Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs

  The ultimate in Italian comfort food. Growing up, our extended family would gather at my Grandma’s every Sunday for the traditional Sunday dinner (which, in contrast to common nomenclature, is actually eaten by...

Perfection Pound Cake

Perfection Pound Cake

  When a cake is revered for containing a pound of butter, a pound of sugar, a pound of eggs, and a pound of flour, can you really blame us Dorie groupies for wanting...

Happy 1st Birthday Einstein!

Happy 1st Birthday Einstein!

  Tomorrow marks Einstein’s 1st birthday, and I thought we would celebrate today by giving him a birthday cake to enjoy :) Einstein managed to inhale his piece of cake in under 3 seconds,...

Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread Cookies (and my 100th!)

Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread Cookies (and my 100th!)

Okay, first things first… you are reading my 100th post! I started blogging back in February of 2007 with the idea to share some recipes with friends and family that might be checking out...

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

  I usually groan every time I go to PetSmart and look at the price of the “good” dog treats. I mean, buying the “cheap” ones isn’t an option because my dog is a...

Sweet Dinner Rolls

Sweet Dinner Rolls

What goes better with a big bowl of warm beef stew, than a soft and sweet roll fresh from the oven? Since work was a little slower yesterday I took advantage of the extra...

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been eating a lot of oatmeal with apples and raisins for breakfast in the mornings and as a result, I’ve been craving oatmeal raisin cookies. I haven’t made these in years, and...

Hershey's Best Brownies - A quick and easy one-bowl brownie recipe that produces dense and fudge-like brownies.

Hershey’s Best Brownies

A quick and easy one-bowl brownie recipe that produces dense and fudge-like brownies. Perfect for a quick chocolate fix!

Beef Mushroom Barley Soup

Beef Mushroom Barley Soup

The weekly soup continues with a recipe for Beef Mushroom Barley soup, adapted from Elly. I couldn’t believe how fabulous this soup turned out. The flavor was amazing, the meat perfectly tender and it...

Chocolate Rum Cheesecake

Chocolate Rum Cheesecake

My first inclination when thinking about the type of dessert to make for our classic Italian dinner was a cheesecake. I couldn’t decide between a plain cheesecake with a fruit topping, a filling of...