Waffles, waffles and more waffles.

I was inspired to make waffles topped with pineapples and bananas. I sautéed the pineapples in butter and brown sugar before placing them over the waffles.  I sautéed the bananas in butter only. Instead pancake syrup, I made a salted caramel sauce to add a different burst of flavor. They wouldn’t be complete without the finishing touch of whipped cream and a…

Skillet Brownie Cheesecake Sundaes

What do you do when you are craving both brownies and cheesecake? You combine the two to make something out of this world!!!! I had 4 cast iron cookie skillets so I decided to try 4 variations of the same ingredients. Each skillet has both brownie and cheesecake. I used boxed brownie mix along with a combination of…

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down cakes

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down cakes are the perfect dessert. These are great when you are having a few guests over for dinner or just coffee, tea and dessert. You can serve them with fresh whipped cream and strawberries or drizzle your favorite topping over them like I did. Either way, they look and taste great. Make your…

Pillsbury Apple Crescent Dumplings

Pillsbury Apple Crescent Dumplings have been around for decades. This was a regular dessert in my house as a child. I have fond memories of my sister making these for us on a Friday or Saturday night. They didn’t last very long. As soon as they came out of the oven we devoured them and…

Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles

I decided to treat myself to Banana Chocolate Chip waffles. I made this with real mashed bananas and milk chocolate chips incorporated into the mix and topped it with confectioners sugar and whipped cream. Yummy. Bon Appetit!

Apple and Cream Ravioli

  Apple and Cream dessert ravioli, who knew?  I went to my local ravioli store, Deer Park Ravioli, to pick up lobster and shrimp ravioli. While browsing through the varieties in the case, the owner pointed out the Apple and Cream ravioli. He mentioned it was a dessert ravioli so I immediately wanted to know more. I wasn’t familiar with…

Salted Caramel Cheesecake with a Brownie Crust

During the holidays I set out to create a cheesecake that incorporated all my favorites; chocolate chips, brownies and salted caramel sauce. I have a basic cheesecake recipe that I use and add various ingredients to create different flavors. The recipe on the Philadelphia Cream Cheese package is a good recipe to follow for a simple cheesecake. It took two attempts at…

Cornbread Stuffing with Sage Sausage and Cranberries

This Thanksgiving I decided to change my traditional cornbread stuffing and swap out the chicken thighs for sage sausage and add dried cranberries to make it extra special. This was a big hit with my family. My son gave me the ultimate compliment when he told me he loved my stuffing and no one makes…

Tip of the week- How to soften hard bread

Do you have bread or rolls that have gotten hard? No need to throw them away. You can warm and soften your bread and rolls by steaming them. I rarely finish all of my hamburger and hot dog rolls before they start to get hard. They are not ready for the garbage so I hate…

Crabmeat Cream Sauce with Scallops over Lobster and Eggplant Ravioli

My son Gabriel was back in the kitchen and this time he whipped up a delicious jumbo lump crab meat cream sauce with scallops. We decided to do something different with our seafood so we cooked ravioli and made a cream sauce with crab meat to go over them. I had some fresh scallops so we added them…

The Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching so you know what that means….I will be in the kitchen with Courtney and Gabe cooking up a storm. Here’s a look at some of my favorites. Of course I cannot let Thanksgiving go by without Apple and Sweet Potato pie! I always have corn pudding and mac’n’cheese on the table. And…