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Packed with pecans, dried cranberries and carrots, this Pecan Rice Pilaf is a flavorful side dish for any season!

Pecan Rice Pilaf

Packed with pecans, dried cranberries and carrots, this Pecan Rice Pilaf is a flavorful side dish for any season! What exactly is a pilaf?  I mean I’ve heard the term ‘rice pilaf’ for years, but I admit that I didn’t actually know what a pilaf was.  Recently, I was flipping through my mom’s old recipe…

Forget Taco Tuesday.  Make every night a taco night!  These Classic Ground Beef Tacos are easy to prepare and packed with flavor thanks to the seasoned ground beef.

Classic Ground Beef Tacos

Forget Taco Tuesday.  Make every night a taco night!  These Classic Ground Beef Tacos are easy to prepare and packed with flavor thanks to the seasoned ground beef. As I’ve said a number of times before, a sandwich is only as good as the bread it’s made on.  Assuming that’s true, then we can extrapolate…

Looking for a fun twist on a classic cocktail?  Pull out a bottle of blue curacao and whip up this Blue Margarita!

Blue Margarita

Looking for a fun twist on a classic cocktail?  Pull out a bottle of blue curacao and whip up this Blue Margarita! Robbie: “Dad, why is grape candy purple?” Me: “Uhhh…what do you mean?” Robbie: “Well, grapes are either green or red, not purple.” Me: “It’s one of the mysteries of life, son.” Yes, I recognize that’s…

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Dinner Ideas

Looking for some tasty comfort food?  Grab some pizza dough and make this Sausage and Peppers Calzone for dinner tonight!

Sausage and Peppers Calzone

Looking for some tasty comfort food?  Grab some pizza dough and make this Sausage and Peppers Calzone for dinner tonight! I’ll start by saying that I’ve bent the rules of the traditional calzone with this recipe.  The term ‘calzone’ comes from the Italian word for ‘stocking’ or ‘trouser,’ and these folded pizzas typically include several…

Grilling Recipes

Dessert + Sweet Recipes

This Maple Pecan Pound Cake features a maple-flavored cake topped with lightly toasted pecans.  A slice of this cake is perfect for a chilly Autumn evening!

Maple Pecan Pound Cake

This Maple Pecan Pound Cake features a maple-flavored cake topped with lightly toasted pecans.  A slice of this cake is perfect for a chilly autumn evening! One of the unique foods associated with the northeastern part of the US is not a food at all.  It’s a condiment.  A condiment that comes from tree sap. …

Breakfast + Brunch Recipes

If you're looking for the ultimate start to the day, turn on the oven and make a batch of this Homemade Cinnamon Toast!

Homemade Cinnamon Toast

If you’re looking for the ultimate start to the day, turn on the oven and make a batch of this Homemade Cinnamon Toast! Laura and I agree on most things. We agree that warm weather is better than cold weather. We agree that lobster is overrated. We agree that Scrappy Doo ruined Scooby Doo (ok,…

Italian Recipes

This Italian American version of Pasta e Fagioli is rustic and comforting in the best possible way!  It's perfect for chilly Autumn evenings!

Pasta e Fagioli

This Italian American version of Pasta e Fagioli is rustic and comforting in the best possible way!  It’s perfect for chilly Autumn evenings! In an odd sort of way, I have to credit large, American chain restaurants for this delicious recipe.  I’m not kidding when I say that this Pasta e Fagioli is an all-time…