Month: May 2019

CREAMY BROCCOLI SALAD

CREAMY BROCCOLI SALAD

This is an easy, make-ahead salad that always gets rave reviews from everyone who tastes it.  Made with fresh, raw broccoli, scallions, raisins, and a homemade slaw dressing that is just amazing. I love this salad.  It has all the yummy elements.  It’s fresh, crisp,…

CLASSIC SAUSAGE GRAVY

CLASSIC SAUSAGE GRAVY

This is an easy recipe for an old Southern classic.  The ultimate comfort food, this creamy, hearty, sausage gravy is a perfect start to any day. Creamy white, sausage gravy was a delicacy that I did not discover until I moved South.  I have to…

MILLIE’S OLD FASHIONED LEMON BARS

MILLIE’S OLD FASHIONED LEMON BARS

These lemon bars, with the buttery crust, the tangy lemon curd, and the kiss of powdered sugar, are an old classic that is always sure to please. This is a quick and easy recipe that epitomizes the taste of summer. I am very particular about…

CLASSIC CADILLAC MARGARITA

CLASSIC CADILLAC MARGARITA

Ditch the mix!  Enjoy this easy and delicious recipe for a classic Cadillac margarita using a few simple ingredients and the best alcohol that you can afford. A Cadillac margarita is considered a ‘top shelf’ cocktail using an aged reposado tequila and Grand Marnier liqueur. …

PERFECT OVEN ROASTED BEEF BRISKET

PERFECT OVEN ROASTED BEEF BRISKET

A juicy, flavorful, perfectly spiced beef brisket that is made in the oven.  A dry rub creates a nice bark and keeps the brisket moist and roasting low and slow ensures a tender moist slice every time.  This recipe is as close as you can…

CLASSIC CAPRESE SALAD

CLASSIC CAPRESE SALAD

This is a quick and easy recipe that is both impressive and delicious.  As visually beautiful as it is tasty, this classic Caprese salad is elegant in its simplicity. I adore this salad and order it whenever I see it on a menu.  I love…

STICKY AND SPICY SRIRACHA CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

STICKY AND SPICY SRIRACHA CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

Are you always on the lookout for yet another recipe for chicken drumsticks?  I am.  I make drumsticks at least once a week.  They are cheap, easy, and great to keep in the fridge to grab for lunch.  This Asian inspired recipe is flavorful and…

TEX-MEX BEEF FAJITAS

TEX-MEX BEEF FAJITAS

Juicy steak fajitas are always a crowd pleaser.  They are incredibly easy to throw together for a quick weeknight dinner. They are equally great to serve at a party.  What a show stopper to bring a sizzling skillet of fajita meat and vegetables to a…

ASPARAGUS GOAT CHEESE TART

ASPARAGUS GOAT CHEESE TART

This easy recipe for elegant goat cheese and asparagus tart is perfect as an appetizer, for brunch, or as a light lunch. The tangy goat cheese, enriched with eggs and flavored with shallots, thyme, and garlic, makes for a creamy, luscious bed for the fresh…

FRUITY RED WINE SANGRIA

FRUITY RED WINE SANGRIA

Sangria, to me, is a party in a glass.  Fruity, sweet, and festive, this fruity red wine sangria is a refreshing cocktail on a hot summer day.  It’s great for a little day-drinking on the beach. Sangria is a Spanish wine punch resplendent with fruits,…

KICKED-UP A NOTCH TEXAS SHEET CAKE

KICKED-UP A NOTCH TEXAS SHEET CAKE

My mom, who was an incredible baker, made the most delicious, rich, moist, brownie/cake dessert that she called a Texas Sheet Cake.  I adored when she made it and watched diligently to learn the recipe and implement it in my own home. Over the years,…