Elbow Macaroni with Crispy Breadcrumbs and Broccoli

Delicious dinner.  That is all. 6 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1/2 cup breadcrumbs zest of 1 lemon 3 cups (12 oz) elbow macaroni 4 cups chopped broccoli 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup shredded parmigiano-reggiano 1  Cook pasta according to package directions.  While pasta is cooking, … Continue reading

Mom’s Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

We’re celebrating Father’s Day with this delicious chocolate cake!  How are you celebrating? cake 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 4 tablespoons cocoa 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla frosting 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 3/4 cup buttermilk 4 tablespoons cocoa 1 – … Continue reading

Caramel Apple Pie

Decided to step up the Thanksgiving apple pie this year, and what a step up it was! 1 pie crust, homemade or store bought (I used a Marie Calendar’s frozen one) filling 6 – 7 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt topping … Continue reading

No Bake Speculoos Truffle Cookies

I love the holiday season for all kinds of reasons but one of them is that I get to make lots of treats for neighbors and friends and family so I get to try out all kinds of recipes!  Fun, fun, fun!  I had dinner the other night with some good friends and made these … Continue reading

Chewy Toffee Bars

Look at those gooey squares of goodness, just look at them!  YUM!  Butter, brown sugar, toffee bits – what more could a person want?  These little bites of heaven are courtesy of the Food Network. 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) butter 2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch … Continue reading