Meatballs with Porcini Gravy

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Turkey meatballs in a mushroom gravy, served with mashed potatoes, does it get much better? For those of you who have never tried this style of meatball, it’s somewhere between a meatball stew and Swedish meatballs. My recipe is a … Read More

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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I admit it, I’m a huge fan of the pumpkin spice movement. I look forward to that first pumpkin spice latte, which I get on the way to pick apples. I limit my Starbuck runs because of my heartburn, but … Read More

Real Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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The name grilled cheese has always confused me. The cheese isn’t grilled… not even the sandwich is, so why do we call it a grilled cheese? I kept obsessing about that question until I thought, “maybe I should actually let … Read More

My Dad’s Chili Recipe

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While I have a lot of meals from my mom, there’s one that makes me think of my dad. Chili. My dad was famous for his. It was his meal, that and fried kielbasa with wafer-thin potatoes, and maybe burgers, … Read More

My Favorite Miami Restaurants

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Miami brings to mind the perfect beaches, energetic nightlife and, of course, the food. Miami is a culinary melting pot that allows you to grab so many of the world’s cuisines, all within a few blocks of each other. I … Read More

Oreo Pancakes!

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I love Oreo cookies. It’s usually my treat of choice at night. I grab 1 or 2 with a glass of milk, and I’m good to fall asleep on the couch while the kids scream and run around the living … Read More