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CRUNCHY CORNBREAD WAFFLES

CRUNCHY CORNBREAD WAFFLES

These crunchy cornbread waffles may be your new obsession with their crunchy outside and fluffy, sweet insides.  They are the perfect compliment to chili, fried chicken, pulled pork, or where ever you might serve cornbread.  Plus, what could be easier than starting with a boxed Read More..

CLASSIC TUNA MELT

CLASSIC TUNA MELT

This classic tuna melt is so easy to throw together for a weeknight dinner.  It’s perfect in its simplicity – the buttery crunch of the bread, the gooey cheese, and savory tuna filling make for the ultimate comfort food.  You may find yourself craving these Read More..

SHRIMP COCKTAIL

SHRIMP COCKTAIL

Who doesn’t love this old school classic?  The cold and tender shrimp. The sweet and spicy sauce.  So delicious. I like to serve these Savory Roasted Garlic Palmiers and a Classic Cosmopolitan Martini to wash it all down. If you’ve ever ordered a shrimp cocktail Read More..

HOMESTYLE BEEF CHILI

HOMESTYLE BEEF CHILI

A beefy, flavorful homestyle beef chili that is the ultimate comfort food recipe.  Richly flavored, hearty, and slightly spicy, this chili is just what you want on a cool, fall evening – even here in sunny Florida. My mom used to make a chili that Read More..

BONES AND BLOOD (Breadsticks and sauce)

BONES AND BLOOD (Breadsticks and sauce)

This Halloween appetizer may be one of the cutest recipes yet.  Buttery garlic breadsticks, from a refrigerated tube, and prepared marinara sauce or pizza sauce make for a quick appetizer to serve before trick or treating or at your Halloween party. This Halloween appetizer could Read More..

SAUTEED HARICOTS VERTS

SAUTEED HARICOTS VERTS

A simple vegetable recipe that uses tender, thin, French green beans, butter, shallots, lemon juice, and herbs for an easy side dish that is full of flavor. Haricot Verts are a thinner, shorter green bean that is sweeter and more robust in flavor and very Read More..

PINEAPPLE HABANERO CHEESE BALL

PINEAPPLE HABANERO CHEESE BALL

A quick and easy appetizer that is creamy, tangy, and chock full of delicious sweet heat.  Covered in salty, smoky bacon and even more cheddar, this is wonderful served with crackers or bagel chips. When I call this a quick and easy appetizer, I’m not Read More..

MAPLE MISO GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

MAPLE MISO GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

These roasted vegetables are deliciously salty, tangy, and sweet.  Even those who typically dislike brussels sprouts enjoy this dish. Perfect on your holiday table, these roasted vegetables are easy enough for a weeknight dinner.   This recipe isn’t going to get super crispy and crunchy bits, Read More..

PHILLY CHEESESTEAK HOAGIES

PHILLY CHEESESTEAK HOAGIES

These Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are an easy weeknight dinner.  Tender slices of beef, sauteed peppers and onions, and lots of gooey cheese make this a great go-to sandwich for game day, parties, or family dinner. I always got so excited when business took me to Read More..

SOUTH AFRICAN BOBOTIE

SOUTH AFRICAN BOBOTIE

An international recipe, this is the national dish of South Africa.  Bobotie is a comfort food casserole of spiced, curried ground beef topped with savory egg custard, reminiscent of Greek mousaka. While on a business trip to Cape Town, I was fortunate enough to taste Read More..

Quick And Easy Snacks To Make When Unexpected Guests Arrive

Quick And Easy Snacks To Make When Unexpected Guests Arrive

If you could prepare for unexpected guests, then they wouldn’t be called unexpected. Having to cook under a lot of pressure is a culinary challenge that weighs heavy on anyone, especially if you’re on a tight budget or just got back from work. But with Read More..

HOMEMADE CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD

HOMEMADE CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD

Homemade chicken caesar salad is a delicious, light dinner that is perfect for those dog days of summer.  Crisp and crunchy romaine topped with juicy, flavorful chicken, freshly made croutons, and a creamy, homemade caesar dressing takes this salad recipe to the next level. I Read More..

SUPER MOIST LEMON LOAF

SUPER MOIST LEMON LOAF

This is a quick and easy lemon quick bread that is moist and intensely flavorful.  This lemon loaf is perfect for breakfast, brunch, a snack, or as a dessert. I love having a fresh lemon loaf in the oven when family or friends visit.  The 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..

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, Read More..