mussels in arrabbiata sauce


Oh my goodness… My cooking regimen has become pretty lazy this last month or so. I’m all about getting in and out of the kitchen quickly, making as small of a mess as possible, and not heating up the whole house for hours on end. This is one of my favorite things to make in…

easy limoncello cheesecake


Okay, are you ready for REALLY easy? This is the easiest cheesecake I’ve ever made. The only part you bake is the graham cracker crust, and that takes 9 minutes. Is this healthy? No, it is not. It has Cool Whip in it, which I know whips some of you into a frenzy. I don’t…

italian antipasto skewers


Here’s a lovely, no-cook appetizer that is sure to please. These antipasto skewers are perfect for a cocktail party or wine tasting party. Just use the very best ingredients you can find and put them together 30 minutes before your guests arrive. large wine glasses bamboo skewers cherry or grape tomatoes marinated artichoke hearts, quartered…

maid rite sandwich {an iowan delicacy}


We just returned home from a loooong day in the cities… We went to the Mall of America to do some school clothes shopping and then to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate Gracie’s 14th birthday. All of the walking around has worn me out. But, before I retire for the day, I just had to…

remembrance cake {flourless chocolate rosemary cake}


“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray thee, love, remember.” ~Shakespeare I’ve been trying to figure out how to write this post for weeks. I decided that I should just write it now or I never will. I build stuff like this up in my head until I talk myself out of it. So, here goes……