Loaded Mashed Potato & Roasted Garlic Soup


Thanksgiving was cool this year.  I'm talking about temperature, actually.  In case you mistook me for a 17 year old high school student when I said cool.  Although it wouldn't be the first time … [Read more...]

Post-Turkey-Day Risotto


I've taken pride in the title of this recipe.  Post Turkey Day.  POST.. meaning after :)  I look forward to holidays with much anticipation, knowing that I’ll be able to cook and bake themed treats … [Read more...]

Buffalo Turkey Cobb Salad


While a turkey and stuffing sammie sure is delicous- and almost a tradition for most on the day post turkey- try this salad out for something different.  Yes, I am aware that my picture doesn't … [Read more...]

Stuffing-Stuffed Sugar Pumpkins


The day after Thanksgiving almost always turns into a homecoming event: Old friends continue to trickle back in town and you most defintley still have family sleeping in your guest room.. or living … [Read more...]

Winter Vegetable Gratin


You need a last minute (healthy) side dish- Chocolate Broccoli is here to your rescue :) A couple things to keep in mind today.. 1. Eat breakfast!!  Don't skip the most important meal of the day … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Fluff Tassies


Little pieces of heaven.  That should be the name of these little desserts/appetizers or practically a main dish in FireDad's book.  That man is actually the one that inspired these little guys.  I … [Read more...]

Just Days Until T-Day


It's T-minus 3 days until T-Day.  Are you ready for your role in this holiday event?  Whether you are the chef of the main event or coming as a guest- be prepared for the big day with these simple … [Read more...]

Seven Pounds..


Did you know the average person gains 7 pounds throughout the holidays?!  From Halloween candy to Thanksgiving pies to Christmas baking to New Year’s cocktails…it is easy to add a few pounds.  So … [Read more...]

Chicken Parmesan Casserole


Old school casseroles have like… four ingredients in them…. with potato chips on top.  The occasional cornflake topping made an appearance if mother decided father needed to watch his cholesterol. … [Read more...]

Chorizo & Sweet Potato Enchiladas


Who knew a tiny little city, which by the way I have never heard of, could kidnapped my fireman this week.  Hays, Kansas and pheasants in the rooster form.  November is here, and that means so is … [Read more...]