Slow Cooker Rump Roast Marsala Recipe

Whether you work or a busy mom, nothing is easier than using a slow cooker. Mine is used often and through the last 30 years I have gone through only two slow cookers they last a long time with loads of uses. This is just one of the many favorites in our home. This will be one of yours too!


Leftover Prime Rib Marsala or Beef Marsala Pot Pie

What better way to use up leftover beef roasts than making a pot pie? This one is done with left over prime rib with a beef Marsala sauce. It over the top amazing! I will give you easy step by step instructions for making this from scratch or semi homemade. Comfort food at it's finest hour!


Best Recipe Views in 2016

First and foremost HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my readers. Wishing you health, happiness and good food in 2017.
Thanks for your continued support this year. The number 1 most viewed can be seen by scrolling all the way to the end, it had 1 million views this year. Enjoy


Baked Mixed Fruit French Toast Recipe

I love to mix and match fruits for this great baked french toast. We used leftover rolls this year the sweet ones. They made the perfect baked french toast and the fruits with added cinnamon smelled awesome baking. This is one I make every Christmas for the family along with a baked stratta.

Baked French Toast

2 cups half-and-half or whole milk
4 eggs
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 apple paired and sliced
1 banana sliced
1 cup blueberries
6  slices of leftover Panettone bread, Hawaiian  sweet rolls or 8 slices of bread

Optional prepared fruits :  apples, blueberries, banana, peaches, raspberries,  use fresh sliced

Beat eggs, milk, sugar, spices, vanilla, together in a separate bowl set aside.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Coat a 3 or 4 quart pan regular baking dish or a throw away aluminum pan with nonstick cooking spray, add two tablespoons of butter and melt in the oven .

Layer bread like a lasagna, put a layer of bread on the bottom, fruit, end with bread and pour egg mixture over the top, allow to sit for 10 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until middle is set. Serve with cooked bacon, breakfast sausage or ham slices on the side.

Crescent Roll Breakfast Pizza Recipe

I let nothing go to waste in my refrigerator. I found leftover Italian sausage, potatoes and roasted peppers and turned leftovers into a delicious breakfast pizza. See how easy it is to transform leftovers into a delicious new meal! I look forward to coming up with new ideas and and remember you can use anything your family likes.

Sausage Peppers and Potatoes and Italian Classic
Crescent Roll Breakfast Pizza Recipe

1 can of  refrigerated crescent roll dough spread into an oil sprayed pan ( I used 9 inch deep square)
2 cooked and sliced Italian Sausage links ( I make this often with leftover sausage peppers and potato casserole)
Roasted Peppers
1 cup hash browns or leftover cut up baked potatoes
mini pepperoni
3 eggs
3 tablespoons milk
salt, pepper to taste
2 cups shredded  cheese ( provolone, mozzarella, colby or sharp cheddar) 

Optional ingredients you can add: mushrooms, chopped tomatoes juice squeezed out,  finely diced eggplant, shredded zucchini. chopped ham, cooked bacon, pork breakfast sausage, chopped tater tots, diced onion, chopped spinach, chopped escarole, 

Beat the eggs and milk together add salt pepper set aside.  Add the toppings of choice above on the top of the dough I used roasted peppers, Italian sausage, pepperoni and cheese with leftover cut up baked potato. Sprinkle with around 2 cups of shredded cheese of choice. Pour eggs over the top and bake on preheated oven of 375 degrees until browned on top around 30 minutes.

Salted Caramel Toffee Bites Recipe

This didn't last long, crunchy, soft caramel and chocolate. This is so addictive you will not wait for Christmas to make it. One of the easiest candy kind of cookie I have ever made. It really is amazing how fast this decadent confection comes together everyone loves it!


Cinnamon Butter Cookie Recipe

There is something about Cinnamon Butter drop cookies that I love. Well, not something, everything.

Cinnamon Butter Cookie Recipe


No Bake Peanut Butter Oreo Bars

Do you have peanut butter cup lovers in your home? This is the easiest no bake peanut butter oreo bar recipe that they will go nuts over. I adore this recipe. More of a candy to me or cookie candy. Whatever you decide to call this it's simply delicious!



Christmas Story Potatoes And Hot Dog

Growing up we didn't have lots of money and meals like this were very often. Dad would get that big old fry pan out and saute potatoes and hot dogs together. The potatoes would cook a long time until crispy then he would throw in the hot dogs sliced up.

Christmas Story Potatoes And Hot Dog


Chocolate Cookie Wrapped Kiss Recipe

Chocolate Cookie Wrapped Kiss Snowball Recipe

1 cup butter softened
2/3 cup sugar
Cream together for 3 minutes.


1 2/3  cups flour
1/4 cocoa powder
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla 
Blend until dough forms
 Refrigerate 1 hour.

Unwrapped hershey kisses (I make 30 cookies with this recipe)
Powdered sugar for rolling them into after baking

Using 1 tablespoon dough per kiss roll dough around the kiss. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degree preheated oven until set around 7 to 8 minutes. Cool completely. Roll into powdered sugar.


Magic White Chocolate Christmas Bars

If you want an easy magic cookie bar that will make everyone think you took all day to make then this is the one.
White chocolate, dried cherries and pistachio will make everyone's day a little more cheery.
These festive little bars are so simple and look great on that cookie tray for the Holiday tables.
I make them all year round to match
the colors of the holiday.
Get creative mix and match to your Holiday color theme.

Blueberry, white chocolate and red cherries are also perfect for the patriotic holiday.


Coconut Cherry Almond Cookies

These are a buttery rich cookie with almond flavor. They are always on our cookie tray every year. I love these myself personally anytime but during the holiday tinted green they sure make a great addition to any cookie tray.


Baked Ziti Recipe

The easiest way to feed a crowd is to make this kind of casserole. Everyone raves about it no matter where I bring it or serve it at home. I can't believe how every time they have it the same thing is said, boy this is the best you ever made. The secret really to making a great baked ziti is to let it sit overnight in the refrigerator and the next day heat it up by baking it making sure it has plenty of sauce over the top and cheese.
Give it a chance to meld in the flavors makes a big difference overnight.


Apple Upside Down Cake Mom's Recipe

Apple's just shout out fall to me. This made me want to get cozy by the fireplace with a nice cup of cocoa or warm cider and watch an old time movie. Making this reminded me of my childhood with my mom peeling bags of apples and coming up with several cake, pies and new way to use them. She used any kind of fruit with this cake batter she had on hand.

I have tried her recipe with pineapple, peaches and blueberries. I even used fresh cherries this year for the first time. Can't make up my mind which one I like better. Served warmed is best.


Pecan Chocolate Caramel Blondie Recipe

I am not a huge fan of pecan pie but these bars are a similar taste except for adding chocolate chips in the center which totally made me a huge fan. The texture and filling is just awesome and I love how easy they are to make and serve to guests. Perfect dessert option for the busy cook and great alternative to making a pie.

They will all ask you for the recipe I promise!