Slightly Sweet Dill Refrigerator Pickles

Slicing cucumbers for pickles photo

I am a Farmer’s Market addict. I have to go each Saturday. I need to see what has ripened since my last visit. The colors, smells and ultimately the tastes of the market captivate me. I just bought tomatoes, blackberries, corn, zucchini, peppers, peaches and cucumbers. I love it all, but I was especially thrilled [...]

Raspberry Shortbread Bars

Raspberry shortbread bars photo

I love to bake cookies. Some cookies, I feel, are just for Christmas, like my gingerbread cookies, but there are a special few that I bake all year long. They are beautiful on a holiday tray and yet taste equally wonderful on a hot summer day with a big glass of iced tea. The red [...]

Cast Iron Skillet Cheese Fondue

Cast Iron Skillet Cheese Fondue photo

Summertime and casual evenings around the grill make a natural pair. Wine, grilling and eating outside are fun and relaxing to me. Sometimes it is just my hubby and me, and sometimes, the evening expands to include my daughters, friends and family. Either way, we munch on appetizers while we wait for the grill to [...]

Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad Recipe

Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad Photo

The wonderful flavor is etched in my mind and I am craving a salad that it would be almost impossible for me to ever enjoy again. The setting was the Woodward Table in Washington DC and we were celebrating my daughter receiving her Master’s degree. I loved that carrot and beet salad so much—and yet, [...]

Shrimp Antipasto Salad Recipe

Shrimp Antipasto Salad Photo

I love a good picnic. Well, truth be told, I love to eat outside, but packing a picnic so I can enjoy a pretty spot or an outdoor event is something I love to do. That means I am always on the lookout for tasty, different and easy-to pack picnic fare. This year, my picnic [...]

Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak Photo

Come over for dinner this weekend and this may be what I serve. It is my go-to recipe and my entire family loves it. Summer or winter, everyday family meals or friends over, this Marinated Flank Steak is a winner.

Egg Salad Recipe that is nothing like Mom’s

Parsi Deviled Eggs Photo

  Do you have hard cooked eggs lingering in the refrigerator? Once the hunt is over, what can you possibly do with all of those eggs? Use them for some trendy, great tasting dishes! Really. Don’t you believe me?

Dutch Baby Recipe

Dutch Baby Photo

A Dutch Baby for Easter? You bet!  The name doesn’t sound like a scrumptious breakfast or dessert, does it? Some may know it as an oven baked German pancake, and others may not have heard of this super simple, great tasting dish. Fantastic flavor with a show stopping appearance, combined with oh-so-easy prep, makes it [...]

Malted Milk Cake Recipe

Malted Milk Cake Photo

Handwriting is such a simple thing, and yet, most of us miss seeing it when someone passes away. It sounds odd, but it is true for handwriting is so personal. Suddenly,a scrap of paper with anything written on it becomes a cherished memory. When I saw that handwriting, in a recipe box stored away for [...]

Mustard and Beer Braised Country-Style Pork Ribs

Beer Braised Pork Ribs Photo

Nothing says comfort and home cooking quite as easily as a dish prepared in the slow cooker. That means it is time for country-style pork ribs braised in a slow cooker.