Holiday Cookies The holidays wouldn’t be the same for me if I didn’t bake a selection of tasty cookies and treats that I share with family and friends. Here are just a few of some of the cookies I love to bake each Christmas. The recipes for each of theRead More →

Apple Butter Muffins I use many apples in my baking each fall, and this year I also made a big batch of apple butter in my slow cooker. As well as enjoying a spoonful of apple butter on my yogurt each morning, I saved some of it to use inRead More →

Slow Cooker Apple Butter Fall is apple season, and we now have a huge variety of amazing apples available to choose from every year. Most years, we pack up the family and head to the apple orchard and pick too many apples while enjoying warm apple cider and delicious appleRead More →

Vintner’s Sausages This is a dish that is popular across central Italy when the grapes are being harvested and the workers need a dish that is easy to put together yet hearty. Luckily we can now find seedless graprs year round so I can make this dish whenever I getRead More →

Cheese Ravioli With Spicy Cream Sauce I am always asked where I get my ideas for the recipes that I post on my blog. Some recipes are inspired by dishes I enjoy while dining out, others from magazines, and some are just shared with me from others. My children wentRead More →

Italian Inspired Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides Planning our Thanksgiving feast is not something I take lightly, and there really are many factors to consider when creating a holiday menu. My family are traditionalists, and they really feel that Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a turkey. I tried to change things upRead More →

Beef Barley Soup Fall has arrived here in Michigan with much cooler weather and glorious colored fall folliage. After five weeks in Florida it has been an adjustment getting used to the much cooler temperatures here in Michigan. Our fireplace has been getting a lot of use, as has myRead More →

Risotto alla Zucca I enjoy the arrival of each new season as it means there will be a list of different seasonal vegetables to use in my kitchen. I particularly love the wide variety of winter squash that are now available to us every fall. This is a wonderful autumnRead More →

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup We just returned home to Michigan after six weeks in Florida and I have to tell you I am struggling to get used to the colder weather. After sweltering in Florida, I am all layered up now sitting in front of the fireplace trying to stayRead More →