Southern Crab Nachos

You might wonder why I call these Southern Crab Nachos.  Well, it is because I added a layer of cheese grits!  I met Parker Hinson  from Old School Mill in Albemarle, NC. and he graciously gave me a bag of their stone ground grits.  After living in Texas for five years and making grits frequently, […]

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 […]

Steak Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette

In my opinion, it is hard to beat a wonderful steak salad.  I wanted to create a salad that incorporated ingredients that would be found in your favorite steakhouse.  Spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes (I loved those large grilled tomatoes they serve), squash, avocado, steak and a vinaigrette.   I marinated the steak in our favorite marinade, grilled until medium rare, […]

Avocado Chicken

This recipe is one of our family favorites.  When our children would come home from college, many times, this was one of their requested dinners.  A perfect cooked chicken breast, topped with sliced tomatoes, avocado and floating in a rich cream sauce.  Great served with rice and a roasted green vegetable. First step, brown the […]

Avocado Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

 This is a very light and refreshing salad.  Even though an unexpected combination, you will find that the flavors are spectacular together.  Use the dressing sparingly, you can always add more.  I find that drizzling the dressing over each plated salad makes a beautiful presentation.  You can also add grapefruit, blood orange slices or any […]