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

Recipe Box, Ryan’s Hot and Hot Summer Tomato Salad Stack

Hot & Hot Fish Club is an upscale restaurant in Birmingham AL Chef owner Chris Hastings is well reknown in the foodie circles The restaurant remained open during part of the Covid lock down, with one dish only available for take-out~ The hands down most popular restaurant offering, Tomato Salad Thick slices of juicy heirloom … Continue reading

Recipe Box, TrompoKing Tacos Al Pastor

When I came home from the beach on Sunday, HHjr said, “I’ve got dinner covered, I’m making Tacos Al Pastor” “Yum sounds great” I said, but imagine my surprise when I saw this! “Holy Guacamole what is that???” “It’s called a TrompoKing” he said It’s a vertical way to cook food “I sliced pork shoulder … Continue reading

Tablescapes, a Trip to the South Pacific

I thought we’d take a little trip today, how about joining me in the South Pacific? The inspiration for this table and bar was the Broadway show, South Pacific This post was originally part of a tablescape hop 4 years ago To celebrate New York’s reopening and the beginning of Summer I thought it would … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Roasted Red Potatoes with Gorgonzola and Rosemary

These potatoes are really easy to make, and you can pair them with grilled chicken, steak, fish or BBQ We enjoyed them with ribs over Memorial Day weekend Simple to prepare, incredibly tasty, and dinner party worthy! If you’re not a fan of gorgonzola or bleu cheese, you can sub Parmesan, Manchego, or white cheddar … Continue reading