Everyday Pasta Sauce

Everyone probably has their go-to pasta sauce. Truth be known, I tend to have an idea of what I would like and check the pantry for ingredients. No recipe is the same as the last. This week, it happened again, but I wanted to write down the combinations to have it again because it was…

Best Ribs EVER!

I am not typically much of a rib eater. I think it is mostly because they are kind of messy to eat, and I have had too many that were just not cooked right. But I am sold on this easy, easy, easy oven-baked rib recipe. Did I say easy enough? These ribs turn out…

Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

For a large part of June and July, my granddaughter, Hero, and I participated in an online baking class with Monthly. We have had so much fun creating cookies, pies, and cakes alongside our instructor Christina Tosi of famed Momofuku Milk Bar. Even though I was already a pretty decent baker, I learned so much…

Cabbage Roll Stew

One of the things my mother-in-law cooked well was Golumpkis or known to most, cabbage rolls. It was her go-to for most family celebrations and is still favored by her children today. They are not hard to make but can be time-consuming for a weeknight dinner, so I took the ingredients we love when we…

Chicken and Brown Rice Soup

Our family is currently “enjoying” a visit from the tummy bug. Not sure how it made its way home with us, but according to a local mom’s group on social media, it’s making the rounds. I guess it was time to start building up everyone’s immune system again after being under-exposed for such a long…

Vanilla Ice Cream

I love ice cream. So when I was gifted with an abundance of half and half, naturally my mind went directly to that sweat treat. I searched around for a recipe that worked with my pantry items and ice cream maker. The one I found was super simple. I decided to go with the basic…

Pasta Carbonara

My Instant Pot has been getting a lot of use lately. I have found that if I use it to prepare food, it keeps my kitchen much cooler, which I truly appreciate. The house seems to be at its warmest when I have to start dinner and it’s very tempting to just get on the…

Arroz con Pollo

When my online grocery order arrived home last night, I had some curious substitutions. I do not blame anyone. The personal shoppers are doing the best they can these days with the supply they have to work with. They quite often give us something unexpected yet turns out to be very welcomed. One happy find…

Life Plus Apple Crisp

I have spent the better part of a week chipping off my cracked nail polish. You probably do not care to hear this. I know, it’s just a silly first world problem. But with no sign of the virus quarantine coming to an end anytime soon, which will result in no manicures, I decided to…

Life Plus Berry Cobbler

Dear Friends and Family, How is it going? Truth be told, this Stay Home, Stay Safe thing is wearing on me. The funny thing is, I probably wouldn’t be doing anything different with my day. It’s just the fact that I can’t, or at least shouldn’t, go anywhere that is causing me struggling a bit….