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Baked Goods, Desserts

Cinnamon Apple Filled Cupcakes


 These cinnamon apple filled cupcakes topped with a maple swiss meringue buttercream encapsulate all the delicious flavors of fall in one yummy treat! They take a few steps to make, but are totally worth it! The cupcakes are light and fluffy with just a hint of cinnamon. Then, they’re packed […]

Baked Goods, Desserts

Pumpkin Oat Cherry Cookies


 Pumpkin Oat Cherry Cookies are full of fall flavor! They remind me of fall’s version of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (my favorite cookie). I like all the different flavors and textures. The pumpkin and warming spices have a nice comforting taste that doesn’t take over the cookie. The oats and pecans […]

Main Dish, Meat

Herbed Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy


 Herbed Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy reminds me of the fall season. The pork chops are marinated with fresh thyme, rosemary and sage, then seared to perfection. While the pork chops rest, we make a quick mushroom gravy that’s seasoned with thyme and finished with a touch of cream. We […]

Main Dish, Meat

Mexican Spice Rubbed Steak


 Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday for that matter? Pairing this Mexican spice rubbed steak with my light and refreshing slaw is a quick and easy weeknight meal! I like to use this steak in tacos, but you can eat it on its own or dress it […]

Baked Goods, Main Dish, Meat

Chicken Pot Pie


 Joe’s Favorite Chicken Pot Pie may not be Italian, but it’s definitely one of his go to comfort foods! This chicken pot pie has a creamy filling full of onions, carrots, peas and chicken. It is so comforting that it makes you feel like you are getting a big hug. […]


Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits


 Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits are the perfect no-bake dessert for fall!  They’re a simple pumpkin cheesecake mousse filling that you layer with a crunchy, crushed Amaretti cookies and fresh whipped cream! These parfaits are sweet, creamy and crunchy.  Everything you want in a delicious fall inspired dessert!  Lightening the pumpkin […]

Main Dish, Meat

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 […]

Main Dish, Meat

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 […]