Creative Cookie Exchange: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Cookies for breakfast! Crazy, I know.. but actually, muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls are all baked goods and really don’t vary that much from cake and cookies. Around here, any leftover baked good is typically a good option for breakfast! This cookie has another story though. I come from a very Italian family, and we’re just…

New Year’s Breakfast

Pastry is where my heart and soul are, but it turns out I’m a fair cook too. I don’t eat eggs for breakfast, but my fiancee loves his scrambles, skillets, omelettes- pretty much anything I can put inside of eggs! New Year’s Eve I made him a skillet breakfast that was small diced potatoes (my…

Ranch Cheddar Roasted Potatoes

These were a Pinterest idea I found and variated from… slightly. I quartered and roasted red potatoes, then tossed them with low fat ranch dressing, salt and pepper and topped with shredded cheddar cheese. I was skeptical about them and even more skeptical about how they would reheat, but my guy liked them quite a…

Pesto Gouda Cream Sauce

This dinner was my answer to my guy picking up Pesto Gouda cheese at Trader Joe’s and wanting to try it. Granted, I was intrigued too. So, as for any pesto, I looked to pasta to serve it with. I made a very simple cream sauce of pesto gouda, cream, and milk. Tossed it with…

Rutabaga Gratin

We had picked up a rutabaga at the store a couple of weeks ago as an experiment of sorts. Neither of us had ever had rutabaga before, and I decided to give it a shot. I thinly, thinly sliced the peeled rutabaga on my mandolin and then layered the pieces in a pie dish. I…