Apple Cranberry Crisp with Vanilla, Maple, and Spice

This dish has been a favorite of our family for years. It gets a little something extra from the vanilla, maple, and spice. It is also heavy on the topping, which is always a winner at our house! The fruit layer is just the right combination of tart and sweet, while the “crisp” layer is exactly what a sweet and crispy layer should be. Continue reading Apple Cranberry Crisp with Vanilla, Maple, and Spice

Even Better Zuppa Toscana Recipe

If you’ve ever been to Olive Garden and sampled their Zuppa Toscana, you’ll know why it is a favorite in our family. So of course I had to go about creating a recipe of my own. The results? A unanimous consensus that my concoction is even better than the edition that is served by the popular chain restaurant. That’s really saying something! And fortunately it is as easy to make as it is tasty. Continue reading Even Better Zuppa Toscana Recipe