Bar-B-Que Sauce

The perfect condiment, sweet, tangy, and kicks ketchup to the curb for a Uber pickup. Sweet and tangy, great for a BBQ, dipping your sweet potato fries or just to mix into your beans. 1 Can Tomato Sauce (15 oz) 1 ½ Cup Dark brown sugar ¼ Cup Water ½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1 Tablespoon Worchestire Sauce 1 Tablespoon […]


Pumpkin Bread – not just for the fall anymore!

One Loaf 1 Cup Sugar ½ Cup packed brown Sugar ½ Cup melted butter OR Del Oliva Butter infused Olive oil 2 Eggs 1 ⅔ Cup All-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoons salt ¾ teaspoon Bff Kitchen ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoon Bff Kitchen ground nutmeg ⅛ teaspoon Bff Kitchen ground ginger ⅓ Cup water* 15 oz canned pumpkin […]


Red Velvet Cake – This cake will become your signature dessert

Smooth chocolate with a small dense crumb then a kick of coffee to see if you were paying attention. What can be better than a pairing of coffee and chocolate, oh yes, adding a rich cream cheese frosting – yes please!


Not your Yiayia’s Greek Spanakopita

Why be normal when you can be fabulous! 1 Pound bacon with the majority of the fat trimmed and discarded 8 Cups Spinach – Rinse and chop 4 Cups Mushrooms – Slice thick 1 Onion diced 4 Cloves Garlic – Minced 1 Tablespoon Pepper 1 Tablespoon Bff Kitchen Italian Seasoning 1 Tablespoon Bff Kitchen no-salt seasoning 1 16 oz Box […]


Blanching – not just a character on the Golden Girls

Blanching green beans or asparagus is an easy process and ensures that your vegetables stay a vibrant green and seals in flavor Bring a large pan of water to boil After pan comes to a rolling boil, add vegetable Cook only for 3-5 minutes depending on the thickness of vegetables, or asparagus or green beans, the vegetable turns a vibrant […]


Banana Bread – Just heavenly, you get a two for one; your home will smell wonderful and your taste buds will curl in delight

What to do with those pesky leftover bananas that nobody wants because of the brown spots? You know those that got pushed to the back of the fruit bowl, and now everyone is avoiding? Those make the best intense flavored banana bread. 2 Cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking Powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon Bff Kitchen ground […]


Chicken Salad Cups

Portable and yummy what more could you ask for 24 wonton wrappers 1/2 rotisserie chicken deboned and no skin ½ Cup either green or purple seedless grapes rough chopped ½ Cup celery finely diced ½ English cucumber diced 1 Cup dried apricots diced 1 Fuji apple peeled and chopped ½ Cup dried cranberries 1 teaspoon Bff Kitchen garlic powder ½ […]

What Friends Mean to Me

As I am sitting here thinking of the new adventure ahead of me I am thinking of the women that have helped shape me into the person I am today. Your foundation that can be still reshaped and adjusted, yes I believe that your early experiences with family and their values start the foundation but it does not end there. […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

So good your toes will curl! Get the milk out, this is a great dunker cookie 1  Cup Creamy peanut butter ½ Cup Butter (You can use Crisco butter flavored Shortening) ¾ Cup Brown sugar ¾ Cup Sugar 3 Tablespoons Cream Cheese 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract 1 Egg 1 ¾ Cup Flour ¾ teaspoon Baking Soda 1 teaspoon Salt 1 […]

Homemade BBQ Sauce (Mmmmmm!)

This is my newest, latest, GREATEST homemade BBQ sauce recipe! Makes about 2 Cups 1 Cup Ketchup 1/4 Cup Sel Oliva Garlic infused Extra Virgin Oil Olive 1/3 Cup Bourbon 1 Tablespoon Bff Kitchen Smoked Paprika 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 medium onion, finely chopped – about 1/2 cup 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire […]