Recipe Box, Zucchini Favorites

  This time of year, when garden zucchini is so abundant that August 8 was declared National Sneak a Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day, I rounded up my favorite recipes for using zucchini             I love zucchini and cook it year round… A lot of these recipes are figure … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus, Spinach and Corn Tetrazzini

  Recently I shared my love of quiche dishes with a quiche full of peaches and plums for a summer twist   Summer Peach Quiche Lorraine       Today I’m sharing another favorite casserole type, Tetrazzini Traditional tetrazzini is made with chicken or turkey, mushrooms and thin pasta noodles, but tetrazzini can be made … Continue reading

Party Panache, Tex-Mex Summer Spread

  With Labor Day a mere 2 weeks away, I want to share this idea of feeding your group in a fairly laborless way!           This a family friendly way to have dinner, Easy on the chef/hostess and fun for the diners/guests         Set out a Tex-Mex Summer … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Sunflower Tomato Pie

  A tray full of tomatoes just about commands a tomato pie!         Did you know that if you keep tomatoes stem side down they will last longer? Do you store your tomatoes on the counter or in the fridge? You can find important information about storing tomatoes here       … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Better Than A Bakery Jammin’ Cream Cheese Danish

  I call these “better than a bakery” because not only are they incredibly easy to make, they are not as cloyingly sweet as many sweet rolls and danishes       The base is, yep, my best friend, crescent roll dough         If you have jam or jelly jars that look … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Peach Quiche Lorraine

  I have fond memories of Quiche Lorraine, the first time I ever had it was at a sophisticated lunch with my father and one of his colleagues         When I was in college I had a summer job as an intern for his company in downtown Los Angeles.ย  One day he … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Fresh Garden Tomato & Basil Flatbread

  Even though I am not much of a gardener, I can manage fresh herbs like basil and rosemary, and HHjr loves to plant cherry tomatoes and peppers         We have a bountiful crop this year and so let’s roast them and make a sophisticated version of a traditional tomato sauce and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, OMG This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!

  We greeted August with a celebration on Thursday, My children, son in law, and two of my grands were here, A long time family friend joined us for a special dinner in memory of HH We made peace with his passing and look forward to living life to the fullest in his honor… We … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

  ๐ŸŒž Holy Heat Wave ๐ŸŒž There seems to be universal agreement that July went by way too fast! As we start dreaming of cooler fall temps and pumpkins, My thoughts are turning also to autumn comfort food I thought it might be fun to make some old fashioned comfort food recipes and put a … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Peach, Plum, & a Dash of Rum Ice Cream

  Is there anything better on a hot day than cool ice cream?         How about ice cream topped with fresh summer fruit and made with a splash of Coconut Rum, Yum!           When I make no churn ice cream I usually use Cool Whip ย it’s sooo easy … Continue reading

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