Spinach and Kale Pesto

Entertaining guests in the summer months is one of my favorite past times.  I love making fresh pesto especially with fresh ingredients from my garden or farmers market. I have always loved a traditional pesto and so does my family. For a little more nutrition, I added spinach and kale to the mix. This pesto can be used … Continue reading

Cheesy Zucchini and Summer Squash

Let’s get cheesy with zucchini and summer squash. Tis the season for vegetables that keep on giving.  We plant zucchini, and it’s one of those vegetables that we end up with so much.  This recipe is a great side dish to any meat or poultry platter.  It gets even better when you add some Gruyere cheese, which … Continue reading

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