Author: Margaret Sanfelippo


Brat Burgers

Brat Burgers are the perfect game day meal! We like to make our homemade Bratwurst and form them into patties instead of stuffing them into casings. That makes this meal quick and easy. I like to assemble my brat burger on a pretzel bun topped with swiss cheese, sauerkraut and […]


Warm Bacon Wrapped Dates

Warm Bacon Wrapped Dates are an easy to make and delicious appetizer. They’re a classic for a reason! The sweet date paired with the pungent blue cheese and the crispy bacon make these one perfect bite. Dates are sweet and delicious There are over 200 varieties of dates to choose […]


Seared Pork Chops

Seared Pork Chops make a quick and flavorful dinner especially when paired with our Red Cabbage with Apples. You can cook this meal and get it on the table in under twenty minutes, making it a perfect weeknight meal. Just sprinkle the pork chops with lots of Montreal Steak Seasoning […]


Red Cabbage with Apples

Red Cabbage with Apples is a one of my favorite side dishes. It is a simple side dish that is homey and comforting. It pairs well with Joe’s Seared Pork Chops. Pork, cabbage and apples are a classic combination. Red Cabbage with Apples is a quick and delicious side dish […]


Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes

Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes are rich and decadent. So easy to make, its ridiculous! Just combine all six ingredients in the food processor and pulse it a few times. Bake them, frost them with chocolate ganache and that’s it! Serve these cupcakes with a good strong cup of coffee […]


Butternut Squash, Cherry and Hazelnut Salad

Butternut Squash, Cherry and Hazelnut Salad is a delightful salad filled with a variety of textures and flavors. I like to roast butternut squash and add it to this salad along with dried cherries, chopped hazelnuts and crumbled goat cheese. Dress it with a simple vinaigrette made from sherry wine […]


Milwaukee Style Sausage Pizza

We like to make Milwaukee Style Sausage Pizza for Pizza Night at our house! This is the pizza that Joe grew up eating. The first time I went with Joe to Milwaukee he took me to his favorite place for pizza, Balistreri’s Pizza on 68th and Wells. We had pizza […]


Pumpkin and Radicchio Pizza

Pumpkin and Radicchio Pizza is perfect for fall or anytime of the year for that matter! For those of you who love all things pumpkin or someone like me that just likes something a little interesting and different, this pizza fits the bill. Interesting fall flavors The pumpkin puree is […]


Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs are the perfect little appetizer. They are sweet, tangy, and crunchy all in one small bite. Plus, they are quick to make and have only four ingredients! Use good quality ingredients Since these Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs contain only four ingredients, be sure to use the […]


Classic Fennel and Orange Salad

Classic Fennel and Orange Salad is an Italian classic for a reason. I love the crunchy anise flavor of the fennel and the sweetness of the oranges. This salad is easy to toss together quickly. Try different varieties of Oranges in Classic Fennel and Orange Salad You can use any […]


Mashed Butternut Squash

Mashed Butternut Squash makes for a delicious side dish. It also provides a great change of pace from the usual side items like mashed potatoes. I like to serve Mashed Butternut Squash with our Herbed Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy. The sweetness of the butternut squash compliments the herbed pork […]


Greek Cheese Puffs

Greek Cheese Puffs, called Tiropitakia in Greek, are crispy phyllo dough triangles filled with a bold feta cheese filling. They are the perfect little appetizer. I like to serve them hot out of the oven with some cold appetizers like Olives and Salami, my Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs, or Grilled […]