Secret Recipe Club, Parmesan Stars, Pistachio Pigs, and High Heel Cheese Cookies!

Secret Recipe Club reveal day! My assignment this month is Manu’s Menus.  Manu, or Manuela, is from Italian and Sicilian heritage, married to a man from India,  and now she lives in Australia~ wow, what an exciting life!  Manu is artistic and an avid traveler, and I had so much fun exploring her recipes from … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Green Goddess Salad Bar with Wacky Weeds

We were having Chef’s salad for dinner and I am pretty sure some clever chef somewhere, long ago, came up with this title because it sounds a lot better then “Clean Out the Refrigerator Salad,”  which is what it basically is! To jazz things up a bit, I decided to set it up salad bar … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Everything Cocktail Cookies

I have been playing with Everything seasoning a lot lately and couldn’t resist trying it in a version of cheese straws. Traditional cheese straws get a kick from cayenne pepper and they are often too spicy hot for me. I know, I’m a whimp… These are flavorful without the heat, a savory tasty treat.  They … Continue reading

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