Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

I watched Ina Garten make these Toasted Coconut Marshmallows on her show years ago, and they’ve been in the back of my mind to make ever since. My mom’s...

Beef Stroganoff Topped Potato

Beef Stroganoff Topped Potatoes

I wanted to find a recipe that wasn’t your usual throw-it-in-the-slow-cooker and go meal, so I was thrilled when I came across Beef Stroganoff Topped Potatoes. I love, love,...

Apricot Pepper Jack Tarts

Apricot Pepper Jack Tarts

I love finger foods and any excuse to make a yummy appetizer. Instead of sitting down to a meal, I like to graze and try different small bites. It’s...

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze

A bite of a scrumptious Pumpkin Scone with Spiced Glaze was the first thing I tasted in 2011. What a way to ring in a new year right? No,...

Smoky Ham and Navy Bean Stew

Smoky Ham and Navy Bean Stew

I have been putting my slow cooker to good use lately. Nothing’s easier than putting ingredients in one pot in the morning and by evening having a meal ready....

Salted Caramels by So, How's It Taste

Salted Caramels

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me-eeee, happy birthday to me! Yep, today’s the big day, although my celebrating started a few days ago...

Praline Pumpkin Dessert

Praline Pumpkin Dessert

I know, I know. We’re almost finished with January and I’m posting something that looks like it was better suited for the holidays. Well, you’re right. When I first...

Soft Garlic Knots

Soft Garlic Knots

As you’ve probably noticed from my earlier posts on bread, I’m really getting into making it from scratch. But it’s ok to cheat a little. Whether you have a...

Apricot Peas Amandine

Apricot Peas Amandine

Ok, this is one of those recipes that will usually cause someone to say, “duh!” It’s insanely easy to prepare, but I’m just not that person that can make...

Herbed Cheese Polenta

Herbed Cheese Polenta

I chose this Herbed Cheese Polenta as an alternative to mashed potatoes. I was potatoed-out, if you can believe that’s possible. This side dish was excellent served with Pot...

Pot Roast with Porcini Mushrooms (Stracotto)

Pot Roast with Porcini Mushrooms (Stracotto)

Ooo baby, have I been excited to share this recipe with you. This is what we ate for our Christmas dinner and was it ever a show-stopper. Pot Roast...

Smoky Spicy Peanuts

Smoky Spicy Peanuts

Back in December when my mother and I had our marathon cookie baking day, she bought a big jar of peanuts for one of our cookie recipes. We barely...