Pasta Sauce

As I get older I’ve noticed I prefer more and more making things from scratch. It actually bothers me sometimes to buy something if I know I can make it myself. Sure there are still tons of stuff we buy, but I try to bake bread once a week, I’ve started making my own chicken…

Black Pepper Parmesan Grissini Italian Breadsticks

Around here I usually make my parmesan breadsticks, which are big, fluffy, dunk in your pasta sauce breadsticks.  But every once in a while I make these, which are thin, crispy and well, super easy to make (takes less than 2 hours from start to finish!). I had always made these plain, with just a…

Pizza Dough

First off, Happy New Year everyone!  Hopefully no one over did it over the holidays?  I tried my best and didn’t eat too too much. Of course, my older son’s birthday was just after the New Year, and my mom had bought us a Yule Log to have for Christmas (it was so amazingly good…

Perfect Roasted Chicken Breasts

Normally I would not boast about something being “Perfect”, but these truly are perfect!  And super easy as well. I actually will bake off a pan of chicken breasts at the beginning of the week, to have them on hand for dinner for the week – or I will even bake them off when I…

Parmesan Crusted Dinner Buns/Breadsticks

Have I mentioned we eat alot of bread in our house?   I make bread or buns on a weekly basis, sometimes 2 or 3 times a week.  Although we do buy bread as well, otherwise I would be constantly baking.  We go through at least 1 loaf of bread a day, although I believe…

Parmesan Accordion Potato Casserole 

We are carb lovers in our house – bread, pasta, potatoes – you name it, we consume it.   This is one of those recipes that you can make and have for a few days. These potatoes reheat well in the microwave, although honestly my husband eats them cold from the fridge. He has also…

Parmesan Potato Chips

   I wanted to try and make something special for my husband for his birthday yesterday, but he doesn’t have a sweet tooth, so I tried coming up with something that he would enjoy (even though there’s no meat in these). These are so simple to make and can easily be increased or decreased depending…

Orange Olive Oil Cake

This is one of the simplest and yet amazing cakes that I make.  The best part, it actually gets better on the second and third day.  The flavours really start to come alive. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.  And prepare your two 6″ springform pans (line with parchment and spray with baking spray)….