Auntie Rene’s Baked Chicken with Easy Rice Pilaf

Another hand me down family recipe! My Auntie Rene is my Grandma’s sister and they are full blooded Italian. So they can cook! This recipe was one of my favorite’s as a kid!! I love the salty crispy skin that tops the juicy chicken! It’s outta this world! I had to tweak the recipe a bit just to save me from cleaning my oven afterwards. My Auntie’s recipe made a bit of a mess

Beef Barley Stew

Beef Barley Stew in the Crock Pot is the perfect dish for this cold weather that’s here!!! It’s warm, hearty and super easy! The beef becomes so tender it melts in your mouth! Another option would be Venison too! I’ve used both and they both become very tender and delicious!   This stew is also freezable and makes a great freezer meal. Prepare a double batch and freeze the extra batch for an even

Valentine Goodies

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I made a bunch of goodies for my kids, dad and nieces! This one here is a mix of popcorn, cinnamon chex cereal, cashews, pistachios, dried cherries, dried cranberries, M&M’s, sprinkles and drizzled all over with pink vanilla candy melts! Kids go crazy for this stuff, no lie!!! Who doesn’t love a little bit of chocolate?! My kids are obsessed with strawberries! They’ll eat anything with

Grandma’s Famous Meatloaf

Ahhhh…. Where do I start with this gem? This meatloaf recipe is a family heirloom. My Grandma Pat is a full blooded Italian. I remember always eating the best food when I was with her and during family gatherings. She made this Meatloaf to perfection when I was a kid. It was a recipe her family made for her, she made for my mom, my mom made for me and now I make it