Tomato Jam and Cheddar Palmiers

Sweet tomato jam and cheddar pair well in these addicting appetizers.  Tomato Jam and Cheddar Palmiers are simple to make with refrigerated puff pastry and add a surprisingly sweet treat to your appetizer table. Happy Hump Day everyone!  I hope you're week is going swimmingly....the sun has returned to my corner of the earth and I'm bringing back summer just a little bit.  All this Halloween mumbo jumbo is jumping the gun a bit but I hope it's helping you plan your blow out Halloween … [Read more...]

Pot Roast with Butternut Squash and Dried Plums

Slow roasted Pot Roast with Butternut Squash and Dried Plums is the best comfort food around. A wonderful choice for Sunday supper, easy to make and leftovers are even better the next day.  Methods for oven roasting and slow cooker are shared for this recipe. It's been raining for days now....I'm feeling soggy.  And tired.  There's something about rainy days that make me incredibly sleepy.  And wine, that makes me sleepy too.  Last night I had too much wine and today it's rainy so I just … [Read more...]

Mini Bourbon Pumpkin Praline Cheesecakes

Creamy, pumpkin cheesecake spiked with bourbon and smothered with buttery pecan praline, the perfect ending to any holiday meal.  Mini Bourbon Pumpkin Praline Cheesecakes will soon become an annual tradition.   I don't usually cave to trendiness....but sometimes I have to bend my own rules a bit.  Especially, when it comes to sharing some of my favorite recipes.  One of the ways I learned to cook was through my tendency to be a people pleaser.....or a people impresser.  Whenever a … [Read more...]

The Very Best Vanilla Pudding

Rich, creamy and sweet, Vanilla Pudding is the epitome of comfort food. So simple to make you’ll never reach for the instant stuff again. Fantastic for an every day treat but elegant enough for entertaining. One of the first things I ever learned to make was vanilla pudding. It was so simple, especially when you bought a package of instant pudding….you, literally, had dessert in a matter of minutes. I always preferred the stovetop instant pudding over the “mix and stir” variety, there was … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

A creamy, sweet dessert studded with apples and walnuts then drenched in a caramel sauce that will knock your socks off.  Caramel Apple Bread Pudding is the most incredible dessert for fall, easy to make and great for entertaining.   Who else is sweating out an Indian summer right now?  I can hardly believe it, we had a few crisp days where I was thrilled to pull out my jeans and long-sleeved tee's....then, without warning, it's 90 degrees again.  It's the time of year when you don't … [Read more...]

Easy Tomato Jam

Tomatoes cooked down until sticky sweet, this Easy Tomato Jam is simple to make.  Tangy, sticky and perfect for entertaining. All you need is a little time, patience and some you don't eat the whole batch all by yourself. It's raining tomatoes.  At least in my area it is.  I found this amazing, secret farm stand just around the corner from my house about a month or two ago.....just in time for the end of summer.  And I've lived here for two years now, this is the first I … [Read more...]

Spiced Pear Poundcake Trifle

Thank you Sara Lee Desserts for sponsoring this post! Click here for more deliciously easy recipe ideas. Warm cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves spice up juicy, ripe pears that are layered with buttery poundcake, warm caramel sauce and vanilla bean whipped cream. Spiced Pear Poundcake Trifle is a simple dessert that’s a stellar end to a crisp fall day. I’m sure, now that Labor Day is behind us you’ve heard the cry for pumpkin spice everything.  It started to pop up at the beginning of August … [Read more...]

Philly Style Roast Pork Sandwich

Inspired by Dinic's Roast Pork Sandwich at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, this Philly Style Roast Pork Sandwich is simply amazing.  Loaded with tender pulled pork that's been slow roasted for hours then topped with cheese, broccoli rabe and roasted peppers....a true Philly favorite that everyone will love. If you haven't ever been to Reading Terminal Market and you happen to venture to America's birthplace (Philly...I'm talking about Philadelphia) this is definitely something … [Read more...]

Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Shallots and Walnuts

A simple side dish made stellar, creamy goat cheese, sweet shallots and crunchy walnuts add a wonderful contrast to green beans that have been blanched and sautéed in a bit of butter. Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Shallots and Walnuts make a beautiful accompaniment to a variety of main dishes and can be served hot or at room temperature. How was everyone's Labor Day weekend?  Did you all enjoy the last few "unofficial" days of summer?  I had planned to spend the weekend at the beach with … [Read more...]

Simple Roasted Chicken

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by ALDI.  All opinions and statements are my own, as always. Seasoned with lemon zest and herbs, your Sunday chicken will shine in all it’s simplicity.  Simple Roasted Chicken requires only minutes of hands on time and should be a staple in your Sunday Supper arsenal. I love the simple things in life.  Mostly because in my life…laziness prevails.  But because of my lazy ways I’ve learned to appreciate simplicity especially when it comes to my food.  … [Read more...]