Green Pasta Sauce

green pasta sauce on spaghetti noodles, on a white plate

If you’re looking to increase the veggies in your diet, green pasta sauce is a great place to start! Loaded with spinach and cheese, this fresh green sauce is something you need to try! What’s in green pasta sauce? You’re probably thinking: “Are we talking about pesto?” And yes, you can certainly mix pesto in your pasta for a very simple green sauce. But this sauce is different. It does contain a small amount of pesto to enhance the flavor. But the primary source of green in the sauce is spinach. So. Much. Spinach. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, enough

Berry Sauce from Frozen Berries

berry sauce from frozen berries being poured on a crepe

I’ve made several recipes here where I have referenced using a berry sauce when serving, so I decided it is time to make my favorite sauce its own recipe. I like to make my easy berry sauce from frozen berries. Once you try this, I think you will too! Ingredients needed The beauty of this recipe is: you only need 2 ingredients! One is frozen, one is kept in the pantry. Easy ingredients to have on hand for “just in case”. Because let’s face it, there are plenty of times when we want to make things that we’re in the

Fruit Crepes

Fruit Crepes on a white plate

One of the effects of the pandemic is that we are all cooking more at home. I am no exception. Our favorite breakfast restaurant makes the most delicious fruit crepes, and sometimes The Carnivore just starts to crave them. I realized I really needed to figure out how to make them myself! Ingredients needed for crepes A crepe is basically a very thin type of pancake, so it should come as no surprise that the ingredient list is almost the same, only with different proportions: Eggs Milk Butter Flour Sugar Salt How to make crepes They sound fancy and super

Green Onion Cheese Ball

Green onion cheese ball with crackers and veggies

It’s time for another Holiday Cheese ball, this time one that’s colorful and festive: a green onion cheese ball. Readers of my blog might remember my favorite quote about cheese balls. It’s the Brad Pitt of appetizers: always looks good, everyone likes it, and you’re always glad to see it. Yep, that never gets old. 😃 Ingredients needed for this green onion cheese ball Cream cheese Whipped cream cheese (chive flavored) Sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded Green onions Chives Onion powder, dried minced onions, garlic powder, salt & pepper How to make the cheese ball Start with room temperature cream

Eggnog and Baileys Cocktail

Eggnog and Baileys in a martini glass

It’s time to make one more special beverage to celebrate the holiday season. And I can’t think of a better starting point than eggnog, that creamy concoction traditionally served during the holiday season. This variation combines eggnog and Baileys Irish Cream, plus some vodka for a little extra punch. It’s delicious! Only 3 Ingredients needed Bailey’s Irish Cream Eggnog Whipped vodka How to make this eggnog and baileys cocktail This is a very simple drink. Simply add all 3 ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish, if desired, with a

Nutella Fudge

Nutella fudge on a red plate

Today I bring you a recipe that is fast, easy and delicious: Nutella Fudge. It requires only 3 ingredients and a couple minutes of microwave and stirring time. It’s incredibly simple to make and truly delicious. You will love it! Is this like old-fashioned fudge? This was going to be the year. The year when I figured out how to make old-fashioned Christmas fudge, like my mom used to make. It was always so good, and a perfect addition to a tray of holiday sweets. You know what? Didn’t happen. In my defense, it’s a bigger challenge than you’d think.

Thumbprint Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing

Assortment of Thumbprint cookies on a red plate

It’s time for another classic Christmas cookie! And no holiday cookie selection is complete without the addition of thumbprint cookies. There are many versions of this cookie floating around, I dug out my Mom’s recipe for thumbprints frosted with brown sugar icing. Yummy! Why are they called Thumbprint Cookies? The name of this cookie comes from the way you create a depression in the cookie. Traditionally, we have been told to use our thumb. From a sheer point of practicality, this can be a little uncomfortable. First you bake the dough for 5 minutes, then press your thumb into it.