Category Archives: Crowd Pleasers

Pumpkin Cake Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

Pumpkin Cake Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

This is a recipe I’ve literally been meaning to get up on the site for years. It’s hands down my favorite holiday recipe, and one that I make every year for Thanksgiving. Except for last year, because last year I couldn’t find where I put the recipe (which is why I really need to get it up on the site). ...

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Sausage Crostini

Sausage Crostini

Alright, this has to be one of the quickest and easiest things you’ll find to make. The day I made these, I did them as a side. I made some fresh cheese ravioli in a light tomato sauce, and I knew that Bo would be looking for a hit of meat somewhere (he’s not a big fan of fresh tomato ...

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Rhubarb Custard Pie

Rhubarb Custard Pie

This is a recipe that I’ve been trying to get up for a year. The problem: this isn’t a pretty pie, so I’ve had a hell of a time trying to get a decent picture of the finished product. That doesn’t matter though, because this is, hands down, my favourite pie. All credit goes to my Nana, who’s recipe this ...

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Summer Salad with Cantaloupe, Bocconcini, Prosciutto and Mint

Summer Salad with Cantaloupe, Bocconcini, Prosciutto and Mint

Alright, getting back in to the swing of things around here with a super quick and easy salad. It’s delicious too. What isn’t delicious about juicy balls of fresh melon, soft mild cheese, salty cured meat, and brisk mint. I mean honestly, I could probably eat this daily for a month before I was sick of it. Anna was as ...

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Italian Style Sausage and Peppers

Italian Style Sausage and Peppers

I’ve been making this dish for a while now, but it always felt like there was something missing in it. I had gone through a bunch of different recipes, but they were all variations of the same. It wasn’t until I got this great cookbook to review “Lidia’s Favorite Recipes by Lidia Bastianich” that it clicked, it wasn’t the ingredients ...

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Anniversary Chicken (or Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with a Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Cream Sauce)

Anniversary Chicken (or Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with a Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Cream Sauce)

It’s ironic really that I call this Anniversary chicken, seeing as I was supposed to make it for our anniversary and instead we ordered pizza at nine at night once the kids were in bed. Happy five years hunny! Three weeks later though, I finally got around to making it. On a Monday night. When I had the kids at ...

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