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Month: May 2018

Strawberry, Spinach and Arugula Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry, Spinach and Arugula Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

If it’s true we first eat with our eyes, then this salad is worth a look! When I was catering with my dear friend Jane we were always looking for great salads. This is a spinoff of a salad that was frequently requested and one […]

Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip

Rich, luscious and simple. A little melting, a little stirring a lot of good eating! This is a throwback to the days of canapés and canasta. This hot dip is loaded with lump crabmeat, cream cheese with its mild tang, creamy mayonnaise spiced with dry […]

Bee’s Knees and Bourbon Infused Lemonade – They’re a Honey of a Pair!

Bee’s Knees and Bourbon Infused Lemonade – They’re a Honey of a Pair!

If you’re from the South chances are you’re quite familiar with simple syrup. After all, you can’t make a decent sweet tea without it. But there’s another nectar infused syrup that you might not know about – honey syrup – and it’s the perfect touch […]

Croque Monsieur – A Glorious Ham and Cheese!

Croque Monsieur – A Glorious Ham and Cheese!

This is the ultimate ham and cheese sandwich – a knife and fork version with layers of gooey cheese covered in a rich and velvety béchamel sauce! We typically think of serving a ham and cheese sandwich for a light lunch or casual dinner dish […]

Cream of English Pea Soup

Cream of English Pea Soup

Simple soups are often the best and this one can certainly be placed in that category. Tender English peas are transformed into an elegant soup that is easy to prepare and wonderful served warm or chilled. For many of us our first – or perhaps […]

Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake

One of the most delicate of all cakes is Angel Food. Said to be “food of the angels” this recipe dates back almost two centuries. This simple white sponge cake is made from a base of whipped egg whites that creates a texture almost lighter […]

Country Captain – A Southern Spice-Filled Delight!

Country Captain – A Southern Spice-Filled Delight!

Country Captain – a dish of stewed chicken – is considered a Southern classic and one that dates back centuries. Though copies of the recipe have been found in cookbooks from the American Colonial period of the 1700s, the South claims this as one of […]

Slow-Roasted Fresh Strawberries

Slow-Roasted Fresh Strawberries

One of my favorite things as a kid had to be fresh strawberries. It was a fruit that neither of my Grandparents had in their gardens, as the climate in the Texas Panhandle wasn’t ideal for growing them. In the small rural town where I […]

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Griddle Cakes with Orange Curd

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Griddle Cakes with Orange Curd

Pancakes have a special place in my heart. An odd statement for sure. Life as a single working Mom was often challenging but it seemed to have taught my young daughter to be very resourceful. The first meal Emily ever cooked for me was a […]

Teatime Tassies

Teatime Tassies

This was one of Mom’s “go to” desserts. Little morsels of pecan pie filling tucked into a delicate cream cheese and buttery crust. Teatime Tassies are lighter than a traditional pecan pie making them perfect for warm weather entertaining! If making pies is not your […]

Spinach and Arugula Salad with Roasted Beets and Apple Cider Dressing

Spinach and Arugula Salad with Roasted Beets and Apple Cider Dressing

Mother’s Day is around the corner and what better way to celebrate than to acknowledge the wonderful women in our lives? This is a nod to my Grandmother – Tassie Mae – one of the women in my life who taught me about food, family […]

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

Memories of the Texas winds drifting through the screen doors, making their way from one side of my Grandparent’s house to the other. The rustling of the leaves on the cottonwood trees breaking the quiet of the country afternoon. Sweet tea with beads of moisture […]


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