Jarlsberg Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers, and last weeks holiday party presented the perfect time to try a new recipe.  Jarlsberg is one of the main ingredients so I automatically loved them and gaging by how quickly they were eaten  I’d say the recipe was a success.


Guest Post: Breakfast Bake

Hello!  Lindsay here.

When Gina visited Chicago a few weeks ago, I made this beautiful breakfast casserole for brunch. I had been eying the recipe for weeks, so I was glad that it turned out to be even more delicious than I was expecting. I like to refer to it as breakfast stuffing. It takes some time to put together, but since you can prepare most of it the night before, there is no excuse not to try this for a Holiday brunch this Christmas or New Years!


Nancy’s English Toffee

I never realized the ridiculousness of toffee.  I always knew it was ridiculously addictive and delicious, but I never realized how ridiculous the ingredients were.  You are boiling sugar and butter...  no wonder I love it so much.  My family has made our friend Nancy's  English Toffee around the holidays every year since I can remember.  Absolutely scrumptious and a great way to share holiday joy to others.


Diane’s Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake

I am 5 years younger than my sister and in order to be more like her I convinced myself I did not like cheesecake.  The same with red meat, refried beans, jello, and cheeseburgers.  I was so brainwashed by her big sister powers that it was not until 2011 that I found out how much I love cheesecake!  It was this particular chocolate turtle cheesecake that won over my heart.

The recipe comes from a good family friends grandmother that is the master of all cheesecakes.  She recently came out with a cook book Made with Love, By Diane which I unfortunately cannot find online. It must just be sold to family and friends for now, as soon as it is 'google-able' I will share it with you.


Asparagus Roast Beef Roll-Ups

A week has gone by and I just realized I have been making food to cater to my hot sauce craving (this is not ok).   I may have a mild obsession with spicy food...  I like to blame it on Sheena, my Indian friend, whose mother is a rock star in the kitchen. I am currently working on getting…