Kalamata Caramelized Onion Tart

We recently visited a Greek restaurant when we were in Chapel Hill, NC.  I automatically thought of the Greek olive oil I purchased from Spartan Oil a few weeks ago.  I decided to create a tart that highlighted the oil with kalamata olives, feta cheese, caramelized onions and pine nuts.  The results were wonderful; the […]

Easy Slice Sugar Cookies

This is a recipe I have used for years.  The cookies always come out perfect and I think they are as close as you can get to the perfect sugar cookie.  These are easier to make than the drive to the store to purchase pre-made slice and bake cookies.  I don’t even want to discuss […]

Carol’s Carbonara

I was looking in the refrigerator and found some thin sliced bacon that needed to be used – my first thought was Pasta Carbonara.  I decided to take what I had in the refrigerator and freezer and create a pasta sauce.  I always cook with a 3×5 card next to me to take notes as I […]

Raspberry Romaine Salad

When I walked into the grocery store this morning,  I immediately saw the fruits that are bold in color and look beautiful after a long winter.  I picked up these jumbo raspberries and decided to add them to a salad.  This is a simple salad made with romaine, raspberries and chopped pecans.  I used white balsamic raspberry blush […]

Shrimp Rolls

This past weekend, we had a marvelous lunch at Bryan Voltaggio’s Family Meal in Frederick, Maryland.  We ordered the shrimp rolls that were absolutely delicious.  After I got home, I wrote a few notes and here is my version.  I think this would be a great recipe to have for lunch or dinner.  We also had […]

Tarragon Chicken

Tarragon is an herb with narrow pointed leaves and has a distinctive mild anise or licorice flavor.  It is best when paired with artichokes, bĂ©arnaise sauce, carrots, chicken, eggs, lobster, mushrooms and onions.  This recipe highlights the flavor of tarragon adding a wonderful flavor combination to this dish.  The chicken is easy to prepare and the results are an exciting […]

Cranberry Pecan Butterscotch Bars

Bar cookies are the easiest cookies to make.  With this recipe you mix the ingredients in a saucepan, the same pan that you melt the butter in.  So easy to assemble and the bars are moist and delicious.  My husband is the ultimate cookie lover.  I know when he says this is a ‘winning’ recipe […]

Grilled Shrimp Fajitas with Tequila Lime Peppers

One of our favorite dinners is fajitas.  We even order fajitas when we visit local restaurants.  I was thinking how could I increase the flavor and add that special something to my basic fajitas.  Out came the tequila, lime and various spices, the results were terrific.  I hope you give this recipe a try.  “Provecho”  

Spiced Pineapple, Blueberry and Blue Cheese Salad

This is such a great combination for a spring salad, since today is the first day of spring.  I have always loved spiced peaches, so I thought I would try making spiced pineapple.  The combination of the spiced pineapple with the blueberries and blue cheese is a winning trio.  If you would like to make […]