I love to cook and bake, especially around the holidays.  I don’t mind trying out new ingredients and techniques and am always on the look out for good recipes and recipe sites. If I try out a new recipe and am asked by my family to make it again, it goes in the Family Favorites cookbook. They are always letting me know if it’s a keeper or not and I’ve not had too many flops. There were a few, just don’t ask my son about the Santa Fe Chicken Chili please.

I love sharing my recipes with anyone and everyone and will keep adding to my collection here. Enjoy!


Beef Dishes

Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Mini Meatloaves
Beef and Broccoli
Salisbury Steak with Onion Gravy
Mushroom Swiss Stuffed Burgers
Italian Beef Sandwiches

Poultry Dishes

Dragon Noodles with Chicken
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas – Enchiladas Suizas
Green Curry with Chicken
Thanksgiving Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie
Cheesy Chicken Tortellini Bake
Mushroom Swiss Chicken Breasts
Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole

Pork Dishes

Pork Sliders
Jagerschnitzel with Spaetzle
Pork Chops with Apples

Seafood Dishes

Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Creamy Garlic Shrimp on Pasta

Pasta Dishes

Saucy Italian Drunken Noodles
Tortellini with Peas and Ham
Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese
Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
White Mac n Cheese with Kale and Bacon
Spinach Fettuccine with Creamy Leeks and Bacon
Fusilli with Asparagus and Truffled Fromage Blanc
Pappardelle Pasta with Sausage and Apple Ragu

Soups, Stews and Chili

Cabbage Soup
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Roasted Poblano and Potato Soup
White Chili
New England Clam Chowder
Beef Stew
Cheeseburger Soup
Lentil Soup with Kale and Sausage


Kitchen Sink Pasta Salad
Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame Chili Vinaigrette
Panzanella – Bread Salad
Mostaccioli Salad
Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad
Pasta Salad with Pickled Beets and Asparagus

Vegetables and Side Dishes

Pan Roasted Potatoes
Cheesy Skillet Potatoes
Roasted Cauliflower
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Texas Hashbrowns


Strawberry Margarita Squares

Cookies & Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Marble Brownies with Bailey’s and Mint Chocolate Chips
Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Cakes & Cupcakes

Perfect Chocolate Cupcake
Carrot Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting


Banana Bread
Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Goldmine Coffee Cake 


Cheesy Southwestern Egg Bake
Breakfast Sausage Bread


Goat Cheese and Shiitake Strata
Peanut Brittle
Apple Butter
Blackberry Apple Jelly
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Mixed Berry Jam
White Bean and Swiss Chard Pot Pie
Falafel with Tzatziki
Swiss Chard and Black Bean Tacos