Pigs in a Blanket (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)

These are a staple in our family. Nan makes them anytime my uncle George comes home to visit from Maine, every Christmas Eve, and a few other occasions throughout the year. I’m sure some of you may have had similar recipes, but Nan’s are the best! (Sorry not sorry ­čśÄ)… and we call them Pigs…

Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Fettuccini Alfredo

You can make this recipe with jarred roasted red peppers, but if you’ve never roasted your own I highly recommend just giving it a try. It’s SO easy and the kitchen smells amazing while it’s in the oven! Sometimes I will roast a few at a time, and jar them for using later. Just add…

Pecan Topped Smashed Sweet Potatoes

I love sweet potatoes! They’re so good… and good for you! Well, maybe not when you prepare them like this… but hey, you can’t be good all the time, where’s the fun in that? ­čśë These are sweet and crunchy and oh so worth the calories! I like to use an old fashioned hand masher…

Caprese Spaghetti Squarsh

A friend of mine has recently become quite the gardener, and if any of you garden┬áthen you know if you grow squash (or squaRsh as we call it around my house ;P) , you share squarsh! (Yep, I’m calling it that the rest of this post). Either that or you eat it til you never…

Sweet Teriyaki Glaze

Who doesn’t love teriyaki anything? Heres a simple and versatile teriyaki glaze that works great on so many things from fish and salmon, to burgers, to chicken. It’s slightly thicker than your traditional teriyaki sauce, and a bit sweeter too which I happen to love! Try it on my Teriyaki Salmon Burgers. #WhatIveGotCookin Sweet Teriyaki…

Cedar Plank Salmon with Dill Mustard

This beauty right here was my first time cooking on a cedar plank. It’s such an easy method done right on your grill and the smoke that’s released from the cedar wood while your food cooks on it adds such a great aroma and flavor to the fish. This method is getting more and more…

The Buzz About Honey

Honey is an amazing food. And, as I’d be told any time I mention it around Pap, it’s the only food that doesn’t spoil! Fun fact huh? lol Honey has been used since ancient times for a variety of ailments. One that is of particular interest to me is for relief of allergies. A tablespoon…

Scallops with Mint Basil Pesto

Last spring I started drinking infused water, with a variety of different fruits and herbs in it. One of my favorites though was the classic cucumber, mint, lemon and lime version. So last┬ásummer Nan planted me some mint and basil for my water-infusing endeavors. The plant quickly outgrew what I was able to use though,…

Pecan Peppercorn Crusted Pork Tenderloin

I’ve never made any sort of “crusted” pork tenderloin prior to this… I usually go with some sort of a glaze. I had the misconception that it would be drier in this preparation, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! This recipe was one of the most flavorful, juicy pork recipes I have ever…

Asian BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Wasabi Slaw

Pulled pork is great… It’s a simple, no fuss meal that can feed a lot of people. But maybe you’re sick of the plain old traditional BBQ kind? Here’s my version with an Asian twist from the homemade barbecue sauce, and don’t let that scare you! There’s really nothing to making your own. ­čśë First…

Cucumber, Avocado, & Tomato Salad

I can’t take credit for this recipe, however it was too good not to share! I absolutely love avocados, and I love how fresh and healthy this salad is! It’s a great way to use all those summer garden veggies too… Loaded with tomatoes and cucumbers. So good! ­čśő It’s easy to make too… Just…

Pepperoni Ham & Cheese Calzones

I love calzones. If you’ve never had one, they’re basically a Stromboli with ricotta cheese inside. They’re also super simple to make at home too. I made 4 personal sized calzones last time I baked them, but you can certainly make one big one and serve it in slices if you prefer! You can certainly…