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Pickled Banana Peppers

Pickled Banana Peppers

There is a very interesting story behind this recipe. My mom went out of town and it was my job to water her plants while she was gone.  My...

Oriental Cucumber Salad

Oriental Cucumber Salad

The dog days of summer has just about ended. The days are getting shorter and there is a nip in the air. Some of us are glad to see...

Cheesy Knots

I think the hardest part of blogging is that balancing act. You want to be truthful, but you must be diplomatic enough to say what you need to say...

Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes

Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes

My vegetable garden is winding down. With this extremely hot summer, hurricanes beating down on it, it has seen better days. I do still have a few more recipes from...

Pesto Swirl Bread

Pesto Swirl Bread

Basil, basil as far as the eye can see. Whats a girl to do? This summer has been a bumper crop for basil. I love the smell of it it...

Sweet Pickles

This recipe came out of necessity. I love pickles. Mostly sweet pickles. I had a boat load of cucumber. I didn’t have all the ingredients to make my favorite...

Blueberry Blondies

Blueberry Blondies

I got this idea from The Mom Chef. I didnt have raspberries on hand, although I think this would be great with any sweet fruit, I used blueberries. Blueberries are...

Breakfast Bruschetta

Breakfast Bruschetta

OK, this has nothing to do with Breakfast Bruschetta, but I need to say something. I am deeply saddened by the loss of so many Americans a few weeks ago in Afghanistan....

Grilled Corn on the Cob

 This is how to grill tender juicy corn on the cob. When you grill them in the husk they are moist and flavorful. This corn is best made when...

Cast Iron Skillet Potato Cake

Ahhh the humble potato. It is like the little black dress of the culinary world. What doesn’t go well with the delectable potato? You can dress it up like...

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

This must be my month of basil and tomato recipes. I got the idea of this recipe from William Sonoma. I was trying to figure out how to use...