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Welcome to the new and improved recipe collection!

As of September 2012, there are over 400 recipes to be found on this site; recipes ranging from light and healthy meals, decadent comfort foods, elegant meals for entertaining, family-friendly fare, and mouth-watering treats. In this section, organized by food moods, you’ll find a selection of the recipes contained within this ever-growing site. If you’re looking for something specific that you don’t see here, try using the search bar on the right-hand side of the page. If that still doesn’t work, send me a message in the comment section and I’ll see what I can do for you!

P.S. I’ve starred a few of my favorite and reader favorite recipes!

In the mood for comfort food…

*Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon

*Bacon Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Spicy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Steak and White Cheddar Flatbread Pizza

Ham and Corn Chowder

Lobster Pot Pie

Carnitas with Chile and Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo

*Beef Pot Roast Marsala

Steak and White Cheddar Panini

Garlicky Potatoes Au Gratin

Bacon and Cider-Braised Turkey Drumsticks

Garlicky Creamed Spinach

Thanksgiving Burgers

Pepperoni Braised Chicken

*Braised Beef Short Ribs with Figs and Creamy Brie Potatoes

Hearty Sausage Baked Ziti

Polish Pierogi Bake

*BBQ Beef Chili

Creamy Chicken, Bacon, and Mushrooms

Grilled Brie, Prosciutto, and Apricot Sandwiches

Mac & Chitos (Mac & Cheese Burritos)

Fusilli with Braised Beef and Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Lobster BLT Croissant Sandwiches

Broiled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Boiled Irish Dinner with Irish Soda Bread

The Whole Hog

Shepherd’s Pie

Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

Guinness-Braised Beef

*Buffalo-Chicken Lasagna

Roasted Sausages, Peppers, and Onions

*Sausage, Apple, and Leek Stuffing

*Spiced Sweet Potato Puree with Pecan Streusel

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy

Spaghetti and Meatballs in Homemade Tomato Sauce

Italian Mac and Cheese

*Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Walnuts

Fettucine with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

*Chicken Tikka Masala

Spicy Bacon Mac and Cheese

Beef Stroganoff

Eggplant Parm

*Fontina Chops

Jaegerschnitzel and Spaetzle

Chicken Marsala with Garlic Sauteed Broccolini

White Garlic Lasagna

The Hangover Burger

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

Roast Beef, Bleu Cheese and Caramelized Onion Panini

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

*Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

Chipotle Steak Quesadillas

Spicy Utica Greens

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

*Penne ala Vodka

The ‘Mona Lisa’ Burger

Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Meatballs in Minted Apricot Glaze

Sweet and Sticky Orange Chicken

Pork Egg Rolls

In the mood for something figure-friendly…

Chilled Mango Cucumber Gazpacho

*Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Salad with Creamy BBQ Dressing

Crab Cake Summer Salad

Watermelon Tomato Summer Salad

Spicy Corn and Lentils

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa

Grilled Chicken, Strawberry and Spinach Salad in an Orange Poppy Vinaigrette

Chicken, Apple, and Peanut Salad

Low Carb Cottage Pie

*Roasted Chili-Garlic Chickpeas

Pan-Seared Cod over Bean and Basil Puree

*Lamb Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Mini Crustless Quiche Lorraines

*Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Salad

Asian Chicken Salad in Sweet Red Pepper

Bean and Barley Salad

Cherry, Prosciutto, and Almond Salad

Baby Eggplant Stuffed with Quinoa, Goat Cheese, and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Sweet and Spicy Pork over Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Classic Greek Salad

Broiled Salmon Bruschetta

Autumn Harvest Salad

Shaved Apple-Fennel Salad

Asian Chicken Salad in Phyllo Bowl

Honey-Balsamic Salmon over Gingered Sweet Potato and Apple Hash

Coconut Crusted Tilapia with Tropical Fruit Salsa

Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese in a Citrus Honey Vinaigrette

Pan-Seared Scallops with Pina Colada Salsa and Coconut Rice

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese and Almonds

In the mood for sweet treats…

Praline Banana Splits

Strawberry-Banana Bread

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocoflan

Simple S’mores Pudding Cups

Individual Red, White, and Blue Trifle Cups

Peanut Butter Monkey Ice Cream

*Cannoli Ice Cream

Pina Colada Pound Cake

Orange Creamsicle Custard Pie

S’mores Monkey Bread

Almond Joy Pie

*Flat and Chewy Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Tutti Frutti Chocolate Fudge

Crispy Peanut Butter Snowballs

Coconut Crisps

No-Bake Ginger Fruitcake Balls

A Few Variations on Apple Pie

Pumpkin Vanilla Custard

Fried Pumpkin Wontons

Coconut Custard Pie

Snickers Caramel Apple Dip

*Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pudding Pie

How to Make Cake Pops

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Cinnamon Apples

Carrot Cake Cookies

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Coconut Layer Cake

Boston Creme Cupcake

Quadruple Berry Muffins

Cadbury Creme Crepes

Grasshopper Pie

Chocolate Coconut King Cake

Spiced Fruit Bread Pudding

Chocolate Banana Monkey Bars

Chocolate Raspberry Torte

Peppermint Patty Cheesecake Bars

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Eggnog Pudding Pie

*Sand Tart Cookies

Holiday Bark

Cherry Vanilla Drops

Rainbow Cookies

Coconut Macaroons

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Peanut Butter Fudge

Choco-Cherry Coconut Bars


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Craisin Cookies

*Chocolate Pecan Pie

Fresh Pumpkin Coconut Pie

World’s Simplest Homemade Fudgey Brownies

Dark Chocolate Orange Cake with Cannoli Filling

Autumn Harvest Buns

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Bread

Caramel Apple Cake

*Apple Cinnamon Rangoons

Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfait

White Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Apple Walnut Crisp

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Pie

Coconut-Macadamia Nut Biscotti

*Funny Bone Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie

Peaches ‘n’ Cream Panna Cotta

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Oreo Ice Cream

Watermelon Ice Cream Roll

*Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie

Mixed Berry Mousse and Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Squares

Strawberry Pretzel Squares

Rice Krispie Treat ‘Sushi’

In the mood for breakfast or brunch…

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Bagel Casserole

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa

*Cinnamon Raisin Donut Bread Pudding

Carrot-Raisin Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

Fluffernutter Bread Pudding

Nutella and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Mini Crustless Quiche Lorraines

Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Quiche

Sausage, Biscuit, and Gravy Casserole

Spanish Tortilla

Birthday Cake Pancakes

Quadruple Berry Muffins

Cinnamon French Toast Bake

Autumn Harvest Buns

Chorizo and Potato Frittata

PB&J French Toast

Eggs Benedict

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

In the mood for bacon…

*Barbecue Bacon Mango Pizza

Spicy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Bagel Casserole

Spicy Corn and Bacon Quinoa

Spinach, Bacon, and Egg Pasta Salad

*Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad

Spinach, Bacon, and Mushroom Salad in a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Soup

*Corn and Bacon Fritter Cakes

Creamy Chicken, Bacon, and Mushrooms

Lobster BLT Sandwiches

In the mood for a family-friendly meal…

Baked Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders with Fruit Salsa

Bacon Cheeseburger Enchilada Bake

Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Creole Fish Tacos

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Quiche

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Pepperoni Braised Chicken

Cheesy Stuffed Meatloaf

Polish Pierogi Bake

Asian-Style Fish Tacos

*Strawberry Spinach Smoothies

Ambrosia Salad

Sweet and Spicy Pork over Smashed Sweet Potatoes

*Salmon, Cucumber, and Orzo Salad in Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette

Tropical Chicken Salad

Fusilli with Braised Beef and Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Kielbasa with Roasted Potatoes, Peppers, and Onions

Boiled Irish Dinner with Irish Soda Bread

Fishcakes over Spaghetti

Chicken with Prosciutto, Brie, and Figs

Shepherd’s Pie

Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

Cheez-It Chicken and Green Beans with Cranberries

Asian-Style Turkey Meatball Sandwiches

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Primavera

Daddo’s Tuna Burgers

*Top Secret Family Recipe* – Connecticut Supper

Hoisin Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Red Peppers

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Taco Salad with Homemade Spicy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

*Pepperoni Pizza Salad

Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce


Chicken and Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Sweet Honey Cornbread

Chicken Cordon Bleu with Green Beans Almondine

Turkey Burgers with Fresh Tomato Salsa and Avocado

*Farfalle with Spinach, Feta, and Pine Nuts

Easy Vegetable Lo Mein

In the mood for some fine-dining…

Lobster Pot Pie

Pan-Seared Cod over Bean and Basil Puree

Roasted Rack of Lamb with Cranberry Horseradish Relish

Pomegranate and Poached Pear ‘Salad’

*Braised Beef Short Ribs with Figs and Creamy Brie Potatoes

Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart with Pine Nut Crust

Roasted Rack of Lamb over White Bean and Kalamata Puree

Leg of Lamb with Mint Walnut Pesto

Braised-Short Ribs with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta

Duck Breast a l’Orange in Crepes

In the mood for party food…

*Spicy Mexican Wontons

Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Monkey Bread

Cocktail Meatballs – Three Ways

Mini Chicken Parm Hors d’oeuvres

Cranberry Chipotle Cocktail Meatballs

Fried Pumpkin Wontons

Thanksgiving Menu Round-Up

Spooky Eyeball Cake Pops

*Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Shrimp Cocktail Bruschetta

*Corn and Bacon Fritter Cakes

Independence Day Menu Ideas

Three Cheese Fondue

Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

Buttermilk-Battered Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Creole Deviled Eggs


Crab-Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Chicken Wing Dip

Casual Birthday Party Menu Ideas

Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Olive Tapenade Three Ways

Spinach Dip with Wonton Chips

Feta Cheese Mousse and Summer Fruits

Blue Cows in a Blanket

In the mood for pizza…

Barbecue Bacon Mango Pizza

*Grilled Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza

Steak and White Cheddar Flatbread Pizza

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Shrimp Scampi Flatbread Pizza

White Garlic Shrimp Pizza

Oven-Roasted Pulled Pork and Summer Peach Pizza

*Steak Bordelaise Pizza

In the mood for quick and easy food…

Crab Cake Summer Salad

Southwest Chicken Salad

*Spinach, Bacon, and Egg Pasta Salad

Deviled Egg Salad

Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad

Curried Chicken Salad with Apricots and Cashews

Autumn Harvest Chicken Salad

Spicy Chipotle Corn

Salmon, Cucumber, and Orzo Salad in Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette

Tropical Chicken Salad

Grilled Brie, Prosciutto, and Apricot Sandwiches

Mediterranean CousCous

Broiled Flank Steak with Pomegranate Balsamic Reduction and Sweet Potato Wedges

Pan-Fried Tilapia with Grapefruit and Shaved Leeks

Tuna Burgers

Pork Fried Rice

*Fettucine with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp

Tomato Cucumber Salad

*Waldorf  Chicken Salad

In the mood for soups and stews…

*Creamy Chipotle Tomato Soup

Chilled Mango Cucumber Gazpacho

Ham and Corn Chowder

Moroccan Style Lamb Stew with Dried Plums

*Aged White Cheddar and Broccoli Soup with Chorizo

Spicy Beef and Bean Stew

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Soup

*Italian Wedding Soup

Roasted Pumpkin Caramel Bisque

*BBQ Beef Chili

Split Pea Soup with Ham

Chicken and Matzoh Ball Soup

Sweet Potato Bisque with Pan-Seared Scallops and Bacon

Spicy White Chicken Chili

*Sausage, Bean, and Rapini Soup

Basic Chicken Soup

Baked Potato Soup

Vanilla Carrot Bisque

Spicy Beef Chili

In the mood to grill…

Grilled Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza

*Grilled Soy Ginger Flank Steak

Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Salad with Creamy BBQ Dressing

Beef Skewers in Asian-style Cherry Barbecue Sauce

*Grilled Honey-Garlic Baby Lamb Chops


8 responses »

  1. Very impressive variety. There as so many I would like to add to my extensive collection of recipe boards on Pinterest. When it comes to recipes and crafts I do much of what I pin. I can see your site is going to keep me quite busy. Well done. I look forward to going through them all.

  2. Always look foreward to your posts. Keep up the great work!

  3. The link to the Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo seems to be screwed up! I’m dying to make it! Love all the recipes! Thanks!

    • Hi there,
      Just checked it out and it appears to be working for me. It’s a little confusing, since the recipe is in the same post as a recipe for carnitas. Are you getting the carnitas post? Scroll all the way to the bottom of that post and you should see the sprouts recipe. If that doesn’t work, let me know. Those brussels sprouts are yummy!

  4. Barb Kribbs from Missouri

    We had company at our cabin at the Lake of the Ozarks this past weekend.

    I made the Gingersnap/Pumpkins/Parfaits. They were a hit.

    Think next time if it is going to be a bit between when I make them and when I serve them I will use
    Cool Whip instead of the whipping cream. This past weekend I served them within an hour of making them.

    I like your site.

  5. Yo, i learned how to make your penne a la vodka and now i get love from all the ladies. Thanks!


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