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S’mores Pie Homemade Gifts

S’mores Pie Homemade Gifts

  Ok, I have a confession.  I am not a big fan of s’mores.  Really.  It is a tradition to eat in the summer but it is not my favorite and no matter how many times I have tried it, I have never been wowed.  

Classic Italian Pizzelle Cookies: My family recipe

Classic Italian Pizzelle Cookies: My family recipe

Classic Italian pizzelles are an Italian thin waffle style cookie that is made from flour, eggs, butter, anise and vanilla.  They are a tradition in Italian homes and usually made for special occasions and holidays.  I grew up eating pizzelles that my grandmother made at 

Homemade Eggnog

Homemade Eggnog

Eggnog is one of those wonderful delicious drinks that you cannot explain how it tastes to someone other than it is just wonderful!  When I was growing up my family would buy our eggnog from a place called the Farmstore in Florida.  It was a 

Italian Meatballs With Pasta

Italian Meatballs With Pasta

If there was ever a dish that can conjure up good memories or make you feel so happy after eating, it is pasta and meatballs.  Maybe it is all of the movies that show off this dish or knowing it is a dish that is 

Mushroom and Herb Pizza

Mushroom and Herb Pizza

I don’t know about you but pizza in our house is an all time favorite!  My family will eat almost any kind of pizza that’s how much we love it and this mushroom and herb pizza is no exception.  Pizza is usually thought about with 

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Sausage and tortellini soup is one of my all time favorite soups that I make. This soup is made with a broth that is full of garlic for warmth and just a touch of heavy cream for sweetness that compliments the sausage and vegetables in 

Triple Berry Shortbread Tart

Triple Berry Shortbread Tart

I just made this triple berry shortbread tart and I have to say it just may be my favorite dessert!  It is a mixture of shortbread and berry preserves which are definitely two of my favorite things. I have made these in cookie form, bar 

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  Thai chicken lettuce wraps is one of my all time favorite dishes that I have been eating since my college days!  I don’t know how traditionally Thai it actually is and maybe it isn’t but it sure is tasty!  I first tried this dish 

Broken Noodles with Sausage, Kale and Mushrooms

Broken Noodles with Sausage, Kale and Mushrooms

Do you ever wonder what to do with broken or leftover lasagna noodles? My broken pasta with sausage, kale and mushrooms is a recipe that I began making years ago that uses up those leftover boxes of lasagna noodles and it is so good!  Honestly, 

Fall Shortbread Cookies (one dough, 2 cookies)

Fall Shortbread Cookies (one dough, 2 cookies)

Fall does not need to be only about pumpkin and apple recipes. Cookies are a fun, festive and easy way to celebrate too. This recipe makes one dough and with that, two types of cookies, a cutout and a cookie ball. The cookie ball is