Buttery White Chocolate Blondies

I have stated many times that I am not a baker, but lately I have been working on my baking skills more and more. I really admire the scratch bakers that make such delicious treats, but sometimes I feel like their recipes are so complex and with baking you must be so precise and accurate….

Jet Tila’s Bacon and Egg Fried Rice

I was watching an episode of FOODNETWORK’s The Kitchen, and saw chef Jet Tila show his Bacon and egg fried rice. Now I am a true fan of Asian cooking and I do cook with Asian flavors often but the true techniques have often escaped me. So seeing Jet Tila, who is one of my…

Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf

I love meatloaf, it is a simple yet deliciously filling dinner especially in the colder weather. We do s few different types of meatloaves, but this is a current favorite. The wonderful flavor of a Philly Cheeseteak in meatloaf form. Also try my Philly Cheesesteak recipe . For those familar with the proper way to…

Simple Fudgey Gooey Brownies

As you may know I don’t do a lot of baking, most of my desserts are from box mixes. Well here is a simple from scratch brownie recipe that gives you nice fudgey and gooey brownies. Now cake brownies are good but this recipe will not give you those. Start off by melting 1/2 cup…

BBQ Braised Pot Roast

With winter arriving it is for hearty warming meals, during the colder months we do a lot of braising. Braising is a combination-cooking method that uses both wet and dry heats: typically, the food is first sautéed or seared at a high temperature, then finished in a covered pot at a lower temperature while sitting…

Mac and Cheese Pot Pie

Okay I had to do it. I had to combine two of my favorite comfort foods. Pot pies and mac and cheese. I actually had thought about doing this for awhile, but had to tweek the recipe a few times before it came out right. I made my normal bacon mac and cheese but it…

Southern Style Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

I don’t know what the weather is like where you live but here in the Northeast it appears winter is coming early. In one day we went from temps in the 70’s to that night dropping into the 50’s and it seems we are staying there. Forecasters are even saying we will have snow next…

Baked Pain Perdu, French Toast Casserole

As I have mentioned before one of my favorite foods is French Toast. It is one of the foods I eat when trying to evaluate a diner. I have had many variations of French Toast over the years and to be honest I really can’t say I have a favorite, although there is a criteria…

Smoked Roma Tomatoes for Sauces and Chili

Ok I have to admit this was a new one on me when I found it on Instagram, but it was so intriguing that I had to give it a shot. Boy am I glad I did. Smoking the Roma tomatoes adds a subtle smokey and a deeper tomato flavor than canned roasted tomatoes will…