Recipe Box, Parmesan Pumpkin & Bacon Spirals

Now that it’s officially pumpkin season, celebrate with these savory spirals full of creamy pumpkin, bacon and Parmesan cheese These spirals are super simple to make, and you can serve them for any meal or for party appetizers I had some for dinner the other night with a side of broccoli salad All you need … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Apple, Pear, & Walnut Galette

Galettes are one of my go to favorites This one is perfect for September and thoughts of Fall Yummmmmy caramelized onions … A tasty base for freshly sliced apples and pears You can make a fancy arrangement or just toss them on I did a combo of slices and chopped apples Now comes the good … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday, Spring Roll Wraps with Sweet Chili Peanut Paste

Here’s what I love about spring rolls~  the fresh vegetables and wonderful colors peaking through the transparent paper wrapper Here’s what I hate about spring rolls~  often they are hard to eat, and when you dip them, the sauce always seems to drip everywhere and the roll falls apart Soooooo, I re-invented them a little… … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Golden Zucchini Chips

I recently had Zucca Chips at North Italia, an upscale Italian restaurant chain, and let me warn you, they are addicting! I wanted to see if I could recreate them I found many recipe versions on Pinterest, some fried and some baked… The fried versions sounded pretty labor intensive so I opted for a healthier, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Peachy Pecan Bread

I had 2 juicy ripe summer peaches that needed to be used so I decided to make a peach and pecan quick bread, inspired by a recipe on my bucket list this month I love quick breads because they are made with pantry staples They’re easy to assemble and will fill your kitchen with tempting … Continue reading

Parmesan Veggie Fries with Lemon Aioli

These are pretty much “no guilt fries” They have the same shape as fries… But they aren’t really “fries” at all because they are roasted Load on the lemon zest for some zing and lots of shredded Parmesan Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper The parmesan forms a crispy crust like … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Peach Naan with Prosciutto, Burrata and Basil

How about a gourmet pizza, fit for the most discriminating foodie, with the freshest ingredients, ready in only 15 minutes, start to finish~ Faster and healthier and more delicious than take-out or delivery! This pizza features Burrata cheese, Mozzarella’s sophisticated cousin,  basically a ball of Mozzarella with a creamy, buttery inside, making it totally dreamy … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Easy Asian Salad

I found this Sesame Dressing from P.F. Chang’s at the grocery store and just had to try it P.F. Chang’s is a popular Asian restaurant chain in the United States They have a whole line of wonderful food products you can buy to create some of their special dishes right in your own kitchen See … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Father’s Day Grits & Greens Pie

My son loves cheese grits on the weekend so I decided to make him this Grits and Greens Pie from the archives for a special Father’s Day treat This makes a great side dish for any grilled meat or chicken First cook chopped bacon until crispy, remove from skillet and drain on paper towels Saute … Continue reading

Party Panache, Coconut Poke Bundt Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes It’s made with a doctored cake mix and coconut it’s glazed with Creme of Coconut You can top it with flowers for a special occasion This might be the easiest cake I’ve ever made If you don’t want to use coconut milk, use buttermilk or milk As soon … Continue reading