I love sharing recipes and receiving new ones to try. I hope you, too, can create some fun family memories with these dishes.

  • Guacamole
  • Spicy Tomato Shrimp Pasta
  • Lemon Ricotta Muffins
  • Crispy Tacodilla
  • Creole Zucchini Chicken
  • Sweet and Sour Mix
    Don't buy this at the store ever again! It's even better than any powder or premade mix and so refreshing. It's best with fresh squeezed juice, but bottled works just fine, too. I like to mix it with some amaretto and Sprite for my favorite cocktail.
  • Oreo Fluff Dessert
    This is light and perfect for a summer dessert.
  • Blueberry Lemon Shortbread Bars
    Shortbread, made well, is probably my favorite type of cookie. Adding some fruit to this will remind you of a pie, but the crust is way sweeter and the filling is more decadent. You will love these.
  • Cinnamon Scones
    These are perfect for a Saturday morning treat. Cinnamon chips are sometimes hard to find, but worth the search. If you can't find them, almost any flavor chip can be substituted.
  • Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
    These are irresistible. I have to limit myself to making these for Christmas or I'd eat them every day. I make my own pan of caramel, which is a lot of work, but totally worth it. These are a sugar cookie base filled with caramel and topped with sea salt. Mmmm!
  • Pittsburgh Eggs Benedict
    I love this dish. I order it every time I go out for breakfast if it's on the menu. Hollandaise sauce can be great or gross, but I like this version. Not too acidic, but not too creamy. My preference for this is to use Mancini raisin bread for the bottom layer, but that's just …
  • Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing
    Who doesn't love sugar cookies? You can use this for any holiday or occasion. I've adapted it to my liking based on the size of the batch as well as the flavor, but this recipe is from a person who sells her cookies. Almond is my favorite flavor, but vanilla (or any flavor you desire) …
  • Bacon Chicken Brussel Sprouts
    This is so good. It reminds me of a dip, but is a main entrée and is low carb. My family always enjoys this and it reheats well.
  • Low Carb Taco Soup
    I love this taco soup and it is great for those watching their carbs. Not that you can't add Doritos or Cheetos to the soup (my kids do that)!
  • Apple Dumpling Bake
    These mini pies are so good and simple to make. An unusual ingredient makes these one of my kids' favorite desserts.
  • Iseli’s Winter Cider
    I had a professor in college who used to host dinners, pass along good recipes, and became a friend after I graduated. She used this recipe as a beverage for those who didn't want alcohol at parties or for kids. It has always brought a warm, welcoming smell to my house.
  • Gram’s Green Rice
    My gram made this every holiday and it was the first thing we all went for after saying grace. Us granddaughters have tried to replicate this over the years, but it has just never had Gram's special touch.
  • Gram’s Stuffing
    I make this for every holiday. It's a simple recipe, but one of my favorite sides. It always goes first when we have holiday leftovers.
  • Maria’s Apple Pie
    I used three different recipes to make this pie. I prefer crumb topping, but you could always double the crust recipe to make a more traditional top.
  • Zucchini Bread
    This is perfect for the summer when you are looking for things to do with your extra garden zucchini. Instead of leaving them on your neighbor’s doorstep and running away, at least make them this bread.
  • Oven Baked Tacos
      These tacos are a family favorite. Melting cheese under and over the meat of the taco makes it more cheesy and delicious.
  • Buttermilk Waffles
      Buttermilk is better known for use with pancakes, but I have always preferred waffles. This makes a large recipe, but I refrigerate them and use the leftovers for chicken nuggets and waffles the next day. Get a quart of buttermilk and reserve the remaining 1/2 cup to make the buttermilk syrup. It's the best.
  • Hummus
      I prefer this hummus over store-bought. It's perfect for a light snack with some carrots and celery, or use it as a spread to jazz up a tortilla wrap. Yeah I'm about 100 years old for using the words "jazz it up."
  • Summer Berry Salad
      My coworker, Ellen, used to bring this salad to work to share each year. We always looked forward to it. It's light, crisp, and hits the spot. Perfect for a potluck or summer barbeque.
  • Italian Wedding Soup
      This recipe makes a rather large amount of soup. Fear not- you can freeze it and eat it later. I've found that people enjoy getting a small jar of this as a gift when they are sick, need cheering up, or just because. Who doesn't like soup? I used to bring this to work …
  • Cheese Stuffed Shells
    This recipe is from my Gram. She used to make these every holiday and they always complimented the traditional holiday meal. You can also make these ahead of time and freeze them for a quick weekday meal. Your kids (or cooking-challenged partner) can help fill the shells. Make sure to praise them a lot for …
  • These Turkey Burgers are Everything!
    These delicious turkey burgers will hit the spot. Rolled in everything bagel seasoning makes these burgers hard to resist. They are Everything you've ever dreamed of in a burger.
  • Struklji
      This recipe was passed down from my great-grandmother who was born in Slovenia and immigrated to the U.S. in 1917. This is a rich dish incorporating fresh eggs, dairy, and flour rolled into a buttery swiss roll of goodness.