Yorkshire Pudding Recipe


How can you have a Prime Rib dinner without the traditional accompaniment, Yorkshire Pudding? Poofy, airy pastry popovers made from pancake-thin like batter and the beef fat from cooking the Prime Rib Roast. Instead of buying a popover pan, I just used a muffin tin. My goal was to get Yorkshire Pudding to stay mile-high all throughout dinner — most …

How to Make Christmas Tree Yo-Yo Ornament

Sew Christmas Tree Yo Yo Ornament

Every year, the kids and I hand-make several ornaments for the Christmas Tree. One of the most touching moments of the holiday is to admire the tree each year and giggle and reminisce “remember when we made this ornament!?” It serves as our scrapbook and the ornaments will surely be passed down through the generations of our family (I hope!) …

Pressure Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup

pressure cooker split pea ham soup recipe

Only takes a few minutes of active time and 4 minutes of cooking time in pressure cooker! Pressure Cooker Split Pea and Ham Recipe over at my column on TLC.

Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers Recipe

It’s taken me thirty-ahem-something years to try a jalapeno popper for the very first time. Poppers have always been one of those things that just didn’t seem so appealing – I blame it on bad crab rangoon, which has certain similarities to the popper. Sure, both have qualities that I whole-heartedly embrace in other foods — they’re deep fried (hello …

Cousin Donna’s Almond Cookies (video)

almond cookie recipe

I hope you enjoyed the video I produced with Betty Crocker and Good Bite! One part of the video that was left out on the editing room floor….er….computer virtual trash….was that “Cousin Donna” isn’t *my* cousin. I’ve never even met her! But it’s my good friend Sue Ann Ciccone’s cousin…and this recipe is from her. When we first moved into …

Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese

Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese Recipe

This is an impressive dish that really only takes 10 minutes of your precious time to put together. But – there are 3 things you have to get right in this recipe to earn the title of “impressive”. Okay, so well….there are only 3 ingredients: Perfectly crisp-tender asparagus (no overcooked, smushy, soggy spears of sadness) Perfectly fried egg, sunny-side up …

Kimchi Pizza

kimchi pizza recipe

Kimchi Pizza Recipe over at New Asian Cuisine!

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes


Here’s a collection of some of my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving! Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday! Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon and Garlic Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Easy Cheesy Poofy Puffs! (Pate a Choux) with Mushroom Pate Green Beans with Browned Butter and Hazelnuts Chanterelle, Plum and Bacon Salad with Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Pistachio Pesto Recipe …

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

‘ I know people are very passionate about how they like their mashed potatoes – there’s the soft, smooth ‘n creamy camp and then there’s the hearty, full textured camp. Me? I like ‘em full flavored, skin-on and with roasted garlic. But I think most people will agree that a meal with roasted chicken or turkey is incomplete without the …

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe Pampered Chef

I just hosted the The Pampered Chef’s first-ever live cooking show yesterday  – click on video below to watch the show.

The recipe for the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies is below – but I’m warning you – they are incredibly addictive. That creamy center has marshmallow creme! Also, all of the products featured in the show will . . .