Citrus Rosemary Olive Oil Cake

  I was looking through my pantry for inspiration and there was Greek Olive Oil from Spartan Oil looking right at me.  I immediately thought of making an olive oil cake.  I have made these cakes before but this time I wanted to add a few things to make a truly unique cake.  I started […]

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

If you love Mexican cooking, you will love this recipe.  I always make extra to freeze for a later day.  Nothing better than having a busy week and having a wonderful meal ready to bake in the freezer.  I purchase chicken breasts with the bone and skin on and roast them for this recipe.  Simply salt […]

Warm Goat Cheese Appetizer

This appetizer highlights the warm goat cheese layer that supports the pepper and fennel topping.  Perfect make ahead appetizer that you bake ten minutes prior to serving.  Perfect accompaniment for an outdoor party with a marvelous glass of wine.  That is my type of entertaining!

Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie

If you have avoided making pies because you do not want to deal with making a pie crust, this recipe is for you.  The crust is an oatmeal crust that you pat into the pan.  Oatmeal crust, cream cheese layer and fresh berries, what a combination.  This recipe could be adapted to any berry, such […]

Roasted Parmesan Kale

Ever walk past kale and wonder what to do with it?  It is currently the “it” vegetable, you see it everywhere and it is the buzz in the food world.  Well, my husband does not like raw kale and not keen on me putting it in a salad.  So, as I do with every other […]

Raspberry Herb Grilled Pork Tenderloin

There are so many terrific ways to cook and serve pork tenderloin.  Pork tenderloin is the perfect entrĂ©e for quick family dinners, dinner parties, or casual dining.  This recipe is make ahead, marinate in the morning and grill when you are ready to eat.  How may ways can I say – easy and marvelous.    

Soft Pretzels

Looking for a creative snack to serve next time you entertain?  Try Soft Pretzels.  Yes, this recipe uses yeast and I know that some of you may shy away from any recipe using yeast.  I will guarantee you that everyone will be successful with this recipe.  It is easy and the results are spectacular.  To make […]

Apricot Shrimp

The great thing about stir-fry dinners is you can quickly prepare dinner and it provides your vegetables and protein in one easy dish.  If you pre-chop the vegetables and have them ready to go – you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.  One dish and one wonderful meal – perfect for entertaining or […]

Amaretto Cream with Fresh Berries

Looking for that perfect dessert that can be made ahead, easy to prepare, and in your freezer?  This dessert is just the one for your next dinner.  I have made these for years and every time I serve them, everyone loves them.  Great to top with whatever fresh fruit is in season.  Quick, easy, delicious……

Steak Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette

In my opinion, it is hard to beat a wonderful steak salad.  I wanted to create a salad that incorporated ingredients that would be found in your favorite steakhouse.  Spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes (I loved those large grilled tomatoes they serve), squash, avocado, steak and a vinaigrette.   I marinated the steak in our favorite marinade, grilled until medium rare, […]