Garlic Smashed Potatoes

As someone who cooks for a living, I spend most of my time in the kitchen. Each day I do my best to turn out great food for my clients. I have made thousands upon thousands of dishes over the […]

Tex-Mex Rice Pilaf

I make this rice whenever Tex-Mex is on the menu at my house. It’s my version of the tomato based rice found in Mexican restaurants across the country. I basically modified Mexican rice to suit my taste. I’m not too […]

Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas

Spring is here! And along with it comes crops of amazing seasonal vegetables, my favorite being sugar snap peas. I first discovered this crisp, sweet vegetable when my oldest son was an infant. Since I was an overly obsessive new […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I think my husband was the only kid in the state of Ohio who loved Brussels sprouts. He couldn’t get enough of them, especially when his dad cooked them. “He made them just right,” Big Daddy has said on more […]

Cranberry Relish

Updated from Original post November 27, 2013 I have to admit, I’m a cranberry sauce snob, and I scoff at the idea of eating cranberry sauce out of a can. My skin crawls just thinking about the sound of […]

Broccoli Salad

Much of my life can be chronicled by food. I fell in love with Big Daddy over a pan of leftover rice and tomatoes at some diner in West Virginia. A lemon cake introduced me to the world of competitive […]

Homemade Applesauce

It’s apple season! And ever since my boys were little, we have made the two-and-a-half hour road trip up to Flat Rock, North Carolina to go apple picking in the mountains. Some of our best memories as a family were […]


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