Easy Tomato Soup

In the winter I like to eat a lot of soup and my favorite is tomato. It is creamy and fresh and goes so well with a half a sandwich. In the summer I make this soup with fresh tomatoes … Continue reading

Turkey Meatballs

Stephen and I both woke up with colds so we are moving pretty slow and really want some comfort food. Turkey meatballs with buttered noodles are a quick and easy meal that I make when things get out of hand … Continue reading

Homemade Ravioli’s For Christmas with Garlic, Basil, Parsley, Parmesan and Ricotta Filling

I was given a kitchen themed bridal shower and one of the best recipes I got was from my friend, Karen, called “Homemade Ravioli’s for Christmas”. It is amazing because it makes A LOT of ravioli…like 100+ little pillows of … Continue reading

Ham Balls: A Pennsylvania Dutch Delicacy

My husband is from Lancaster PA, right in the heart of ¬†Pennsylvania Dutch country. One of the delicacies of this generally bland cuisine is ham balls. I tasted my first ham ball about a month ago at my mother-in-laws 60th … Continue reading

Chocolate Syrup: The Sweetness of Life

There is nothing sweeter than homemade chocolate syrup over ice cream. Once you start making your own chocolate syrup you’ll never go back to the stuff in the grocery store. No high fructose corn syrup, no funny preservative, and I … Continue reading

Cut Out Cookies

Sometimes I need a lot of cookies in short order so I use this cut out cookie recipe. They are infinitely adaptable with frosting and flavorings so they can be used for any occasion. Cut Out Cookies Makes 6 dozen … Continue reading

Grandma Anna’s Soft Sugar Cookies

These cookies have been passed down through Stephen’s family from generation to generation. They are the easiest, quickest cookies. If you need a fool proof recipe to feed company or just want something to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking … Continue reading

Ginger Snaps: The Smell of Christmas in Your Kitchen

I’ll admit it: I don’t like ginger but I love the smell of gingersnaps. The smell of fresh baked gingersnaps just puts me in the mood to hang some Christmas lights and stockings. Stephen loves to eat gingersnaps so he … Continue reading