Author: Margaret Sanfelippo


Orange and Mustard Glazed Ham

Orange and Mustard Glazed Ham is an easy and flavorful main dish perfect for any holiday meal! Just mix together the orange marmalade, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, orange zest and orange juice in a small bowl, and toss over a good quality spiral cut ham. Next, warm it in the […]

Herb Roasted Turkey

Herb Roasted Turkey

Our Herb Roasted Turkey is the answer to that age old question. How do you make a Thanksgiving Turkey without stressing out in the process? Holiday dinners are so stressful that countless movies and TV shows have been created around that theme. From “Friends” to “Everybody Loves Raymond” and many […]

Fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This Fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce is staple on our Thanksgiving Table! Some people think of cranberry sauce as an after thought, but I think it’s the glue that holds the Thanksgiving Meal together! The tartness cuts through the heaviness of all the other dishes. I know there is a lot […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole is a must have on my Thanksgiving Table! I enjoy sweet potatoes all year round, but sweet potato casserole is extra special. This recipe is a version of my mom’s. I cut back on some of the sugar. It’s still sweet, but not “too” sweet. Brown sugar […]

Summer Berry Tiramisu

Summer Berry Tiramisu

Light, creamy, fruity and delicious are four words that best describe Summer Berry Tiramisu. (I couldn’t stop at three words!) Traditional Tiramisu is a coffee flavored Italian dessert that’s made with ladyfingers dipped in coffee and layered with a mixture of mascarpone cheese, zabaglione and whipped cream and finished with […]

Middle Eastern Spiced Sloppy Joes

Middle Eastern Spiced Sloppy Joes

Middle Eastern Spiced Sloppy Joes are a fun twist on a classic American dish. Joe loves to make and eat Sloppy Joes. He makes big batches of them and divides them up to freeze into smaller portions. A few weeks ago, he made a big batch. When we tasted them, […]


Crispy Baked Eggplant Fries

Crispy Baked Eggplant Fries are a favorite in our house! They’re crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. I like to serve them with a side of tomato sauce for dipping. Most eggplant fries are made in a deep fryer. They are without a doubt delicious, but the […]


Golden Beet and Chorizo Hash

Golden Beet and Chorizo Hash is a quick and tasty meal. Top it with an egg and you’ve got a great breakfast, brunch or even dinner! There are only four ingredients in this hash making it fast and easy to prepare. The chorizo brings lots of flavor to this dish […]

Hot Dogs Topped with Sauerkraut and Capers

Hot Dogs with Sauerkraut and Capers

Hot Dogs with Sauerkraut and Capers are a ramped up version of the most basic party food. Inexpensive, yet filling and fun to eat. Hot Dogs are the All American food. There is nothing wrong with just throwing a hot dog on the grill and slathering it with mustard and […]


Strawberry Shortcake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Strawberry Shortcake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream is one of my favorite recipes to make with fresh local strawberries! This dish really highlights their sweetness. There’s nothing like fresh fruit at the height of their season! They not only taste delicious, but their aroma is heavenly (plus, they’re less expensive). That’s […]


Herbed Green Beans with Almonds

This Herbed Green Beans with Almonds recipe is a great way to elevate the basic green bean and turn it into a celebratory dish! Also, its quick and easy enough to prepare on a weeknight. The herb and citrus dressing makes these green beans extra special. Plus, the toasted almonds […]


Pea and Ricotta Toast

Pea and Ricotta Toast is a easy appetizer that contains all the flavors of Spring! Peas and mint are a classic flavor combination. I combine fresh peas, mint and ricotta cheese along with a little lemon zest to make a tasty spread to top crispy toasted bread. Lastly, I finish […]