Quick & Easy Cheeseboard

I have done different cheeseboards on here but I figured I would share another one.  As I mentioned on a prior post, I partnered up with Giant Foods to come up with some easy ideas to entertain this holiday season and a cheeseboard is at the top of my list. Giant has an array of different…

BBQ jalapeño poppers

I can’t believe the 4th of July weekend is already here. It’s time to celebrate our Independence with lots of delicious foods. I’m sure many of you will be hosting a BBQ or going to one. These barbecue jalapeño poppers are the perfect addition to any get together and will leave the crowd wanting more. I…

Fennel and potato gratin

Most people know about a traditional potato au gratin dish, but I wanted to give this classic a twist and add some fennel.  The results were delicious. If you’re planning on bringing a side dish to a party or just making it for a weeknight meal. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 large potatoes sliced into 1/4 inch…

Thai Meatballs

My house is in total entertainment mode in the month of December. There are lots of fun ways to entertain around the holidays. Having finger foods is a plus to keep guests’, appetites satisfied. Having the traditional cheese boards or pigs in a blanket is fine but being a little more creative stands out. These…

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan glaze

Holidays are in full effect. I have been testing lots of recipes. This was a huge hit on my thanksgiving table this year. I love a good New York cheesecake but wanted to try creating a pumpkin cheesecake with a pecan glaze. If you’re planning on bringing anything special to a holiday party or even if…

Shrimp and Grits topped with bacon

Happy Holidays!!! I hope you are all having a great holiday season with family and friends.  I wanted to share with you a couple of dishes I prepared on Christmas eve.  Last year in our house we started to make the 7 fishes. Since my husband and I come from Italian descents, we wanted to…

Holiday Eggnog Cocktail

I love a nice cup of eggnog around the holiday season.  The hubby was trying to come up with another fun holiday drink and of course something with eggnog came to play.  Not sure if you ever noticed how many vodka flavors we have in our liquor stores here in the US, but it feels…

Parsnip Puree

Move over mashed potatoes, parsnips are here.  Some people are really scared to try different things; especially something like parsnips.  Parsnips are in the carrot family.  They have a sweet mild taste to them.  I went ahead and roasted them with some garlic and shallots, but I wanted to do more with them. So I…

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  I hope everyone has had a great time with family and friends filled with lots of laughter, love, peace, drinks and of course plenty of food.