Game Day Recipes

French Bread Pizza

In Pizza On January 24, 2013 3 Comments

I’ve been trying for a while now to perfect pizza dough. Or more like perfecting the baking process of the pizza.  I just can’t seem to get the… Read More »

Recipe Roundup: St. Patrick's Day Feast

Mini Reubens

In Beef, Sandwiches On January 23, 2013 3 Comments

I really wanted to call these ‘Ruby’s’ but I wasn’t sure if anyone would understand what they were. To be clear, these are miniature Rubens. GREAT for snacking! Making… Read More »

buffalo chicken biscuits

Buffalo Chicken Pockets With Blue Cheese Dip

In Poultry On January 22, 2013 18 Comments

I’ve got another delicious party treat for you today! I’m a HUGE fan of buffalo chicken but don’t like wings. Mostly because I don’t like meat on the… Read More »


Guinness Chili

In Beef, Soup On January 21, 2013 5 Comments

Happy Monday! I’m sure everyone got their fill of football championship games this weekend and you’re now gearing up for the big game in a just a couple… Read More »

pineapple upside down cake

Browned-Butter Pineapple Upside Down Cake

In Bakery On January 17, 2013 1 Comment

So here’s a funny story…My younger brother recently celebrated a birthday.  Growing up, the birthday cake of choice for my entire family was this chocolate cake with a… Read More »

turkey meatballs

Mini Turkey Meatballs & Carmella’s Sauce

In Giveaways, Italian, Pasta, Poultry On January 15, 2013 47 Comments

There’s something about a big bowl of pasta and meatballs with homemade sauce that just makes for a delicious meal. I’m big into homemade sauce, noodles, meatballs…you name… Read More »

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

In Poultry, Soup On January 14, 2013 0 Comments

Well, it’s Monday. I feel like the weekends just fly by way too quickly.  Did you cook anything exciting this weekend? I was craving some chicken noodle soup… Read More »

meyer lemon chicken

Meyer Lemon Chicken

In Poultry On January 11, 2013 0 Comments

I must be in the mood for tart dishes this week because here’s the second day in a row of a lemon post.  Only today I am using… Read More »

lemon bars

Lighter Lemon Bars

In Bakery, Fruit, Healthy On January 10, 2013 2 Comments

Alright! I can’t believe that it’s Thursday already! I’m day 4 into my healthier lifestyle goal and things have been going pretty well. My biggest draw is always… Read More »

cilantro-lime rice

Cilantro-Lime Rice

In Sides, Southwest On January 8, 2013 3 Comments

One of my favorite parts of the burrito bowls that you get at Mexican restaurants is the rice. I’ve never been able to master the proper lime/cilantro proportions… Read More »


Lean Cuisine Salad Additions

In Giveaways, Reviews, Salad On January 7, 2013 47 Comments

Happy Monday folks! I know that last week was technically the new year but today begins my ‘new year’ of a healthier lifestyle.  You can expect new and… Read More »

tortellini soup

Italian Vegetable-Tortellini Soup

In Italian, Soup On January 3, 2013 0 Comments

I picked up a soup cookbook about 6 years ago and I’ve made only 1 recipe from the entire book. It’s not that there isn’t anything else that… Read More »

brisket sliders

Brisket Sliders

In Beef, Sandwiches On January 2, 2013 1 Comment

I had the opportunity to visit Memphis this past year and if you’ve ever been to Memphis you realize that pretty much the only thing you can order… Read More »

food n' focus

Happy New Year

In Update On January 1, 2013 2 Comments

I just wanted to wish all of my readers a very happy and prosperous new year! Thank you so much to everyone who has joined me in my… Read More »

party mix

Sweet and Salty Nut and Pretzel Mix

In Treats On December 28, 2012 2 Comments

The new year is upon us! Today I’ve got a quick (and light) post for your New Year’s Even party! This party mix is lighter on the calories… Read More »


Jambalaya with Shrimp & Sausage

In Pork, Seafood On December 27, 2012 3 Comments

I feel like I stepped away from the blog for an eternity! I had a great Christmas with my family but am really looking forward to the new… Read More »


Week 3 Recap

In Update On December 21, 2012 0 Comments

I can’t believe that my 12 Days of Christmas feature is nearly over! It has been very exciting for me to share some delicious new holiday recipes with… Read More »


Day 12: Asparagus With Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

In Vegetables On December 20, 2012 16 Comments

Can you believe that it’s here?! Day #12 is filled with 12 drummers drumming. Ok, there are really no drummers drumming unless you want to insert your own… Read More »


Day 11: Crostini With Mascarpone, Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinegar

In Italian, Mediterranean, Sides On December 19, 2012 15 Comments

I can’t necessarily say that I’ve been anxious for snow but it finally arrived yesterday in Milwaukee. I’m not a fan of the cold or the snow but… Read More »

Chicken Yakitori

Day 10: Chicken Yakitori Rice Bowl

In Asian, Poultry On December 18, 2012 10 Comments

While this isn’t exactly a holiday dish, I am a huge fan of stir fry. It’s light, it’s fresh, it’s delicious. This recipe can be quickly made and… Read More »

Cran-Orange Muffins

Day 9: Cranberry-Orange Mini Loaves

In Bakery On December 17, 2012 15 Comments

We are in the final stretch here. Can you believe that in only a week we will be celebrating Christmas eve? I spent my weekend preparing some holiday… Read More »