Ham & Noodle Casserole

There is nothing better than cheese and noodles. It’s impossible to be unhappy and eat cheesy noodles simultaneously. Add ham and you will be smiling all the way to the kitchen sink. This casserole was born out of 3 needs I had leftover holiday ham I was craving a good, old-fashioned casserole from my childhood….


Creamy Dill and Caraway Cabbage

This was the dish my grandma brought to every potluck, Christmas dinner, Easter dinner, and any other occasion with a ‘bring a dish to share’ instruction on the invite.

Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats

It’s Easter time…This is a special time for many reasons: Spiritual renewal, new beginnings, spring, and Cadbury Chocolate Eggs! If Cadbury had these in the store all year long I’d weigh 500 pounds, but around Easter I eat them with wild abandon as I know their disappearance off the store shelves is imminent. Note to…

Your NEW Go-to Side Dish

Sometimes we [I] get into a rut its side dishes. I go for what is easy, and what I know sells in my house: Mashed potatoes, rice, french fries, tater tots, noodles…you get the idea. I’m willing to bet you have been down a similar path in your house at one point or another too. Every is happy, but it can get kind of boring after a while. I mean the food world is so vast!

Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes That Will Make Grandma Proud

You see, in my formative pancake years the bar was set so high because grandma’s pancakes weren’t just homemade, they were homemade APPLE pancakes. I’ll venture to say this kind of culinary risk was before her time. I mean blueberry & chocolate chip, sure, but APPLE? I’m just saying,I don’t think it was a culinary coincidence  that I wasn’t getting APPLE pancakes anywhere else but her house.

Crustless Ham, veggie and smoked Gouda quiche

10 reasons why I have a crush on quiche
It’s Breakfast, It’s Dinner, It’s lunch, It’s Gluten Free when it’s ‘crustless’ or if you make a gluten free crust, It’s a blank palette for ingredients, It’s budget friendly, It’s good the next day for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, My kids eat the vegetables I put in it, It’s a great way to use leftovers, and It’s a favorite in my house

The LAST Gluten Free White Sauce You Will EVER Need!

How was I going to enjoy creamy casseroles? Chowder? Macaroni and cheese?I was prepared for my food funeral, but then realized I had to beef up my gluten free game. I couldn’t let these delectables disappear from my life. Or worse, watch everyone else enjoying these timeless favorites.

9 Books You Will Want Your Daughter to Read

I am an addict of the written word, and hope I render that same addiction in my children. My son loves to read, but only about ‘real stuff.” Even as a small child he preferred non-fiction to fiction. However, my daughter has always loved stories, and has an enormous imagination. She is self-aware, empathetic, and…