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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..

PATRIOTIC PANCAKES

PATRIOTIC PANCAKES

Kick-off your 4th of July with a plate of red, white, and blue Patriotic Pancakes!  Topped with French Chantilly cream and fresh berries, these pancakes are a fun and delicious way to start the holiday off right. I like to start the party early and Read More..

SCALLOPS BRUNO

SCALLOPS BRUNO

In 30 minutes, you can whip up restaurant-quality scallops in a buttery, lemon sauce.  Scallops Bruno makes a great appetizer and an elegant main course as well. I’ve served the Scallops Bruno as part of a cocktail party menu alongside Mexican Picaditas, Fried Deviled Eggs, Read More..

CRISPY AVOCADO FINGERS with spicy lime crema

CRISPY AVOCADO FINGERS with spicy lime crema

Crispy avocado fingers make a tasty appetizer or side dish when you’re craving something a little different.  Creamy avocado is breaded and pan-fried to golden perfection, then served with creamy, spicy lime crema.  It has all the flavors of your favorite guacamole. I like to Read More..

FRESH STRAWBERRY CLAFOUTIS

FRESH STRAWBERRY CLAFOUTIS

Some vintage desserts are too delicious to allow them to fall into obscurity and this Fresh Strawberry Clafoutis is one of them.  Fresh berries are baked in a silky, velvety, almond-scented custard and then dusted with powdered sugar. It makes a homey, tasty dessert or Read More..

PRIDE JELLO SALAD

PRIDE JELLO SALAD

This rainbow Pride jello salad is a sweet, retro dessert that is beautiful to look at and surprisingly easy to make.  Fruity jello is layered with a creamy, white layer for a fun, rainbow treat that is perfect for children’s birthday parties, summer barbecues, and 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..

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..