apple tart

Easy Apple Tart Recipe

Easy Apple Tart Recipe This recipe is my Grandmother’s and it one of the first that I will make. I decided it was time to cook everything in her cookbook. I asked my sister to take this journey with me. Cooking was my grandmother’s way to show her love. I thought this would be a […]

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Easy Cranberry Recipes

Easy Cranberry Recipes     Oh! There is a story to go with these Easy Cranberry Recipes muffins. I got busted by my children for not eating breakfast. I rarely do. I grab my Spark Drink and I dropped them off at school and then I go to the gym. Then I grab a handful of almonds […]

Strawberry Ice Cream Cookie

Valentines Day Recipes Kids: Strawberry Ice Cream Cookie

     Valentines Day Recipes  for Kids I love to make memories with my children and thus we started a whole cooking with kids series on my original website Madame . We made a whole section with tons of recipes kids can make we called it Valentines Day Recipes Kids. I found the experiment […]


Sausage soup

Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup I am sure you are well aware that having children and making a meal that they all like is difficult. How about making a meal for you Italian husband who thinks his mom’s cooking is the best ever. Well, I found that this soup is not only a crowd pleaser but simple […]

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Guinness Stew Pot Pies

Guinness Stew is a far cry from your regular beef stew. The addition of Guinness beer brings a bold, rich flavor that you wont find in your moms beef stew. Fork tender beef, large chunks of root vegetables and the rich broth make this Irish Stew memorable. St. Patrick’s Day comes in March which is […]


Dublin Coddle Crock Pot Version – St. Patrick’s Day

I thought my step dad made up the word coddle. It just sounds made up, doesn’t it? Then I grew up and discovered Google; coddle was one of the first things I searched for. Turns out he not only didn’t make it up but it’s actually a very popular traditional Irish dish. My mom used to make Dublin Coddle on poker […]

Apps & Sides

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe Prepare a delicious side dish that will also impress your family and guests. This Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe is super delicious, you only need few ingredients and you’ll have a tasty side dish perfect for holidays or just to make dinner extra special. Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe Ingredients: 2 Large egg […]

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Crockpot Mac and Cheese

Crockpot Mac and Cheese The story behind this recipe is one young mac who loves Mac and Cheese. You see my son just loves it. He also wants to learn to cook. I decided the safest way for him to cook is using the crockpot. What I didn’t know is you could easily freeze this […]

healthy stuffed bell peppers

healthy stuffed bell peppers

I love  healthy stuffed peppers. The story behind this recipe is I was hired on my site to come up with a recipe using Jimmy Dean sausage crumbles. I did. It is called healthy stuffed peppers . You can click on the blue link to see!  It was so good I headed back into the kitchen and […]



How to Cook Lamb Chops

How to Cook Lamb Chops I originally had a version of this recipe while on a trip with my girl friends in New Mexico. I am a foodie when I am out with friends and a grab what you can before my kids touch it at home. I believe a good meal heals the soul […]

one pot chicken recipe

One Pot Chicken Recipe

One Pot Chicken Recipe   It was ten years ago almost that this recipe walked through my door. It was in one of those pans that you just throw away. It was brought to my door as a friendly gesture. I had just had a baby and one of my friends Meigan had made me […]

Lobster cake

Lobster Cakes

Lobster Cakes I love lobster. When I came across this recipe for lobster cakes well. I had to try. I am a budget minding girl and having a budget doesn’t lend itself to full lobsters often but buying one lobster and making it into a meal for four well that my friends is living the […]



Easy Mexican Pork Chops – Dinner Made Simple

Since being sick took so much out of me I haven’t really had the energy to make intricate meals. I’ve been trying to stick with easy food and these Easy Mexican Pork Chops were a life saver tonight. A few simple ingredients (whole kernel corn, tomato sauce and seasonings) mixed together with pork chops then served over steamed […]


How to Choose Kitchen Knives + Good Cook Knife Set Give Away

Does your kitchen suffer from dull knife syndrome? Mine did and what made it worse was I had just bought a pretty expensive set of knives. They were great the first use and then dulled down to the point I was sawing instead of cutting. So, what do you look for when you’re selecting kitchen knives? I’ll […]


Tortuga Rum Cakes Review

Holiday desserts are highly sought after. That’s an understatement; sometimes I think the only reason we eat dinner is for the desserts. What about you – do you fill up on holiday dinner or do you make sure to save room for dessert? While there’s something to be said about those who spend days preparing […]