Category: Holiday

Chicken Enchiladas – Red & White Sauce

Chicken Enchiladas – Red & White Sauce

The red and white sauces add such a nice depth and contrast in flavors, and make these the best chicken enchiladas and a favorite in our house.  Why Two Different Sauces? This chicken enchilada recipe uses both a red and a white sauce because they…

Irish Pride Tea Sandwiches

Irish Pride Tea Sandwiches

These flags are made for eating, not waving! Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day Appetizer? Celebrate with these adorable & delicious Irish Pride Tea Sandwiches. The first time I served them, people were afraid to mess up my plating and they said they were too…

Sous Vide Prime Rib Roast & Horseradish Sauce

Sous Vide Prime Rib Roast & Horseradish Sauce

Winner Winner, Prime Rib Dinner Sorry chicken or turkey, but a prime rib roast is one of the most decadent main dishes to serve your family for the holidays, and with sous vide, it’s also the easiest.  Top 3 Reasons to sous vide your next…

How to Make a Rich Roasted Turkey Stock (aka bone broth) without Roasting a Turkey

How to Make a Rich Roasted Turkey Stock (aka bone broth) without Roasting a Turkey

Why buy turkey stock when you can easily make it at home. Either you made our Amazing Sous Vide & Smoked Turkey, or you saved some turkey bones from the past. Either way, roasting the carcass and veggies first just adds depth to your stock.…

Juicy Sous Vide & Smoked Turkey

Juicy Sous Vide & Smoked Turkey

Sous Vide & Smoked Turkey is so juicy and flavorful. It’s also insanely easy and can be made days in advance so your big day won’t be as busy and stressful.   To Smoke or not to Smoke… Let‘s do 50/50. That‘s the beauty of…

Corned Beef Mac & Cheese

Corned Beef Mac & Cheese

St. Patrick’s day is over, What can you do with leftover corned beef? Make this Corned Beef Mac & Cheese. It’s an easy, cheesy comfort food in a bowl. If you’re like me, you cooked a large Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner because it so…

Skinny Grasshopper

Skinny Grasshopper

This Vintage Cocktail has had a makeover I call this a Skinny Grasshopper because I have changed some of the original ingredients that were used according to the   Mr. Boston official bartender’s guide. I’ve reduced the calories and made it a little less sweet. …

Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

Why to they call it Corned Beef? Corned Beef is a beef brisket that has been cured with salt. It has nothing to do with corn. Corning refers to the curing process and the large rock salt the size of corn kernels used in said…

Dill Smashed Sheet Pan Baby Potatoes

Dill Smashed Sheet Pan Baby Potatoes

Sheet Pan Anything is Amazing And these dill seasoned smashed sheet pan potatoes are no exception. They’re a nice and easy side for so many dishes. I love to serve them with baked salmon or my smoked salmon and cream cheese quiche (recipes coming soon)…

Loaded Baked Potato & Leek Soup

Loaded Baked Potato & Leek Soup

If You Love a Loaded baked potato, You will love this soup.  This is my favorite potato soup ever. It has a little heat due to the pepper jack cheese and hot paprika, but you can skip those and sub any of your favorite cheese…

Mexican Fudge Brownies & Raspberry Sauce

Mexican Fudge Brownies & Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate and Spice is Definitely Nice! These Mexican fudge brownies are not very spicy, but they will certainly heat things up. Perfect for date night, Valentine’s Day, Cinco de Mayo or any other day.  Ménage à trois… Ooh la la! No, Pepé, not that kind…

Seedless Raspberry Sauce

Seedless Raspberry Sauce

How to make seedless this raspberry coulis! First thing we have to do is get the raspberries away from Pepé before he eats them all. Ok, I might be guilty as well. I love raspberries and this sauce goes great with so many things such…

Seared Lamb Chops & Pomegranate Wine Sauce

Seared Lamb Chops & Pomegranate Wine Sauce

Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Sauce is a great meal for date night, holidays, or any night of the week. Both can be made in about 30 minutes. Lamb is not just for special occasions I love, love, love just about any type of lamb dish…

Butternut Squash Mash with Sage Brown Butter

Butternut Squash Mash with Sage Brown Butter

Should You Roast or Boil Butternut Squash Before Mashing?  Honestly, either would work, but here are some reasons that I prefer roasting my butternut squash instead boiling it. It’s much easier than peeling and chopping (I literally hate peeling and chopping butternut squash), you get…

Pan Gravy From Meat Drippings

Pan Gravy From Meat Drippings

What are good Mashed Potatoes without a Great Pan Gravy?  Well, Mashed Potatoes are delicious either way, but we LOVE pan gravy in our house. I made it a point many years ago before I was really good at making gravy, that I would make…

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potato Myth Busted! I know, I know… We’ve all heard you can’t make mashed potatoes ahead because their taste and texture will change. I’ve heard it a million times, but Pepé and I are here to tell you it can be done. We know,…


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