Recipes

A Week Of Summer Dinner Ideas

Coming up with something to cook for dinner, shopping for the ingredients, and preparing a well-balanced, delicious meal night after night can become a bit of a drag. Add to that the disincentive of standing in front of a hot stove when the weather is in the 90’s, and visions of take-out menus begin to… Continue reading A Week Of Summer Dinner Ideas

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Burnt Almond & Orange Bread Pudding With Balsamic Strawberry Sauce Inspired By A Favorite Pittsburgh Dessert

Last week my two wonderful sisters, who I rarely get to see, visited me and we all went out to celebrate both my and my youngest sister’s birthdays. Because we were celebrating, we chose to order a couple of desserts to share. After some intense deliberation (as you know, sweets are a serious business), we decided… Continue reading Burnt Almond & Orange Bread Pudding With Balsamic Strawberry Sauce Inspired By A Favorite Pittsburgh Dessert

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Sausage Penne — A Family Favorite Weeknight Pasta Recipe

Every family has a favorite weeknight recipe. Ours is Sausage Penne. I’ve made it for years, and I love it because it takes very little time to prepare. It’s hearty and delicious. And, served with a simple green salad, it is a complete comfort meal that always puts my husband in a good mood. Okay,… Continue reading Sausage Penne — A Family Favorite Weeknight Pasta Recipe

Party/Tablescapes · Recipes

White Bean Soup & Bruschetta

Christmas and New Years Eve have come and gone and “baby it’s cold outside!” I spent most of my life in the Northeast, but since moving to the Carolinas fifteen years ago, I have become a total wimp about winter weather. I don’t know if my blood has thinned (if that’s even a thing) or… Continue reading White Bean Soup & Bruschetta

Holidays · Recipes

Pancakes & Plaid: A Christmas Breakfast Table

For my Christmas Breakfast Table this year, I decided to use a plethora of plaid. I was so charmed by the lighted plaid house ornaments which I used in my mantel decoration this year, I decided to incorporate them into my table design as well. Christmas Breakfast Table The foundation of my tablescape is a vibrant red… Continue reading Pancakes & Plaid: A Christmas Breakfast Table