Fresh Peach Pie

Peach Pie

Summertime conjures up so many fond memories both of activities and food. You can’t recall past summers and not remember peaches. The rosy, ripe jewels and that juice that drips from your chin to your toes. Awh, yes, when peaches are ripe and at their peak their is no better memory. My peach memory from [...]

Pork Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Ahhhh summer time and the living is easy. Summer has been kind to us so far. Not too many days with extreme heat and yet plenty of heat for the herbs and garden. It still seems a sin to heat up the oven for dinner so we find many of our meals involve the grill. [...]

Praline Cookies

Praline Cookies

Have you ever tried the Praline Cookies in the Cafe at Nordstrom’s? Oh, trust me, you would remember if you had experienced this treasure. My top two picks from the Nordstrom cafe are of course, the Tomato Basil Soup and the Praline Cookie. Picture the Nordstrom cookie—it is the size of a tea cup saucer—huge! [...]

Traditional Snack Mix

Snack mix

I like to blog for many reasons, but one reason I enjoy this process is that I love the idea of having many of my favorite recipes in one place. When I want to pull from the tried and true, I can go to the blog and find our family favorites. Seems like now a [...]

Payday® Peanut Butter Cookies

Pay Day Cookies

You think you know someone. You know what I mean don’t you? You’ve been married more than 21 years, you think you know every little detail about that special someone, especially their likes and dislikes. Well, in case the years haven’t yet enlightened you, let me clear up a few things. You never really know [...]

Red Wine Sangria


After all the hoopla over Cinco de Mayo yesterday, it seemed only fitting to reminisce over other refreshing beverages for the warm days ahead. With temperatures soaring into the 80’s this week, the time is now to sweep off the deck or patio and enjoy refreshing drinks as you begin to dream of the summer [...]

Black Bean Corn Salad

Black Bean Corn Salad

We invited friends over last weekend to celebrate Cinco de Mayo a bit early. Anytime we can share margaritas and Mexican food, then laugh and giggle is a good time in our book. When I was planning the menu, I really did not want to serve traditional refried beans and rice with our fajitas. So [...]

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables Studies show that we should eat 4 to 5 cups of fruits and vegetables each day. Are you on track? Some days are better than others in our busy lives but one thing is for sure, Grilled Vegetables are always a winner with my family. They rank as high as roasted vegetables on [...]

Glazed Lemon Bars

Lemon Bar

                                      You know it is coming and it must be getting closer. Are you ready? Apparently Kathy and I are ready and waiting. Spring is teasing us this year, isn’t it? One day sunny and even down [...]

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Merinque Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie Yes! The sun is shining and there is a brightness with the lingering daylight that definitely feeds my soul. Think Spring and think eggs, don’t you agree? Check out the facts on the difference between white shell and brown shell eggs at my article on the Kansas City Star’s Chow Town Blog. [...]