Honeybaked Ham and Bean Soup

The Holidays are just around the corner – that means celebrating with friends, family and, of course, a lot of great food.  At Christmas and Thanksgiving, our family celebrations always include generous portions of turkey, ham, stuffing, all the sides….and more desserts than we can eat.  We’re spoiled. After all the meal is finished and the leftovers given away – there is usually … Read More

All Natural Steak vs. Store Bought Steak – A Cook-off

There’s a lot of “fat” to cut through in the world of food (pun intended), especially when you consider all the talk about organic, natural, gluten free, genetically modified organism (GMO) free, free-range, grass fed, etc, etc.   There’s definitely a trend towards organic and all natural steak, which tend to be considered more expensive, but are they… really?  And if so, is it worth the money? If … Read More

The recipe that started it all….

Easy Crockpot Rump Roast This is it.  This is the recipe that started this website. First, some background…. In high school, I had a job in the kitchen of a small Italian café and learned some basics about cooking.  As a result, over time and with a lot of practice cooking for myself – using the grill, broiler, stovetop, etc – I developed some ideas about ingredients and techniques that … Read More