Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding

Today I wish I could curl up with my mom in bed, close my eyes and just breathe, calmly. However, I'll settle for the next best thing: making a big vat of Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding to nourish and comfort my soul. For a dish that tastes so decadent and creamy, it’s hard to believe how easy Rice Pudding is to make.  Using staple ingredients that can be found in any stocked pantry and refrigerator, you don’t need any culinary skills to whip up the best batch of pudding.  Honestly, this recipe only requires stirring the rice on the stove top … [Read more...]

Egg Casserole

It's frigid here in the northeast.  Therefore my quest for comfort food has become dire. I love this breakfast Egg Casserole recipe from Mom's collection.  You heard right, a casserole for breakfast time, not dinner.  It makes sense as breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Why not serve a hearty dish to kick of the long day? Mom's Egg Casserole is as simple as it sounds-- baked eggs in a dish.  But, what makes it tastier than a simple egg dish is the addition of the cheese croutons, shredded cheddar cheese and cooked bacon.  … [Read more...]

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast has become ubiquitous to most casual dining menus. I was a bit miffed when I posted my own crude Avocado Toast iphone photo over the holiday break. Within mere minutes, my email was flooded with the same queries, "where can I get that recipe?" Honestly, I felt foolish that I had even posted the photo-- joining the myriad other Avocado Toast devotees whose snapshots currently flood everyone's social media feeds.  But, nonetheless, I love sharing any food that has become a staple in our kitchen or at our kitchen table. For … [Read more...]

Best Appetizers for the New Year

  Appetizer season is upon us. With many highly-anticipated events on the horizon, I have found that an arsenal of finger food recipes is a necessity.  From New Year’s Eve to the Superbowl to the Grammy’s to the Academy Awards, chances are you’ll be hosting or attending some sort of party in the next few months. Whether an informal sports gathering or a fancy dinner party, I’ve put together another round up of our most favorite appetizers from the blog that are reliable crowd-pleasers! Oh, and, as a prerequisite, they’re EASY to … [Read more...]