Grilled Pineapple spinach salad

I’m excited to be part of the Food Network dish series called “Sensational Sides.”  In this post I wanted to share a delicious green salad with grilled pineapple.  Adding fruits to the salad gives it that extra delicious flavor.  This is great as a side or for a main course.  Try grilling different fruits and … Continue reading

Homemade Garlic Bread

Being that my father is a baker, we always had bread around the house growing up.  One of the things he would make would be homemade garlic bread.  Everyone knows this pairs up great with a pasta dish and a glass of vino.  This recipe is simple and the fresh herbs really stand out.  Once you … Continue reading

Gnocchi

This recipe just takes me back to childhood. I remember seeing my grandmother make gnocchi for the first time. This recipe is egg free so anyone that has an allergy to eggs worry no more. Making gnocchi can be a fun family cooking experience. I love to get my kids involved. After making this gnocchi … Continue reading

Corn Fritters

I remember as a child my mom and dad making banana fritters, corn fritters and even left over rice fritters. I haven’t had corn fritters in a very long time so I figured I would give it a try and have my kids try them too. I decided to use coconut oil to fry them, … Continue reading

Roasted Veggies

Roasting vegetables is probably one of my family’s favorite ways to enjoy eating vegetables. Thanksgiving is fast approaching so why not add a different kind of side to the table. You can get very creative on the medleys you would like to roast. I love tossing my veggies with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper … Continue reading

Homemade Soft Pretzels

The Soft pretzel is a Philly thing and we love it here. There have been so many different types of pretzels created, from stuffed to sweet. But there is nothing like a homemade warm pretzel. Making pretzels can be a family activity. My kids enjoyed making and playing with the dough. This is a super … Continue reading

Pull Apart Pizza

Let’s talk about an easy recipe and preparation.  This pizza is great for parties or a fast weeknight meal.  My kids loved that it was a pull apart pizza.  All you need are your hands to enjoy it.  Everyone had their own serving bowl with warm marinara sauce.  Just like a regular pizza feel free … Continue reading

Upside down Caramel Apple Walnut Cake

Well it’s about that time for apples to shine again, now that fall is here.  I love to cook and bake with apples. One of the treats I enjoy around this time of year are caramel apples. I wanted to turn this into an upside down cake and instead of peanuts (that you would use … Continue reading

Spaetzle (German Noodles)

Oktoberfest is upon us. So I figured this would be a great recipe to share. A traditional noodle called Spaetzle. It’s super easy to make and you can get super creative with flavoring. I used some nutmeg in the dough which gives it that earthy taste. Also when making the Spaetzle you would need a … Continue reading

Braided Chicken Bread

  Talk about entertaining your guests. This braided chicken bread is super easy and looks so fancy.  Family and friends will think you spent lots of time making this, but it is such a simple recipe.  You can even make mini ones if you would like.  With kids back in school and parents trying to … Continue reading