Green Peas and Ham…Soup, That Is

Another holiday standard in my house is ham.  I love it for dinner and even better – that the “waste” is a delicious start to another one of my favorite meals: split pea and ham soup.  I’ve even gone so far to take the ham bone home with me when other people host because they…

A Taste of Philly in Michigan

I’ll admit it – typically, I’m a chicken-all-the-time gal.  But there are some days that I absolutely crave red meat.  And, when that happens it’s one of those nagging ideas that won’t go away until I’ve succumbed to it.  Lucky for me, Paul is a red-meat-every-day kinda guy so he loves when this happens.  As…

This is Made From Leftovers?! Turkey Tetrazzini

It’s inevitable.  Whenever the holidays hit and the big meals are cooked, there are always leftovers.  When it comes to turkey leftovers, I usually make a pot pie and freeze it, which is great!  This time, though, I wanted to try something different.  We had plans for my mother-in-law to come over for dinner so…

Work Christmas Party Potluck: Broccoli Salad

This side dish is one of my go to recipes and it’s always a welcomed item to pass at parties.  It’s sweet, creamy, nutty, and the broccoli helps you pretend it’s a little healthy.  I haven’t tried it yet, but I think it would be really good using greek yogurt (instead of mayo), with less…

Bacon…..Oh, and Dates & Goat Cheese

I have the perfect recipe to bring with you to your next party .  It’s quick and easy, but more importantly – delicious!  There isn’t much to the recipe but these babies are addicting and something you can pull together in about 45 minutes.  Also – you can make these a day or two in…

Puff Pastry Appetizer: The Sequel

For Thanksgiving, I made these puff pastry appetizers and had a box of the dough left over.  Though I liked the original recipe, I wanted to use up some items I already had so created this slightly different version.  The ingredients aren’t what you would necessarily think to combine together but the result was semi-savory, and…

Caramelized Onions – I Dream of Recipes Way

I love onions.  I especially love caramelized onions and the unique flavor they add to dishes.  Whenever I have time to make them I try to incorporate the sweet, aromatic, pieces into the dish on the menu.  Mashed potatoes – sour cream, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and caramelized onions?  Life-changing. Here’s how I make them…

Asian Inspired Sweet & Spicy Chex Mix

As the holiday season moves into full swing, there are parties, work gatherings, pot lucks, and chances are you’ll need to bring something to share.  I created this quick and easy snack mix for a party at our place over the weekend.  I wanted something that was sweet with a little spice and I think…

Time to Make the Pierogis!

Did you get all your ingredients from last week’s post? Good! Is your filling made and chilled? Fantastic! What to Do If you have a stand mixer, using a dough hook, combine flour and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter, sour cream and egg, then add to the flour.  You want…

tbt: Cigars & Whiskey 40th Birthday

The last two nights were spent with great friends, beer, and bowling. Paul and I are on a league with two of our best buddies and we had to make-up a missed week on Tuesday. Then, on Wednesday, a bunch of our friends bowl on a league and a couple needed subs so we filled…