Alaskan Snow Crab Mac ‘n Cheese

I was raised Catholic, and my husband and I are raising our children in the same faith. Growing up Catholic, a lot of my friends asked if it was hard to “give up” meat on Fridays during Lent. We neverRead more…

{Slow Cooker} Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

I am so excited to bring you this post! Today I get the privilege of sharing with you a recipe and review of this awesome new cookbook: The Magical Slow Cooker! Sarah, the author, is someone I have “met” throughRead more…

S’mores Cream Pie

Summer’s coming. Can you feel it? The nights are getting shorter and the days are getting longer. That means it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors! Barbecuing, picnicking, camping — sitting around the fire pit, roasting S’mores. Ah … theRead more…

Smoked Polish Sausage & Sauerkraut

Technically I can’t really call this a “recipe” — it’s more of a “how to.” Whenever my Grandma Czaplewski’s made ham for the holidays, we always had Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut, too. My heritage is Polish, and so I mightRead more…

Fork & Knife Chicken Tacos – #ChoppedAtHome Challenge

Fork & Knife Chicken Tacos #ChoppedAtHome Challenge Are you a fan of the TV show Chopped on The Food Network? I think it’s fun to watch the contestants come up with a recipe in a short amount of time, usingRead more…

Lemon Raspberry Crumb Muffins

As much as I love chocolate, I have to admit that lemon comes in a close second, or maybe even an equal for my taste buds. Something about it, especially when it’s fresh lemons, I just ADORE. I had beenRead more…

Grandma’s Baked Beans

I loved when my Grandma Czaplewski made her baked beans for get-togethers. Something about them just always tasted better than anyone else’s. My mom’s twin, my Aunt Janette, gave me the recipe years ago, and they are the ONLY recipeRead more…

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Today I share with you my April contribution to the Secret Recipe Club! We enjoyed these Chocolate Cherry Brownies for dessert last week, with a dollop of whipped cream and cherry sauce. This month I was assigned the blog WhyRead more…

Aunt Anna’s Apple Pumpkin Strudel

My dear friend, Terra, is not only an amazing cook, she is a published author! I have read her first novel, Catch Me, and am about half way through the second one, Need You. It’s no secret that I loveRead more…

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Even if it’s the heat of the summer, we enjoy soup. It’s seriously my favorite thing. The options are endless, and simple soups like this make busy week nights a breeze. This one I would call a “dump soup.” YouRead more…

Chewy Brown Butter Gingersnaps

Soft and chewy brown butter gingersnaps will have your kids reaching their hand in the cookie jar time and time again. What scents make you think of the holidays?  Mine… Read more…

Vanilla Caramel Swirl Ice Cream — #ComfortsFromHome

Creamy, no-churn, homemade ice cream that’s only 4 ingredients. Happy Veteran’s Day! The month of November is about giving thanks.  When we sit around the dinner table with our loved ones… Read more…