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Double-Chocolate Mocha Trifle

Every year I turn into Clark W. Griswold around the holidays. I love the Christmas traditions that force our children to unwillingly participate in the…

Gary’s Famous Beer Cheese

My husband, Gary, is the chef in our family, but I generally take credit for all of his wonderful creations. You see, when he semi-retired…

Pan-patootie

Inspired by the classic French dish and motivated to simplify our weekday dinners, my wife and I developed this super-easy pan version of ratatouille. It…

Crispy Blue Cheese Potatoes

Potatoes? Check! Cheese? Double check! Bacon? Um… of course! With all of the best savory things in the world brought together in one scrumptious dish,…

Creamy Lasagna

With my family, it always seems like we have the untraditional traditions. While most families are cooking up their holiday hams, festive cranberry glazes and…

Gloria’s Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

It’s a dessert… a side… sweet… salty… and totally tasty. It’s my mom’s strawberry pretzel dessert—with crunchy crushed pretzels, strawberry Jell-O goodness and a touch…

Wild Rice Salad

My Mom made this a lot when I was growing up and I particularly like eating it in the cold months. It’s great as a…

Bahmi Goreng

A healthy comfort food filled with vegetables, pasta and Indonesian flavor! I grew up in a heavily Dutch-influenced household given my family is from The…

Kentucky Sunrise

Anyone can be from Kentucky when there’s bourbon involved. So let this tasty sunrise take you home. This cocktail is a great-tasting option that’s easy…

Classic Bloody Mary

I’ve experimented with many “from scratch” recipes before, but I always come back to the same conclusion—it’s not worth the effort when a doctored up…

Pumpkin Muffins

This is my mother’s recipe. She has baked pumpkin muffins every single year since I can remember. I love the smell of them baking because…