Strawberry Feta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

I decided to step outside my comfort zone and try a new salad. Paul absolutely loves it when I do this. He is a lover of all things fresh and green. Adding strawberries, glazed walnuts and making a homemade BalsamicRead more…

Italian Tortellini Soup

I am extremely proud of this soup. Almost every vegetable in it came from last years garden that I froze for the winter. This is absolutely amazing. The flavor was incredible!! And on top of that, it’s an easy soupRead more…

Blueberry Lovers Walnut Coffee Cake

Blueberry Lovers Walnut Coffee Cake…extremely moist and tender with a blueberry nut filling in the center and a delicious crumb topping to finish it off. Grab yourself a cup of coffee, this cake is a delicious treat for blueberry lovers!Read more…

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup…incredibly delicious, hearty and full of flavor! I had a bag of dried black beans that I cooked in the crock pot. I refrigerated them in the liquid they were cooked in and made this a couple ofRead more…

Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Superb! That’s the only word that could describe this little coffee cake! This 8 inch cake took me totally by surprise, I expected it to be good, I just didn’t know how good. It all hits you in one bite,Read more…

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake

There’s only one way to describe this cake, CRAZY GOOD! The cake baked for 35 minutes, it was gone in less time than it took to bake it. When the baking time was up and I got my first peekRead more…

Kielbasa and Peppers with Pasta Alfredo

Have you ever wondered how the food you grew up loving in a particular region or state becomes a signature food for that particular region or state? When you think about Texas, you think Tex Mex or Mexican. Cheese steaksRead more…

Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze

I think the weather is finally getting to me. More cold and flurries today UGH! I needed something to cheer me up, I needed a taste of lemon and blueberry, a little taste of sunshine. The muffins have a wonderfulRead more…

Vegetable Medley Italian Style

Every year we grow zucchini and summer squash and every year I ignore them when I’m rummaging through the freezer in the winter time. We even cut back the amount we grew last year because I just didn’t know whatRead more…

Lemon Cream Pie

If you were born in the 50’s as I was, your Easter Sunday outfit was probably pretty similar to mine. I have pictures of me and my sisters when we were very young wearing our Easter Sunday best. Easter bonnets,Read more…

Mustard Steak Marinade

We had a day today where the temperature went up into the 50’s. Ok, yeah it rained and we’re expecting a ton of snow this week again but this one day was a reminder that more nice days are toRead more…

Sweet and Salty Butter Pecan Cookies

Sweet and Salty Butter Pecan Cookies are rolled in a combination of sugar with a little bit of table salt thrown in right before baking When the cookie hits your taste buds, you get a very slight taste of saltRead more…