Party food

Pepper & Sausage Brunch Strata

During the busy holidays, we all need simple, but show stopper dishes, we can serve to a hungry crowd. There is nothing easier than an overnight French toast casserole or a hearty egg strata for a big brunch or breakfast. Last November I posted my pumpkin french toast casserole- I […]

Luxurious Horseradish Sauce for Beef

This is a thick and creamy sauce that packs a punch with its’ hot bite of horseradish, pepper, garlic and shallots. Serve with beef tenderloin during the holidays or for that very special dinner when only the best cut of beef will do. Be certain to buy chilled fresh prepared […]

Crispy Cocktail Smashed Potatoes

I discovered this recipe while following the instgram account of Carolina Gelen- a contibutor at Food52 and the New York Times food blog. She takes simple ingredients and cleverly elevates them- almost always creating clever Kosher and vegetarian dishes. Her videos and photography are beautiful. I love her cooking. This […]

Southern Cornbread Stuffing

There are no shortcuts with this recipe. None. That being said- it is a very simple recipe- no oysters or ground chestnuts. Just simple ingredients that make a huge impact with their flavors. Bake the cornbread from scratch- use my recipe here. While still warm, crumble the cornbread in a […]

Southern Slow Cooker BBQ Pork with Slatherin’ Sauce

Sigh, Summer is slowly coming to an end. But, with the end of Summer come the traditions we love about the Fall: Labor Day Weekend, Pumpin Spice and College Football! Even though football is going to be VERY different from years passed, we can still cook up a tailgate worthy […]

Stuffed Picnic Boule

Hunky Hubbie and I love to hike to our favorite “secret spot” in “Location NOT disclosed” and have a picnic. Over the years, we have shared our spot with many friends and family. There is a beautiful lake, driftwood logs that can be used as seating or a makeshift picnic […]

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 […]

Philipp’s Excellent Hamburgers

My daughter Kimmons and her good friend, Philipp have become very accomplished home cooks. While we were all together in Montana, they experimented with meringues, sour dough starter, cakes, German meatballs and most recently their version of Gordon Ramsey’s Smoky Pork Sliders. Philipp used ground beef from our local butcher- […]

Pomegranate Blueberry Champagne Cocktail

It’s been another long week. I don’t know about y’all , but sometimes, I need that Friday cocktail with as little muss and fuss as possible. So here it is it … A Pomegranate Blueberry Champagne Cocktail. Everyone has blueberries coming out of their well, you know. So grab a […]