Best Waffle Recipe Ever

The best waffle recipe EVER! Soft, buttery, and slightly crispy.

Looking for a recipe for waffles that are soft, buttery, yet slightly crispy? Here is the best waffle recipe EVER. Yes, ever! My husband, Doug, is a breakfast champ. He tweaked his recipe for pancakes adding a little bit more butter and this was the result. We've tried other recipes in the past, and even some mixes, but nothing compares to the texture of these waffles. You'll need eight … [Read more...]

Spicy Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Sriracha Deviled Eggs? Oh my YUM! add sriracha to deviled eggs for a twist on the favorite appetizer.

If you know what sriracha is, then you're probably going to read this recipe and decide that you want to make it now. If you don't, let me just say that I added a little spicy and sweet kick to your grandma's old deviled eggs. It's so yummy, you might not make deviled eggs the same way again. Sriracha deviled eggs. Do I have your attention yet? I am so not a spicy person. But when … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Lasagna

this lasagna looks SO good! Original recipe from blogger's great grandma, this thing is the real deal.

If you're Italian, you might have a habit of showing people you love them by cooking for them. One of the first recipes that I learned to create was my grandma's lasagna. Stacked high with layers of ricotta, cheeses, sauce, and pasta, it is a dish that not only fills up my stomach, but fills me with warm, happy memories and feelings. Now that I have a family of my own, I feel those same warm … [Read more...]

Chicago Style Italian Beef

make Chicago style Italian beef sandwiches, with a slow cooker! Perfect for tailgating and watching sports.

There's no dish that reminds me of my hometown more than juicy, sloppy Chicago style Italian beef sandwiches. Chi-cahhh-go. Daaaaa Bears. Daaaa beef. If I had to think of the perfect tailgating food to it'd be those same Italian Beef sandwiches. I've been a Chicago Bears fan all my life, they started their 1985 Super Bowl run shortly after I was born, and I can remember Sundays devoted to … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Apple Crisp

oh my yum. Must try this brown butter apple crisp!

Last fall my friend hosted a comfort food dinner party and I decided to "bring" my favorite fall dessert – apple crisp!   This is seriously the best apple crisp ever! When making this, you'll probably want to double it. I almost doubled the recipe for you and made that the recipe, but I worried you wouldn't give it a chance if you saw two sticks of butter in the ingredients. Butter … [Read more...]

Honey Butter Grilled Peaches


The following post is brought to you by Mariano’s and Collective Bias. All ideas and opinions are my own. I think it's safe to say that our family is hooked on peaches. We've enjoyed them in peach crisp, raw and sliced, but I've been wanting to figure out how to grill and serve them with dinner. Peach season is starting up, so now's the time to try it! Last time we went to Mariano's, a local … [Read more...]

Homemade Peach Crisp with Cream


You guys are going to think I'm becoming a food blogger. I'm not. Yet. But at 36.5 weeks pregnant, projects tire me out and all I can think about is food. Sweet, glorious, yummy food. I just posted this picture on Instagram a little bit ago. Such a little bit that I'm about to head in the kitchen to grab another piece. But I told myself that if at least one person asked for the recipe, that I'd … [Read more...]

How to Cut an Avocado


Avocado is one of our favorite foods around here, but I remember a day when I had no idea how to cut one. And then I ended up wasting a whole bunch of avocado or making a big sloppy mess. Here's how I cut and dice an avocado, it makes things super simple and also helps when your avocado is not so ripe. When you're done slicing, head over here to learn how to make a real easy … [Read more...]

Best Guacamole Ever


One of our favorite dishes to make is guacamole. We use it as a dip, on tacos, with eggs, or straight up with a spoon out of the bowl. Sure you can mix it up and get fancy and add lots of stuff to it, but we have a basic four ingredient guacamole that takes minutes to make. Four ingredients. Stuff you usually have on hand any way. "Hey honey, can you go make some guacamole?" Here's what … [Read more...]

Melon Sushi Roll Up


The following post is brought to you by Mariano's and Collective Bias. All ideas and opinions are 100% my own. We love melons around here, especially cantaloupe and honeydew. Strawberries, blueberries, cherries, those are all great but nothing says summer to me like a sweet, juicy melon. I wanted to put a savory twist on my favorite fruit and create something healthy, yet easy to eat on … [Read more...]