Treat Your “Sweet” with Brunch in Bed!

This year since Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday, I’m giving you the freedom to be festive all weekend long. Everyone loves brunch in bed, so I’ve cooked up some simple yet scrumptious breakfast treats for you to prepare for your Valentine. Tell her (or him!) to sleep in, get the kiddos involved, and serve these delicious dishes alongside…

Saucy Little Smokies

I’m often asked the secret to my little smokie sausages…”Do you use a particular brand?”…”What’s in your sauce?”…”Do you use only beef sausages?”  The secret lies not so much in the ingredients, but rather in one, simple technique used when creating them: Browning off the sausages in a hot skillet BEFORE ever adding the sauce.…

Ham Salad

I ate a lot of ham salad as a kid. My Grandma Lucille made it often and she served it with crackers. One day she let me help her grind the meat and that was when I learned she didn’t use HAM at all…it was BOLOGNA! 

Cast Iron is Your Game-Winning Play This Weekend!

Many of you are gearing up for the big Super Bowl this weekend, but before you start calling in pizza orders you need to check out these game-winning recipes! Cast iron is the MVP this year, bringing you delicious, hot, crowd-pleasing dishes right out of your own kitchen. So if you’re looking for tasty touchdowns,…