Monday, August 25, 2014

Alfredo Macaroni and Cheese with White Wine

Alfredo Macaroni and Cheese with White Wine

What do you do when you have leftover homemade Alfredo sauce in the fridge? If you're anything like me, you make Alfredo Macaroni and Cheese with White Wine. Trust me. It was a deliciously good call!

Pear Tart with Walnuts and Blue Cheese - #SRC

Pear Tart with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

'Tis the season for pears which is why I chose a Fresh Pear Tart from Sue of Couscous and Consciousnesses to make for this month's #SRC (Secret Recipe Club).

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Grilled Peach Salsa

Grilled Peach Salsa Recipe

I wanted to take full advantage of summer's peach season before it's all just a distant, wintry memory so when I was asked to bring an appetizer to a friend's party recently, I decided I'd try my hand at making a healthy and fresh Grilled Peach Salsa.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pizza

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pizza Recipe

Don't you just love a dish that does double duty by combining several of your favorite recipes and flavors into one amazing meal? That's what this Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pizza is. A combination of pizza, along with chicken Alfredo, along with roasted broccoli. Can it get any better? I think not!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Easy Apple Pie Roses

Easy Apple Pie Rose Recipe via

I can not take credit for coming up with the adorable food/craft (although I wish I could). I saw this rose tart video on facebook a few weeks ago and after watching a quick video, I knew I wanted to try my hand at making these.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Golden Oatmeal and Macadamia Nut Cookie Bars

Golden Oatmeal and Macadamia Nut Cookie Bar Recipe

It has been a long time since I made any sort of cookie bar so I thought it was high time that I changed that with these Golden Oatmeal and Macadamia Nut Cookie Bars.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mexican Rigatoni

Mexican Rigatoni Recipe

I can never seem to follow a recipe without changing things up. Usually a lot! In fact, by the time I get through with all my additions and subtractions most  of the dishes I end up serving aren't anything like the recipe I started to make. Take this Mexican Rigatoni for example...

Friday, August 15, 2014

B, L and Fried Green T Sandwich with Chipotle Mayonnaise

How to make a B, L and Fried Green T Sandwich

Did you know that August is bacon month? Actually I think most people think bacon month lasts all year long, January - December, and I suppose that's true for most, but in all actuality it's really only August. Sorry folks, but the good news is, you don't need a particular reason or month to enjoy bacon, you can enjoy it whenever you wish. God bless America!

That said, this recipe for B, L and Fried Green T's  is honestly more about the T than it is about the B....Fried Green T's to be exact!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Slow Cooker Blackberry Fancy

Slow Cooker Blackberry Fancy

I realize that the only thing fancy about the looks of this Slow Cooker Blackberry Fancy may be the actual dish I chose to serve it in, but don't let that fool tastes a whole lot better than it looks!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blueberry Slab Pie

Blueberry Slab Pie, blueberries, pie, dessert, blueberry pie, crumble topping

I know you're going to adore this Blueberry Slab Pie recipe as much as we did. If you're at all intimidated by making your own pie crust (I know, me too), then this is the perfect pie for you because this crust is super simple to make and it only goes on the bottom of the 9x13 sheet pan. Once you've rolled the crust into a general rectangle shape, you can then use your fingers to press and work the dough to fit the pan, thereby forgoing any additional rolling.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Bavarian Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Bavarian Pot Roast via

I love that slow cookers and crock pots have made a resurgence over the past several years. When they first became popular (back in the late 70's and into 80's), I remember receiving a crock pot as a bridal shower gift but I never used it. It seemed like an extravagance to me at the time and I really felt like I wanted to do more "hands-on" cooking, not just the set-it-and-forget-it type.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pickled Golden Beets and Onions for #SundaySupper Saving Summer

Pickled Golden Beets and Onions Recipe

I've only recently jumped onto the beet bandwagon. In the past, I stayed as far away from them as I could because, for me, I always thought they tasted a little too much like dirt for my liking. Fortunately, with age comes wisdom, and now I consider them to have an "earthy" taste that, only in my mid 50's (there, I said it. LOL), I can truly appreciate and enjoy!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Homemade Horchata

Homemade Horchata Recipe

While paging through my copy of Taste of Home: Recipes Across America cookbook, I found this recipe for horchata. Normally, I'd pass right by this type of recipe without giving it too much thought, but this time I stopped dead in my tracks.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Zucchini Muffins

You know it as well as I do, zucchini recipes are everywhere this time of year. Every blogger in every corner of the world is trying to come up with something different and unusual that you've never seen before. Now, I'm not saying that my recipe for Chocolate and Peanut Butter Zucchini Muffins are all that different, or unique, but what I am saying is that they are delicious and I hope you'll decide to try them.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thyme for Beer Bread #TwelveLoaves Summer Herbs

Thyme for Beer Bread  recipe via

Since this month's #TwelveLoaves challenge is all about summer herbs, I decided to make a quick bread that I'm calling "Thyme for Beer Bread" which uses plenty of fresh garden thyme which I snipped right from our own backyard herb garden.

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