Mint-Infused Fresh Lemonade

Nothing is more refreshing than freshly squeezed lemonade on a hot summer day…that is, unless you infuse that cold glass of lemonade with mint. This is our family’s favorite summer beverage! It’s simple & guaranteed to have people going back for seconds. This recipe is enough to make six quarts, which is enough for about 2 pitchers of lemonade. Ingredients 4 cups simple syrup (3 … Continue reading Mint-Infused Fresh Lemonade

Apple Pie Topped Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Icing

This weekend, my wife (the queen of pies) had a special request: combine apple pie with a cinnamon roll. The result, which uses my mom’s cinnamon roll recipe as a base, was decadent. It’s a bit of work, but totally worth it. A great baking project for a rainy day at home. Continue reading Apple Pie Topped Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Icing

Honey Gingerbread (for colored dough)

Gingerbread houses are way more fun when you give the dough some color, but it is tough to do that with the dark brown gingerbread cookie dough you traditionally use. I substitute honey and granulated white sugar for the molasses and brown sugar in this recipe so you have a lighter gingerbread that you can add food coloring to. For the roof (or anything else … Continue reading Honey Gingerbread (for colored dough)

Caprese Gnocchi

We literally eat this almost every week. It’s fast, yummy, and nutritious. And as a bonus, our kids love it and will eat an entire bowl! Ingredients 16 oz Potato Gnocchi 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes (halved) 8 oz fresh Mozzarella Pearls Fresh Basil, chopped Garlic Powder Olive Oil Balsamic Reduction or Glaze Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese Black Pepper Direction Cook the gnocchi according to the … Continue reading Caprese Gnocchi

Citrus Apricot Chicken Wings

“Chicken Wings and Pizza Night” became a weekly family tradition while I was working on my MBA a few years back. I was working full time and going to school on the weekend, so we needed some quality family time. It was fun to look forward to…but wasn’t great for anyone’s waistline so it was eventually relegated to a “special occassion” dinner rather than a … Continue reading Citrus Apricot Chicken Wings