Chicken Tostadas

This recipe is a quick to prepare recipe that is a great weeknight meal.  Have leftover chicken in your refrigerator?  If so, this recipe is perfect or use a grocery store rotisserie cooked chicken.  I prefer using corn tortillas, however, if you prefer flour tortillas they would be equally delicious.  This is a recipe that takes […]

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pine Nuts

When was the last time you served Brussels Sprouts ?  If you have not tried brussel sprouts lately, now is the time to give them a try.  My husband remembers boiled brussel spouts as a child and I must say he was not too eager to try these.  Happy to say he is now a brussel sprout fan after I […]

Interesting Finds – Virginia Food Finds

I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 Virginia Food and Beverage Expo in Richmond, VA.  Along with my friend Pat, we tasted our way through rows and rows of delicious food and tasty beverages. All of the foods are from Virginia.  How could I not be inspired?  From bee keepers and their delicious honey, fresh oysters farmed off the Virginia […]

Hawaiian Food Truck Garlic Shrimp

We just returned from a wonderful  trip to Oahu.  Since my husband was born on Oahu and spent many years on the island it is one of our favorite destinations.  How can you visit the north shore of Oahu without stopping and eating at the numerous food trucks?  Garlic shrimp is one of my favorites […]

Baked Doughnuts

Every once in awhile it is fun to make something unexpected.  Baked Doughnuts are the perfect thing to make when you want to experiment in the kitchen and serve an unexpected delight.  I want to think these are a bit healthier than traditional fried doughnuts since these are baked.   So, when you want to make something special, […]

Tuscan Style Beans

These are the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats or grilled Italian sausages.  I use dried beans that I soak overnight.  I think it is this one small step that sets these apart from using canned beans.  This recipe includes prosciutto, fresh herbs and tomatoes.  Truly a wonderful combination.

Chicken Breasts with Spinach and Mushrooms

This is the most elegant meal but also the perfect meal for a weeknight dinner.  The chicken is baked on a bed of spinach and mushrooms and topped with a lemon cream sauce with a touch of nutmeg.  Easy to prepare and absolutely divine.  This is a must try for those times when you need one […]

Gingerbread Waffles

Looking for a special breakfast treat.  These waffles are so different and delectable.  Perfect to serve with maple syrup, but especially delicious if you serve them with fig jam.  Superb with crisp bacon and fresh fruit – a breakfast to remember!

Baked Onions

Looking for that unique vegetable dish to serve?   Try delicious baked onions.  Onions become oh so sweet and caramelized when baked and they are the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats or fish. 

Lemon Custard Ice Cream Pie

This pie is a combination of a shortbread crust, baked lemon custard and ice cream.  Since the crust is one that you pat in the pan this is a very easy to prepare pie.  You need to make this ahead and keep in the freezer.  Remove the pie from your freezer ten minutes prior to […]