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 […]

Apr 192015

  2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 pound andouille sausage 1/2 pound shrimp, uncooked 1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded or diced 1 medium onion, diced 1 red pepper, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 32 ounce can chopped tomatoes 1 cup V8 brand vegetable juice 2 bay leaves hot sauce, to taste Heat oil in a […]

Aug 092014
Squash Casserole

This dish to me is more like a squash soufflé.  In the summer, it’s a great way to use all that fresh squash from the garden.  In this version I used half zucchini and half yellow squash, but any variety or combination works.   8 small  or 3 – 4 large squash, halved and sliced 1/2 medium […]

Jul 272014
Summer Jello

My niece sent me this photo she took of a fun jello treat she made.  It’s a teddy bear in a life saver floating in a sea of jello!  So cute I wanted to share the idea.   Here is another version she made in a pyrex dish….super cute!!

Jun 292014
Blueberry and Peach Crisp

This is an easy-to-make dessert. Substitute the berries for any variety that you like. The recipe can easily be halved and baked in individual ramekins or larger baking dish. 4 cups (2 pints) blueberries, washed and stemmed 1 cup (about 4) peaches, peeled and diced ½ cup granulated sugar 1¼ cups flour ⅔ cup brown […]

Jun 292014

London broil can be tough cut of meat lacking flavor. This marinade is great…it tenderizes the meat and gives the beef a nice zest!  Leftovers are great in salad, too. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, good quality 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon rosemary […]

Jun 242014
Zucchini Cakes

These shredded zucchini cakes are great for appetizers or as a side dish. The cakes can be formed into large or small patties depending on how you want to serve them. 1 large zucchni grated, excess water removed (Note: To do this, after you grate the zucchini, put the grated zucchini into paper towels and […]

Jun 142014
Tuna Tartare

I love raw tuna….seared is fine too, but I always try to not cook it too much.  This dish works well as an appetizer or meal for 4 people.  Make sure that you buy good quality tuna. The buttery texture of the tuna and avocado with the crunchiness of the wonton and zesty lime flavor […]

May 312014
Banana Chocolate Chip Baked French Toast

Looking for a french toast recipe to make the night before and bake in the morning?  This one is so fast to whip up! Try substituting blueberries instead of the banana and chocolate for something different…so good! 1 loaf sliced cinnamon swirl bread, cubed 1 ripe banana, sliced 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups […]