Skewered Shrimp with Chipolte Adobe Sauce

When we were traveling in Wisconsin last weekend, during the Memorial Day Holiday, we had a fantastic shrimp appetizer at one of our favorite restaurants..  We were eating at the Red Eye Brewing Company in Wausau, WI.  On the appetizer menu they had skewered shrimp with aioli.  Let’s just say it was perfect and we all commented […]

Chutney Chicken Salad

I just love making cold salads for dinner during these warm summer months.  They are easy to prepare and this salad can be made in advance, as a matter of fact, this salad is better when made early in the day.  The flavors blend after being refrigerated covered for 4 hours or overnight.  This is […]

Surprise Muffins

I just love making muffins because they are easy to make, quick to bake and always a great breakfast addition.  These muffins are especially good since they have a layer of jam in the middle which is the surprise.  I made these with strawberry rhubarb jam and they were wonderful.  With a fresh cup of […]

Academy Strawberry Pie

This recipe has a wonderful story.  This recipe is from my mother-in-law’s recipe collection, she made each of us a wonderful cookbook of family recipes.  The Academy Pie came from one of their dear friends that they met while Navy families stationed at the Naval Torpedo Station in Keyport, WA.  Their friend Stu said that […]

Chili Dogs

I have been thinking about everything summer.  Chili Dogs came to mind immediately.  In my estimation, a grilled hot dog topped with wonderful toppings is one of the small pleasures of summer.  A wonderful addition to your hot dog bar is the additional of chili.  I  think I have the perfect combination of spices in this […]

Marinated Green Beans

Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off to summer. Time for picnics, BBQ’s, and outdoor fun.  When planning your outing and food menu, these green beans are sure to be a hit.   Served cold or at room temperature, you can make them ahead and they are ready when you are.  Pack in your cooler and you are […]

Port Glazed Caramelized Onions

One of our favorite summertime favorites are burgers on the grill.   What a better topping than caramelized onions and fresh mozzarella. I thought I would make homemade hamburger buns and found this King Arthur Flour recipe that is absolutely delicious.  This dinner was a triple crown winner – wonderful buns, great burgers and unbelievably delicious […]

Butter Pecan Sauce

If you ever need a quick and easy dessert, this sauce recipe is for you.  In under 10 minutes, you can have a wonderful dessert sauce ready to serve.  Perfect over ice cream, but equally delicious over pound cake.  If you have ice cream in the freezer, you have dessert ready to go.  If you […]

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera was named because it uses the vegetables that are available in the spring.  Even though, you can find these vegetables year round, it is typically associated with spring.  This is one of my ‘go-to’ pasta dishes.  These are many times when I want to make a quick delicious dinner that is easy to […]