Beef & Pierogi Stew

Beef & Pierogi Stew - perfect for a Fall/Winter Day.  www.SweetDashofSass.com

First, I hope everyone is having a great start to 2015!  I am so excited for this New Year.  I'm not one for "resolutions",  I feel like those never get accomplished.  Over the last few years, I have been creating a "Bucket List" of things that I would like to see/do for each given year.

Apple Carrot Zucchini Bread

Apple Carrot Zucchini Bread -- www.SweetDashofSass.com  Perfect recipe for Fall!  Super easy and delicious!!

In my Farm Fresh to You box this past week I received apples, zucchini, and carrots.  I originally had other plans for these items, but decided to try out a new recipe.  I'm so glad I did, because this bread was super delicious and moist!  You might even be able to fool a few people who typically don't care for zucchini or carrots. Plus, I was able to use some more of the macadamia nuts that I purchased while in Hawaii!  Mmm Mmm Good! Some Fun Facts Regarding Zucchini: Zucchinis contain

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Best Tasting Homemade Spaghetti Sauce - Seriously best ever!  Will make this again!  www.SweetDashofSass.com

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce has always been a challenge for me in the kitchen.   Nothing has stacked up to my favorite jarred version.  I never could figure out what that the missing ingredient was.  This time, I combined a few different recipes, with the addition of some new ingredients =  Perfection! Seriously.  I remember doing like 2-3 taste tests from the pot thinking, this is delicious.   Who even needs pasta noodles?  I wanted to just slice up my freshly baked Dutch Crunch bread and dunk

Chicken & Pierogi Stew

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If you love fresh or frozen pierogies and looking for a new spin on your chicken or beef stew recipe, this recipe is for you!  So easy and the best part -- you can cook it in under 30 minutes!

Persian Carrot & Beef Stew (Havij Polo)

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My dad has been traveling overseas a lot and usually on his return flights back to the States, he would make his connection into San Fran for a weekend visit.  I had never officially attempted a Persian dish on my own, so I was really nervous to make this for him!   However, I knew this would be something my dad would enjoy - a home cooked meal.  After getting a few tips from my mom, I ventured to the store for the ingredients, which are all pretty standard.  The outcome:  much easier than I