Roast Chicken, Brie and Bacon Sandwich #SqueezeMoreOut Program

Roasted Chicken Brie and Bacon Sandwich | A scrumptious sandwich that'would perk up any lunch box!

This scrumptious Roast Chicken, Brie and Bacon Sandwich would be a gourmet addition to any lunch box! And the drizzle of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise brings back memories of my childhood lunches. This post is sponsored by Hellmann’s; see disclaimer below. A Lunchbox Staple! My mom’s tuna salad sandwiches were simple, yet comforting. For a typical Friday lunch, […]

30 Minute Back-to-School Meals

30-Minute Meal Round Up

It’s that time of year again. Life is busy with carpooling and after school activities. Who doesn’t need some quick, delicious meal ideas? Along with my blogger friends, I’ve compiled over 25 marvelous Back-to-School Meals that take less than 30 minutes to get on your table! 30 Minute Meals From pasta to casseroles, soup and […]

Fruity Chicken Salad | A Classic Chicken Salad jazzed up with dried cherries, grapes and pecans

Fruity Chicken Salad

Tired of the same old lunch? Try this Fruity Chicken Salad recipe jazzed up with dried cherries, grapes and pecans. Best Chicken Salad I hate to brag, but this is one fabulous chicken salad recipe. There’s nothing complicated about it. The prep entails a bit of chopping and stirring, but it’s the proportions that are […]

Italian Cream Cake | Three moist layers of coconut deliciousness with fluffy cream cheese icing

Italian Cream Cake #IsabelsBirthdayBash

I truly swooned with my first bite of this Italian Cream Cake. Other versions were nice, but this recipe was out of this world! Italian Cream Cake I had my first taste of Italian Cream Cake a few years  back. Tasty, but not memorable. One bite of this latest version and I knew I needed […]

Chewy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies with a coconut bonus!

Oatmeal Toffee Cookies #SundaySupper

Homemade cookies always fly off the table at any gathering. I baked up a batch of Oatmeal Toffee Cookies for this week’s Sunday Supper pool party theme. Chewy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies I love baking for a gathering. It gives me a chance to make treats that my family might snub. Oatmeal, coconut and toffee. Not […]

Creme de Menthe Cake | Mint infused cake topped with fudge and minty whipped cream

Creme de Menthe Cake #FWCon Recap

I hadn’t made this Creme de Menthe Cake in ages and doubted my family even remembered its deliciousness. It’s my mom’s super easy recipe from the 1970’s but I nixed the Cool Whip for real whipped cream. A girl’s gotta have some standards. Creme de Menthe Cake Those midweek calls from our oldest are usually […]

Best no bake desserts

No-Bake Dessert Round-Up

The summer heat is at its peak, and who wants to turn on the oven when a sweet craving arises? So I’ve gathered some terrific No-Bake Dessert recipes from some of my favorite bloggers that will satisfy your sweet tooth in the most delightful way! Best No-Bake Desserts! I’m starting an awesome new monthly feature. Along […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars | A shortbread cookie crust topped with a thinl layer of cheesecake and juicy sliced berries

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

 I make oodles of strawberry desserts in the spring and summer and these Strawberry Cheesecake Bars sure hit the spot! Cheesecake Bars With a substantial sugar cookie like crust, a thin cheesecake filling and juicy, sliced strawberry topping, it’s hard to put these strawberry cheesecake bars into one solitary category. Are they cookie bars? Cookies? Cheesecake? […]

Next Day Beef Salad | Yesterday's roast beef plus whatever's in your fridge makes for a fabulous meal!

Next Day Beef Salad #OXOSpringCleaning

Dorie Greenspan provided the marvelous recipe for Next Day Beef Salad utilizing the night before’s leftovers, and OXO furnished the tools to tidy up and organize my messy kitchen. Leftovers for the Win I stink at repurposing leftovers. When I roast a chicken, we eat roast chicken for a couple of days. I’m certain I could […]

Buttermilk Bran Muffins

  I have an old index card with a recipe for “6 Week Buttermilk Bran Muffins” which I received at one of my bridal showers…eons ago. It looks quite splattered after years and years of use. Then, one day I couldn’t find Nabisco 100% Bran on the cereal shelves anymore. My days of making this […]


Parisian Cheese Puffs #Sunday Supper #Oscar Party

It’s Academy Awards time again; and for this year’s virtual Oscar Party, I am sharing Parisian Cheese Puffs in honor of best picture nominee Midnight in Paris. My cheese puffs are a variation of the classic gougère, typically  made with Gruyère, a nutty Swiss cheese. A basic pâte à choux dough of water, butter and […]

Sausage, Dried Cherry and Pecan Stuffing…Crazy Cooking Challenge~

I stuff my Thanksgiving turkeys…always. The turkey juices provide flavors that just can’t be replicated in a casserole dish. But there are times when there is no turkey or just a turkey breast…and one has to find another option. The stacks of food magazines in my kitchen all had stuffing recipes, so I looked to […]

Strawberry Meringue Cake…Holiday Recipe Club~

Our April/Easter Holiday Recipe Club ingredients are spinach, carrots and eggs. Since it’s the week of Easter, our 26th wedding anniversary AND Bill’s birthday, a celebratory cake was in order. I saw this recipe in my April issue of Southern Living and knew it was the perfect spring dessert. I eliminated the pecans which were blended […]

Cheese Omelet

Most of my recipes can be found in binders…printed off the computer over the past 15 years or so.  But I have a few treasured note cards in my recipe box…in my mom’s handwriting. This Cheese Omelet is one of those. It comes out every Lent when a meatless meal is needed.  A mixture of cheese, […]