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Grandma’s Pickled Vegetable Salad

Grandma’s Pickled Vegetable Salad

Grandma’s Sweet And Sour Vegetable Salad is an old-fashioned dish that uses up those canned veggies you may have bought during quarantine. The salad is sweet and tart and very refreshing.  It is lovely with barbecued meats and makes a great potluck dish. I like Read More..

Cape Cod Chicken Salad

Cape Cod Chicken Salad

Cape Cod Chicken Salad is irresistibly savory and sweet.  The minced chicken, toasted pecans, and dried cranberries, in a honey-mayonnaise dressing, makes for a delicious filling in sandwiches, or to serve with crackers, or on a bed of spring mix lettuce.   Chicken salad of any Read More..

Baked Parmesan Scallops

Baked Parmesan Scallops

Baked Parmesan Scallops are an easy, yet elegant, appetizer or dinner entree that’s perfect for holidays or special occasions.  Garlic and herb butter and a blend of Italian cheeses lend tons of flavor! How many times have you had rubbery, flavorless scallops?  For years I Read More..

Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

Perfect for the first day of summer!  These Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Muffins make a beautiful breakfast treat that’s slightly sweet and subtly tart.  They go great slathered with butter and strawberry jam. Here in Florida, both rhubarb and strawberries are at their peak! Plus, they’re Read More..

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

If you have 30 minutes, you can whip up a platter of grilled chili lime shrimp with spicy lime crema and wow your family at dinner tonight! It’s a perfect balance of spicy, citrusy, and smoky deliciousness that uses ingredients you probably already have on Read More..

Decadent No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

Decadent No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

This decadent no-churn chocolate ice cream requires no special equipment and takes only minutes to whip up.  The hardest part is waiting for it to freeze! Making ice cream is a summer ritual at our house. Back in the old days, it required rock salt, Read More..

Old Fashioned Applesauce Snack Cake

Old Fashioned Applesauce Snack Cake

This old-fashioned applesauce snack cake is moist and full of delicious cinnamon and apple flavors.  It’s great on its own, but sublime with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! What’s A Snack Cake? A snack cake is a cake that’s typically easy to make, is Read More..

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

Homemade breakfast sausage patties will bump up your breakfast game!  These sausage patties are easy to make, and very flavorful, with just a hint of sweetness.  Serve them with eggs, pancakes, waffles, or on a biscuit for the best breakfast sandwich ever. Make a double Read More..

Oven Barbecued Pulled Pork

Oven Barbecued Pulled Pork

Oven barbecued pulled pork has all the luscious flavors you love in the slow-smoked or grilled pit-style pork, but without all the work. A homemade dry rub and fruity barbecue sauce add tons of flavor for a tropical twist your family will love! I like Read More..

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes are the ultimate two-bite treat when you want just a little something sweet.  Using canned pie filling makes these little cakes quick and easy to whip up as well. I like to serve these as part of a dessert table for parties.  Read More..

Easy Succotash

Easy Succotash

This Easy Succotash recipe is a great way to add vegetables to your family’s meal that they’ll actually eat and love. This dish pairs perfectly with grilled or roasted meats and also makes a satisfying light meal on its own. I like serving Easy Succotash Read More..

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a retro dessert that should (and is) making a comeback.  What could be better than moist, almond-scented cake topped with buttery, caramelized pineapple and cherries?  It’s as pretty as it is delicious and sublime with a cup of hot tea Read More..

Arancini di Riso

Arancini di Riso

Arancini di Riso is the Sicilian street food of golden, fried balls of creamy, cheesy risotto filled with a zesty ragu of beef and peas. They’re addictive and possibly the ultimate comfort food.  Serve them with a side of your favorite marinara sauce. All About Read More..

Spinach Artichoke Egg Casserole

Spinach Artichoke Egg Casserole

This Spinach Artichoke Egg Casserole is a healthy, low-carb, protein-packed breakfast that’s perfect for Sunday brunch.   I like to serve this with Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritters, Candied Bourbon Bacon, Decadent Southern-Style Cheese Grits, and a pitcher of Fresh Peach Bellinis to wash it all down. Read More..

Red Pepper Jelly Easter Ham

Red Pepper Jelly Easter Ham

This red pepper jelly Easter ham will delight your family with its fruity, spicy-sweet glaze. It’s sure to be the centerpiece of your holiday table! I like to serve this ham with Oven Asparagus Risotto,  Sauteed Green Peas, Southern-Style Cole Slaw, and a Pineapple Upside-down Read More..


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Classic Shrimp Etouffee

Classic Shrimp Etouffee

This classic shrimp etouffee is rich and flavorful and makes a great dish to serve to guests yet easy enough for a weekend dinner. Although this dish is a meal in itself, I like to serve it with a cool and refreshing Israeli Salad, a Read More..

Classic Macaroni And Cheese

Classic Macaroni And Cheese

Sometimes classic comfort food is just what you need at the end of a hectic day.  This classic macaroni and cheese is one that feels like it came from Grandma’s kitchen.   For my favorite Southern comfort meal, I like to serve Classic Macaroni And Cheese Read More..

A MENU FOR DAD

A MENU FOR DAD

Father’s Day is this coming Sunday.  Why not treat Dad to an incredible 8-course meal that will make him feel special. This menu for Dad is sure to impress. The best part is you’ll still have enough energy to enjoy the meal with him! From Read More..

TAVERN ON THE GREEN CRAB CAKES

TAVERN ON THE GREEN CRAB CAKES

Tavern On The Green was the gorgeous iconic NYC restaurant located in Central Park.  The ambiance, the people watching, and the food was some of the best the city had to offer.   A classic dish served as an appetizer, on a bun for lunch, and Read More..

TOASTED RAVIOLI

TOASTED RAVIOLI

These toasted ravioli are always a favorite.  Cheese ravioli is breaded in a flavorful, cheesy coating and baked until golden brown.  Serve them with your favorite tomato sauce for dipping. Fried foods seem too heavy for an appetizer.  Yet, I adore the crunchy, cheesy fried Read More..