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The holidays are a wonderful time to start new traditions and keep old ones alive. So much of the holiday season is filled with nostalgia and memories. This is part of what makes it so magical. There are certain types of feelings associated with different smells, sights, and sounds during the holidays. One of the […]

It has always been a fantasy of mine to bring back proper tea time. While in London I went to an Alice in Wonderland Tea and it was fabulous! There is something about tea time that makes you feel like a “proper” lady. Everything just seems so pretty and dainty. Of course, I loved the […]

  Cranberry Apple Bacon Bars, yes you head that right! The combination of cranberries and apples is refreshing in itself. Placed in-between a short bread crust and baked into gooey goodness. This recipe is going to be your new favorite fall dessert for a crowd. If you are searching for something other than traditional apple […]

Butternut squash, goat cheese and sage lasgana has been a new family favorite. This dish is perfect for the fall.  It is creamy and decadent. Goat cheese and Parmesan cheese create a tangy bechamel type sauce. This sauce is added to the butternut squash mixture packing a punch in every bite. My sister Katie loves […]

These carrot cake pancakes with cream cheese icing were what I introduced to the Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family audience. I am still thinking I am going to wake from this dream. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity. It is something I didn’t think I would get to do. Of course I think […]

Our Christmas menu has non negotiable dishes like stuffed shells, antipasto items, and eggplant parm. The vegetable and meat dishes seem to be up for debate every year. Now that I am an adult I have been contributing to the menu planning and cooking. Of course I love it! As much as I am from […]

As summer approaches I have visions of warm beaches, clear skies, and Pina Coloadas dancing in my head. I was all set to make banana bread when I saw two brown bananas hanging around my kitchen. The thought made me feel like domestic diva as I thought how clever I was! Then I decided to […]