CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

Today is our baby girl’s 23rd birthday. Where did the time go? Now, she is married with a newborn of her own! She came over to help get the Christmas tree and decorations up before our oldest son and his bride arrive next week. Let the festivities begin! Since it was her birthday I asked…

CREAM CHEESE SAUSAGE BALLS

What would the holiday season be like without someone bringing sausage balls to a gathering? Personally, I don’t want to find out. They are the perfect, bite-sized finger food that I always look forward to. I’ve seen variations of different recipes but this is my favorite. The cream cheese keeps them moist and adds another…

PASTITSIO

This is one of those recipes that everyone should have in their arsenal of meals. It is DELICIOUS! While there are several steps and it takes a while to prepare, it is so worth it. Perfect for guests, a romantic dinner (with plenty of leftovers for later), or a meal to feed a crowd. This…

ROASTED BANANA CREAM MOUSSE

This has been a week for using up food that is nearing the end of its life, repurposing leftovers, and cleaning out the fridge to prepare for the upcoming holidays. Lots of new dishes but nothing spectacular and definitely nothing to write about. That is until this happened… We had a couple of bunches of…

GNOCCHI WITH BROWN BUTTER & SAGE

If I had to choose one food to live off of for the rest of my life, without hesitation I would choose the potato. I have never met a potato I didn’t like. Gnocchi is basically a potato dumpling. They aren’t as difficult to make as you might think. It requires few ingredients and can…