Short rib shepherds pie

+-*Valentine’s Day is over and that means no more chocolate, no more red and pink, no cards, balloons or reservations for two at a fancy dinner. It’s back to normalcy as we start to prepare for Easter season. The stores are now selling the red and white leftovers for a buck or two and...

Stovetop macaroni and cheese

+-*Stovetop macaroni and cheese, oh how I love thee. My love affair started at such a young age with the boxed elbow noodles and then moved on to the shells. It’s such an easy food to whip up and the possibilities are endless on cheeses, noodles, toppings and mix-ins. Today I’m indulging this mac...

Banana Pudding from Scratch

+-*Every once in a while a recipe really stumps me. Today I’m talking about a southern classic, banana pudding made from scratch. This just happens to be in my husband’s top 3 favorite desserts ever. I personally don’t care for bananas but I’ve wanted to make him this dessert for a while. He wanted...

Broiled Salmon with Avocado and Grapefruit

+-*Somehow, someway I managed to make food this past week and three attempts at whoopie pies. I didn’t let on that I was facing a cold right along with my toddler. Most mornings consisted of putting together my quick salmon and avocado toasts along with 3 cups of coffee just to help me stay...

Whoopie pie with strawberry cream

+-*One, two, three times a charm. That scenario definitely applies to these whoopie pies. I baked the first batch a week ago and they rose to where they could pass as a cupcake. Into the trash they went. Second batch was mimicked just like the first except just a little less batter. Also forgot...

Spray Painted Mason Jar Craft

+-*Valentine’s Day is just over a week away!  The truffle tart has been made and sampled, heart cupcakes are ready for school parties but where are the flowers?  I’m a woman that loves fresh flowers.  I don’t necessarily need to receive them for Valentine’s Day but I do like having them in my home...

Salmon and Avocado toast

+-*It’s the year 2015 and we are talking about toast being a food trend. Yes, a real food trend for this year. People have been buttering up or slapping their jelly on bread for years but it has finally come around to a “trend.” Or so they say…. I’m starting to wonder how they...

Baked Cheese Ravioli Casserole

+-*Do you meal plan for the week or are you a spur of the moment type of person? I’m both. Sometimes I break out the list and meal plan for the rest of the week. Then there are others where the refrigerator is empty and the nearest restaurant is our only choice. This past...