Healthy Steak Salad

Making this salad was the highlight of my Sunday afternoon. It takes little time and you can prep some of the items way ahead of time. I cooked the beets earlier in the day and refrigerated them until I was ready to plate the salad. I also cooked the marinade and got that set in […]

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Walter’s Birthday Cake

Our Walter is six years old today. He was born on 11/11/2011. He’s a special pup. I remember the first time when I saw him at an adoption event… He was 8 weeks old. He was so sweet, quiet and calm. After about an hour of waiting, my husband and I were informed that he […]

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Plum Dumplings (Gombóc)

Oh how i love dumplings… These are another Eastern European staple and I remember making these often when I was a kid. So delicious and comforting! In Hungarian, these are called Gombóc. The dough is essentially the same as the dough for gnocchi. It is very versatile and can be sweet and savory. As with […]

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Orecchiette with Peas

This is a simple pasta dish to accompany any protein or salad for a quick dinner. I used leftover grilled Italian sausage for a quick Monday evening dinner. I could also imagine this pasta dish served with baked or grilled chicken. Nix the meat and serve it with a side salad. You’ve got many options […]

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No-Rise Pastry Dough

Okay… I’m starting to like baking more and more. Not a pro at it by any means, but I definitely have fun with it. This pastry dough, I experimented with last weekend. It requires zero rising time. I like that as its quick and so good! I made Poppy Seed Pastries, as well as Strawberry […]

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Pork Chop Dinner for Two

If you are a Michigan resident and you like fresh meat from animals raised on a family farm, give John Henry’s a try. No, I am not sponsored by them. However, I’ve been a customer for quite some time and have enjoyed every single order from their farm. I usually order a bundle and exhaust every piece […]

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Easy Crunchy Egg Rolls

These egg rolls are so delicious and come out extra crunchy. I love them! The sweet chili sauce for dipping is killer too. I make these with ground beef but they are also delicious with pork or a beef and pork mixture. Scratch the meat all together for a vegetarian option. Let me know how […]

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Refreshing Bourbon Cocktails

Who doesn’t love a tasty and refreshing cocktail? I know I do! Especially while trying to unwind after a long day or a long and busy week. Now, I have to say that I am new to the Bourbon craze. Frankly, I don’t know much about Bourbon. But, the few cocktails I have tasted here […]

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Breakfast Bites

Try this easy, delicious and most importantly quick recipe to cover the most important meal of the day; BREAKFAST! I made these on a Sunday and they were a perfect grab and go option for my husband and I for a few days. My littlest son might have eaten one too 😉

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Watermelon Salad

I was obsessed over watermelon salads all summer long. Actually, I am still obsessing… I tried many variations and none of them disappointed. This mix was especially crisp and tasty. The crunchy cucumber, juicy watermelon, sweet mango, spicy jalapeño and the basil make a wonderful union. Then, you add the dressing and OMG. I made […]

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Butternut Squash Triangoli+Tomato and Yellow Squash Butter

This, my friends, was the easiest and most delicious meal EVER!!! It honestly came together in under 20 minutes, and for a Monday evening dinner, it was beyond perfect! The butternut squash filled pasta and the buttery tomato and yellow squash, made a great match of sweet and salty! I had little time yesterday to […]

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Turmeric+Ginger Pancakes

Over the weekend, I made a batch of pancakes as per the request of my boys. I make my pancakes from scratch and they love them. The recipe below, makes a batch of about 10-15 pancakes. I tend to freeze about half each time and they re-heat in a toaster or microwave really well. I […]

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