Beef & Pierogi Stew

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

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.

COMING SOON!! 2nd Annual 25 Days of Christmas – Cookie Style


For those followers that have been following me since last Christmas, I will be doing the '25 Days of Christmas - Cookie Style' blog posts again this holiday season. What does that mean?

Hawaiian Honey Mustard Chicken

Hawaiian Honey Mustard Chicken - - Bringing the taste of Hawaii to the Mainland

Just from the title of this dish, I'm sure you can tell we are missing Hawaii (The Big Island).  This was one of the first dinner dishes I made since coming back home.  I used Honey Mustard that I purchased from Big Island Bees and  Macadamia Nuts from Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company.  Unfortunately, I didn't bring home pineapple direct from Hawaii, but used canned (packed in its own juice).  Not the same as Hawaii pineapple, but it was a good substitute. This dish was so easy to put together

Reuben Crescent Sandwich Bake

Reuben Crecent Sandwich Bake -  -- If you are a fan of Reubens, you will love this meal!!!

If you love Reuben's as much as I do, you will absolutely love this Reuben bake!  The only thing I don't care for in a typical Reuben sandwich is how greasy the bread can be (at least when you order it from a restaurant).  However, with this, no oily, greasy mess.  Just the delicious taste of a crescent roll -- Before I jump into the recipe, I want to first apologize that I haven't been able to post any new recipes the last few weeks.  I actually have been traveling quite a bit  for my

Emergency Substitution List


Have you ever found yourself all ready to bake/cook in the kitchen and you realize you are missing a key ingredient?   The last thing you feel like doing is running to the store. That's when emergency substitutions come in handy.  I put together a few substitution ideas that you could use.  If you click on the link below, you can download a PDF version of this document.  Feel free to print a copy.  You can even keep a copy taped to the inside of one of your kitchen cupboards to reference at