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Southwestern Chicken Strata

Southwestern Chicken Strata

Cheesy, creamy and layered with those wonderful flavors of the southwest. Not your ordinary breakfast casserole, this strata is perfect for casual brunch or lunch dining! I love breakfast casseroles. A strata is really nothing more than a breakfast casserole with ingredients similar to those […]

Shrimp and Corn, Chowder or Bisque – One Great Recipe, Two Delicious Soups

Shrimp and Corn, Chowder or Bisque – One Great Recipe, Two Delicious Soups

Smooth and creamy or chock full of chunks of shrimp and bites of sweet corn. One recipe, yielding two great soups – both full of luscious flavor. This recipe is basically three parts, two if you stick with a chowder. The first is making a […]

Espresso Martinis

Espresso Martinis

It’s the middle of the week and I’m trying to decide if I need a bit of coffee for a burst of energy or a cocktail to wind things down. Think I’ll shake it up and do both! Rich, robust and ridiculously good. It’s a […]

Gulf Coast Crab Cakes

Gulf Coast Crab Cakes

Delicate morsels of crab dance playfully with a tasty and colorful collection of vegetables and herbs, enveloped in a blanket of a rich, creamy mustard sauce. These tender little cakes are chock full of color and flavor with sweet onion, scallions, red and yellow bell […]

Sour Cream and Raisin Pancakes

Sour Cream and Raisin Pancakes

It’s the weekend and pancakes are on the menu! And nestled inside these delicate breakfast cakes are golden raisins that have soaked in sweet apple juice for just a bit. Then these tiny bits of fruit are wrapped in a batter made with buttermilk and […]

Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

There’s nothing quite like lemon to brighten the day. Full of tart and sweet, these little squares pack gorgeous flavors with a silky lemon topping that sits on a tender pastry crust woven with more lemon zest. The clouds and rain have become frequent guests […]

Cracked Wheat Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Cracked Wheat Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Take tender bites of cracked wheat and toss them with a medley of fresh veggies, nuts and mint – creating a simple salad with pops of color that are tangy and sweet, nutty and fresh and full of flavor. This is a variation of tabbouleh, […]

Pasta Salad with Roasted Salmon and Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette

Pasta Salad with Roasted Salmon and Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette

Little bowties dressed up with a creamy, tangy vinaigrette and a delightful blend of roasted salmon, red onion, fennel, capers and fresh dill – all tossed together making one delightful pasta salad. After roasting a large fillet of salmon this week I decided tossing it […]

Citrus and Fennel Roasted Salmon

Citrus and Fennel Roasted Salmon

Take a beautiful fillet of salmon, layer it with sautéed sweet onion and fennel, herbs and citrus. Then roast, letting the juice from the orange and lemon settle gently into the tender flesh of this gorgeous fish. Roasting a large piece of fish can be […]

Orange Sangria

Orange Sangria

Light and crisp with a wonderful flavor of orange citrus bouncing through your glass, playing quite nicely with a beautiful chardonnay! Though the calendar says it’s not officially summer, this vibrant sangria says otherwise! Sangria comes in all forms and flavors. This started off as […]

Cream Cheese Brownies

Cream Cheese Brownies

A rich and gooey chocolate brownie with a luscious cream cheese filling swirling throughout – it’s the perfect treat for a long weekend! Recipes for cream cheese brownies have been made and remade over the years. I’ve made so many and this particular version is […]

Summer Squash Pancakes

Summer Squash Pancakes

Lightly golden on the outside with pops of bright yellow peaking out from the inside – these little pancakes are plumped full of fresh summer squash. Delicately seasoned, they’re a delicious addition to your spring and summer menu! Summer squash really encompasses a variety of […]


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Southwestern Chicken Strata

Southwestern Chicken Strata

Cheesy, creamy and layered with those wonderful flavors of the southwest. Not your ordinary breakfast casserole, this strata is perfect for casual brunch or lunch dining! I love breakfast casseroles. A strata is really nothing more than a breakfast casserole with ingredients similar to those […]

Sour Cream and Raisin Pancakes

Sour Cream and Raisin Pancakes

It’s the weekend and pancakes are on the menu! And nestled inside these delicate breakfast cakes are golden raisins that have soaked in sweet apple juice for just a bit. Then these tiny bits of fruit are wrapped in a batter made with buttermilk and […]

Brisket Hash with Brown Shallot Gravy

Brisket Hash with Brown Shallot Gravy

Beef is not only what’s for dinner, it’s also what’s for breakfast. And what a hearty breakfast this is. Loaded with country potatoes, cheese, herbs and spices plus gorgeous chunks of beef brisket. Topped with a couple of eggs – served your favorite way – […]

Coconut Waffles

Coconut Waffles

It’s the weekend so what better way to start things off than with a delicious breakfast bread – with steam rising from the top, crispy on the outside yet tender and fluffy on the inside. These golden waffles are layered with flakes of toasted coconut […]

Orange Marmalade Bread

Orange Marmalade Bread

A light pecan crunch and a gentle wisp of cinnamon compliment the subtle and wonderful bittersweet tang of marmalade in this beautiful golden loaf. Orange marmalade is the surprise ingredient in this vintage quick bread recipe. It’s an easy mix by hand. This bread starts […]