No Bake Coconut Oatmeal Balls Recipe

Monday, November 30, 2015
These no bake cookies are perfect for a holiday tray or cookie swap. If you are a coconut lover these will be your new favorite go to cookie recipe!


Pumpkin Pistachio Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Sunday, November 29, 2015
Sometimes you just need to have those fall flavors all in one cookie. This pumpkin chocolate chip biscotti just shouts fall and gives you that warm feeling inside. Perfect with that espresso!


Poached Cabernet Red Pears Recipe

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Always an elegant way to serve these delicious pears. Anyone that loves pears will enjoy this recipe. It has all the fall flavors and a Holiday treat here


Roasted Tomato Brussels

Monday, November 23, 2015
A quick and festive side dish for the Holiday or anytime because they are so delicious!

 Roasted Tomato Brussels

Brussels Sprouts
Grape Tomatoes
Dried or Fresh Cranberries
Parmesan Romano Cheese
Italian Flavored Bread Crumbs
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Granulated Garlic
Salt Pepper to taste

Place brussels in a baking pan sprayed with cooking oil. Scatter as many grape tomatoes on top as you like.
Sprinkle evenly with cranberries, cheese, bread crumbs, garlic and salt pepper to taste.
Drizzle olive oil on top and bake at 400 degrees until brussels are soft around 35 to 40 minutes.


Cranberry Brownie Recipe

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Such a colorful full of flavor versatile cake recipe. Great for holidays too. Add more color with blueberries or add some pineapple and coconut to give this a more tropical fruit cake taste. Either way this is a basic recipe that by adding fruit you love that can include apples, peaches, pears will change this adaptable recipe to your families taste!


Beer Can Turkey Recipe

Saturday, November 21, 2015

I know you heard of beer can chicken check out this beer can Turkey!


Pepperoni Provolone Marinara Cupcake Recipe

Friday, November 20, 2015
I know there are so many appetizers to choose from. These by far will be the easiest ones you will ever dream about making These are so quick and easy plus sure to please everyone. Whether for game day, holiday appetizers, picnics, or an anytime snack, these will be that perfect. Serve with freshly heated marinara dipping sauce. These are always asked for and finally the recipe will now be posted so I don't have to write it down for them (smile). The easiest recipes are the best aren't they?


Cranberry Pear Pie Recipe

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Here is a great combination of flavors for the upcoming holiday! Festive and the perfect dessert for your table.

Cranberry Pear Pie Recipe

You will need for this pie:

Double crust either homemade or store bought 


3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
4 very ripe pears peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2 cups fresh cranberries

 2 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and coarse sugar for topping crust before baking is optional

In a large bowl combine sugars, flour, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Add pears and cranberries and toss together. Spoon mixture into crust lined pie plate. Top with cut into strips of other crust and shape weaving into lattice topper.
Crimp and seal edges with a fork. Cover edges of pie with foil. Brush lattice with milk, butter and sprinkle with sugar if using.
Bake in hot preheated oven on 350 for 30 to 40 minutes or till browned.

Remove the foil and bake until edges are golden.

Zucchini Salsa Shrimp Stuffed Flounder Recipe

Friday, November 13, 2015

Calling all Seafood lovers! This one will make you swoon for sure. Healthier baked fish that is bursting with flavors you will love! This smells divine while it's baking! Plus I have a great giveaway with an amazing cookbook on slow cooking from Judy Hannemann and you know I love slow cooker recipes. 

She has perfected slow cooking recipes! I just love the slow cooking recipes she has on her blog and the cookbook is sensational!  I just don't know what to make first they are all so yummy!  Healthier versions with familiar recipes the whole family will love  making with the ease of a slow cooker!

 I was lucky enough and honored to receive a free copy of her scrumptious cookbook to review and one  to giveaway to one lucky entry . Do not miss a chance to be eligible to receive this fabulous copy. You will love this cookbook and the recipes are all familiar to what we grew up on, Thank you so much to Judy Hanneman

The garlic, Italian flavored breadcrumbs and Parmesan make this over the top flavorful! This is one of those recipes where you just sprinkle to taste easy and delicious!

Zucchini Salsa Shrimp Stuffed Flounder Recipe

Flounder Filets
Cubed Zucchini
Sliced Green Yellow or Red Peppers
Medium Sized Shrimp Cleaned and Deveined
Olive Oil
Plum Tomatoes Sliced
White Wine
Parmesan Cheese
Minced Garlic
Granulated Garlic
Salt Pepper To Taste
Italian Flavored Bread Crumbs Regular or Panko Style

In a 13x9 baking pan, lay the Flounder on the bottom. Top with shrimp over each piece you have. Sprinkle the top of the fish with minced garlic ( around 1/2 teaspoon minced) and granulated garlic evenly over the fish. Mix around 3 tablespoon melted butter and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a small dish. Set aside. Add on the top the sliced tomatoes, cubed zucchini, sliced peppers to the top of the fish. Drizzle with the butter and olive oil mixture. Add the salt pepper to taste along with grating cheese on top. Sprinkle the entire top with Italian flavored bread crumbs. Pour 2/3 cup of the wine around the bottom pan edge of the pan without touching the fish carefully.
Bake in a hot preheated oven at 400 degrees until the fish flakes with a fork easily around 25 minutes.


Cabernet Lamb Chops Recipe

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

One of my favorite ways to eat lamb is fried on top of stove. Amazing how delicious the lamb is with such few ingredients always look for fresh cuts, I use organic. This is an easy quick way to prepare lamb but the taste of gourmet. I usually serve this with mixed steamed vegetables and rice pilaf. 

Cabernet Lamb Chops Recipe

2 or 3 Lamb Steaks Organic (Blade, Leg or Shoulder)  
1/2 cup Cabernet Wine
3 cloves minced garlic
Sprinkle a little granulated garlic over each chop
Oregano to taste
Fresh mint optional garnish
Salt , Pepper to taste
Olive oil

Optional: 1 lb sliced fresh mushrooms

Saute the lamb on medium heat with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Fry on one side until dark crispy brown in color then turn. Add the salt, pepper to taste. Then continue to brown the flipped side. When lamb is seared add the garlic saute a few minutes then slowly pour in the wine and keep frying until the wine is reduced in half. Continue sauteing for desired doneness. Serve immediately. Garnish with mint if using.
Use the leftover oils to fry the sliced mushrooms in add more Cabernet and saute until crispy.


Best Sweet Yeast Roll Recipe

Sunday, November 8, 2015
I took the easy way out for baking and used a muffin tin. These could have been spectacular looking had I brushed them with butter. I just have to say, they needed nothing else. The aroma was fabulous, the texture perfect and these are sweet and light, what more could you ask for! A mixture of butter, cinnamon and sugar to spread on. We ate them before that even happened. This recipe is a keeper.


Slow Cooker Pumpkin Puree Video Recipe

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Puree is the easiest method to use when getting ready to make those amazing pumpkin recipes needing puree!


Roasted Butternut Squash with Dried Cranberry Recipe

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A very festive way to serve butternut squash. The colors just shout fall and are perfect for any holiday meal!

1 Roasted Butternut Squash Click here
Dried Cranberries
Brown sugar 
pinch of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon 

Very easy to do follow the cutting instructions in the link above.
After you have roasted the squash, mash it.
Add to taste brown sugar, butter, salt, pepper and if you like pumpkin pie spice just a dash. Mix and sprinkle with dried cranberries.

Click here for a great Butternut soup recipe 
Click here for Amaretto Butternut Squash Recipe
Click here for  Apple Baked Butternut Cinnamon Squash

Homemade Tips and Recipes

Sunday, November 1, 2015