Brunch

Pumpkin French Toast Strata

As far as entertaining goes, one of my favorite parties to host is brunch. You can set everything up the night before, no fussing with appetizers, everyone is more relaxed and food for brunch is typically so simple to prepare. One of my favorite things to make is either an […]

Boozy Celtic Coffee

Hunky Hubbie and I LOVE Bailey’s on ice after dinner. It is my favorite dessert. I rather have a dram of Bailey’s than almost any dessert other than Key Lime Pie. This summer I wanted to create a little after dinner dessert cocktail that had a touch of coffee, a […]

Crazy Healthy Green Goddess Dressing

You wouldn’t know it to look at it, but my green Goddess Dressing is so healthy, you’ll want to start slathering it on everything you eat. I use Italian Flat Leaf Parsley as my base, add in Greek yogurt (no mayonaise or sour cream), avocado and fresh lemon juice. Sprinkle […]

Summer Vegetable Quiche

Welcome to Vegetarian Week. My newly married daughter, Elizabeth, challenged me to create a series of vegetarian recipes that would be simple, cost effective and healthy. So I bring you- Vegetarian Week. My first recipe is a zucchini, mushroom, spianch and pepper quiche. I just picked up seasonal veggies from […]

Friday Cocktail Hour- The Pink Lady

She’s frothy, flirty and fun! The Pink Lady- just like your grandmother used to drink at the Club with her bridge group. The glamourous cocktail is so much fun to have on your dressing table before you head out for a night on the town ( remember when we could […]

The Ultimate Banana Bread

Follwers of my website know I am a big fan of America’s Test Kitchen. I love their inovation, testing and fantastic recipes. They often take something simple and give it a much needed boost. That is the case with this banana bread. Who here hasn’t baked a few loaves during […]

Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta

My version of Bruschetta is about the simplest appetizer you can make. I use sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil- use that oil- it’s full of flavor. I mix in sliced cherry tomatoes, but really anything that is in season is fine. Slice your baguette, rub a garlic clove […]

Huckleberry Buttermilk Pancakes

When I have company in town for the summer, I know I am going to serve up something Huckleberry be it a huckleberry martini, huckleberry jam or best of all… huckleberry pancakes. Huckleberries are grown wild only in northern climates. Typically, you can pick them in late July to August […]

Bourbon -Peach Jam with Thyme

In the summer, when the days are long and lazy and I know I don’t have to cook a big dinner, filling up the day by canning the summer’s freshest fruit is, to me, pure heaven. Homeamde gifts are so appreciated and spending the day making a pantry full of […]