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irish-american soda bread

This recipe was adapted from one I found in my trusty copy of Joy of Cooking. I like it because it’s slightly sweet and much more moist than traditional Irish soda bread. It’s definitely more of a quick bread and less “biscuity.” This is my go to Irish soda bread and I make it every…

bacon double cheeseburger soup

If you can’t make up your mind between cheeseburgers and soup for dinner this evening, you’ve come to the right place. This soup is the best of both worlds! All of the flavors of a deluxe bacon double cheeseburger in a creamy, cheesy, comforting soup! I fried up potatoes to go in this too. A…

birthday cake smoothie

What tastes just like cake batter but is so much better for you? A birthday cake smoothie! I adore these when I’m craving cupcakes! Try one and see for yourself. It’s a great way to curb that craving and satisfy your sweet tooth. for one birthday cake smoothie: 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt 1 large…

oven-toasted ravioli

Have you ever had deep fried ravioli at an Italian restaurant? I’ve ordered them a few times. Sometimes they’re wonderful and crispy, and sometimes they’re just greasy and disappointing. I’ve thought about making them for quite some time and wondered how to cut down on the grease or just omit it all together. Then it…

cream cheese orange slice bread

This bread tastes like creamsicles! Orangy, creamy, and sweet with the addition of those yummy, chewy orange slice candies. I call this bread, but really it’s dessert. By calling it bread I’m giving you permission to eat it for breakfast. You’re welcome! ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened…

cheesy chicken taco-stuffed pasta shells

So you already know I’m a taco fanatic, right? I’ve talked about this to the point where you’re probably bored of hearing it. I am though! I love them. I also love pasta. Being Italian, I happen to adore all things Italian. So, of course I tried to figure out how to create the best…

pork roast stacker

We love making leftovers into stackers! A stacker is pretty much just a hot, open faced sandwich topped with mashed potatoes. Sometimes we add a drizzle of gravy, sometimes a sprinkle of cheese, and other times just a pat of butter with salt and pepper. Some of the other stackers my readers have enjoyed are:…

fast pickled red onions

A simple, delicious condiment that adds amazing flavor to so many things! Once you start making pickled onions, I doubt you’ll ever stop. I always have a jar on hand for: porketta roast, tacos, salads, fajitas, sub sandwiches, burgers, bratwurst, hot dogs, pulled pork, grilled cheese sandwiches, and curry dishes! 1 large red onion, peeled…

caramel apple muffins

Snow day in Red Wing today! We’re getting all cozy, deciding what movies we want to watch. I made up a batch of these delicious muffins to go with our tea. They’re so yummy and easy to prepare, and they’re wonderful for breakfast, brunch, lunch box treats, dessert, and tea time! ~ preheat oven to…

diner meatloaf

I made up a pan of my Diner Meatloaf so we could make our favorite meatloaf sandwiches for dinner a few nights ago. They’re just SO darn good. Make up a batch of my oven fries to go with them, if you feel so inclined. 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cups finely chopped onion 3/4…