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Spam Sushi (Musubi)

Spam Sushi (Musubi)

Spam Sushi is a fun, sweet, and savory dish that’s great for lunches on the go or picnic dinners with the kids. Also called Musubi, these handheld rolls are Hawaiian comfort food at their best. Spam Sushi is one of my picnic go-to dishes. I Read More..

Fresh Strawberry Scones

Fresh Strawberry Scones

What could be better than starting off a Sunday morning with a basket of warm Fresh Strawberry Scones for your family? These scones are flaky, buttery, and full of strawberries.  Plus they’re ready in a little over half an hour! If I’m feeling especially decadent Read More..

Rum And Lime Daiquiri

Rum And Lime Daiquiri

A Rum And Lime Daiquiri is a classic cocktail that should be in everyone’s repertoire. It’s fresh tasting and light, yet packs a pretty good punch. If you think of a bright, neon red, overly sweet, frozen slushy type cocktail when you hear ‘daiquiri’, then Read More..

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

This Strawberry Spinach Salad makes a colorful, delicious, and healthy lunch or first course.  With a homemade sweet and sour poppy seed dressing, even your pickiest eater will love this tasty salad. I serve this salad as a starter, followed by Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Read More..

Sweet Georgia Peach Ice Cream

Sweet Georgia Peach Ice Cream

Sweet Georgia Peach Ice Cream is a no-churn, decadent treat that’s made with only six ingredients. Nothing screams summer like a dish of homemade peach ice cream. So hit your farmer’s market, pick up some Georgia peaches, and make your family this delicious dessert. Georgia Read More..

Sweet Corn Fritters

Sweet Corn Fritters

Sweet corn fritters use the best of summer’s corn crop for a delicious and satisfying appetizer or side dish. These little bites pair wonderfully with grilled meats, making them a great addition to your family barbecues. I like to serve these alongside Spicy Grilled Jerk Read More..

Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Coconut tapioca pudding is a cool and light summer dessert that pairs perfectly with grilled meats and salads.  I like to serve this after a meal of spicy Grilled Piri Piri Chicken, Easy Succotash, and a Tropical Slaw With Pineapple. Add a Brazilian Caipirinha cocktail Read More..

Oven Fried Chicken Fingers

Oven Fried Chicken Fingers

These oven-fried chicken fingers have a crunchy, cheesy coating that makes them irresistibly delicious without any of the guilt of frying them!  Marinating the chicken in seasoned buttermilk makes them very tender and juicy.  Your kids will love them! This recipe is a staple at Read More..

Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo is classic comfort food that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal that your whole family will love.  Serve it with white rice and a green salad for a complete dinner that’s full of flavor! If you enjoy a sweet and Read More..

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..


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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..