Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

There’s so many things you can do with a pork tenderloin… This recipe starts with a delicious combination of herbs, garlic, and citrus, rubbed into it. Then it’s seared to a light golden brown, and finished in the oven until medium-well. It would be good just like that at this point, but to really take…

Baked Corn

One of my favorite side dishes for our holiday meals… baked corn. It’s rich, sweet, and delicious… and such a “fancy” way to serve this common veggie. Baked Corn Serves: 12-15 2 – 15 oz. cans creamed corn  1 Tbsp. butter 7 eggs 7 Tbsp. sugar 2/3 c. evaporated milk Preheat oven to 325 degrees. …

Truffled Green Beans

If you want to instantly elevate any dish, add truffles! They give a earthy deliciousness to otherwise plain green beans… a perfect side for any meal! Truffled Green Beans Serves: 4 1 lb. (16 oz.) fresh green beans 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 Tbsp. black truffle pate 6 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese salt & pepper…

Shrimp Alfredo

Seafood and pasta – what’s not to love?! Simply sauté fresh shrimp with some garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper and toss with cooked pasta and my Classic Alfredo Sauce! Dinner is served!

Balsamic Beet & Arugula Salad

I L.O.V.E. love beets! And if you’ve never had fresh beets, you really must try this! They are a little extra prep work, but well with it. This is such a great salad… the earthy beets, walnuts, and creamy goat cheese combined make it hearty too- you could definitely eat a big plate as a…

Nutroll

Here it is! My Nan’s famous nutroll recipe, or as I called it when I was little, “Nutno”! 😆  I’ve sampled my share of these traditional holiday treats, and also have shared our family’s version and I have to tell you, Nan’s is a favorite even among people who claim not to normally care for…

Peanut Butter Blossoms

It wouldn’t be Christmas without this classic. And who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? For me it’s gotta be Jif all day long! Here’s a link to this favorite cookie recipe from Hershey’s so you can bake up a batch for your loved ones this holiday! ☺️ Hershey’s Peanut Butter Blossoms

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake

Made this cake for Pap’s birthday last week. Bundt cakes are his favorite because that’s what kind my mom always used to make for him, so I did my best to do the same and I think it was delicious. There’s a few steps involved, but it’s not too complicated. The peanut butter filling layer…

Noel Spritzer

Here’s a wine spritzer that couldn’t possible be any more festive! Cranberry and Apple flavors garnished with a sprig of fresh mint… so delicious! The perfect refreshment for holiday get-togethers!  Noel Spritzer Serves: 4 cups 1 c. cran apple juice 1 c. sparkling water 2 c. dry white wine apple slices, for garnish fresh mint…

Buffalo Ranch Cheese Ball 

This was actually the first cheeseball I ever made! I made it for some co-workers and it was a huge hit! There are lots of fancy cheese ball recipes out there but who doesn’t love buffalo and ranch flavors? This would be perfect for any party, game days, and for adults and kids alike! Original…

Cucumber Bites with Dill Cream Cheese

I love these as a holiday appetizer because the red of the tomatoes with the bright green cucumbers just feels so Christmasy! But they are so fresh and light that they would certainly fit in at a summer gathering, shower, or any event! Recipe courtesy of Valya’s Taste of Home. Cucumber Bites with Dill Cream Cheese…

Pear & Ricotta Crostini

A simple, elegant appetizer with only five ingredients! You could do so many different variations of fruits and nuts with these as well, but this pear and walnut version with a hint of honey is delicious! Recipe credit: Martha Stewart Pear & Ricotta Crostini Serves: 16 small or 8 large pieces 1/2 baguette 1 1/4 c….