Creamy, Dreamy Chili Mac & Cheese Casserole


I decided since I was off work today, and it was a long & grueling week due to our fiscal year-end crunch, some comfort food was definitely in order. I was thrilled and honored when I was asked by Ragú® earlier this week to create my own spin on their Chili Mac recipe, so I chose toContinue reading “Creamy, Dreamy Chili Mac & Cheese Casserole”

Baked BLT Dip


I stumbled across a couple of recipes for this dip on Super Bowl weekend, and being a lover of the infamous BLT, I just had to try it. I took things from both recipes I found, and combined them to make a scrumptious appetizer. I substituted Greek yogurt for sour cream to make this aContinue reading “Baked BLT Dip”

Cocktail Meatballs


First, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. I haven’t posted a recipe since November, and apologize for my absence, but am back with a very easy and delicious appetizer just in time for the Super Bowl tomorrow (go Broncos), which I found on the back of the Ocean Spray cranberryContinue reading “Cocktail Meatballs”

Slow Cooker Beef Ribs – Set It & Forget It


I fully realize this is my third recipe for boneless beef ribs, but figure everyone can use another great and easy crock pot recipe, right? This literally takes about ten minutes to throw everything together prior to cooking. The sauce is just slightly different from my other recipes, but equally as delicious. You can useContinue reading “Slow Cooker Beef Ribs – Set It & Forget It”

Lean Crescent Taco Pie


I regularly receive emails from Pillsbury, and after seeing a yummy one for a Crescent Taco Bake, I decided to buy the few (missing) ingredients I needed. I made some modifications, like I normally do, to make this a bit healthier/lighter and added a couple of ingredients I thought would increase the tasty factor; however,Continue reading “Lean Crescent Taco Pie”

Boneless Beef Ribs – Version 2 (Winner)


Over the weekend, I stopped into Von’s Supermarket on my way back from a fabulous trip to my hair salon in West Hollywood to solely pick up some sushi (they make it fresh), and while there, decided to look for more boneless beef ribs. I saw some that seemed to be a great deal (aContinue reading “Boneless Beef Ribs – Version 2 (Winner)”

Boneless BBQ Short Ribs


Last weekend, we celebrated my Mom’s birthday at a fabulous restaurant in El Segundo called Paul Martin’s. My Mom ordered their short ribs, and much to my good fortune, she wasn’t able to finish them, so I got to take the leftovers home. All I have to say is… WOW… incredibly delicious! I decided toContinue reading “Boneless BBQ Short Ribs”

Chuck Blade Steaks With Herb Wine Sauce


I’ve never made Chuck/Blade steaks before, but picked some up at the grocery store yesterday as I like to switch things up from time to time, and venture out of my comfort zone. I found an old recipe from Gourmet which looked appealing, so gave it a try. To be honest, this isn’t my favoriteContinue reading “Chuck Blade Steaks With Herb Wine Sauce”

Horseradish Crusted Beef


For some unknown reason, I decided to pick up a London Broil when I was at the store a few weeks ago, even though I had never made it before, and usually choose other cuts of beef. I already had the idea of using a horseradish crust, and wanted to see how it’d turn outContinue reading “Horseradish Crusted Beef”

Unsloppy Joes


I saw a commercial a few days ago for Pillsbury Grands Biscuits and this recipe, and knew I had to try it since Sloppy Joes were a staple when I was growing up (thanks Mom!). I still love them, but nowadays, I make them from scratch… most of the time. If I’m pinched for time,Continue reading “Unsloppy Joes”