Crazy Easy Refrigerator Garlic Dill Pickles

I absolutely love pickles.  I love spicy garlic dill pickles, I love plain garlic dill.  I love to incorporate them into my lunch since I don’t do carbs.  I just wrap my turkey and cheese around a spear and I am good to go for lunch. My favorite pickles are at the PA Dutch Market…

Fig and Goat Cheese Flatbread with Bacon

I love fresh figs.  Growing up we had these all the time as they were an Italian staple.  One of my favorite ways to enjoy figs are to have them sliced with fresh Homemade Italian Style Ricotta Cheese with a drizzle of honey atop some fresh crostini.  I could make a meal out of this alone…

Tex Mex Skillet Chicken with Charred Poblanos

This is the perfect dish for a busy weeknight, or lazy day lunch.  Using leftover chicken or store bought rotisserie chicken, makes this come together rather quickly, it’s perfect.  You can even char the poblanos one day before you plan to make this, seed them and chop, and put in a sealed container for the…

Oven Roasted Eggplant Parm

I love eggplant.  I love everything about it, taste, texture, versatility! Love, love, love it!  I use to adore fried eggplant, I don’t however, adore the calories and fat.  So I make it in the oven now and have learned to love it even more!  Plus I am getting healthy eating what I love. Sometimes…

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

Growing up one of my dearest best friends was Chinese American.  Her mother was a fabulous cook, and made many authentic Chinese meals for my family as a way to show her gratitude to my Mom who would often watch my friend while her Mom worked, since my Mom was a stay at home Mom,…

Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese

I was cleaning out the freezer recently and I discovered a package of homemade hamburgers that we hadn’t used from Labor Day.  While they were still good, I didn’t feel well enough to go out and grill, so I decided to combine them with some of my creamy, dreamy mac and cheese, and you know…

Kid Friendly Corn Puppies

This recipe came about 13 years ago when my youngest son Henry was at home with my while his brother and sister were in school.  He wanted a corn dog after seeing it on TV for a Kid’s Cuisine commercial and of course we didn’t have one on hand.  I told him we would make…

Roasted Keilbasa With Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Something about this dish just makes it feel like an Oktoberfest meal.  I am not a big fan of smoked type sausages even though I am Polish, but making this in the oven made it feel milder and took away that harsh smoked sausage flavor that traditional kielbasa and sauerkraut has.  This is a perfect light…

Swedish Meatballs with Buttered Pappardelle

One of those comforting, hearty dishes that I remember fondl from my youth, was Swedish Meatballs.  Growing up my Mom made these quite a bit, but she always used buttery egg noodles under her luscious meatballs.  However, I love the way the Papardelle holds the butter and makes this a substantially filling dish, especially that my boys can eat!!  Plus,…

Salute to Summer Eating

“Summer lovin’ had me a blast, summer lovin’ happened so fast.”  Let that sink in for a minute my Grease loving fans!  Yes, this is the party that happens in my mind on a daily!  Seriously, though, I get downright giddy when summer rolls around.  Not just because I love the sun on my bronzed skin, or the…