Garlic Mashed Potatoes (with Cauliflower!)

Thanksgiving is one leaf drop away! Many of us are thinking about the meal whether it be consuming, cooking, or both!

Today I’m sharing a recipe today for garlic mashed potatoes made from cauliflower. You seriously can not taste the cauliflower. But if the thought of no spuds is hard on the crew try using both.  You’ll give your

standard mashed potatoes a nutritional boost by incorporating cauliflower. [Read more…]

Parmesan Chicken

Today’s post is another “big-batch” recipe. This coating for chicken freezes well and can be stored for up to three months.

Our family is transitioning into having more cooks around the house (high school and college-age kiddos make marvelous chefs)! I keep a surplus of this coating on hand. They love it and it’s easy for them to prep an evening meal. [Read more…]

Best. Roast. Ever.

There are some recipes that you hesitate to write out. You ask yourself,

Is this really a recipe?

When I can’t decide, I evaluate whether or not my college-age daughter could “whip up” said dish. If there are more than three tips and I think it would help her to have it written down I determine it’s worthy of a recipe. Without further adieu’ here are multi-generational tips for a darn good roast! [Read more…]

Carrot Casserole


I was totally surprised to find that this gem of a recipe hadn’t made it on the website yet! Carrot Casserole was “invented” by Doc’s Mom. It’s incredibly simple…and healthy!

We love it as a topping for baked potatoes but that wouldn’t be necessary.

I’ll quit chatting so you can whip this bad boy up and have it ready for supper when you walk in the door! [Read more…]

Buttermilk Cheese Biscuits


You had me at biscuit.  Seriously, I might even choose these bad boys over Tom Cruise.

This simple take on a baking powder biscuit is the perfect side for entree’s like fish, steak or soup. The garlic and cheese transform an already tasty, flaky biscuit into an over-the-top treat. [Read more…]

Mangia, mangia! It’s Lasagna!

Lasagna 1

I met my “Italian Stallion” when I was a senior in High School. It’s been twenty-eight years of marriage and the boy still makes my heart flutter. I’m grateful he popped the question all those years ago. I’m also grateful to his mother for her incredible cooking!

I still remember the first time I had Carm’s lasagna. Glasses of red-wine were raised and “Mangia, mangia!” (“Eat, eat!”) reverberated around the table.  [Read more…]