Holidays

The Luck Of The Irish Will be With You With This Easy CrockPot Corned Beef and Cabbage

The Luck Of The Irish Will be With You With This Easy CrockPot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! The question that always seems to come up when we eat Corned Beef and Cabbage is, “why do we only have this once a year?”  Is it because we can’t find a corned beef brisket later on?  Is it because we […]

Impress Your Sweetie This Valentine’s Day With Homemade Ravioli alla Bucco | Homemade Ravioli Filled With Prosciutto and Three Cheeses

Impress Your Sweetie This Valentine’s Day With Homemade Ravioli alla Bucco | Homemade Ravioli Filled With Prosciutto and Three Cheeses

Enjoy a romantic dinner in with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and make them these simple, but elegant Ravioli alla Bucco.  Another recipe inspired from The Soprano’s Family Cookbook, homemade pasta dough is rolled thin and filled with a light and fluffy blend of three […]

Take Advantage Of Winter Fruit and Make This Easy Winter Fruit Salad

Take Advantage Of Winter Fruit and Make This Easy Winter Fruit Salad

Winter fruit is the best!  Combine apples, grapes, clementines and kiwi together with a squeeze of lemon and have a dish that everyone will be coming back for. Living in Colorado, there isn’t a lot of choices for fresh produce in the winter, without spending a […]

Get Ready For National Peanut Butter Day!  Celebrate Tomorrow with Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Get Ready For National Peanut Butter Day! Celebrate Tomorrow with Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Peanut.  Peanut butter and jelly!  They make the perfect pair.  Just like these Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies.  These peanut butter cookies filled with jam are the perfect way to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day tomorrow! January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day!  “Peanut butter […]

Grandma’s Bricole Recipe – Melt In Your Mouth Prosciutto Stuffed Beef Rolls #SundaySuppers

Grandma’s Bricole Recipe – Melt In Your Mouth Prosciutto Stuffed Beef Rolls #SundaySuppers

Have you ever had Braciole?  Imagine prosciutto stuffed beef rolls that melt in your mouth slowly cooked in our favorite Sunday gravy (Grandma’s Spaghetti Sauce). It really doesn’t get any better than this, and not to mention, it’s a pretty budget friendly recipe.  Especially if […]

Use Your Noodle To Prepare For National Spaghetti Day!

Use Your Noodle To Prepare For National Spaghetti Day!

Did you know that January 4th is National Spaghetti Day?  As if you need a good reason to indulge in a big bowl of pasta, but if you did, January 4th is it!  Keep reading for the recipe for Spaghetti Sauce from my Italian Grandma […]

Start Your Year Off Right With Black Eyed Peas – Black Eyed Pea and Corn Salsa

Start Your Year Off Right With Black Eyed Peas – Black Eyed Pea and Corn Salsa

Happy New Year!  2016 is going to be a great year full of budget friendly meal plans and delicious kid approved recipes.  Like I mentioned yesterday, tradition says that black eyed peas are good luck when eaten on the first day of the New Year. […]

A Lucky Recipe To Bring You Fortune In 2016!  Easy Pasta Fagoli (Pasta Fazool) with Black Eyed Peas

A Lucky Recipe To Bring You Fortune In 2016! Easy Pasta Fagoli (Pasta Fazool) with Black Eyed Peas

According to tradition, eating Black Eyed Peas on New Years Day will bring you good fortune in the year to come.  This Pasta Fagoli is a fast and delicious way to eat your black eyed peas. Traditionally, pasta fagoli, pronounced “pasta fazool”, is made with […]

9 Kid-Friendly Appetizers To Ring In The New Year!

9 Kid-Friendly Appetizers To Ring In The New Year!

Easy Kid-Friendly Appetizers to ring in the New Year! The end of the year is quickly coming to a close, which means you have an excuse to ring in the New Year with these quick and easy appetizers. New Years Eve is the perfect time for […]

Appetizers To Ring In The New Year!  Easy Homemade CrockPot BBQ Meatballs

Appetizers To Ring In The New Year! Easy Homemade CrockPot BBQ Meatballs

BBQ Meatballs make a great appetizer any time of the year.  Whip up a batch of juicy homemade meatballs for New Years Eve in about 30 minutes, and let them slow simmer in the crockpot all day.  For other awesome New Years Eve Appetizer Recipes, […]

A Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast To Take The Worry Out Of Christmas Morning | Italian Sausage and Spinach Frittata

A Make Ahead Christmas Breakfast To Take The Worry Out Of Christmas Morning | Italian Sausage and Spinach Frittata

Christmas morning is crazy!  Coffee is brewing, kids are excited to open gifts from Santa, and if you’re anything like us, after being up at the crack of dawn, breakfast seems like a lot of work which is why we’re having this simple Make Ahead […]

Santa’s Favorite Cookies – Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

Santa’s Favorite Cookies – Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

This is another one of D.J.’s Mom’s recipes, and one of our favorites. For him it always brings back great memories of Christmas time when he was a kid, and for Anthony and I, we get to embrace the holidays with his favorite Oatmeal Scotchies […]

A Christmassy Spin On Cheesecake – Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites with Gingersnap Crust

A Christmassy Spin On Cheesecake – Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites with Gingersnap Crust

It’s hard to imagine a world without sweet caramel combined with salt.  It’s quickly become a favorite flavor combination.  The slightly spicy gingersnap cookies with the rich creamy cheesecake and that sweet and salty caramel will make this recipe a favorite at your Christmas party! […]

An Easy Last Minute Christmas Appetizer – Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe

An Easy Last Minute Christmas Appetizer – Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe

Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe always reminds me of Christmas!  The red tomatoes, green basil and mint and then the white from the garlic and onions just screams Christmas.  There is something so special about family recipes – especially around the holidays and this fresh and easy […]

Our Favorite Vegetable – Broccoli!  Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Our Favorite Vegetable – Broccoli! Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Broccoli is the vegetable of choice at our house.  Anthony absolutely LOVES broccoli and asks for it every time I ask him what veggie he wants with dinner.  Not only is broccoli loaded with nutrition, this simple recipe will make skeptics believers.  This Parmesan Roasted […]

Homemade Holidays Are Always More Special!  Learn How To Make Your Own Christmas Stocking with This Easy Stocking Tutorial with FREE Printable Pattern

Homemade Holidays Are Always More Special! Learn How To Make Your Own Christmas Stocking with This Easy Stocking Tutorial with FREE Printable Pattern

Making everything at Christmas homemade has always made me happy and reminded me of my childhood.  These days everything is mass produced, and everything looks the same.  I wanted to spruce up our mantle and make Christmas even more special this year which is why […]