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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..

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..

CLASSIC WALDORF SALAD

CLASSIC WALDORF SALAD

A Classic Waldorf Salad is a cool, creamy, and crunchy summer side dish that goes wonderfully with barbecue and makes a great light lunch.  This is a perfect salad for National Walnut Day!   I like to serve this salad with Burnt Ends (aka Meat Candy), Read More..

DIRTY BANANA COCKTAIL

DIRTY BANANA COCKTAIL

A Dirty Banana Cocktail is a popular drink at beach resorts, cruise ships, and beach bars. It’s cool, creamy, fruity, and goes down very smooth!  Dangerous to say the least. This classic cocktail combines rum, coffee liqueur, banana liqueur, a fresh banana, and half and Read More..

SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

This is the cookie that everyone will remember eating and then ask you for the recipe.  If you love salty and sweet in the same bite, then these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are just what you need in your life.   SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP Read More..