Grill-Roasted Summer Squash

When your squash hides under the leaves of the plant and gets large they are actually great grill-roasted! As careful as my husband has been picking yellow summer squash on the small side which we like, there are some theyRead more…

Classic Red Potato Salad

Most every home cook has a favorite potato salad that’s been handed down from grandma or mom, but this is my personal favorite. My mother always made her potato salad with plain white potatoes and it was delicious. However weRead more…

Coconut Pecan Frosting

One of the best tasting frosting’s in the world and by far my favorite. This frosting is typically made for a German Chocolate Cake, but you can use it on any chocolate flavor cake you like. My mother made theRead more…

Bacon, Bleu Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes

Bacon and bleu cheese dressing share top billing in the ingredients and combine for the tastiest twice baked potatoes! The combination of bleu cheese and bacon is not uncommon. Many restaurants add bacon bits on top of wedge salads withRead more…

Baked Taco Dip

Tag sale finds lead me to wanting something with Mexican flavors. Hence, Baked Taco Dip for a lazy, rainy Sunday afternoon. Friends are moving and I helped them with their tag sale this past weekend. Much to my delight IRead more…

Mozzarella and Genoa Pasta Salad

“Some of us have great stories, pretty stories that take place at lakes with boats and friends and noodle salad.” – Melvin Udall (As Good As It Gets) It has been many years since the movie As Good As ItRead more…

Italian Mac ‘n Cheese

Whoever came up with blending pasta and cheese ~ sheer genius! My version of Italian Mac ‘n Cheese has ingredients you find in basic Italian dishes. It’s creamy and delicious. One of the consummate comfort foods of all time ~Read more…

Shrimp with Lemon-Mustard Dill Sauce

A light, refreshing summertime meal that is a breeze to make. Shrimp is so versatile to cook with and when it’s on sale I grab a two pound bag. We both love it and with getting two meals from oneRead more…

Summer Vegetable Chowder

Summer Vegetable Chowder comes together beautifully with the strong presence of sweet summer corn, chunks of potato, carrot and of course luscious summer squash. We are getting squash in droves ~ yellow summer squash, so I thought I would makeRead more…

Summer Squash Bisque

A full-bodied soup that is a meal in itself. Creamy and luscious with a nice kick of cayenne, this soup ranks very high in my book! At the end of the day you want something delicious and wholesome for yourRead more…