Recipes to help you make the most delicious dishes in your own kitchen.

  • Mushroom Rice in a white serving dish on a blue tone on tone strip ed placemat on with a purple border

    Easy Mushroom Rice using Campbell’s French Onion Soup

    Embarking on a culinary journey often means revisiting the flavors of our favorite comfort foods. For me, that journey is encapsulated in Easy Mushroom Rice using Campbell’s French Onion Soup, a rich and flavorful dish that has graced our family gatherings for over 50 years, it’s older than I am. While the origins of this classic recipe may be a mystery, its presence at the table brings warmth, nostalgia, and the joy of shared memories. All we know is that one day Grandma started cooking Easy Mushroom Rice using Campbell’s French Onion Soup and no one in the family has any idea where the easy recipe came from.    The versatility of Easy…

  • Picture of Grinch Cookies, Snickerdoodles and Shortbread Bites

    5 Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

    We all have those cookie recipes that we make again and again. How did we come to find those recipes? For me some of these recipes I have been making since I was a little kid, but others I have found through my love of cookbooks. Below you will find the five recipes that are a must-have for me in my kitchen. I hope these recipes inspire you to get your bake on this holiday season! 1. Easy Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies The first cookie I ever made as a kid was these Easy Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are a version of the Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe with my Nana’s edits. In…

  • Photo of Red, White & Blue Strawberries on a red, white and blue platter with a swimsuit print, which is on a beach scene cloth with a mason jar cup filled with root beer.

    Red, White & Blue Strawberries

    The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. I still remember being a kid and watching the fireworks in Tarpon Springs, FL from my Grandma’s house. To this day I still think those were the best fireworks I have ever seen. Lots of times we would have big family picnics or barbecues to celebrate the 4th of July. I loved all the patriotic dishes that were served.  Over the years I have made many different holiday recipes but I love making these Red, White & Blue Strawberries. They are delicious and it’s the perfect time of year for the strawberries. The dessert is very simple to make and doesn’t…

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    Easy Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

    Growing up I spent a lot of time with my Nana and when we were together, we baked. Sometimes we made snickerdoodles or fudge but one of my favorite things to make with her was her easy old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie recipe. These homemade chocolate chip cookies were always delicious with the perfect crisp edges and soft centers full of chocolate chips and are still the ones I make today.  One time when we were making these easy chocolate chip cookies, we couldn’t get the bag of flour open. My Nana kept pulling at it and finally, it came open and went all over us and the entire kitchen. We couldn’t stop laughing,…

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    Marinated Mushrooms

    About six months ago I was flipping through a cookbook that used to be my Grandma’s. I have had the cookbook for years and looked through it before, but this time a recipe fell out. It was one of my Grandma’s hand written recipes and this one is for marinated mushrooms.  I don’t ever remember having these as a child but I quickly looked at the recipe and wanted to try it immediately. Since my sister and I were going to be traveling to my parents house in Florida, I decided to wait to make them until we were there.  The recipe is very simple but absolutely delicious. Yes, it has a lot…

  • Photo of Grilled Chicken Bruschetta with parmesan couscous

    Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

    Chicken is something that I cook a lot of in my house. I find that I am always searching for a new recipe or technique to try to keep my meals interesting. Years ago I stumbled across a Cooking Light recipe for grilled chicken bruschetta. Since then I have made it many times and adapted it to what I love.  When I serve this chicken bruschetta I almost always make parmesan couscous (from the box mix – so easy). I love to put some of the bruschetta mixture on top of the couscous.  This recipe easily serves four people and if your tomatoes are giant, as mine where this past week, you can…

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    My Go To Recipes

    Lately it has been a real struggle to come up with what to make for dinner. I feel like at least once a year I hit a brick wall and have no idea what I want to eat or make for dinner. When this happens I normally refer to my list of my go to recipes to get some inspiration and start cooking again. It is really helpful to keep a list of things you love to cook and things you want to cook to help you plan your meal. Below are the recipes on my go to recipe list.  BBQ Chicken Wrap I found this recipe in the Body Reset Diet Cookbook.…

  • Photo of Shrimp Scampi on a white plate

    My Favorite Pinterest Recipe

    Shrimp Scampi by Damn Delicious I love Pinterest and have spent way too much time on it over the years. If I am searching for some holiday inspiration or clothing inspiration I tend to go to Pinterest first. I have tried a lot of recipes that I have found on Pinterest and liked most of them but hands down my favorite is Shrimp Scampi by Damn Delicious. Shrimp Scampi is a favorite dish of mine but I had a hard time finding a great recipe for it until I found this one. The recipe is really easy to follow and I normally have all of the ingredients in the house. I have made…

  • Photo of red and green snickerdoodles on a white plate on a wood grain background with a white blanket with Merry Christmas written on it with plants and animals on the blanket.

    Easy Festive Christmas Snickerdoodles

    Snickerdoodles, often overlooked in the vast array of cookie options, have secured a special place among my favorite recipes—a testament to their delightful cinnamon-infused charm. These cookies are more than a treat; they’re a nostalgic journey back to the cherished moments of my childhood. The kitchen, a space filled with warmth and the aroma of cinnamon, was where I formed enduring connections with my beloved Nana, the matriarch of my enduring love for baking. Our baking sessions were about more than just creating delicious treats; they were about building connections and forming bonds. The laughter that echoed in the kitchen during these moments has etched lasting memories, becoming the cornerstone of my passion…