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Side Dishes

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 […]

Baked Goods, Main Dish

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 […]

Side Dishes

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 […]

Appetizers, Baked Goods

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 […]

Main Dish, Pasta, Side Dishes

Moroccan Couscous


 Moroccan couscous is a quick and tasty dish. It is great as a main dish or as a side dish with roasted pork or chicken. I like the deep roasted flavor of the Moroccan spiced eggplant and zucchini. The couscous has lots of flavors and textures. The carrots and raisins […]

Baked Goods

Blueberry Bran Muffins


 These blueberry bran muffins have tons of blueberries and walnuts packed inside, so they’re tasty and good for you. These muffins are the famous and three time Emmy Award winning comedian, Louie Anderson’s favorite muffins (he really told me to say that)! In case you are wondering, he really is […]

Baked Goods, Desserts

Jan Hagel


 My mom made Jan Hagel every year at Christmas.  Her step-mother (my Oma) was Dutch.  This is one of the cookies that always reminds me of her.   What is Jan Hagel? Jan Hagel is a Dutch bar cookie that is very buttery, similar to a shortbread cookie.  I like the […]