Rum Baked Pineapple with Vanilla Cream

This dessert tastes as great as it looks.  When you are looking for a “WOW” dessert – this is it.  You can make everything in advance and bake the pineapple just prior to serving.  (I cut two pineapples in the photo below since I was serving 10). The hardest part of this recipe is cutting […]

Mexican Squash

Looking for a side dish that is perfect to serve on Cinco de Mayo next week?  This vegetable dish is perfect with all of your Mexican favorites.  You will be hoping to have leftovers, terrific to add to eggs, omelets, and even great tossed with pasta.  Now, time to find your favorite margarita recipe,,,

Citrus Biscotti

These crisp Italian cookies are one of my favorites.  I have made many variations but this is one of my favorites.  I added orange and lemon peel, then topped with coarse grain sugar.  There are not many recipes that can be served for breakfast and dessert.  This is one of them, fantastic with coffee or […]

Crazy Summer Squash

When I first saw spiral cut vegetables I was certainly intrigued.  Friends were purchasing them and stores were selling spiral vegetables slicers and spiral sliced vegetables- so, what to do?  Try them.  I am a fan and I think the more interesting ways you can cook and serve vegetables the better.  I took our favorite pasta recipe […]

Warm Caprese Salad

I literally turned up the heat on this favorite dish.  I heated the tomatoes until they were hot and sizzling and then poured them over the fresh mozzarella.  This dish dances in your mouth, peppery arugula, melting mozzarella and warm tomatoes.  I can’t think of anything better to serve on a beautiful spring day.  Perfect with grilled […]

Pineapple Cake

This recipe was given to me many years ago when I was just out of college.  A dear woman I worked with gave me this recipe and told me that is was one that is always requested when she serves it.  Well, that have been a number of years and she was absolutely correct.  A […]

Two Quick Breads

Both of these recipes are quick to prepare and are great gifts, office treats, weekend breakfast goodies, afternoon tea accompaniment, after school snack, ….. I could go on and on – let’s just say, they are terrific for any occasion.      

Whitefish Florentine

For this recipe I took the basics from my favorite spinach artichoke dip and topped it with a mild whitefish.  Oh my, what a wonderful combination.  You can even make this ahead, up to six hours before serving, cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.  I served this with focaccia bread and roasted carrots- need I tell you there […]

Chocolate Crinkles

Do you have a chocolate craving?  Chocolate Crinkles are the solution.  These cookies are easy to prepare and require refrigeration prior to baking.  You can make the dough early in the day and then bake the cookies later in the day.  Form the dough into balls and roll then into a dish of confectioners’ sugar  and bake.  […]

Shrimp Wraps

I have a few “go to” recipes that are quick and easy to prepare.  This recipe is one of those that is always a favorite and ready to serve in a very little time.  Toss aside that carryout menu – time to make these wonderful shrimp wraps.  Excellent with a chilled Riesling.         […]