BBQ Baby Back Ribs

These ribs are a staple for our summer BBQs and throughout the year.  Paired with some crisp Cole slaw and mac n’ cheese and you would think you were in the South.  BBQ is one of my husband’s favorite.  Every year we pile into the car and head to South Carolina to visit my momContinue reading “BBQ Baby Back Ribs”

Savory Breakfast Strata

I miss brunch and once we get back to normal it’s going to be the first meal we host.  I love the laidback atmosphere, the mix of sweet and savory dishes, plates filled with cold things like fruit and hot treats right out of the oven. Of course, we always have coffee, bloody Mary’s andContinue reading “Savory Breakfast Strata”

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a good cookie? Warm, gooey, filled with yummy stuff and ready for a good dunk in a cold glass of milk.  I love cookies but I’m not a huge chocolate fan (sorry – it’s not a character flaw, just not my favorite). I don’t mind some chocolate in cookies but sometimes thereContinue reading “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta

I am always on the hunt for easy, delicious appetizers to go with a glass of wine or cocktail.  When we have guests over (which we would frequently do when entertaining wasn’t discouraged) my goal is to spend as much time with them as possible and not in the kitchen cooking and preparing things. ThisContinue reading “Roasted Tomato Bruschetta”

Shelburne Cheesecake

Growing up in Cleveland, my husband Mark has fond memories of his maternal grandmother, Anna Lipton, making this cheesecake.  She used to bring it to Mark and his family at their home on Shelburne Road in Shaker Heights, so he appropriately named it Shelburne Cheesecake.  It’s now the recipe all other cheesecakes are measured againstContinue reading “Shelburne Cheesecake”

Steamed Mussels

Some of my favorite things about creating recipes is when I can incorporate good, relatively inexpensive ingredients, the prep doesn’t take too long, it’s low in calories and you can take the pot/dish from the oven/stove right to the table. Oh, and there are virtually no leftovers at my house.  Steamed mussels check all theContinue reading “Steamed Mussels”