My Favorite Recipes

Rise To The Occasion

Rise To The Occasion

Rise to the occasion . . . knead, roll, rise, and bake some hot dinner rolls! My grandmother, Birdie was famous for her homemade dinner rolls. She served them at her cafe in Oregon. Last summer, I was visiting with one of my cousins in Austin. She was raving over...

Get Ready For Some Game Day Nachos

Get Ready For Some Game Day Nachos

Get ready for some Game Day Nachos!  Now that the NFL is playing, we need some snacks to make at home. They should be easy to make and fun to serve.  After years of making nachos, these Game Day Nachos are the best of all. Inspired by Joe T Garcia's nachos, I set out...

Have A Rice Day!

Have A Rice Day!

Have a rice day!  It's official . . . Fried Rice is our favorite new dish to make at home! Catherine has been testing Fried Rice recipes. With so many vegetables, it's healthy and it's fun to make! We love our royal blue Le Creuset® wok.  Fried Rice One of our...

Cool & Creamy Key Lime Pie

Cool & Creamy Key Lime Pie

Cool & Creamy Key Lime Pie goes hand in hand with hot summer days. From Key West in the 1850s, Key Lime Pie is one of the greatest regional American desserts! The difference between a Key lime and regular lime: Key limes are also known as Mexican limes or West...

Frittatas Are Italian Omelets

Frittatas Are Italian Omelets

Frittatas are Italian omelets. The perfect "Meatless Monday" meal. In addition to tasting delicious, they are quick and easy to make! They differ from their French cousins in several ways: The fillings are combined with the eggs before cooking. The eggs are cooked...

When One Has Tasted Watermelon

When One Has Tasted Watermelon

"When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat." - Mark Twain -  Watermelon Gazpacho is a light, refreshing soup. Make and chill in the fridge. Ice-cold Watermelon Gazpacho tastes heavenly on a hot summer day! Enjoy the joyful days of August with a...

Oh My, Coconut Cream Pie

Oh My, Coconut Cream Pie

Oh my, Coconut Cream Pie is so delicious! Here's a classic, creamy coconut cream filling topped with mile-high Italian meringue.  Four things to know about Coconut Cream Pie: 1. Whipped cream or meringue topping?!! Meringue - It's lighter and very delicious! 2....

Eat Your Veggies!

Eat Your Veggies!

Eat your veggies! Whisk up some homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and serve it with your favorite vegetables! My Favorite Veggies: Red, orange and yellow peppers- slice in half, seed and julienne Cherry tomatoes Cauliflower - Cut into bite size pieces, blanch for 1...