Author: Anne P

Fall Fruit Salad with Pumpkin Bread Croutons

Fall Fruit Salad with Pumpkin Bread Croutons

Now that my alarm goes off before the sun comes up, I feel like I have the green light to dust off my crock pot, switch from chilled to red wine, and indulge in any and all seasonal treats. With the first hint of fall, […]

Exploding Candy Corn Cookies

Exploding Candy Corn Cookies

Today I’m going to share my favorite Halloween recipe and my favorite spooky memory. Once upon a time in the third grade, Emily B checked a book about spells and witchcraft out of the public library and snuck it into our Catholic school. We were […]

The Perfect Chili

The Perfect Chili

A big pot of bubbling chili is almost like a little orchestra playing a symphony of coziness from the stove top. That soft simmer blares a familiar song of comfort all through the house, “come on in and get cozy.” Every time there is talk of […]

Wine Jell-O Shots || Lost and Found

Wine Jell-O Shots || Lost and Found

Jell-O seems to be the shoulder pads of food fashion. A congealed salad evokes the same nose crinkle as the over-sized shoulder-padded blazer in the back of your mom’s closet. It’s good to save some of these pieces just in case they make a come […]

Crab and Blackened Avocado Salad

Crab and Blackened Avocado Salad

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, I know we are supposed to put away our white pants, start watching football, and move on to soups and stews. But I insist that you try Granny’s Crab and Blackened Avocado Salad before you trade in […]

Sweet Potato Salad with Andouille Sausage || A Taste of the Big Easy

Sweet Potato Salad with Andouille Sausage || A Taste of the Big Easy

If you need a big change and an easy weekend away from the little kids and the hard routine, might I suggest a trip to the Big Easy? Maddy and I spent the weekend in New Orleans (without the kids!) and absolutely fell in love […]

Salmon Sliders with Cream Cheese Cucumber Salad

Salmon Sliders with Cream Cheese Cucumber Salad

It bothers me that kids are now allowed to wear sweat pants to school. I don’t like that learning cursive has become a lost art. And I miss the days of answering machines and no call waiting. I am, however, happy that we no longer […]

End of Summer Sangria

End of Summer Sangria

I realize that the “dog days” of summer reference has less to do with canines and more to do with a late summer star. But these late summer hazy-hot days sure make me understand a panting dog stretched out on the pavement trying to stay […]

Shrimp and Couscous Salad

Shrimp and Couscous Salad

If you are looking for a way to work more North African semolina in granules made from crushed durum wheat into your diet then this is the recipe for you! Ok that string of words is just the definition of couscous, and it probably wouldn’t […]

Broccoli Carrot Slaw

Broccoli Carrot Slaw

Those stories of housewives before us who cooked and baked without recipes make me skeptical. Just a few handfuls of this, pour in some of that, moderate oven, simmer for a few hours -I’m just not sure I believe all that. I am impressed by these […]


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