Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza

With a deep soft crust, creamy cheese and flavorful seasoned tomatoes, this Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza is worth staying home for!

Cast iron deep dish pizza

Pizza is a staple in many homes–especially those with kids. It’s perfect for sleepovers and a lifesaver during study sessions.  Even better, it’s a family-pleaser for any meal from Sunday supper to Game Day.

Of course serving the same pizza can get old quickly… So what about shaking things up with a Chicago Style Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza! Read more


Ruby Prosecco Cocktail

Rosy-red and sparkling, with a cranberry orange flavor, this Prosecco Cocktail is perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or a winter brunch.

Prosecco Cocktail

When I first spotted this Prosecco Cocktail (on the Comfort of Cooking Blog), I considered it a  Christmas Prosecco Cocktail. Rich with cranberry and orange juice, the drink perfectly celebrates the flavors of the season. 

But it was so pretty, with its rosy-red color and sparkling bubbles, I decided to use it as a Romantic Cocktail for Valentine’s Day too. And I’d also be happy to serve it at a winter brunch or as an Easter or Mother’s Day drink–as long as the cranberries hold out!  Read more


Chow Mein, Hamburger Rice Hotdish (Casserole)

Rich & creamy, this Hamburger Rice Hotdish is flavored with soy & garlic & topped with Chow Mein Noodles. A vintage casserole at its best!

Hamburger Rice Hotdish served with coke

Growing up, I never liked casseroles.  Or jello.  Yes, I was known as the picky child. 

But there was one exception to my casserole aversion—today’s Chow Mein Topped Hamburger Rice Hot Dish.

Full of a creamy rice and ground beef mixture, then topped with cashews and chow mein noodles, it gets an added punch of flavor from soy sauce and garlic.  Yes, even 8-year-old me couldn’t resist.  Read more


Fun Oatmeal M&M Blondies

Tasty and easy to make, Oatmeal M&M Blondies are a fun and popular cookie or snack. You can even adjust the M&M color to the season!

M&M Blondies

Bar cookies are the workhorse of the cookie family.  Fun and flavorful, they are also less work than cookies that need to be formed individually.  And with the happy combo of easy and tasty, they are perfect anytime you need a quick treat!  Potluck or lunchbox food anyone?

Of course, the stars of the bar cookie family are brownies and blondies.  Rich and chocolatey, brownies are the better known of the two.  But vanilla flavored, chewy blondies are also delicious–and worthy of a lot more attention than they get. Read more