Fresh Corn and Basil Salad

Corn salad photo

Each Saturday morning I am at the local farmers market. I have to be there. I love the fresh produce. I love every part of it—the flavor, the sights, sounds, people, everything. It is amazing how the fresh offerings change week by week. One week … [Keep reading...]


Guacamole #1

Certain foods just make more sense to make at home. Guacamole falls into this category. The ingredients go together in minutes and the taste is much fresher and doesn’t have that preservative-off flavor. There are many guacamole afficianodos who … [Keep reading...]

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Salad

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Salad

The Fourth of July means the summer is just about half over. Oh no! Where has it gone? I better set aside time to have fun and just enjoy the rest of this season. Do you want to join me? … [Keep reading...]

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Peanut Butter Kisses

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Sound familiar? That is my relationship with peanut butter cookies. They don’t tumble from our cookie jar very many times a year, but when I crave peanut butter cookies, I must admit the appeal … [Keep reading...]

Summer Grilled Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes

Summertime—and in my dreams it is supposed to be lazy and easy. Why isn’t that always the case? Last week I was in North Carolina to attend a special wedding, then we took a couple days to explore the beauty and foods of Charleston, SC. Now home … [Keep reading...]

Ramen Noodle Salad

Ramen Noodle Salad

I’ve never understood folks who refuse to share their recipes with friends and family. This may sound funny coming from someone who writes recipes and receives $$ for those recipes, but let me explain. Food, family, friends and the kitchen … [Keep reading...]

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

caramelized onions

Stop! Do not push your slow cooker to the back of the cabinet just because summer is coming. Caramelized onions are one of my favorites, especially for summer cooking, and your trusty Crock Pot makes an easy-peasy big bunch. What do I do with … [Keep reading...]

Baked Potato Dip

baked potato dip

Recipes flood my internet feed daily and one or two usually catch my eye and I mentally file those away and plan to test, research and explore further. Then there are those recipes that fly by in a blip and I think “ewww ick”, bloggers are … [Keep reading...]

Strawberry Hand Tarts

Strawberry Hand Tarts

Is it time for strawberry shortcake? Or strawberry pie? Or just eating strawberries fresh, one after another? Yes to all of these, but one mark of the strawberry season for me is a batch of strawberry hand tarts. … [Keep reading...]