Curate a Hot Chocolate Bar

Brighten Up a Winter Morning! Hot Chocolate Bars were all over Pinterest this past holiday season.  I made one for my children and chalked a menu on my kitchen chalkboard. ...

Perfect Dessert for Your Labor Day Picnic!

  Earlier this week I found myself  going through a box of my mom’s recipes.  This box is full of dishes she made and ones she wanted too make, as ...

Robin’s Holiday Cocktail

Robin’s Holiday Cocktail  Tis’ the season for my favorite holiday cocktail.    People love it so much I have a framed copy of the recipe displayed at my make shift bar ...

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Rustic Lentil Soup

  Soup is one of my favorite things to make especially if I’m mulling something over.  The rhythm of the chopping, stirring  and the sprinkling  allows me to work through issues in my head.  Many a decision  has been made in my kitchen over a simmering pot of soup. Try it, let me know how […]

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Halloween Decor-At Robin’s House

Ready for Halloween! It’s time for arguably my favorite time of year…the holidays!  I love decorating for Halloween but, I  forgo blood and gore  and instead opt for decorating  that slightly unnerves by using  black ravens and crows, small plastic spiders  and skulls which show up in unusual places. The crows in this photo came […]

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Mini Comfort Food

  Mini Meatloafs Granted, not my best photo but, so what, when the meatloaf is this good, I was lucky to have time to take a photo! Ingredients 1 tablespoon good olive oil 3 cups chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 1/3 canned […]

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Recipe for Beef Shank Sauce Over Polenta

I love most anything served over polenta but, this sauce I often find myself eating right out of the pot!  The aroma that will hit you when you enter the kitchen after this sauce has been simmering in the oven is like no other.  Enjoy! xo Beef Shank Sauce Over Polenta Ingredients: 5 lbs trimmed […]

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Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata

Frittata’s – Perfect for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner! I love a good frittata.    I like creating different versions, mixing and matching different herbs, vegetables  and cheeses to achieve the flavors of different cuisines.  This recipe is a simple and tasty blend of some of my favorite ingredients. If you don’t have a frittata pan […]

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Toaster Treats!

Homemade Strawberry “Pop -Tarts” These are positively addicting!  Flaky pastry crust, strawberry  preserves,  and powdered sugar-definitely worth the effort.  Sadly, this recipe only makes 8 of these tasty toaster treats but, if you have the ingredients out you can always make more batches.  You’ll need them! Strawberry “Pop- Tarts” 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all […]

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Pasta Alla Carbonara

  Hearty and Homey Pasta Dinner This dish is what  pasta dishes always aspire to be, simple,  and so delicious you can’t stop eating it!   Serve this with a green salad and a piece of crusty bread …..a glass of red wine couldn’t hurt either. xo Pasta Alla Carbonara 3 eggs at room temperature […]

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Tuesday Never Tasted so Good

  Lets face it…Chicken can get kind of boring…. But, these  cutlets crusted with panko and parm are anything but boring.  They are crunchy and oh so yummy with a squeeze of lemon.  Serve with a veggie loaded salad and Tuesday will end tasty.   Parmesan and Panko Crusted Chicken Cutlets 3/4 cup all purpose […]

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Albondigas Soup

Monday Night Supper Homemade soup just warms your soul don’t you think?  I’m not sure how to pronounce this soup but, I don’t care…I love it anyway.  I learned recently that the word  albondigas is Spanish for meatballs, which totally makes since because this soup is all about the meatball! Albondigas Soup 1/2 cup short […]

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