Rustic Tortellini Sausage Soup

This is a quick to make soup and chocked full of tasty ingredients that makes it warm and inviting.  I must say, I love rustic stuff.   My husband can vouch for me as I’ve packed the garage full of rustic items.  I guess its the mix of simplicity combined with good quality materials that appeals to me.  I’m … [Read more…]

Butter Rolls

Everyone should have a good dinner roll recipe in their kitchen arsenal. Sometimes a meal is just not complete without a fluffy, warm, buttery roll. Yeah,  I hear you, yeast and kneading that sounds scary. I promise you, there is nothing to be afraid of with these homemade rolls.  I use a bread machine on the dough … [Read more…]

Yogurt Banana Bread

  We always buy a lot of bananas.  They are great for breakfast, to throw in the lunchbox or a good afterschool snack.  Because we buy so many, sometimes they become ripe too quick.  When the family sees the bananas starting to turn a little dark, I always say I’m going to make banana bread.  In the past, they were … [Read more…]

Oven Baked Crispy Fries

Long day at the office today, and what do you know, no frozen fries in the freezer to go with the burgers and dogs.  No problem, it’s actually a blessing, because I resort to something tastier and healthier, Oven Baked Crispy Fries.  What was I thinking anyway, reaching for a bag of frozen potatoes when I have five pounds of … [Read more…]

Lisa’s Pizza with French Bread Crust

My husband, the football fan, and my two hungry teenage boys have been eagerly awaiting my first post.  Drum roll please… in their honor and the upcoming Superbowl, I present to you Lisa’s Pizza.  I call it my own, because I’ve morphed it over the years.    When I was a teenager, my neighbor would … [Read more…]