Author: Anne P

Easy Scallops and Fettuccine for Two

Easy Scallops and Fettuccine for Two

It’s that time of year again for sending and receiving all kinds of mixed messages. Do we really think flowers are a waste of money, and dinner reservations are too much trouble, and chocolate is too many calories? And when our other half says not […]

Hot Chocolate Pops

Hot Chocolate Pops

Can we agree that the worst part of drinking hot chocolate is waiting long enough for the piping hot mug of coziness to cool down? But not too long so that it is no longer “hot” chocolate. Lukewarm easy-chug hot chocolate is just not cozy, […]

Cold Snap Shandy

Cold Snap Shandy

Do you ever have to rearrange the beer in your fridge before you can put the groceries away? Do you ever have to take out some beer so you can fit food that will actually nourish your children? It doesn’t happen very often, but first […]

Bloody Mary Shrimp Salad

Bloody Mary Shrimp Salad

I never really understood people who like tomatoes, but not ketchup. Or how about people who like ketchup, but not tomato sauce on their pasta? But I have to say that I do understand not loving tomato juice, yet loving everything about a bloody Mary. […]

Apricot Chicken with Wild Rice

Apricot Chicken with Wild Rice

Forgive me but I am kind of a snob when it comes to free samples. I used to be a free sample free spirit until a friend pointed out the germ potential on exposed food for all to sneeze on. Everyone seems to draw the […]

Beef Stew with Creamy Baked Grits

Beef Stew with Creamy Baked Grits

It’s January. Holiday cheer has been replaced by routine, holiday weight, the common cold, and frigid temps. It is easy to dread the short days and long winter ahead. But I think this is the best time of year to cozy up, slow down, catch up on some […]

Chewy Molasses Cookies with a Kick

Chewy Molasses Cookies with a Kick

Last New Years Day I took a bite of a gingerbread cookie made by a friend’s mom. My reaction was “OMG what is happening with this gingerbread cookie?!” Her response – “That is a molasses cookie.” And I’ve been thinking about that cookie all year […]

Winter Fruit Cup

Winter Fruit Cup

I interrupt this season of baking, sweets, and holiday eating to bring you a healthy recipe. So grab a fork, and tuck your calorie calculator away in the drawer with your bathing suits and tube tops. This Winter Fruit Cup is refreshing and juicy, but […]

Reuben Brunch Casserole

Reuben Brunch Casserole

When scrambled eggs and bacon wind up on our dinner table, it is a tell-tale sign that my kitchen energy level is flashing vigorously on empty. But don’t you find that your little and/or big eaters rejoice at the chance to eat breakfast at dinner […]

Frosted Lemon Cookies

Frosted Lemon Cookies

When life gives you a recipe for orange cookies, but you only have lemons, I suggest making Frosted Lemon Cookies. This time of year is so full of recipes, schedules, and grocery lists that even after you’ve checked them twice,  you’re more than likely going […]


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