Colorful Peppers with Zip

Things like peppers are popular at Italian little plates restaurants. I’m offering you a recipe for mine here. Mine have a bit of…

Balsamic-Roasted Exotic Mushrooms with a White Truffle Olive Oil Glaze

I ordered this dish at a restaurant in town. It was so good I said, “I have to figure out how to make this myself!” It was that…

Dauphinoise Potatoes (aka Potato Gratin)

This is a wonderful potato casserole from the southeast part of France. Works great on a buffet too if you like room temp…

Crustless Quiche and Variations

This is not a “thick” quiche so you get to have a bigger piece. I made it a thin version so it cooks faster because no one wants…

Mushroom Steak Sauce (SUPER EASY)

Smell this sauce before you put it on your steak and you’ll swear you’re in an old-time steakhouse. The addition of the…

Creamy Dreamy Lemon Bars

My husband’s favorite dessert flavor is lemon. These hit his tart meter for sure! They taste divine and have no sugar and no…

Veggie Stir Fry (EASY)

This colorful dish is super simple to make. You can include whatever assortment of veggies you like. I’ll give you a list of…

Lemon Brownies

I found a classic Southern Living recipe and took out all the sugar. These are amazing – even if I do say so myself!

Chef Jernard’s Holiday Collard Greens

Celebrity Chef Jernard Wells knows soul food. While a lot of his food is quite decadent, he also loves greens, and shared his…

Creamy Leek and Onion Casserole

This is a decadent side dish. When I serve it, people at the table often ask me why this tastes so unique, so we play “guess the…

Spiral Ham with Apricot Mustard Glaze

The sweetness of the apricot jam combined with the mild bite of the fresh, cracked black pepper corns and the smokiness of the…

Cheddar Cheesy Poof Biscuits or Crackers

LOVE these cheesy bits for an appetizer. They go great while you are sipping your wine.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

What a great idea! Dieter Cindy thought of this when her daughter had a Culver’s Pumpkin Spice Frozen Custard. She craved one,…

Pumpkin Spiced Pecans

These sweet and spicy nuts are perfect for snacking, make a great salad topper or adding a special something to your favorite…

Hot Wing Dip

Most folks think of chicken wings as being a guy thing and even a sport fan thing but anyone can love this dip! I served it as a…

Mango Summer Salad

Can’t get any easier than this. Toss all of the ingredients in a bowl and serve with your protein hot off the grill!

Smokey-Sweet Barbecue Sauce

This Smokey-Sweet Barbecue Sauce is a great addition to your recipe collection. This can be made spicier with the addition of…

Gourmet Steak Sauce

This mushroom steak sauce is for those that want to make fancy food. The sauce can be served at a romantic dinner for two or even…

Super Easy Ribs with Smoky Barbecue Sauce

To keep this recipe super easy the ribs are done in the oven. You could adapt this recipe for cooking on the grill but the whole…

Creamy Tomato Skillet Salmon (Easy)

This comes together fast and easy yet it is fancy enough to serve to company. I just drooled over my dinner!

Baked Pork Loin Kebabs

It may be grilling season, and for some it’s ALWAYS grilling season.  Maybe you don’t have access to a grill, or maybe you just…