Butterscotch Overload Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

I've been in the mood lately for a decadent dessert. I think it's the beginning of the Fall season when I start to crave something a little more over-the-top, something to make for the holidays and all the events in between....more

3 Fun Lunch Box Ideas with Cheese

Keeping my kids interested in their lunch box means being creative. Now in upper grade levels, they have access to all the tempting pizza, tacos and other less than healthy choices available at school. And really it's okay to indulge in that stuff sometimes ....more

Quick and Easy Breakfast Sausage Wraps

Mornings can be mayhem for many moms – especially during back to school time. And it is no different for me. The school bus arrives at 7 AM around here, which means the kids have to get up early ....more

(Giveaway) Simple Chicken Tenderloin Piccata

It's that time of year when I start searching my recipe files for tried and true, quick and easy dinners. Back-to-school means there is less time to casually linger over the stove. It's also a reminder to take a look at some of my family's favorite, but more time consuming recipes and figure out how I can simplify them into a weeknight meal.One my family's most beloved meals (especially my oldest son's) is chicken piccata, however I rarely delve into making this during a jam-packed,.. ....more

Simple Chicken Tenderloin Piccata (Giveaway)

It's that time of year when I start searching my recipe files for tried and true, quick and easy dinners. Back-to-school means there is less time to casually linger over the stove. It's also a reminder to take a look at some of my family's favorite, but more time consuming recipes and figure out how I can simplify them into a weeknight meal....more

(Giveaway) Steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs with Beurre Blanc for Dipping

There is nothing like king crab when it comes to flavor and presentation. It's sweet, succulent, snowy white in appearance and an absolute family favorite meal. Let's face it, it's hard not to gawk at these beautiful limbs when peering into the seafood counter ....more

Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

I'm eating this by the bowlful today while celebrating my birthday. I was too lazy and too hot to bake myself a cake, a symptom of getting older I guess. And this whipped cream is the perfect way to make my day perfect.What I like most is its stability ....more

5-Minute Spicy Lemon Broccoli

We eat a lot of broccoli at our house and as a result are super picky about the texture of the broccoli once cooked. We do not like mushy broccoli! I often blanch the florets and then saute them, but that's a lot more work when it comes to a weeknight dinner, even though it gives good results.Earlier this summer I started experimenting with how to make great tasting broccoli in record time ....more

25 Must-Make Zucchini Recipes

It's that time of year when zucchini is bountiful in our garden, at the farm stands and in the market. Did you know zucchini can grow to a meter in length? However, we tend to harvest them at more than half that size (they are better that way).So if you are looking for inspiration to use up this prolific summer squash, I guarantee you can find something to please your family below ....more

(Giveaway) Steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs with Beurre Blanc for Dipping

There is nothing like king crab when it comes to flavor and presentation. It's sweet, succulent, snowy white in appearance and an absolute family favorite meal. Let's face it, it's hard not to gawk at these beautiful limbs when peering into the seafood counter. They are impressive. But don't be intimidated by them, they are so easy to prepare....more