Schiacciata (with roasted red onions and Gruyere)

A Florentine version of Focaccia, the name for this favorite in our household, SCHIACCIATA, translates as “squashed” bread. The sweetness of the roasted red onion partnered with sharp Gruyere and a touch of salt produce a remarkably delicious treat. You...

Baked Potato Soup

Baked potato soup with all the fixings makes a fantastic meal on a cold winter night. This recipe is also great for parties or to take to potlucks because it works well in a slow cooker on a low setting. It does not have any meat in it to get dry and the base does not...

Pierogi

These Polish dumplings are the ultimate in comfort food around our house! We always enjoy making them together, too. They freeze well, which gives us several easier future meals in the freezer. Sometimes we indulge in a carbohydrate overload and just eat them as a...

Italian Sausage and Cheese (Not) Stuffed Manicotti

These “not stuffed” manicotti may be a little easier to make than the traditional filled pasta tubes we’re used to, but this recipe still requires an investment of time. Luckily, once you are committed, you might as well make enough for the future....

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese (with pulled pork)

Jim loves to spend a Saturday smoking a pork shoulder – and we love eating it. We usually have guests and my Sweet Honey BBQ Glaze has a competition with Jim’s South Carolina Finishing sauce. Even so, we always have some leftovers. Lest these delicious leftovers...

The Day After The Day After Thanksgiving Panini

This turkey panini puts a new twist on the leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. The cranberry relish adds a nice sweet, tartness while the melty fontina cheese offers richness and flavor variation. Ingredients for After Thanksgiving Turkey Panini Leftover turkey...