Throwback Thursday, Easy Summer Desserts

Last weekend I heard this comment “Nobody makes dessert around here anymore…” I was thinking, “Didn’t I just make those Key Lime Pie Minis… not to mention the Jack Daniels chocolate cake I bought for Father’s Day…” “I promise I’ll make some next week for the 4th,” I said I must admit, I have been … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Hawaiian Pizza Empanadas and a Pineapple Cocktail

Hawaiian Pizza, pizza topped with pineapple, Canadian bacon or ham, is a favorite family combo I decided to try it in an empanada version An empanada is a stuffed turnover or pastry Roll out a refrigerated pie crust dough round just a little Cut circles with a glass or biscuit cutter or a glass, about … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Quesadilla

Quesadillas, tortillas filled with layers of ingredients, don’t have to be Mexican or Tex-Mex Think of tortillas as bread and use them to make just about any kind of sandwich They are wonderful for breakfast filled with scrambled eggs and cheese, bacon or sausage You can also cut them into wedges and serve them for … Continue reading

Recipe Box, The Chef’s Best!

Happy Father’s Day! I know people think I do a lot of cooking, but truth be known I have a resident chef… We have a multi-generational household and he and I tag team the cooking and shopping for meals Sooo… In honor of my chef son, who is one of the world’s greatest Dads, I … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pimiento Cheese Bacon Lettuce & Tomato Flatbread

Okay, this is one of those “seriously, you have to make this!” recipes!! A golden dough spread with a thick layer of homemade pimiento cheese then topped with bacon, roasted grape tomatoes and scallions baked and topped with chopped romaine lettuce Are you drooling yet? AND it’s easy peasy to make! First make the pimiento … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Grilled Avocados & Avocado Fries

The other night we had chicken fajitas Simple grilled chicken, sauteed onions and sweet peppers, tucked into a lightly fried flour tortilla and drizzled with a little queso… Paired with a side of grilled avocados, it was a wonderful meal! These avocados couldn’t be easier to make… Leave the skin on and cut ripe avocados … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Honey Mustard Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs

This versatile dish is perfect for summer time grilling, it’s easy to prepare, very family friendly, and also perfect for entertaining Chicken and vegetables marinated in a tasty honey mustard sauce then skewered and grilled or broiled The secret to success for including potatoes on kebabs is to partially cook them first Cut petite red … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Loaded Cheeseburger Salad

Hamburgers make a regular appearance at our house, an easy dinner that we all love, and there is usually bacon and cheese involved… We also love a main dish salad, even 10 year old Big E, like Perfect Taco Salad or Saving Time Chicken Nugget Salad… with warmer temps coming up, how about a cheeseburger … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Turning Leftovers into a Wow Meal!

I am a huge fan of the “cook once, eat twice” philosophy It’s always nice to have leftovers on hand, and with chicken there are so many possibilites… chicken salad, chicken casseroles, chicken soup… But if you want to change it into something different and exciting you have to think outside the box a little… … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spinach, Mushroom, & Bacon Quiche

Quiche is one of my very favorite go to foods, it’s sophisticated and elegant, yet comfort food at it’s best… AND there are infinite ways to make it! You can make it with specific ingredients or just use what’s in your refrigerator or vegetable bin, a little of this and a little of that! You … Continue reading