Chocolate Roll

This roll is a very light dessert that will complement many entrĂ©es.  The chocolate portion is like biting into a cloud, this cake is light and delicate and is made without flour.  When you add the vanilla whipped cream filling, you have a dessert prefect for the most elegant meal or a casual backyard BBQ.  It will be a recipe […]

Heirloom Tomato Salad

I think I have mentioned before that I am a true lover of tomatoes and I could eat them every day.  Well, for a tomato lover there is no better time in the year than in the summer when heirloom tomatoes are abundant at the local farmers markets.  The flavor of fresh-off the vine tomatoes […]

Watermelon Salad

I will never forget a watermelon salad I had a few years ago.  Sweet, crunchy, tart, and just outstanding.  I saw a very ripe watermelon and decided it was time to try to recreate the salad that I still remember.  I do remember the crunch was from jicama.  When looking for jicama in the produce section […]

Mediterranean Kabobs

Easy to prepare, quick to grill and a beautiful presentation.  One more thing – absolutely delicious.  I cannot think of a better summer meal.  Enjoy!                  

Cheesecake Bars

If you love cheesecake, but hesitate making a  large cheesecake that serves 12,  this recipe is for you.  These freeze beautifully, so you can make them ahead and freeze them.  If you want to flavor these bars like your favorite cheesecake, just add or swirl in your favorite flavor.  I was thinking how great these would […]

Roasted Vegetables with Sour Cream Dill Sauce

On my morning visit to the local farmers market, I was looking for vegetables that would complement a sauce I was planning on making.  I didn’t have to look far when I spotted fingerling potatoes and carrots.  The farmers market was plentiful and the selection was outstanding.  Along with my vegetables, I also purchased fresh […]

Shrimp Stir-fry

My husband grew-up eating rice almost everyday of the year.  Needless to say, he still loves rice and appreciates every meal that includes rice.  What better way to serve rice than with a wonderful vegetable filled stir-fry.  What could be easier than a stir-fry dinner.  Everything cooks under 30 minutes and you have a healthy […]

Interesting Find – Southern Season, Richmond, VA

I was recently invited to Southern Season in Richmond, VA to view their new store.  I previously had visited their Chapel Hill, NC store and was excited to see their newest venture.  My day long experience was a great food adventure.  I was greated by Aaron Brooks, General Manager and the leadership team from the […]

Mandarin Spinach Salad

I am always trying new and different salads to serve.  Many times I make a salad once and start trying new combinations.  This salad is one that I have made over and over.  It is perfect with grilled meats, poultry or fish.  Add grilled chicken and you have a main dish salad.  Easy to prepare […]

My take on a Shake Shack burger

On our recent trip to New England, we stopped at a Shake Shack in Connecticut for lunch.  I just had to try a Shake Shack burger and I must admit is was delicious.  So, I thought it was time to recreate a Shake Shack burger at home.  Their sauce is very good and a great […]