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Easter

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a retro dessert that should (and is) making a comeback.  What could be better than moist, almond-scented cake topped with buttery, caramelized pineapple and cherries?  Plus, it’s as pretty as it is delicious. Growing up, this cake made an appearance Read More..

OVEN ASPARAGUS RISOTTO

OVEN ASPARAGUS RISOTTO

Oven asparagus risotto is an easy and delicious springtime side dish.  It’s a take on classic risotto with asparagus, onions, garlic, and parmesan cheese, but baked in the oven instead of stirring constantly on the stovetop.  Such a game-changer! Most of the credit for this Read More..

2 EASTER BRUNCH COCKTAILS

2 EASTER BRUNCH COCKTAILS

Easter celebrations are best when they start early in the day.  First, the kids find their hidden Easter baskets, then look for the hidden eggs.  And the adults watch the shenanigans while sipping a delicious libation.  I have a suggestion for you today for 2 Read More..

SUNNY LEMON CHEESE TARTLETS

SUNNY LEMON CHEESE TARTLETS

A delicious and adorable Easter dessert, these Sunny Lemon Cheese Tartlets are decadent bites of rich cheesecake and tart lemon curd in a shortbread crust.  They’re as refreshing as they are pretty. I like to make a dessert table for Easter full of vibrant colors, Read More..

LEMON BLUEBERRY BAVARIAN PANCAKES

LEMON BLUEBERRY BAVARIAN PANCAKES

Perfect as part of your Easter brunch or as a sweet finish to your holiday meal, these lemon blueberry Bavarian pancakes are impressive and delicious. The pancakes are thin and eggy, then filled with a lemony, fluffy Bavarian cream, folded into quarters, and garnished with Read More..

FRENCH LEMON MERINGUE PIE

FRENCH LEMON MERINGUE PIE

Happy Pie Day!  Let’s celebrate with this tangy, beautiful lemon pie recipe that’s truly one of the best.  Imagine a buttery, flaky, crisp pie crust. Now think about a creamy lemon filling that’s a perfect blend of tart and sweet,  topped by fluffy, sweet meringue. Read More..

PEANUT BUTTER PIE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE

PEANUT BUTTER PIE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE

Want something a little different to finish your Thanksgiving meal?  This peanut butter pie with chocolate ganache is light and fluffy with a rich, fudgy top.  It’s perfectly sweet, without being heavy. I adore anything that has peanut butter and chocolate in it and this Read More..

FRIED DEVILED EGGS

FRIED DEVILED EGGS

It’s National Deviled Egg Day! And if any food should be celebrated, this would be at the top of the list.  But, is there any way to make a deviled egg even better?   Yep, you can bread and fry it.  These fried deviled eggs are Read More..

PICKLED DEVILED EGGS

PICKLED DEVILED EGGS

This is a vintage recipe that is as tasty today as it was decades ago.  Pickling the eggs gives them a tangy, sweet flavor that goes so well with the creamy, deviled yolks.  It’s subtle and so delicious. Back in the day, this was an Read More..

TEXAS PEA SALAD

TEXAS PEA SALAD

This very Southern side dish is an old fashioned favorite that seems to be forgotten.  My goal is to give it a resurgence. Trust me when I say that this salad is much more flavorful and crave-worthy than it sounds.   Sweet, crunchy peas; salty, Read More..

SWEET AND TANGY GREEN BEAN BUNDLES

SWEET AND TANGY GREEN BEAN BUNDLES

These bacon-wrapped green bean bundles, brushed with a sweet, balsamic glaze, are a beautiful and elegant side dish that is easy enough for a weeknight dinner. I think that bacon makes everything delicious.  Then add balsamic vinegar to that, and you have a dish that Read More..

LEMON PARMESAN ROASTED ASPARAGUS

LEMON PARMESAN ROASTED ASPARAGUS

This lemony roasted asparagus, kissed with a salty hint of parmesan, is very easy, really delicious and also very pretty.  This recipe makes a great summer side dish. Growing up in Pittsburgh, I remember hating the vegetables on my plate during family dinners.  The flavorless, Read More..

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 Read More..