Mozzarella and Asiago Arancini


When I was attending the World Cuisine course at the Culinary Institute of America, we experimented  with Italian cuisine.  To me, Italian is just about my favorite type of food…pizza, pasta, gelato – it’s obvious go-to food.  Kids love it, adults love it – it’s comforting.  Win win for everyone. One of the dishes we […]

Deep Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites


Tired of seeing Superbowl recipes on all the blogs these days? Look away now, then.  Except, wait.  If you do that, you’ll miss something pretty darned incredible. Deep Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites. Crazy, I know.  But think about it.  Macaroni and Cheese is SO good.  And fried food?  Also good.  Combined?  Well, awesomeness.  In […]

Twisted Tailgate…Coconut Baked Shrimp with Piña Colada Dipping Sauce

  Still loving all this football?  I know I am!  In fact, I may have a bit more money than I used to, based on my ability to pick winners.  But I can’t admit to something like that, nor can I admit to having a need to want to buy cowgirl boots with any monies […]

Coconut & Sesame Baked Chicken


  Go ahead, shoot me for what I am about to say. I am not a huge fan of fried chicken. Sorry.  Okay, I like it, I do.  But I don’t want to make it.  It’s messy, takes too long, dirties about 700 dishes, and I’m left wiping oily splashes off my backsplash, floor, child […]