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Creamy Roasted Tomato Bacon Dip

This Roasted Tomato and Bacon Dip is sponsored by Hunt’s® tomatoes. All opinions are 100% mine.  This coming Sunday, we’ll be watching our hometown team play in the big game with a dish of this delicious and Creamy Roasted Tomato Bacon Dip right in front of us! I’m not one for bragging, but we really […]

Sweet Potato Spinach and Bacon Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers sometimes get a bad rap for being bland and dry – but not ours! These delicious Sweet Potato Spinach and Bacon Turkey Burgers are moist and delicious and full of fantastic flavor! These filling, satisfying burgers are a blend of lean ground turkey, cooked and shredded sweet potato, onions, garlic, and fresh baby […]

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

When a craving for some serious comfort food strikes – the perfect thing to make is our Loaded Baked Potato Soup! Our soup has a rich, creamy, perfectly-seasoned savory broth full of tender chunks of potato, then topped with all of your favorite loaded baked potato toppings including cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon, and a […]

Easy Meat Lover’s Pizza

We developed this Easy Meat Lover’s Pizza as part of a sponsored post for SheKnows and the makers of the  HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® brand.  All opinions are 100% mine. This Easy Meat Lover’s Pizza is proof positive that you can still enjoy a delicious pizza night at home even if you’re making an effort to […]

Cream Cheese, Scallion and Bacon RITZwich

We’re sharing this Cream Cheese, Scallion and Bacon RITZwich recipe as part of a sponsored post for Shaw’s supermarkets. #stackitup Growing up, we always had a box of RITZ Crackers in the house – and the same holds true today in my own home. Anytime a snack craving strikes – there are endless possibilities to […]

Baconnaise

I predict that the bacon-lovers in the crowd will be very happy with today’s recipe for homemade Baconnaise! Baconnaise is (in case it isn’t obvious from the recipe name) bacon-flavored mayonnaise, and it will transform your favorite sandwich from ‘ho hum…’ to ‘oh wow!’ Baconnaise is very simple to make in a blender – just […]

Chicken Pepper Bacon Melts

The name of this recipe – Chicken Pepper Bacon Melts – really says it all. This is a simple and delicious weeknight dinner that the entire family will love! To make these Chicken Pepper Bacon Melts, boneless skinless chicken breasts are portioned, then pounded to about a quarter of an inch thick. (This allows the […]

BLT Ranch Rollups & Baked Spinach and Chicken Dip (Favorite Family Night Foods)

  After a long week of work, blogging, school, and other activities – we love to unwind and reconnect as a family with a fun and relaxing Family Night at home. Just us, a good movie on DVD, and (of course) some delicious foods to nibble on!   ‘Quick & Easy’ is also what we’re […]

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza

Recipe inspiration comes from all sorts of places, and today’s fantastic Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza was inspired by a very happy occasion in our family! Our son Tim and his fiancée Danielle are getting married this coming January at a destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico. But they also had plans to hold a legal […]

Polish Hamburgers

My husband Jack has been quite enamored lately with an old, classic Polish cookbook that was my mother’s called, The Art of Polish Cooking by Alina Zeraska. Jack loves recipes that combine simple, common ingredients in a delicious new way – and these Polish Hamburgers are exactly that! These burgers start out almost as if […]

Zucchini Corn Bread with Bacon

Depending on where you live – the glut of zucchini growing in your garden is already going strong! And with sweet summer corn in season too – what would be better than this Zucchini Corn Bread with Bacon! Like it does in just about any other kind of baked good – adding shredded zucchini to […]

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

This Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole is comfort food at its best! This crazy-good recipe is another great find discovered in my mother’s old recipe box, and it’s the type of family-friendly recipe that would be perfect served alongside any main dish like chicken, steak, fish or pork! My mom’s original version of this casserole was […]

Bacon Topped Cornbread

For years, my husband Jack has been making this skillet cornbread – and we’ve always thought that it was the absolute best around! But now…there’s a new cornbread in town…this Bacon Topped Cornbread! Today’s recipe comes from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread, which is (in our opinion) one of the […]

BLT Crostini with Boursin Cheese

I know…I know…why mess with something as simple and as perfect as a BLT sandwich? Well – sometimes (as the saying goes) necessity is the mother of invention! This BLT Crostini with Boursin Cheese came about from ingredients we had on hand and wanted to use up! We had a number of leftover cherry and […]

Grilled Polenta with Bacon Jam

This post is sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm. All opinions are 100% mine (as well as Jack’s). When it comes to food, anytime my husband Jack declares that something is “the best” he’s ever had – I take notice because he doesn’t say something like that very often! With his years of professional experience in […]

Smoked Ham with Butternut Squash over Noodles

This post is sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm. All opinions are 100% mine. We’re so thrilled to be partnering with Jones Dairy Farm to create and share some delicious recipes with you this summer – starting with this Smoked Ham with Butternut Squash over Noodles! This recipe is pure comfort-in-a-bowl, and your family is sure […]

Corn and Bacon Casserole

Over this past Memorial Day weekend, our local supermarket had some great deals on fresh corn on the cob – so we stocked up!  We enjoyed our favorite grilled corn on the cob over the holiday – but then cold and rainy weather returned here to New England.  It was so cold the other night […]

BLT Panzanella

Today’s BLT Panzanella combines two dishes that I love into one fantastic salad!  All of the traditional makings of a BLT sandwich – crispy fried bacon, fresh lettuce and tomatoes, and crispy toasted bread – get combined together as a delicious panzanella! A traditional panzanella is a Tuscan salad made from bread and tomatoes, plus […]

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp, Pineapple and Bacon Skewers

The other weekend, my husband Jack was invited to a neighborhood poker night – and never wanting to show up anywhere empty-handed – Jack volunteered to bring an appetizer for everyone to enjoy!   It was a fun night hanging out with the guys.  And, for Jack, it was a great way to test out a […]

Cheeseburger Pie

Ever since becoming a food blogger, I’ve become increasingly aware of the proliferation of national ‘food holidays!’  On almost every day of the year, at least one food is ‘honored’ and many of my fellow food bloggers love to share recipes that correspond to that day’s honorary food group!  It’s all meant to be in […]

Loaded Pub Fries

We grew potatoes in our garden for the first time this summer and it was so fun to harvest them!  Our daughter got the biggest kick out of digging through the dirt of our garden beds and finding each new potato – it was like a treasure hunt for her! So with a bowl full […]

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Sweet and Sour Bacon Dressing

We eat sweet potatoes all the time at our house.  Not only are they delicious, but sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins and nutrients that are believed to offer disease-preventing, cancer-fighting and immune-boosting benefits!  (No wonder sweet potatoes are sometimes called a superfood!) But in the middle of the summer – the last thing we […]

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Today we’re sharing a recipe for one of my all-time favorite salads – Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing.  This is a recipe that my husband Jack has perfected over the years and it was served often at many of the catered events he managed. Fresh baby spinach is combined with slices of hard-boiled eggs, […]

Broccoli and Bacon Salad

With the warmer weather finally here in New England, the invitations to some neighborhood barbeques are already starting to arrive!  Can you believe that Memorial Day is only a few weeks away!?   So we’re starting to dig out some of our favorite recipes that are great to bring along to parties and picnics, and this […]

Grilled Chicken Club with Rosemary Aioli

TGIF – it’s been a long, busy week!  And we just want something simple for dinner tonight.  Our six-year-old has dance lessons on Friday nights and when we get home after class, we don’t want to fuss with making a big fancy dinner – so we’re having this Grilled Chicken Club with Rosemary Aioli. This grilled chicken […]

New England Clam Chowder

Living in coastal New England, having a good recipe for New England Clam Chowder as part of your recipe collection is an absolute must.  And – if your recipe is an award-winning recipe like this one – even better! Years ago, my husband Jack was part of a team that took first place at the […]

Twice Baked Potatoes

We made this recipe for Twice Baked Potatoes for the first time over the holidays, and received such rave reviews – we had to share the recipe! The filling for these potatoes is actually a mix of two types of potatoes – the scooped-out russet potato, plus some sweet potato added in for extra flavor […]

Warm Mushroom Bacon Dip

This recipe for Warm Mushroom Bacon Dip is one that my sister Joanne shared with us.   She first served it a few years ago at a family gathering and we all fell in love with it back then.  We had it again this past Thanksgiving and instantly knew we wanted to share the recipe here […]

Chicken alla Boscaiola

My husband knows me very well.  This dish for Chicken alla Boscaiola was a new recipe for us when we cooked it this past week, and as soon as Jack read the description for this classic Italian dish, he knew it was my kind of pasta.  Boy, he was right! Pasta alla Boscaiola, or “’Woodman’s […]