Pumpkin-Walnut Biscuits with Bourbon Icing

I love both biscuits and scones.  This recipe is a cross between the two.  Without the icing, the product is slightly sweet, pairs beautifully with apple butter, and makes a fantastic vehicle for a breakfast sandwich.  However, my husband suggested it would also be delicious with frosting.  When I was growing up, my mom would…

Basic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  It is generally accepted that kids hate Brussels sprouts.  Well, this kid doesn’t.  This kid loves them.  Especially when roasted.  It is one of my go-to side dishes for fall, winter, and early spring.  The exteriors are crispy while the interiors are soft and buttery.  Plus, you have the added bonus that it takes…

Weekend Breakfast Sandwich

At least once a weekend, I find myself making breakfast sandwiches.  The beauty is, you can make them with whatever you have on hand and tailor them to your tastes—bread, cheese, meat, condiments, extras—you choose.  It’s not a meal that has to be planned in advance.  Moreover, you can make as many as you’d like…

Weeknight Bolognese Pizza

Have you ever made Ina Garten’s “Weeknight Bolognese?”  If you haven’t, I highly recommend it.  It’s easy enough for a weeknight meal, but delicious enough to make for company.  When you make it, save about a cup of the meat sauce to make this delectable pizza.  You won’t be sorry. Please note, the dough recipe…

A Spooky Family Movie Night

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  It runs a close second (neck in neck) to Christmas.  As such, I feel that it should be properly celebrated throughout the month of October.  Now that I have a preschooler, it’s even more fun participating in fall and Halloween themed activities such as local festivals, hitting up…

Ham & Cheese Smothered Chicken

    Chicken Cordon Bleu is delicious, but it requires a lot of steps, making it less than convenient for a weeknight meal.  My solution is to use similar ingredients, but rather than pounding the meat, rolling it with the ingredients, and cooking it in a skillet, I place it in a baking dish, drape…

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash

  One of my favorite things about fall and winter produce is the abundance of various squash, especially butternut and acorn.  Roasted squash is one of the simplest side dishes you can make.  The most difficult part of the preparation is cutting through the hard skin and flesh, but once you’ve gotten through that step,…

Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger with Onion Rings

  If you’re looking for a healthy recipe, this isn’t it.  But then again, if you were in search of something low-calorie, you wouldn’t have clicked on this link…unless, of course, you’re a masochist.  Generally, I try to keep things healthy, but every once in a while, I like to indulge in an epically decadent…

Buffalo Wing Salad, Two Ways

  If I had to pick the most-used condiment in our household, it would be Buffalo wing sauce, specifically, Frank’s Original Hot Sauce.  We love the flavor and use it on wings, in dips, in hummus, drizzled over eggs, tossed with roast vegetables…I could go on.  One of our favorite lighter dinners happens to be…

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

  My little family and I have spent the last few weekends traveling.  Being away from home and surviving the busy weekdays in between has taken its toll—I now find myself run-down and suffering from a cold.  As anyone can tell you, the best remedy when you find yourself under the weather is a nice…