Herbaceous Chicken Under Brick

A spin on a recipe I did quite some time ago using fresh herbs from our garden ~ something to spruce up an otherwise boring chicken. Now that our garden herbs are gaining some maturity, I decided to take fullRead more…

Butter-Basted Pork Chops with Thyme

Pan seared thick bone-in pork chops get bathed in lots of butter and fresh thyme before finishing off in the oven for another great restaurant quality meal you make at home. I would love to continue the healthy, eating lighterRead more…

Chicken and Strawberry Salad with Blackberry Dressing

Using left-over grilled chicken, fresh strawberries and romaine lettuce with beautiful blackberry dressing ~ eating lighter in the summer and loving it! My son was visiting us this past weekend and I made one of his summertime favorites Grilled ChickenRead more…

King For A Day

Commemorate the father in your life with a meal fit for a king!As we get set to honor the dads in our lives on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 I have scoured through my recipes to find the perfect Father’s DayRead more…

PepperJack Mac ‘n Cheese

It wasn’t surprising to find from my research that Macaroni and Cheese ranked in the top ten list on every site that I visited for favorite comfort foods in America. Comfort foods like home made buttermilk biscuits, meatloaf, chicken soupRead more…

Fried Calamari with Firecracker Dipping Sauce

Light, crispy calamari rings served with delicious Firecracker Dipping Sauce ~ the ultimate restaurant quality appetizer you make in your own home. Remember the Firecracker Chicken Wings I did just a short time ago? Well that sauce in it’s rawRead more…

Easy Chocolate, Date and Nut Cookie Bars

A boxed cake mix as a base makes for some fabulous chocolate cookie bars with the addition of a few simple ingredients! Well it’s no secret anymore that you can use a cake mix to make easy and delicious cookies.Read more…

Braised Pork with Cabbage, Onions and Apples

Pork with a host of other great ingredients simmers slowly to make the most delicious and comforting family meal. We have another unseasonably cold day today at 48 degrees and it is June 2nd! There’s a fire in the woodRead more…

Baker’s® Raspberry Ganache Pie – Featuring Driscoll’s Berries

I woke up one morning earlier in the week thinking about the lovely chocolate mousse pie I had at the steakhouse a couple of weekends ago. My thoughts were that I have to make it. Then I spotted a recipeRead more…

{Slow Cooker} Coffee Rubbed Chuck Roast

A classic fall and winter dinner gets a bit of a makeover and slow cooks in the crock pot for a delicious family meal everyone will enjoy. I have made so many pot roast dinners in my life it wouldRead more…