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Kyle

Dirty Potatoes

Silly to think that you clean your potatoes and then purposely make them dirty. With just a few fresh ingredients this easy potato side dish goes from dirty to clean to delicious dirty!Debbie asked me to bring Dirty Potatoes to her Winter Olympics Gr8 Dinner. Did that mean dig them out of the ground or bring them straight from the store? No! It meant bake small new potatoes in olive oil until golden brown and crispy and then add…

Slow Cooker Tri-Tip Roast and Veggies

When I think of “Sunday Supper” I think of the many Sundays spent at my Grandma’s house when I was young. She was an amazing cook and I cherish the memories of watching her whip together a delicious meal with very little effort. Grandma would slow cook a roast on Sunday, filling the house with such an amazing aroma, and serve it for “supper” in the late afternoon. If we were hungry later that…

Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce

Give me an assignment to make bread and I’m on it! And a dessert where the main ingredient is bread, I’m really on it! So when Jurga asked me to bring Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce to their Rock ‘n Roll Gr8 dinner, I couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen! Any dish that starts with a buttered pan filled with bread has got to be Gr8! Growing up, bread pudding was one of my favorite desserts…

Super Simple Spinach Balls!

I have been making these Super Simple Spinach Balls for many many years! My dear friend Karen gave me a spinach ball recipe way back when and, because the kitchen is my playground, I have taken her original recipe and “kicked it up a notch.” It was an obvious appetizer to serve for our Gr8 dinner with the theme “Gr8 Goes Green.” This is an easy recipe to prepare, freeze and have on hand for those…

Christmas Morning Sticky Buns

At Christmas time our family has many traditions and this one has been a favorite. In 2003, Debbie was telling me that she makes sticky buns and leaves them on her neighbor’s doorstep on Christmas Eve. We borrowed her idea and continued the Farinella tradition in our house. Every Christmas Eve, the kids make a pan for our family to enjoy on Christmas morning and they also make another pan for our neighbors’ including the baking instructions and…

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