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Oven Baked Onion Rings – Gluten-free and Dairy Free

It’s time to toss the deep fryer. These oven baked onion rings have all the flavor of the deep fried version of this recipe, but are much more healthy since they are oven baked. One of my favorite restaurant side dishes in baked onion rings.  I love the crispiness of the outside and the hot …

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Stuffed Shells with Homemade Taco Sauce

This recipe for stuffed shells is sort of a combination of the traditional stuffed Italian shells with a distinct Mexican taco style flair.  The sauce is homemade and so is the taco seasoning. Taco flavored recipes are some of my family’s favorite meal times.  (See my taco wraps and easy taco melts for other tasty …

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Roasted Herb Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

These roasted herb potatoes have a crisp outer coating but the center is soft and moist.  They make the perfect side dish for any protein choice. Don’t know how to cook veggies in the oven? See my tips for roasting vegetables here. Ingredients: 4 cups cubed potatoes 2-3 tbsp. mixed fresh chopped herbs (rosemary, oregano …

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Banana Nut Muffins with Streusel Topping

When you are looking for an easy weekend breakfast, you can’t top these banana nut muffins with a streusel topping. They are BIG, delicious and full of flavor.  The topping is fairly light, so the heartiness of the banana and nuts comes through without being too sweet.  For a healthy breakfast muffin recipe, try these …

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Green Bean Casserole with Mushrooms and Crispy Fried Onions

This green bean casserole is one of those tried and true Thanksgiving and Christmas side dish recipes.  Oddly enough, I did not have it on my holiday table when I was growing up. But now, I can’t get enough of it! The recipe is full of flavor and very easy to prepare. My version uses …

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

These delicious peanut butter chocolate chip shortbread cookies combine the best of three worlds – chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and shortbread – into one delicious treat. I’ve long been a fan of the texture of shortbread cookies. They are crisp and light with a delicate flavor.  Adding chocolate chips and peanut butter into …

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Cheesy scalloped potatoes – Delicious and Hearty Side Dish

 I love cheesy scalloped potatoes.  The creamy cheese sauce gives the dish a richness that is so delicious.  It is so easy to add extra flavor to really compliment the taste of potatoes. Chives and nutmeg are the secret ingredients to complete the flavor profile in this dish. Every time I serve this recipe, it …

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Italian Sausage Casserole With Cheese and Potatoes

Looking for a hearty dish that your family will love? Try this Italian sausage casserole with cheese and potatoes. It is a real crowd pleaser! This recipe goes back to the hearty food of the 1970s.  My mom used to make hearty side dish casseroles a lot since we had a big family and food …

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Chicken and Biscuit Pot Pie – Fall Comfort Food Recipe

This recipe for chicken and biscuit pot pie uses buttermilk biscuits instead of a crust on the top and bottom to reduce the calories slightly. Even though I have slimmed it down, the recipe loses none of the taste. It is delicious. Chicken pot pies reminds me of my childhood and those days of eating …

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Super Easy Chocolate Coconut Hello Dolly Bars

This recipe for Hello Dolly Bars fits that bill nicely and has an amazing flavor and texture. Bar recipes are my favorite type of baked goods recipes. They are normally quite fast and easy to make and most have of them require ingredients that are already in your pantry.  Keep reading to find out how …

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Homemade Butterscotch Pudding Recipe

Are you looking for a comfort food sensation? This recipe for homemade butterscotch pudding is creamy and delicious and quite easy to make. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be delighted to learn that September 19 is National Butterscotch Pudding Day. Even though you don’t need an excuse to enjoy this treat, it’s still …

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies – Super Tasty Cookie Recipe

Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies and a tall glass of milk are my new favorite snack. What better way is there to have a taste treat break in the middle of the afternoon? It is no wonder that the chocolate chip cookie is one of America’s favorite. Adding chocolate chips to anything makes them more …

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Homemade Pistachio Pudding – Tasty Comfort Food Snack with a Nutty Crunch

Making your own homemade pistachio pudding gives you a recipe that is so much more tasty than those you can make with a box. It is crunchy and creamy and the perfect comfort food. This pudding recipe is made with fresh pistachios, sugar and eggs.  I love the taste of homemade puddings.  They are normally …

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

This recipe for Brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds makes a delicious side dish.  Cooking the sprouts in chicken broth takes away the bitterness that these Brussels sprouts sometimes have. Bacons add a nice flavor to the dish and almonds give some texture that many vegetable dishes lack.  Printable Recipe:  Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and …

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White Chili Queso Dip – Tasty Party Appetizer or Side Dish

This recipe for white chili queso dip is spicy with not too much heat and just perfect for your Thanksgiving day table. It is one of my favorite easy appetizers because my guests just love it. I love any sort of cheesy dips, particularly chili type dips.  They are an easy way to start any …

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars – Get Your Reese’s Fix Today!

These peanut butter chocolate bars are truly a “death by chocolate” dessert. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in dessert heaven. Looking for a decadent chocolate bar recipe that combines peanut butter in it?  Need a Reese’s peanut butter fix?  Look no further. Peanut butter Chocolate Bars The recipe has …

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Favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate Recipes

These are some of my favorite peanut butter chocolate recipes. From cookies to bars and truffles. I’ve got you covered. Who doesn’t love the taste of peanut butter and chocolate in a dessert recipe? The combination of the two flavors gives me a Reese’s moment every time!   Grab a cup of coffee and see what …

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