Memphis Style Barbecue Dry-Rubbed Chicken

Memphis Style Barbecue Dry-Rubbed Chicken I love the smoky scent of a backyard BBQ. This weekend was the un-official start of summer and for us that meant just one thing – grilling! During the summer months we spend a lotRead more…

Chicken Potpie Casserole

Chicken Potpie Casserole Dina and I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Paula Deen and her sons Jamie and Bobby at the Lady & Son’s banquet hall in Savannah, GA. This was a very exciting time for us. Both PaulaRead more…

Quick Pickled Shrimp

Quick Pickled Shrimp Summer meals in my house contain a lot of fresh, local seafood. Fresh local shrimp tops our list and is a favorite of every member of my family. Since we are hosting some summer barbecues this yearRead more…

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad Fresh caprese salad is one of the easiest and most delicious summer salads. This Italian classic has been a favorite of mine for years, and it’s especially wonderful in summer when my tomatoes and basil are fresh fromRead more…

Avocado with Mango Salsa

Avocado with Mango Salsa This is a newly discovered favorite summer lunch of mine, Avocado with Mango Salsa. The flavors are fresh and bright and it makes the perfect lunch for summer. We also eat this salsa on Caribbean styleRead more…

Coconut Pecan Blondies

Coconut Pecan Blondies I’m going start out by saying these Coconut Pecan Blondies are delicious! These whole grain blondies are my new go to recipe which I found in Eating Well Magazine, May/June 2015 issue. These are made with wholeRead more…

Crock Pot Loaded Baked Beans

Crock Pot Loaded Baked Beans Around my house we call these Loaded Baked Beans our “picnic” baked beans. We bring them to barbecues and potluck dinners and they are always a huge success. They are easy enough to put togetherRead more…

Fluffernutter Cookies

Fluffanutter Cookies As a child growing up in New England, fluffernutter sandwiches often appeared in my school lunch box. A Fluffernutter sandwich is most commonly a combination of white bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow creme which is iconic in NewRead more…

S’mores Snack Mix

S’mores Snack Mix I’ve said before how much my hubby likes to snack. He likes his snacks on the savory side like when we made this Homemade Spicy Party Mix. I, however, like mine on the sweeter side so IRead more…

Homemade Spicy Party Mix

Homemade Spicy Party Mix My husband is an avid snacker and likes to nosh on tasty tidbits during his down time both at the station and at home. Granted, with our schedules, he doesn’t have much down time these daysRead more…

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms If there’s one side dish we love to have with grilled steak, it’s mushrooms. They just seem to go so well together. Sometimes I make them in a gravy, other times I just do a quick saute andRead more…

Apple, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

On our most recent family vacation, we ate dinner at the Whispering Canyon Cafe at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. This wasn’t our first visit, it wasn’t even our second time there as we really do enjoyRead more…