Mexican Inspired Chicken Mole

I had planned to “drop this recipe” before Cinco de Mayo.  But as the saying goes, “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans,” and life, happened. None the less, you can enjoy this recipe year round and I will tell you this, one of the easiest ways to amp up your…

Cornish Game Hens with Apricot Glaze

Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two With Valentine’s Day upon us, it got me thinking about the very first Valentine’s Day meal in our new home, which I prepared for my Valentine 17 years ago!  My culinary skills have greatly improved since then, but I have a fondness for some of those early dishes I use…

Artichoke Francaise

This is the perfect date night in appetizer, or a nice side.  Made with canned or frozen artichokes this goes together in no time.  This will soon be your favorite go to! Sinfully, Susan xoxo Drain a 15 oz. can of artichoke hearts, split in half.  Dry with a paper towel, season with Kosher salt…

Duchess Potatoes with Garlic Butter

Duchess potatoes are sinfully rich, and what I consider to be, the slightly high brow cousin, of the mashed potato.   Duchess potatoes are fancy spuds that many reserve for holidays and special occasions, but that doesn’t have to be the case.  My Duchess Potatoes with Garlic Butter, are so decadent from the egg yolks, and heavy…

Eggnog Soft Bake Snickerdoodles

I have such a fondness for Snickerdoodles, not only because they taste delish, but it was the first cookie I baked in Home Economics when I was 12 years old.  I fell in love with them because well, it’s sugar and cinnamon what’s not to love.  I have been making them for my kiddos for…

Pumpkin Stuffed Shells with Cognac Blush Sauce

I love making stuffed shells.  To me they are an open canvas and a way to make a feast for a large group that comes together fairly easy. There is something about the taste of pumpkin with the ricotta cheese that makes the shells so rich and decadent.  You get a sweetness from the pumpkin…

Proseco & Chocolate Truffles

I had planned on posting this recipe for New Year’s Eve, but since that didn’t happen, I figured I would do so now.  I love using Proseco (Italian sparkling wine) to create a festive twist to ordinary recipes and make them extra sexy.  This recipe is one of those twists on a classic truffle.   I…

Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

I love a good cookie, I really do. I can eat one or two or five, and just bask in the afterglow of the perfection of it all.  Or maybe it’s a carb high, either way it is a ritual I indulge in when the holidays roll around.  This year, however, things will be a…

Hazelnut Crusted Arancini

I love everything about arancini (Italian rice balls).  I can remember having them at Sunday dinner and what a treat they were to have.  My Dad use to make these with meat and peas, he loved his peas, but I don’t particulary care for the traditional Italian recipe.  I am happy with simple, stuff it…

Quattro Formaggi Pizza Dip

I am convinced if you put your mind to it, you can turn anything you love into a dip.  Pizza is one of those dishes that everyone adores in some fashion or another.  I love to deconstruct my favs and turn them into dips.  This is my take on pizza dip. This has all the…