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Category Archive: Recipes

Sparky’s Quick and Easy Chili

Starting when I was in high school my dad would make this chili (my dad is Sparky, by the way).. and it was always one of my favorite meals he made. I hadn’t… Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies are a staple for everyones Christmastime repertoire, so simple yet so delicious it’s hard to go without them! Last year I made really big cookies that were super thin and… Continue reading

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Every year I make the Christmas cookies that are put out for our big Christmas Eve dinner. Once December hits, the time flies by so I like to make 2 or 3 different… Continue reading

Roast Chicken Dinner

As the holiday season is upon us, I know a lot of you will be hosting parties and be looking for a great menu for dinner. This one is SO easy, it looks great… Continue reading

Croque Monsieur and Onion Soup

Last Thursday was Beaujolais Nouveau opening day and so I wanted to make a traditional French meal for the occasion. Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most… Continue reading

Strawberry Rosemary Scones

What I love about these scones are how easy they are. You don’t need a scone pan to make them and it takes the intimidation out of making scones. These would be perfect… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Turkey, Stuffing & Gravy

First off, I just want to apologize for the poor quality and the lack of the pictures in this post. I wanted to do a post on a turkey and stuffing in time… Continue reading

Shingled Leaf Apple Pie

This is a more artful approach to your standard apple pie and I think it’s a really great way to dress up a dessert for Thanksgiving. It takes quite a bit more time… Continue reading

Mini Cranberry Meringue Pies

Some of you may have seen this recipe when I did a guest post for the Blue Butterfly Vintage blog, but with Thanksgiving just over a week away I thought I’d share it… Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cake

We celebrated my mom’s 49th birthday at her house in Jamestown this past weekend. As an amazing gift, her good friend came over and made our whole family dinner and hors d’oeuvres. She… Continue reading

Ham and Pear Pressed Sandwich

These are a really nice way to step up your sandwich at lunch time. An interesting combination of ingredients and the way they’re cooked makes these sandwiches out of this world. Seriously, once… Continue reading

Cinnamon Ice Cream

I started making my own ice cream a few years ago and nothing beats it for a number of reasons… it tastes better, you know exactly what is and isn’t in it, it’s… Continue reading

Classic Apple Pie

Our farmer’s market has been filled with wall to wall apples the last couple of weeks, so I decided to make a pie over the weekend. It was a dreary last couple of… Continue reading

BBQ Chili with Cheesy Biscuits

My husband loves this recipe, he’s had me make it for him on his birthday every year since we started dating. It’s incredible easy to make and perfect to warm you up once… Continue reading

NYC Devil’s Food Cake

This great recipe comes from The Dutch in New York City. I made it for my husband’s birthday, which we celebrated over the weekend so I doubled the recipe to make a 6… Continue reading