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Caramel Macchiato Panna Cotta

Caramel Macchiato Panna Cotta

A restaurant-quality dessert that’s no-bake and has all the flavors of your favorite coffeehouse drink?  Why not! This caramel macchiato panna cotta has a creamy, cool coffee custard that’s topped with a homemade chocolate, caramel sauce.  And since there isn’t any baking involved, it’s the Read More..

Brown Butter Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Brown Butter Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Brown butter garlic parmesan spaghetti squash is an easy, low-carb side dish tossed with nutty brown butter, sage, garlic, and parmesan.  It goes great with roasted or grilled meats. You’ll be amazed that something so healthy and low in carbohydrates can be so flavorful and Read More..

Garlicky White Bean Dip

Garlicky White Bean Dip

This garlicky white bean dip makes an easy appetizer or snack.  Roasted garlic, herbs, and lemon enhance the creamy white beans for a dip that’s so satisfying, you won’t remember how healthy it is. This dip is one of my favorite ‘go-to’ snack recipes.  You Read More..

Bakery-Style Almond Muffins

Bakery-Style Almond Muffins

These Bakery-Style Almond Muffins are light and tender, with a sweet amaretto glaze and crunchy almond topping.  They are so delicious, you’ll forget all about buying them at the coffee shop. Homemade muffins feel so luxurious on a weekend morning.  They’re ready in less than Read More..

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..

Parmesan Truffle Fries

Parmesan Truffle Fries

Crispy French fries tossed in truffle oil and parmesan cheese are an easy way to add some luxury to your meals.  Salty, savory, crispy, and earthy from the truffle oil – what’s not to love about that? If there are truffle fries on a menu, Read More..

Classic Mojito Cocktail

Classic Mojito Cocktail

Minty and refreshing, a Classic Mojito is a fun summer rum cocktail that appeals to most people.  This recipe makes one cocktail, but there is enough Mojito Syrup to make a pitcher!   When it’s hot outside and I’m feeling a little lazy, I like serving Read More..

Mexican Shrimp Ceviche

Mexican Shrimp Ceviche

Mexican Shrimp Ceviche is a cool, fresh, and delicious meal for the dog days of summer.  Lightly poached shrimp takes the worry out of eating raw seafood and the citrus juices, fresh veggies, and punch of cilantro and jalapeno make this dish a family favorite. Read More..

Beans And Greens With Corn Dodgers

Beans And Greens With Corn Dodgers

Soulful and comforting, Beans And Greens With Corn Dodgers is a healthy, nutritious dish that works as a side dish, a soup, a light dinner, or as a first course. Collards and spinach are stewed until silky in a flavorful broth with ham, creamy white 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..

Extra Crispy Bourbon Fried Chicken

Extra Crispy Bourbon Fried Chicken

This extra-crispy bourbon fried chicken is the most flavorful and crispiest chicken that I’ve tasted in a long time.  It’s my ‘go-to’ chicken for picnics, parties, and family dinners. There is nothing more satisfying and delicious than biting into a piece of fried chicken that Read More..

Spicy Seafood Dip

Spicy Seafood Dip

This spicy seafood dip makes a perfect party appetizer.  It’s cheesy, creamy, and full of spicy flavor.   I like to serve the dip with celery sticks, carrot sticks, tortilla chips, and buttery crackers. The dip is elegant enough for bridal and baby showers, yet hearty Read More..

NYC-STYLE DIRTY WATER DOGS with onion sauce

NYC-STYLE DIRTY WATER DOGS with onion sauce

Who says your 4th of July hot dogs have to be grilled?  Take a flavor trip to the big apple with these NYC-style Dirty Water Dogs With Onion Sauce.  Your family will love the sweet and savory sauce on the salty, tender hot dog. To Read More..

KEY LIME PIE POPSICLES

KEY LIME PIE POPSICLES

Fresh, tangy, cool, and creamy, these key lime pie popsicles have it all.  If you love key lime pie, then you’re going to adore these refreshing popsicles.  They’re perfect for hot summer days! Nothing says ‘summer vacation’ more than the flavor of key lime pie.  Read More..

OLD FASHIONED MACARONI SALAD

OLD FASHIONED MACARONI SALAD

Old fashioned macaroni salad is the perfect make-ahead side dish for summer potlucks, barbecues, showers, or parties.  Tailor the salad ingredients to what you have on hand or what is in season. This salad is one of my ‘go-to’ holiday picnic recipes. It’s easy, cool, Read More..