Appetizer

Bloody Mary Shrimp Salad

Bloody Mary Shrimp Salad

I never really understood people who like tomatoes, but not ketchup. Or how about people who like ketchup, but not tomato sauce on their pasta? But I have to say that I do understand not loving tomato juice, yet loving everything about a bloody Mary. […]

Beef Picadillo Nachos

Beef Picadillo Nachos

What is your favorite thing about football? The thrill of competition? The sportsmanship? An exciting game between rivals? For me, it’s the snacks. Not that I don’t enjoy the game because I do like football. But I reallllllly enjoy the snacks. These Beef Picadillo Nachos […]

Winter Fruit Cup

Winter Fruit Cup

I interrupt this season of baking, sweets, and holiday eating to bring you a healthy recipe. So grab a fork, and tuck your calorie calculator away in the drawer with your bathing suits and tube tops. This Winter Fruit Cup is refreshing and juicy, but […]

Cranberry and Fig Chutney

Cranberry and Fig Chutney

You know how you meal plan for the but one night you end up not in the mood to cook so you order Chinese food, but enough food for 27 people (just me?)? And then there you are with leftovers for the next 3 days?So what […]

Cheesy Spinach and Bacon Breakfast Squares

Cheesy Spinach and Bacon Breakfast Squares

Does breakfast planning fall through the cracks when you’re getting ready for company? I usually thaw a package of English muffins (anyone else hoard them when they are BOGO?) and make sure we have some eggs ready for guests to prepare to their liking. Oh, […]

Sausage Cornbread

Sausage Cornbread

Before you dot the i’s and cross the t’s of your final holiday menu, consider adding Sausage Cornbread somewhere -anywhere- to your lineup! It is a dish that can be whatever you need it to be. If you need a make-and-bake-ahead breakfast so you don’t […]

Granny’s Pine Nut Pesto  ||   Homemade in a Hurry

Granny’s Pine Nut Pesto || Homemade in a Hurry

Everyone has a pesto recipe somewhere in their family. And in my (fairly limited, to be honest) research, I haven’t seen major variation among pesto recipes. Most have basil, some kind of nuts, olive oil, garlic, etc. I don’t claim to know what is the […]

Crab and Blackened Avocado Salad

Crab and Blackened Avocado Salad

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, I know we are supposed to put away our white pants, start watching football, and move on to soups and stews. But I insist that you try Granny’s Crab and Blackened Avocado Salad before you trade in […]

Parmesan Crusted Eggplant

Parmesan Crusted Eggplant

There’s an old wive’s tale that eating eggplant at the end of a pregnancy can induce labor. To be honest, I’d never had eggplant before, but once I hit 39 weeks pregnant, I ate eggplant for almost every meal in hopeful desperation. It did nothing […]

Peach, Basil & Mozzarella Quesadillas

Peach, Basil & Mozzarella Quesadillas

Pennsylvania, where we grew up, is known for its roadside corn stands in the summertime. Massachusetts is all about the beans. Maine is almost synonymous with lobster rolls in the summer time, and our little corner of South Carolina is famous for strawberries and peaches. […]



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