I’m not usually one to follow traditions when it comes to food and food holidays like Thanksgiving. What can I say? I get bored easily, and I like to try new things. It’s not always something that my family appreciates, but if I’m the one doing the cooking, then I’m the one who gets to decide what’s on the menu. *insert evil laughter here*
Creamy New England Sweet Corn Risotto with Shrimp is a great way to use up the last of summer’s bounty of sweet corn. It’s a creamy and delicious seafood main course that can be on the dinner table in approximately 30 minutes. This year my husband and I didn’t plant […]
Chocolate Cranberry Quick Bread with Pecans comes together quickly, and it’s chock full of creamy, chewy and crunchy ingredients. It’s perfect for to serve for all of your autumnal gatherings. When you’re looking for something a little sweet but not cloyingly so, this Chocolate Cranberry Quick Bread with Pecans fits the bill, perfectly.
You guys, it’s apple season! Can you feel the slight chill in the air and the warm scent of cinnamon that is just about everywhere? Yeah, me either but I’m hopeful that it will happen soon. Even though it’s September, today in Illinois where I live the temperatures are supposed to be in the 90’s with a heat index in the 100’s. UGH! Oh well. Since there’s nothing I can do about the outside temperatures, I might as well make it feel like fall on the inside and cook up a batch of Slow Cooker Homestyle Apple Pear Sauce with Amaretto.
When you don’t have time to fuss after a long day to get dinner on the table, with very little preparation in the morning you can have this delicious and easy Mexican Slow Cooker Pork Tacos with Rice meal waiting to eat almost as soon as you walk in the door.
Back in the 70’s (my high school days) I remember cucumber dip being all the rage. It was a tangy mix of grated cucumber, sour cream, and onion. I decided to revisit what I recall was my favorite dip, and (naturally) add my own twist to it for a 2016 update.
Whenever I’m at an American county fair or street festival, I always make a beeline directly to the corn dog stand. Corn dogs have always been something I crave, and they’re the one “food on a stick” that I enjoy more than all the others. Until now, of course. For me, a hot and hearty “Corn-Wurst” now takes the blue ribbon in my heart.
This recipe for Seared Salmon Fillets with Pistachio Basil Butter is elegant enough for company, and yet easy enough for a busy weeknight. I cannot take credit for this fabulous recipe for these seared salmon fillets, although I sure wish I could. This recipe comes from a cookbook called The Quick […]
With zucchinis still being so prevalent in the grocery store, and in home gardens and farmer’s markets, I wanted to come up with a recipe that marries the idea of eggplant Parmesan, and pizza, but with using summer squash as a replacement for the eggplant. I think I hit the nail right on the head with this recipe for Italian Layered Zucchini Parmesan! Try it, and you be the judge.
While I do like to bake from scratch a lot, there are times when using pre-made store-bought items fits the bill as far as time is concerned. So is the case with this Grilled Pineapple Pound Cake. It’s an utterly delicious, easy, and impressive dessert you’ll be proud to serve.
Here we are at the end of the summer BBQ season and at the front door of tailgating season. What I love about this dill pickle potato salad is that it can carry through the two seasons, seamlessly and effortlessly. Trust me when I tell you that you’ll score big points with family and friends no matter when you serve it!
This dish can be made with any type of pasta that is your favorite. I happen to enjoy linguine, and had it in my pantry, so that’s what I used. Feel free to swap out whatever you have, and whatever is convenient. This roasted tomato bacon pasta takes approximately 30 minutes, from start to dinner, which makes it a stress-free recipe that will please the entire family any night of the week.
Store-bought puff pastry is truly a modern miracle for bakers everywhere. With a minimum effort and fuss, anyone can turn out impressive dishes or desserts that look like they belong in the front window of a bakery or French patisserie.
When you serve your family these Chocolate Cinnamon Breakfast Croissants, they’ll feel like they’ve just stayed at the finest Bed and Breakfast. Then, after they’re done eating, tell them to hit the road for the day so you can have the house to yourself. HaHa! Just like the finest Bed and Breakfast.
The reason I called this “Company’s Coming” Corn Flake Muffin Tin Crab Cakes is because they’re for those special occasions where you want to impress your guests. But shhh. Don’t tell them how easy they are to make. That will be our little secret!
This heirloom tomato salad is so good, so fresh, and so loaded with textures and flavors that will explode in your mouth with each and every bite. The crunch from the pistachios, the creaminess of the goat cheese, the sweet and oniony bite of the red onion, the savory earthiness of the fresh thyme, the mild and pungent fragrance of the garlic lemon olive oil, and of course the sweet and juicy garden fresh tomatoes.