a sweet and sticky cinnamon roll. My better half prefers a big pile of eggs, bacon and pancakes, but give me one of these – or twelve...