Jul 152017
 
Watermelon Martini

1 cup fresh watermelon juice 1 tablespoon simple syrup 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice 4 ounces vodka 1 ounces triple sec or cointreau basil or mint, optional Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into rocks glass filled with ice.  Top with basil or mint. To make simple syrup […]

May 012017
 
Succotash Salad

2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large sweet onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen beans (lima, edamame, fava, etc), cooked al dente Kernels from 6 ears of corn (about 5 cups) 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup […]

Feb 232017
 
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

This is a doctored up cake mix recipe and it’s one of my favorites!   Lately, I’ve been skipping the German chocolate if I don’t have it on hand and it turns out just as good.  I’ve added a few tablespoons of flour to the cake mix due to the new smaller sizes (15.25oz) of most cake […]

Feb 192017
 
Chicken Enchiladas

I’ve been making these chicken enchiladas for years….it’s one of my favorite enchilada recipes that I found in Southern Living magazine. 3 cups chopped cooked chicken 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Pepper Jack or Monterey Jack cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1 (4.5-oz.) can chopped green chiles, drained 8 – 10 (8-inch) soft taco-size flour tortillas Vegetable cooking spray […]

Nov 212016
 

1 (14.75 oz.) can creamed corn 1 (15.25 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 box Jiffy cornbread mix Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a casserole dish. In a medium bowl, combine first six ingredients. When well-combined, add […]

Oct 222016
 
Apple Cake

It’s that time of year where apples are abundant! This is one of my favorite apple cakes. It’s a moist cake with an amazing glaze that really makes it! Apple Cake 1 ½ cup vegetable oil 1 ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar 3 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 […]

Aug 222016
 

I usually make pesto in the summer and freeze small amounts using an ice cube tray. I store them in a plastic storage bag so I can have pesto throughout the winter. 3 cups fresh basil leaves 2 cloves garlic 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 3 Tablespoons pine nuts 1/2 cup olive oil Combine basil, garlic, […]

Aug 222016
 
Sweet-Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

This stir fry has a sweet-spicy sauce and a topping of peanuts, which adds a delicious crunch. It’s great with chicken, pork or shrimp. I used pork strips and edamame instead of sugar snap peas. I also used a mixture of red pepper and green peppers. Use whatever veggies you have on hand. 3 tablespoons […]

Jan 252016
 

This salad dressing is great on a salad with romaine, cabbage, carrots, red pepper and topped with crunchy chow mein noodles. It’s delicious! 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon very finely chopped peeled fresh ginger 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce In […]

Aug 072015
 
Crispy Brussels Sprout

These sprouts can be served as an appetizer or side dish. 1 pound brussels sprout, trimmed and halved 2 slices bacon, cooked and chopped 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 small red onion, diced salt and pepper to taste Red Pepper Jelly Cook bacon strips in cast iron skillet or fry pan. When crispy, remove […]