Portuguese Pan Rolls

Portuguese Rolls are near and dear to my husband.  Being from Portuguese lineage and also growing up in Hawaii, these rolls are what he remembers from his childhood. This recipe adds not only lemon and lemon zest, but also a jigger of bourbon.  Talk about a wonderful flavor, perfect to serve with dinner or a perfect […]

Roasted Pear Salad

I was in the produce department and picked up a few Bosc pears, baby spinach, and goat cheese. I then thought I would create a roasted pear salad. I have baked pears previously, however this time I thought a salad with a warm pear would be delicious. I am writing this the morning after I served […]

Blueberry Crisp

Nothing better on a cold winter day than walking into the grocery store and seeing buy 1, get 1 free on fresh blueberries.  How could I pass up that bargain?  So, I headed home thinking they would be wonderful on yogurt; my husband however thought immediately about blueberry crisp.  What a splendid idea on a […]

Crab Cake Sliders with Sriracha Tarter Sauce

I don’t think I have ever met anyone that does not like crab cakes.  I had just made Portuguese Pan Rolls and had one pound of lump crabmeat in my refrigerator, I thought it was time to make crab cake sliders.  I also know that everyone seems to love sriracha sauce so thought I would […]

Wine Marinated Beef Stew

When I think of beef stew, I think of the ultimate comfort food.  The one thing I have changed from my mother’s original recipe is marinating the beef cubes in red wine.  The addition of the wine makes a very rich broth that sends this stew over the top.  My husband says this is better than any […]

Caramel Muffins

Entertaining extends beyond setting a beautiful table and having friends and family over for dinner.  Entertaining includes hosting the unexpected house guest, neighbors stopping by and even taking a sweet treat to a friend who is under the weather.  Whatever the occasion, it is always nice to have a stash of recipes that are easy to prepare, […]

Zucchini Tomato Bake

 This is a one dish wonder.  Combine all of the ingredients in your casserole dish, bake as directed and you have a baked vegetable casserole that is perfect to serve with chicken, fish or beef.  The croutons add a wonderful crunch.  A very different and delicious side dish.   

Oven Barbecued Chicken

This recipe is easy to make and the results are outstanding. A great alternative during the winter months when you really do not feel like battling the weather to go outside and grill.   This recipe lends itself to all cuts of the chicken.  I prefer skinless chicken thighs for this recipe.  The sauce leaves a wonderful glaze and the chicken […]

Herb Pita Chips

I opened my freezer and discovered a package of pita bread.  I also had quite an assortment of fresh herbs in my refrigerator, so I wanted to try something different with pita chips.  I have tried the basic recipe of drizzling pita triangles with olive oil and sea salt and baking, they are very good […]