Pepperoni Pizza Bombs

I have come to appreciate, that as much as I love to sit down and dine on the perfect well executed meal, lovingly prepared by myself, or the chefs at some of my favorite restaurants, what I truly love are appetizers, small bites, tapas, I love to experience different foods all at once, and having…

Cinnamon Apple Muffins with Maple Bacon Glaze

Every once in a while a recipe hits me and I am giddy with delight because it all works beautifully.  I love the combination of sweet and savory and now that using bacon in dessert is all the craze, I couldn’t be more pleased.  What I love about these muffins is that the bacon is…

Easy Cheesy Beer Bread

Easy Cheesy Beer bread is one of the easiest and tastiest quick breads you can make.  It can be the back drop for so many things, from sandwiches, to paninis, appetizers, and just good old bread and buttah! I love serving this as an appetizer, slathered with some Maple and Brown Sugar Bacon Jelly  You can’t…

Blood Orange & Poppy Seed Muffins with Blood Orange Glaze

Blood oranges are one of those fruits that I naturally equate with my Italian roots. Growing up I spent some of my summers staying with my Grandmother in Jersey City, and back in the 70’s there was a Peddler who would peddle his fruits and vegetables by cart around the Italian neighborhood my Grandma lived…

Cheesy Jalapeño Beer Bread

One of my Oktoberfest appetizers to make is a cheddar beer dip and serve it with chunks of glorious beer batter bread.  To kick things up I decided to try putting sliced jalapeños into the batter, and you know what? It is amazing. You can totally use this bread for sandwiches or as a fondue dip accompaniment, or…

Erin Go Bragh….CrazySexy Irish Girl

Growing up my Irish mother loved St. Patrick’s Day, almost as much as she did Christmas.  She was proud of her Irish heritage and she loved making corned beef and cabbage when St. Patrick’s Day rolled around.  She made it the classic way that most people do, which is ok, but honestly, I don’t like…