Author: Melissa

Roasted Italian Style Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Italian Style Brussels Sprouts

Most people who know me know that I love Brussels sprouts, any way that they are cooked (except maybe boiled…). I have at least 10 ways that I prepare these delicious green veggies, some simple and some more elaborate. This recipe falls somewhere in between…

Warm Mulled Apple Cider

Warm Mulled Apple Cider

Warm mulled apple cider is a symbol of all the flavors of fall. It is a warm drink that is full of warm fall spices and it is so simple to make. An added bonus to making this drink in your home is that the…

Pork Chops with Za’atar Cream Sauce

Pork Chops with Za’atar Cream Sauce

Boneless pork chops are a miracle dish in the kitchen when you are looking for quick meals to prepare. They brown up in a pan in minutes and go into a very hot oven to finish cooking. In total, even with a sauce, it takes…

Warm Radicchio and Arugula Salad

Warm Radicchio and Arugula Salad

Are you someone who passes through the produce isle, looks at the beautiful color of radicchio lettuce but passes on buying it because you just don’t know what to do with it? Maybe you have never even tasted it so you don’t plan it in…

Spinach and Mushroom Salad

Spinach and Mushroom Salad

Sometimes simple is just the best and this simple mushroom and spinach salad is no exception! The mushrooms here are soaked for a short bit in lemon water to take that raw flavor away and the dijon dressing just really brings it all together. This…

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Looking for a festive item to make for Halloween but don’t love elaborate or candy filled treats? If you answered yes to any of this, then these are for you! Pumpkin Rice Kripsie treats are made with only a little bit of pumpkin puree and…

Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings

Traditional Apple Dumplings are an easy and delicious dessert that anyone can make with just a few simple ingredients! The only real work involved is peeling and coring your apples and the rest is just assembly. This is a great dessert to have on hand…

Pressure Cooker Pork Carnitas

Pressure Cooker Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas is the perfect filling for so many recipes and finding time to cook an entire roast pork for this can be challenging. That’s where the pressure cooker comes in handy! In less than 45 minutes (including the rest time) you can have an…

Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Soup

There is nothing more classic than a delicious bowl of homemade tomato soup. This tastes nothing at all like soup you buy in a can and for anyone who has never had homemade tomato soup or thinks they don’t like it, they need to give…

Aperol and Soda

Aperol and Soda

Looking for a great way to make a mixed drink that requires almost no work and tastes great, then I introduce you to Aperol! Aperol is an Italian liquor made with Rhubarb and it is slightly sweet and slightly bitter and it goes so well…