Smoked Salmon Topped Deviled Eggs

As you all know, I live with a Seahawk fan and yes, his team defeated my team for the opportunity to play in Sunday’s game.  Only fitting that I bring a salmon related contribution to a Super Bowl party.   Since deviled eggs are always a hit when I take them to tailgates or parties, I thought deviled eggs would […]

Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins

These are the perfect muffins to serve guests on the porch in the morning or in front of a cozy fire with coffee.  These muffins can be prepared and baked in under 30 minutes.  The ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and refrigerator.  These muffins taste like you make a trip to the […]

Pizza Dough

Do you find yourself going to the store to purchase pre-made pizza dough or ordering pizza from a local delivery joint? Making pizza dough is very easy and you can have a fresh pizza in the oven in 1 hour. Choose toppings that can range from fresh mozzarella cheese, crushed tomatoes, and fresh basil to a wide […]

Artichoke Spinach Multi-Grain Casserole

When was the last time you tried barley and bulgur?  Barley is a healthy high-fiber and high-protein grain with a rich nutlike flavor.  Bulgur is a  high-fiber, low-fat, and low-calorie grain, found many times in MIddle Eastern dishes. This side dish combines the best in grains and vegetables, the artichokes add flavor and texture.  This casserole is the […]

Marinated Shrimp

  I have been making this version of marinated shrimp for many years.  It is the perfect recipe for a picnic, appetizer or condiment for a Bloody Mary.  You marinate the cooked shrimp for 24 – 48 hours prior to serving.  The assembly is very easy, mix everything together, add the shrimp and refrigerate.  The result […]

Apple Yeast Bread

When I grew up, I don’t think I ever had a loaf of bread purchased at the store.  My mother always made homemade bread.  I remember growing up yearning to have store bought bread just like my friends did.  Little did I know, what an impact my mother has had on my cooking.  It must […]

Rich and Chewy Cookie Squares

I am an advocate that a meal should not end with a giant slice of cake the size of your dessert plate. The best thing about these bars is they are easy to make and they make an 8 x 8 size pan.  Just enough to make for entertaining. After a meal, most people delight […]

Cocktail Pizzas

This recipe was one of my mothers favorite recipes.  I think because you make them ahead and you can also freeze them.  I know that she always had these on hand in the freezer for a spur of the moment appetizer, light lunch or to serve with soup for dinner.  I remember having these when […]

Chocolate Fudge Cake

The history of chocolate cake goes back to 1764, when Dr. James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones.  That is what I discovered after a quick search in Wikipedia.  I think we all owe our thanks for Dr. James Baker, what is better than a piece […]

Layered Vegetables with Chicken

I have had this recipe for years and evidently haven’t made it in a very long time, since my husband could not remember the last time I made this dish.  This is a recipe that I received from a co-worker and I have had since my time living in Northern Michigan.  What I remember from […]