Minestrone

Oh, Minestrone. A classic for a reason! This comforting soup is as healthy as it is tasty. Full of vegetables and nutrients, minestrone is a quick way to get a nutritious meal on the table. What’s more comforting than a bowl of minestrone by the fire on a freezing day? Minestrone only takes about thirty…

Mama Rose Table’s Baked Vermicelli

 It’s your lucky day because my mama has perfected her baked vermicelli and she is letting me share the recipe with all of you! This is unbelievably good. It’s a little similar to lasagna in that it’s a layered, baked pasta with ricotta but it’s a little easier and quicker to make than lasagna.  You’ll…

Orzo Sausage Soup

Looking for a thirty minute soup that will make you feel all warm and cozy? You’ve come to the right place! This one-pot dinner could not be easier to make. It’s the kind of dinner you could easily make for company while drinking wine, for instance. It’s that simple! You basically brown onion, garlic, and…

Christmasdoodles

This is one of the best damn cookie recipes I’ve ever published. I wanted a gingerbread-like cookie to share with you all but the problem is, I don’t like gingerbread, I don’t like molasses, and I don’t like powdered ginger but I love cinnamon! So I came up with this chewy, cinnamon-y cookie full of…

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

My love of Greek food knows no bounds. This is a simple soup packed with delicious lemon flavor. It’s super lemony so of course I love it. Lemon is one of my favorite flavors! This is the perfect, bright dish to warm up with on a dreary night. It’s been a cold and rainy week…

Maple Old Fashioned

I’m an old fashioned kind of gal. My love of bourbon knows no bounds. It’s a bonafide fact that I’m a nicer person after savoring a bourbon cocktail. One sip of this delightful bourbon cocktail with Canadian maple syrup, Amarena cherries, and fresh orange and suddenly your troubles melt away. No special tools are needed…

Classic Hot Chocolate

Looking for hot cocoa? (Yes, there’s a difference.) Click here. If you’re looking for classic hot chocolate made with actual chocolate, you’ve come to the right place! What’s more comforting than a warm cup of hot chocolate? This recipe takes minutes to whip together and if you’re a baker, you probably have everything in your…

Orange Hot Chocolate

Warm up with an energizing cup of orange hot chocolate The other day I was perusing the Mohonk Mountain House website, pouring over the Hudson Valley resort’s menus for a little armchair vacation and I have not stopped thinking about their orange hot chocolate. Dallas is having record-breaking winter weather this week so I decided…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’ll never understand why more people don’t love Brussels sprouts! They’re unbelievably good for you and when roasted, they take on this wonderful caramelized flavor. These take about thirty minutes start to plate and are a perfect, healthy side dish for winter! These are really simply to make. You’ll lose a couple of outer leaves…