Pineapple Upside Down Stuffed Brioche French Toast

I don’t know whether to call this breakfast or dessert… it seriously tastes like pineapple upside-down cake! Thick, buttery brioche bread is stuffed with cherry cream cheese, fried until golden brown, then topped with bruleed pineapple pieces and a to-die-for brown sugar maple glaze! Don’t count the calories on this one… just enjoy it! ­čśë…

Best EVER Tiramisu┬á´╗┐

I’m not kidding with the title… this is LITERALLY the best tiramisu EVER!! I’ve had so many people comment that it beats any they’ve had at Italian restaurants or even some big chain restaurants. I credit it to the extra Kahlua flavor… I would swear some tiramisus that I’ve had don’t even use any. And…

Tres Leches Cake┬á´╗┐

I made this cake for a Cinco de Mayo bash at work. It’s a traditional Mexican dessert and it’s extremely rich, due to the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream mixture that you┬ápour over it… the “three milks.” It has a delicate, creamy taste with just a hint of cinnamon! Tres Leches Cake…

Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo Pasta

Talk about comfort food… this pasta has it all! Rich, creamy alfredo sauce, tender chicken and savory mushrooms. You could also leave the chicken out for a vegetarian-friendly meal.  Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo Pasta Serves: 2 For Pasta: 1/2 lb. dried linguine (or pasta of your choice) 1 boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and…

Classic Mint Julep

I’ve long enjoyed watching the triple crown races every year, a tradition started with my Pap years ago. We would get a list of all the contenders, then assign each family member a horse and wait excitedly to see who won! Soon our interest turned into full on Derby day parties, with foods like Bourbon…

Southern Style Sweet Tea´╗┐

´╗┐It was brought to my attention recently that it is near impossible to find (good) sweet tea as far north as Pennsylvania. So I took it upon myself to prove that this sugary brew is not reserved only for those south of the Mason-Dixon line. And here it is, from a Pennsylvania girl herself, authentical…

Rosemary ´╗┐& Dijon Mustard Roasted White Sweet Potatoes

I first discovered white sweet potatoes when I purchased them by mistake, intending to buy the usual orange ones. White sweet potatoes are slightly less sweet than their more common counterparts, and have a nice, creamy texture. The rosemary and mustard in this recipe compliment their flavor perfectly! Rosemary & Dijon Mustard Roasted White Sweet Potatoes…

Maple Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops´╗┐

I love making thick-sliced pork chops. They are so much juicier than the thinner variety… a pork “steak” almost! These one’s are pan-seared with a flavorful crust of rosemary, thyme, and smoke paprika with a hint of cayenne for a little bite, then finished in the oven with a yummy, sweet bourbon glaze! Maple Bourbon…