Comfort Food, Dessert, Drinks, Easy

The Perfect Hot Chocolate

It’s tradition for Todd and I to take this hot chocolate with us when we go to Candy Cane Lane just before Christmas every year. For those not in Milwaukee, Candy Cane Lane is a neighborhood that all decorates their houses and people drive through to look at the lights. This hot chocolate has gone […]

Dinner, Easy, Grilling, Healthy, Light

Chicken Two Ways

Lately I’ve been dissatisfied with the standard chicken breast – everything I had been trying didn’t impress me. I’d have a few bites, sure, but out of guilt for being wasteful. Of course I’m a leftover queen, but there’s only so many things you can do: chicken salad, chicken on a salad,  fajitas, paninis . […]

Baked Goods, Comfort Food, Dessert, Easy

Apple Crisp

For one reason or another, I have an aversion to the taste of raw flour in my desserts, which has lead me to avoid almost all fruit desserts. The most common thickener for the juice released during the cooking process of fruit pies and fruit crisps is some flour mixed in with the fruit, and I […]

Drinks, Easy, Grilling, Light, Wine

Sauvignon Blanc with Peaches

If you ask me – and you clearly did because you’re here – the perfect summer drink is cool, flavorful, and slightly fruity. A family favorite is a gorgeous New Zealand sauvignon blanc with ample slices of velvety peaches floating in it. If you really want to make it a Riccio classic, you will sit […]

Roasted Broccoli
Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Side Dish, Vegetables

Roasted Broccoli

There are so many of us who need to eat more vegetables, and would if there were easier and more delicious ways to make them. My husband and I in fact eat a lot of vegetables; here’s one of our favorites.  Roasted Broccoli 2          Bunches Broccoli, cut into florets 1          shallot, medium, sliced 1 pint  […]

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