Sour Cream Coffee Ring

If you’ve read my About Melanie page, you’ll notice that I live in the north woods of Wisconsin.  Up here, there is a unique charm to some of the recipes that are “local”.  Every now and then, I’m lucky enough to stumble on a cookbook that’s been self-published by a resident of this part of the state … Read more

Bill’s Hot Beef Sandwiches

….. may I have a drum roll please………. I’d like to present…. my most favorite Crock Pot recipe of all time……..it’s a knock off of a beloved local restaurant in Stevens Point…… Bill’s Pizza….. it’s their Hot Beef Sandwich!  Boy is it tasty!  And WOW is it simple!!! For years, we were ordering Hot Beef Sandwiches … Read more

Monty’s Pumpkin Soup #SundaySupper

Autumn is a magical time of year!  Here in Wisconsin, it feels like such a short season.  Typically, we swing from temperatures in the 90s to temperatures in the 30s in a matter of two weeks!  Fall is what happens in that two week window.   During this season, the air is crisp, colors are vibrant, kids are … Read more

Potato Kugel

“ONLY FIVE INGREDIENTS!?!?!?…..” Yes, that was my first thought when I read about the #SundaySupper challenge this week.  Five ingredients or less…. but salt, pepper, and water don’t count as an ingredient.  (gee, thanks!)   As I started to ponder the dishes I could prepare, my mind immediately flashed to kugel.   For those of you that … Read more

Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Welcome to the #SundaySupper Autumn Apple Event!  For me, this is also the time of year where we eat apples because it’s Rosh Hashanah, so I was really excited to see an event where we could showcase our favorite apple recipe. I love making “apple everything” in the fall.  Apple cakes, apple pies, apple tarts, … Read more

Plantain Fritters #SundaySupper

This week, the Sunday Supper crew is celebrating Dia de Independencia, or the Mexican Day of Independence.  What a better way to do this than with a Mexican Fiesta filled with delicious food! I have to admit that Mexican cooking was quite a challenge for me.  Not having any other spice lovers in the house, our … Read more

Candied Pecans

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?  This week, the fabulous #SundaySupper crew is having a Tailgate Party!  Now, I know that you’re all rooting for the Badgers and the Packers, right?  Right?  RIGHT!  In this house, football is taken very seriously.  Additionally, we like to make a tradition around the food the accompanies the weekend hours of watching sports.  Nuts … Read more

Bloody Mary Skirt Steak #SundaySupper

Happy Labor Day Weekend! It’s time to fire up the grill and invite your friends over for a potluck!  Don’t know what to bring?  No problem! That’s where the #SundaySupper crew comes in. This week, we have lots of amazing ideas for any party. From appetizers, to drinks, to sides, to the main course, and yes– … Read more

Stir Fry Chicken Breast Weeknight

It’s Back to School time!  This year, it’s a little bittersweet for our family because it’s the first time in about 23 years that neither of the two kids are going back to school in Fall.  The last kiddo graduated in May with her Nursing Degree.  Nonetheless, the days are still getting shorter, the leaves … Read more

Smoked Beef Stroganoff for #SundaySupper

This week’s #SundaySupper theme is near and dear to my heart.  Cooking with Wine! When I cook with wine, I tend to make a very elaborate, time consuming dish.  Today, I am opting to feature one of the most basic yet elegant staples of every cook’s kitchen– Smoked Beef Stroganoff! When searching, you may find numerous … Read more