Grilled Avocados with Peruvian Chicken and Mango Salsa

The sun is out, puffy clouds gently dance across the sky and I am ready for a warm weather vacation! Only problem is, my vacation isn’t planned for another couple of months. Instead I create our own little summer staycationRead more…

BBQ Pulled Pork Hash

Have you ever gone through a food phase? For some reason, you are drawn to, almost obsessed with a certain type of food? Right now my food phases are any type of potato hash prepared in a cast iron skilletRead more…

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless peanut butter and chocolate cookies are moist, rich and super simple to prepare. Don’t get flourless confused with “healthy” because quite frankly, they are not low in calories, fat or sugar, but they are delightfully good, easy to makeRead more…

One-Dish Southwestern Chicken and Rice

Regardless of the time of year, one-dish meals are always in season and priceless. They save time on the front end during preparation and the on the tail end for clean-up. One-Dish Southwestern Chicken and Rice is not only aRead more…

Jokers ‘n Thieves

Jokers ‘n Thieves is the newest hot spot on Canton Square and giving long timers like Mama’s on a Half Shell and Claddaugh a run for their money on the food front. Needless to say, I was eager to acceptRead more…

Single Serve Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

I admitted it before, I love cookie dough. I might even enjoy cookie dough more than I do baked cookies. Sometimes when I want a sweet treat, I make myself a little bowl of single serve eggless cookie dough. AfterRead more…

Red, White and Blue Cherry Pie #sundaysupper

Happy Memorial Day, foodie friends. While many of us are planning cookouts and spending time with friends and family, please remember to take a moment to remember why we have Memorial Day. Soldiers have given life and limb to provideRead more…

Quick Apple Cake with Salted Caramel

Nothing is more American than apple pie… well okay, maybe baseball. Just as American is quick apple CAKE! Quick Apple Cake lingers between pie, cake and pastry. Instead of using classic, crumbly pie crust, I used buttery and flaky pre-madeRead more…

Iced Almond-Lemon Loaf Cake

I made a New Year’s Resolution, did you? Instead of making one to lose an astronomical amount of weight or even vow to be healthier (which I fail annually), I resolved to cook at least once per week from myRead more…

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Hoagies

I know many folks think of the slow cooker for winter meals, but I actually prefer it in the summer. Instead of heating up the house with the oven or stove, the warmth is contained. I can throw something inRead more…

Pane e Vino Of Little Italy

Whether you are looking for a quick bite or romantic tryst, the new Pane e Vino, Italian for “bread and wine,” is the perfect locale. Nestled on High Street in Little Italy, the mirrored and sparkling décor will draw youRead more…

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Need a quick, cute but super simple treat to tote along to backyard BBQ’s and spring work pot lucks? Check out my Pink Lemonade Cupcakes! Can I tell you a secret? I am a terrible cupcake decorator. Like seriously bad.Read more…