Brussels Sprout Salad with Roasted Jalapeno and Onion Dressing

I recently visited Johnny Sanchez, a restaurant inside Baltimore’s newest casino and fell in love with two dishes, one of which I decided to try and recreate at home: Brussels Sprout Salad. Let me start by saying that the menuRead more…

Roasted Jalapeno and Onion Dressing

Looking for a new kick on your salad? A little pick-me-up for those ho-hum salads? Roasted Jalapeno and Onion Dressing is your cure. Roasting the jalapenos over an open flame tames the heat and adds smokey flavor. The onion caramelizesRead more…

Butterscotch Blondies

Let me start this post by saying I went through 4, yes, 4 variations of Butterscotch Blondies before I landed on this final version. My goal was to create soft blondies that still had the essence of brown sugar andRead more…

Spaghetti Squash with Crispy Prosciutto and Creamy Brie Sauce

Every once and while a friend will ask me to teach them to cook something particular. This time around it was baked spaghetti squash. All types of squash seemed to be a hot food trend this winter, especially spaghetti squash.Read more…

Southwestern Sweet Potato Pancakes

Happy National Sweet Potato Day!!!! I decided to leave the sweet potato casseroles alone this year and try out a new recipe for Southwestern Sweet Potato Pancakes! Did you know that sweet potatoes are very different from yams? Even inRead more…

Herb Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower seems to be the newest in home cooking food trends and I’m on the bandwagon with Herb Roasted Cauliflower! A chalky cousin of broccoli, cauliflower is slightly spongy, but also crisp and can be fairly bland in flavor. ThisRead more…

Wednesday Roundup #61

Can you believe it is already February? For us, this is the last cold month and every day brings us one step closer to opening day at Camden Yards with the O’s. I hope you all are staying safe andRead more…

M&M’s® Red Velvet Mini Cheesecakes

Thank you Kraft for sponsoring this post. Grilling enthusiasts like me know that grilling is a year-round experience, and Kraft Barbecue Sauce helps me take my grilling to a new level of amazing. This shop has been compensated by CollectiveRead more…

Café Gia Ristoranté: Classic Italian with Pizzazz

Bon Appétit Magazine just published poll results for the best comfort foods, pasta and pizza claiming the top two spots. Both of which you can order up at Café Gia Ristoranté, classic, homemade Italian made with fresh ingredients and artisticRead more…

Bechamel Baked Scallops

Mastering a basic bechamel should be in every home cook’s repertoire. A white mother sauce in French and Italian cuisine, bechamel is also the base for many other creamy sauces such as con queso and ala king dishes, but justRead more…

Beet Risotto

Oh, risotto!!! A blank slate, arborio rice is a wonderland for a cook like me. The chameleon of rice grains, it will take on any color or flavor you ask. On this occasion, my color was burgundy red and myRead more…

Wednesday Roundup #62

DIY Painted Drop Cloths Curtains by Find It, Make It, Love It Italian Stuffed Flank Steak by The Chunky Chef DIY Map Art for the Wall by Craving Some Creativity Chorizo, Kale & Sweet Potato Frittata by Spoonful of FlavorRead more…