Tuna and Mango Ceviche My first experience with sushi was as a teen when we lived in Vancouver. My parents were treating us to a night out at a Japanese restaurant…and I don’t recall anything other than there was raw fish on the menu. I couldn’t see any reason to eat uncooked seafood, though my parents […]
The Picky Hubby Approves! It’s always a shocker when I can remove a dish from the picky hubby’s “faux allergy” AKA will not eat list. A couple years ago he came home from a business raving about crab cakes. What the heck? He was eating seafood and liking it? I was thrilled.
Crazy Delicious Caramel Bars I am a caramel purest, so I wasn’t sure what to think when a jar of Stonewall Kitchen’s Vanilla Chai Caramel Sauce arrived at my door. It tasted of subtle warm spices…much like chai tea! I wondered how the flavor would come through baked in a butter streusel bar. Turns out […]
Uh, Oh! Where’s the Dessert? It’s no secret my family loves French Silk pie. When the Sunday Supper crew decided to share “Tantalizing Trays,” I immediately thought of creating individual dessert servings utilizing our favorite pie filling. When I caught Bill scrounging in our pantry for Oreos, I knew it was time to treat him to these French […]
My Love of Salt I debated whether I really needed to purchase beef bouillon cubes for this Mushrooms with Napa and Nuts recipe. As I read the back of each jar at the market, the dreaded MSG was at the top of every ingredient list. I almost hate to admit this, but as a child, I’d sneak into […]
Much as we love to grill in the summer, waiting on the charcoal to ignite is not always an option on a busy weeknight. A quick, flavorful stir fry, like this dish for Asian Beef with Peppers, is a delightful option when time is of the essence.
A Finicky Consumer I admit I’m a bit of a food snob. I pore over the bell peppers at the market, looking for the most vibrant, unblemished option. I search out fragrant berries and open the packages one by one to find the most perfect, unmarred fruit. I’m sure the produce folks roll their eyes when they […]
Summer Barbecue It’s almost Labor Day, so I have gathered some of my favorite blogger friends and am hosting a summer barbecue to send the season out in style! As the hostess this month, I chose this marvelous Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin as our entree for August’s virtual progressive dinner. Just you wait till you see all the […]
Jalapeno Poppers I’ve wanted to try Jalapeno Poppers for years! But you know the situation. I have the hubby who only uses a microscopic amount of salsa on his chips and shies away from any dish with major heat. I had to tread cautiously. So when my turn to host book club came around again, I […]
Oh, my. Here is my PSA for the day: If you’re on blogger, don’t try to update your post on your i-phone while running errands. Somehow all the text was deleted from this post and yesterday’s. Oops. So this will be a drive by post…This month’s Improv Challenge ingredients were peanut butter and jelly. Now, […]
I was having the neighbors over for dinner and had made these apple galettes for dessert. I knew something chocolate was also in order…and I do love individual desserts. Mini tarts would be perfect. Due to time constraints, and about a 50-50 pie crust success, I decided to take a short cut and use premade, […]
It’s a huge treat when I bake Pillsbury crescent rolls…my boys love them whether they are wrapped around a hot dog for a quick dinner or simply rolled up and baked. I figured they would like a homemade version even better. My friend, Beth, makes these for the holidays…and it’s not a quick process. The […]
As the second polar vortex settled over the states, it was darn cold outside…and a bit drafty inside! The wind was howling and the snow was dancing through the air…a perfect time to turn on the oven and bake up some Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins.
A thick brownie base, a layer of vanilla cream filling and a milk chocolate glaze…doesn’t that sound heavenly? Well, you KNOW it is when it is a recipe from my sweet friend, Danielle, of Hugs & Cookies XOXO. It’s once again time for us to bake from each other’s blogs…and I selected these rich, irresistible […]