Rosemary Buttermilk Bread

Check out my newest bread recipe that was featured on the CEO magazine blog Here is the link –!Rosemary-Buttermilk-Bread/c1tlc/562ecb1d0cf24d7704e60996 I have also pasted it below.  Enjoy!   Rosemary Buttermilk Bread October 26, 2015 Guest: Carol Melim       Looking for a quick and easy savory bread to serve with fall stews and soups?  […]

Interesting Find – Red Truck Bakery, Marshall, VA

My first post regarding award winning Red Truck Bakery was last year when I visited their Warrenton, VA bakery during December. Today, I visited their new and expanded bakery in Marshall, VA. In my opinion this is a must stop when visiting Virginia’s Hunt Country. My first impression was what a great vibe this place […]

Goat Cheese Appetizer with Vegetables

I am a fan of goat cheese and use it every chance I get on salads, pizzas, main dishes and appetizers.  This appetizer is a real winner!  Warm goat cheese topped with vegetables and served on plain water crackers.  Get the cocktails ready – it is time to party!

Pumpkin Muffins

It’s that time of year – everything pumpkin!  After I just arranged two pumpkins on our front porch, I thought it was time to bring out the pumpkin recipes.  This muffin recipe has a surprise cream cheese filling.  Perfect to have with a hot cup of coffee or tea on the chilly mornings.  These can […]

Interesting Find – Millie’s Diner, Richmond, VA

When traveling, I always seek new and interesting places in towns where we travel.  I just love the convenience of searching on my phone for those just perfect places to try.  While traveling this past weekend to Richmond, VA, I began my search for that perfect breakfast restaurant in Richmond for Sunday morning.  After a […]

Italian Sausage Soup

Fall days, cool nights – it’s soup time.  I always love making a large batch of soup and freezing leftover soup for those busy days when I just don’t want to cook or time is running short.  I always cook  pasta for soups separately in additional broth.  Then I add the pasta to the soup […]

Easy Chocolate Loaf Cake

I  always shake my head when I think about cake mixes.  I cannot think of one good reason to purchase a cake mix.  I especially do not like the preservatives that are added into any prepared foods including cake mixes.  Check out the ingredient list below of a popular dark chocolate cake mix. Sugar, Enriched […]

Smoked Salmon Dip

This summer when we were on our way to Kentucky and ready to hit the Bourbon Trail; our first stop was the Meridian Hotel in Indianapolis IN and their Spoke and Steel restaurant .  Our first course was their smoked salmon dip with potato chips.  When you remember what you ate after a few months, you know you […]

Apple Slices with Caramel Rum Dip

Looking for a sweet alternate to a traditional dessert. Apple Slices with Caramel Rum Dip will be the perfect choice. This is my go to easy to make caramel sauce. I add a splash of Dark Jamaican Rum after cooking and it is just delicious with apple slices. This sauce is so easy to prepare […]

Beef Shanks in Red Wine

Beef Shanks – who would ever guess what a fantastic find they are.  Last week, when I was at the store I purchased four beef shanks and decided to slow cook them in the oven.  It is amazing that just a few ingredients could produce one of the most marvelous meals; perfect on these cool fall days. The marrow […]