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Ultimate Buffalo Chicken Recipe Round Up!

Ultimate Buffalo Chicken Recipe Round Up!

  As some of you know, I’m a little crazy about anything made “Buffalo Chicken” style – dips, enchiladas, pizza, mac and cheese – you name it! I really could eat something with that flavor everyday!  So I put together my ultimate list of the “best of the best” recipes for Buffalo Chicken!  I’m sorry  in advance if this makes you hungry! Enjoy! … Continue reading

Old-Fashioned Hot Chicken and Mash

Old-Fashioned Hot Chicken and Mash

First, I would like to thank you all so much for the prayers, condolences and birthday wishes to my little one – I am truly overwhelmed by your thoughtfulness!  It’s a blessing to belong to such a wonderful and kind community! We made it through the weekend – and now that its over the question … Continue reading

Spicy Maple Caramelized Bacon

Spicy Maple Caramelized Bacon

  Make your next breakfast a little more special with Spicy Maple Caramelized Bacon!  This is a super simple recipe using maple syrup and spicy cayenne (optional) to give the bacon a little kick.  The best part is that it’s baked in the oven, leaving you “hands free” to make the rest of your breakfast or brunch … Continue reading

Warm German Potato Salad

Warm German Potato Salad

We are in a heat wave in Western PA – so I’ve been on the hunt for mayonnaise-free salads that can hold up under the heat.  This is a great alternative to the Classic American Potato Salad, It’s best served warm or at room temperature, and you don’t have to worry about the mayonnaise turning bad … Continue reading

Slow Roasted Raspberry Balsamic Onions and Garlic

Slow Roasted Raspberry Balsamic Onions and Garlic

  Yesterday I wanted to make some caramelized onions to have on hand for burgers, pizzas, sandwiches – whatever strikes my fancy.  I started making my  standard recipe – and then realized I was out of regular balsamic vinegar.  I got creative and I’m so happy I did!  The raspberry balsamic adds a nice fruity sweetness and the garlic – … Continue reading

Simple Sides – Sour Cream and Chive Noodles

Simple Sides – Sour Cream and Chive Noodles

  When my kids were younger, they had a “thing” for packaged noodle and rice mixes.  You know the kind, you mix them with water, milk, butter and the mysterious spice packet – and 10 – 12 minutes later….noodles (or rice)!  They especially loved the sour cream variety. As we started trying to eliminate the junk out … Continue reading

The Classic Wedge Salad

The Classic Wedge Salad

  There is a restaurant in Erie, PA that serves the most amazing wedge salads – the perfect balance of flavors.  First is the crisp iceberg lettuce, then comes the creamy blue cheese dressing (see recipe here).  It’s topped with crispy bits of pancetta, juicy ripe tomatoes and the best part….finished with a drizzle of … Continue reading

My Favorite Hamburger – Blue Cheese and Bacon

My Favorite Hamburger – Blue Cheese and Bacon

A few day ago, I told you what my favorite pizza was, today it’s all about burgers – Blue Cheese and Bacon Burgers!  I love a good burger – especially one that doesn’t skimp on the toppings!  This recipe was created in an attempt to re-create an amazing burger I had while vacationing in Florida.  It’s … Continue reading

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Polenta

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Polenta

Tonight I am making Braised Chicken with Zucchini and Tomatoes – served over crispy polenta cakes.  This is my favorite way to make polenta, with the addition of roasted garlic and parmesan.  It’s super creamy, flavorful and a great alternative to mashed potatoes (my favorite!), rice or noodles.  You can flavor it however you like, … Continue reading