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CRISPY AVOCADO FINGERS with spicy lime crema

CRISPY AVOCADO FINGERS with spicy lime crema

Crispy avocado fingers make a tasty appetizer or side dish when you’re craving something a little different.  Creamy avocado is breaded and pan-fried to golden perfection, then served with creamy, spicy lime crema.  It has all the flavors of your favorite guacamole. I like to Read More..

FRESH STRAWBERRY CLAFOUTIS

FRESH STRAWBERRY CLAFOUTIS

Some vintage desserts are too delicious to allow them to fall into obscurity and this Fresh Strawberry Clafoutis is one of them.  Fresh berries are baked in a silky, velvety, almond-scented custard and then dusted with powdered sugar. It makes a homey, tasty dessert or Read More..

PRIDE JELLO SALAD

PRIDE JELLO SALAD

This rainbow Pride jello salad is a sweet, retro dessert that is beautiful to look at and surprisingly easy to make.  Fruity jello is layered with a creamy, white layer for a fun, rainbow treat that is perfect for children’s birthday parties, summer barbecues, and 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..

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD

Grilled romaine salad is this summer’s ‘go-to’ side dish when you want something a little bit different.  Heads of romaine lettuce are grilled to give them a subtle, smoky flavor and then topped with a creamy, homemade dressing, bacon, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.  What’s not Read More..

JUNETEENTH TEA CAKES

JUNETEENTH TEA CAKES

An easy cookie made with simple pantry ingredients, Juneteenth Tea Cakes are a traditional cookie to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday and satisfy your sweet tooth all at the same time. This very Southern cookie goes beautifully with a tall glass of lemonade and evokes memories Read More..

EASY CREME BRULEE

EASY CREME BRULEE

Easy Creme Brulee is an impressive dessert that’s cool, creamy, and flavored with vanilla bean paste and rum.  Plus, who doesn’t adore getting their own small dessert? If creme brulee was on the menu of a restaurant, you can rest assured that I ordered it Read More..

PANZANELLA SALAD

PANZANELLA SALAD

This super simple Panzanella salad is sure to become a family favorite.  With crunchy, homemade croutons, fresh vegetables, and a delicious Italian dressing, this healthy salad makes a great start to a meal or a light lunch. I love serving this salad as part of Read More..

CREAMY SCALLOPED POTATOES

CREAMY SCALLOPED POTATOES

Creamy scalloped potatoes are an easy, elegant side dish that is perfect for holiday meals, potlucks, Sunday dinners, or even backyard barbecues. My family loves this dish on any given Sunday dinner with a Perfect Filet Mignon, a Cheesy Spinach Souffle, and a Classic Wedge Read More..

EASY CINNAMON ROLLS

EASY CINNAMON ROLLS

Is there anything more comforting and homey than waking up to the smell of homemade cinnamon rolls?  No, but they are too labor-intensive and take too long?  Not anymore.  These easy cinnamon rolls make it simple enough to whip up warm cinnamon rolls for your Read More..

BAKED NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN

BAKED NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN

A great summer dinner, baked Nashville hot chicken is a healthier version of the fried, spicy classic.  What’s not to love about tender chicken baked with a crunchy coating and slathered with a buttery, spicy glaze? I like to serve the chicken in a classic Read More..

KEY LIME PIE MARTINI

KEY LIME PIE MARTINI

A sweet and creamy dessert martini that brings all the flavors of a tropical key lime pie. This key lime pie martini is great as a Memorial Day brunch cocktail or after-dinner nightcap. With great success, I’ve served this cocktail as part of a dessert Read More..

MACARON PEACH COBBLER

MACARON PEACH COBBLER

Sweet, baked fruit with an almond paste topping that is reminiscent of your favorite French macaron cookie.  Ring in the start of summer with this homey, comforting dessert.  Top the cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Read More..

GREEN CHILE CREAMED CORN

GREEN CHILE CREAMED CORN

An easy, spicy, green chile creamed corn that takes advantage of the early summer corn crop.  Fresh corn, aromatic vegetables, green chiles, cream cheese, and heavy cream combine for a delicious side dish that’s perfect for potlucks, barbecues, and holidays. This recipe is one of Read More..

CHEESY SPINACH SOUFFLE

CHEESY SPINACH SOUFFLE

If you’ve ever eaten a Stouffer’s spinach souffle and wished it were cheesier and spicier, then you’re in luck!  This cheesy spinach souffle has just what you’ve been craving – cheese and spice.  Plus, it’s easy enough to make on a weeknight. I like to Read More..


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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..

3 Essential Soups You Need to Make This Winter

3 Essential Soups You Need to Make This Winter

Soup is a winter staple; whether it’s thick and creamy or thin and watery, there are dozens of quick and easy recipes for flavorful soups. Soups are the perfect easy-to-cook meal, and you can enjoy them as a starter with garlic bread or add protein and Read More..

SAVORY MUSHROOM RISOTTO

SAVORY MUSHROOM RISOTTO

This Savory Mushroom Risotto is an Italian classic that is surprisingly easy to make allowing your oven to do most of the work.  Creamy, cheesy, and earthy from the mushrooms, serving this dish will impress even your most staunch critics! I like to serve this Read More..