Whipped Honey Goat Cheese Spread Recipe

Whipped Honey Goat Cheese Spread photo

Dinnertime seems to be on a constant racetrack. What’s for dinner? When? How long before dinner—or do we need to rush out after dinner? No time to sit and savor and no time to really talk to your family. It is time to slow down and serve an appetizer and one of my favorites is [...]

Slow Cooker Beef Heros and Fun at the Great Midwest Balloon Fest

Slow cooker beef sandwich photo

About this time in the summer, I grow weary of grilled chicken and plain ole burgers. Don’t get me wrong, I love grilling out, but sometimes you need to change it up a bit. There are also those weekends that are so packed with fun or work you need a quick meal. Like this weekend, [...]

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 [...]