November 15th, 2016
A few shortcut ingredients make these delicious 7UP apple dumplings fast and easy enough to serve anytime!
November 14th, 2016
Fresh veggies and good “shortcut” ingredients add up to the best roasted vegetable lasagna you’ll ever have!
April 7th, 2016
Canned refrigerated biscuit dough makes short work of these super easy parmesan garlic knots – which you are going to want to serve with everything!
April 5th, 2016
It simply does not get any easier (or more delicious) than this 4-ingredient ravioli bake!
March 29th, 2016
Fried ravioli caprese stacks are an easy, do-ahead snack, starter or light entree!
January 8th, 2016
Happy Friday guys! I don’t know about you but I’m all like, “WHAT holiday break?” – same? I took some time over the holidays to give some thought to this little blog of mine – where I was, where I’m at, where I want to be. Will be sharing more soon but I’m thinking of […]
July 8th, 2013
In the last few months I’ve needed to bake a cake for the following: A “welcome the baby” luncheon. A friend recovering from surgery. A friend who had a baby. A friend who had two babies. Our school principal’s retirement lunch. Our high school graduation reception. A college graduation party. A Father’s Day barbeque. And […]
June 3rd, 2013
Do you have puff pastry in your freezer? Well starting today (and forever more), you will. You must. And with this recipe (and more to come) you will know why. Puff pastry is my very favorite “shortcut” ingredient. It is infinitely adaptable, and can go sweet as easily as it can go savory. With puff […]
April 12th, 2013
Remember my “shortcuts” series? You know, the one where I was going to post recipes using pre-made ingredients – like puff pastry, or pre-rolled pie crusts? Me neither. That’s because I did exactly one post on the subject – almost two years ago. Oops. I have no idea why I never kept up with this […]
June 6th, 2012
I really like to entertain in the summer – we have a lovely patio and my garden is finally filled in and DONE after 3 years. I’m always on the hunt for easy, do-ahead dishes that allow me more time outside with my guests (and ideally, a drink) and less time fussing in the kitchen. […]