A square close-up photo of delicious and tender chicken thighs with 40 cloves of garlic. The chicken is in a stainless steel 6 qt pan, and visible are golden cloves of garlic and fresh green thyme.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic is a delicious one-pot meal with tender chicken, a fantastic sauce, and all the garlic! You’ll love it. Looking for a new way to eat chicken? Chicken with...

A square photo of a clear stemless wine glass of cold pirate punch, garnished with a maraschino cherry, orange slice, and pineapple chunk on a toothpick. There are two slices of pineapple on the bottom right hand side of the photo, a orange half in the bottom left, and the glass is set on a wood board.

Pirate Punch

Inspired by Carnival Cruises, this Pirate Punch is sweet, fruity, and tastes just like the tropics! Makes a pitcher for 8 or double the batch! A good friend tells you about the last great cocktail he or...

A square photo of a white bowl of Cowboy Spaghetti - chunks of ground sirloin, ,fire roasted tomatoes, fresh chopped green scallions and cheddar cheese - all topped with crumbled bacon. There is a fork with swirled cowboy spaghetti in the center-right of the photo.

Cowboy Spaghetti

Trust no one but cowboys to upgrade your spaghetti. Bacon, cheese, and lots of hot sauce make Cowboy Spaghetti a family favorite! I tried Cowboy Spaghetti at the suggestion of one of my readers,...

An overhead photo of the nicoise platter. Clockwise from the top are fresh watercress leaves, quartered red tomatoes, halved hard boiled eggs, black cured olives in a small white bowl, crustless wheat bread triangles, a bowl of seasoned yellow fin tuna, and french potato salad.

Niçoise Charcuterie Platter

I teamed up with the Genova Seafood®to bring you this Niçoise Charcuterie Platter! I’ve been compensated for my time. Genova also provided me with Easy Open cans for the purpose of this post. All...

A square photo of a single portion of Chinese Chicken Salad in a white bowl. There is a fork on the side. A larger bowl with more salad is blurred in the background. There is also a small bowl of Chow Mein noodles in the back.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Your new favorite Chinese Chicken Salad! The best mix of salad ingredients paired with a homemade Asian salad dressing so good, you’ll lick the bowl. Today, I’d like to celebrate the staying power of...

A square photo of a bowl of Asian Salad Dressing sitting in front of a bowl of Chinese Chicken Salad.

Asian Salad Dressing and Marinade

The BEST Asian Salad Dressing! Made with mostly pantry ingredients, use this tasty dressing on salads, as a marinade, or even as a dipping sauce! I’m so excited to introduce you to your new...

A closeup square photo of the Chicken Vesuvio. A golden brown chicken breast with 7 green peas on it is being served from a metal utensil. The chicken is shown in the pan it was cooked in, and there are browned baby red potatoes, lemon slices and green peas in a white wine sauce.

Chicken Vesuvio

Chicken Vesuvio is hearty, comforting, and made all in one skillet! A complete meal perfect for busy weeknights. I first learned about Chicken Vesuvio in college. During my second year, I had a couple...

A square photo of Dr. Pepper Ham. The ham is spiral cut and nine of the slices are stacked forward, showing the spiral cut marks and showing the sweet glaze created using Dr. Pepper. The ham is surrounded by lemon leaves and tehre are four lemon blossoms visible in the lower left hand corner. There is a can of Dr. Pepper visible in the right background.

Dr. Pepper Ham

Update your baked ham with a sweet and sticky Dr. Pepper glaze! Use an oven bag and your ham will be done in record time without drying out, too. It was my mom’s birthday...

A square photo of the homemade ding dong cake taken from the side of the cake. There is a slice taken out of the cake and the creme filling is exposed. The white squiggle frosting is visible on the top of the cake, on top of chocolate frosting that drips down the side of the cake. The cake is on a white cake stand that has wave-like edges. It is taken against a white background.

Homemade Ding Dong Cake

A rich chocolate cake with marshmallow filling, lots of chocolate frosting, and that irresistible white squiggle. Your favorite childhood treat, upgraded! Today I’m celebrating the cookbook of my friend Irvin Lin: Marbled, Swirled, and...

A square photo of Chicken Scallopini on a large gray platter with lemon slices, capers, roasted asparagus, and a serving fork.

Chicken Scallopini

Chicken Scallopini has lightly breaded cutlets tossed in a warm lemon-butter sauce. This easy meal is ready in 15 minutes and made all in one skillet! 15-minute one-pot meals are in short supply on this...

A square photo taken at slight downward angle of a stack of cheeseburger quesadillas on a white plate. A wedge of iceberg lettuce with tomatoes and pickles are on the side. A glass of beer is in the back.

Cheeseburger Quesadillas

These quick and tasty Cheeseburger Quesadillas are so easy to make! Serve with a crispy wedge salad on the side and lots of special sauce for a full meal. If you ask me what...

A square photo showing half of a freshly baked Spanakopita triangle exposing the filling on a wooden tray with other whole spanakopita triangles.

Three Cheese Spanakopita Triangles

Spanakopita Triangles filled with spinach and three cheeses take your cocktail party from semi-homemade to gourmet. Plus all my tips on working with phyllo! Some appetizers are too good to be relegated to weddings and catered holiday...

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