My television cooking debut!

It all started just 5 days ago when my oldest son Paul, a junior in high school, who works on a show at school mentioned that he volunteered my cooking skillz for an upcoming show. I immediately said I would do it, but didn’t know it would be quite so soon! The producer of “The…

Cookbook signing tonight!

Yep! I’m going to see Christopher Kimball from America’s Test Kitchen. If you’ve never seen that show, its on PBS. He lives in Vermont, and the studio they cook in is this really cute country house with a big wrap around porch. The reason why his show is so great is because they will test…

Rainbow pancakes

As I mentioned last week – it was my daughter’s 11th birthday and as it was approaching I had asked her what she wanted me to make for her special day. I guess its a good thing I know how to cook, because this is what she wanted for her birthday menu: Breakfast: rainbow pancakes…

Happy Birthday Claire!

My daughter turns 11 today! I can’t believe how fast the time is going – it seems like she was just born. She’s so funny, amazing, smart and hands down the best daughter a Mom can ask for – I love you so much Claire!!!

BBQ Pulled chicken chili

I made bbq pulled chicken sammies over the weekend and had LOTS of leftover chicken – which led me to a search of what I could make with that – and I found a winner of a recipe! I have my new blogger friend Julia @ The Roasted Root for the inspiration for this chili…

Waffle Iron Hash Browns

Another idea I saw on Pinterest – you don’t have to just make waffles in your waffle iron! These couldn’t be easier to make 🙂 I shredded the potato and grated in a little white onion and garlic. Squeeze out all the moisture you can. Heat your waffle iron for about 5 minutes. Spray it…

Jennie-O Italian Sausage & Pasta in a spicy cream sauce

Ever have those nights where you come home and have no idea what to make for dinner, sometimes a stocked pantry and freezer will come to your rescue! I almost always have a bag of this in my freezer – mixed fire roasted peppers from Trader Joe’s. And in my freezer I had totally forgotten…