Penne Rigate with Italian Sausage, Spinach and Cannellini Beans

Have you ever gone to a really fabulous Italian restaurant and tried to recreate their spaghetti sauce? For years I would come home and make sauces that just didn’t taste the same. I finally realized the type of canned tomatoes … Continue reading

Praline Chocolate Crunch

As I peered through the window of the door I squinted, looking through the falling snow trying to see how many people were standing in line. It was 5 am in the morning, the day of Bag A Bargain’s garage … Continue reading

Whitney’s Macaroni and Cheese

Who doesn’t like macaroni and cheese? From the time we were children until today, most of us love this comfort food. Macaroni and cheese is more than just food. There is an emotional connection between this dish and family memories. … Continue reading

Chicken and Dressing Casserole

1 ½ pounds chicken breasts 10 ½ ounces cream of celery soup 10 ½ ounces cream of chicken soup 8 ounces sour cream ½ cup unsalted butter, divided 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced celery ½ cup fresh Italian … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Rolls

Perfect for any family or holiday meal, these dinner rolls are soft and tender. Their golden color comes from butternut squash. Don’t worry, no peeling or cooking squash in this recipe. The shortcut is baby food! Make sure you buy … Continue reading

Firecrackers

These spicy crackers go great with adult beverages. Be careful, they are habit forming! Firecrackers– makes 10 ½ cups 1 tablespoon Mexican hot chili powder 2 tablespoons red chili flakes ½ cup canola oil 1 ounce envelope ranch salad dressing … Continue reading

Apple, Cranberry, Feta, and Toasted Pecan Salad with Apple Cider vinaigrette

Apple, Cranberry, Feta and Toasted Pecan Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette 5 ounces baby spring mix Apple Cider Vinaigrette (recipe below) 1 gala apple, thinly sliced ½ cup dried cranberries ½ cup crumbled feta cheese 1/3 cup pecan pieces, toasted … Continue reading