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…

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…

Instant Pot Corned Beef

When you buy corned beef, there is a little packet of corned beef spices that accompanies the brisket. The secret is to use that…

Beef Taco Soup (EASY)

What’s the difference between chili and taco soup? Broth, of course. There is more broth in taco soup is more so it’s thinner…

Fireside Shrimp Dip

I found a recipe very similar to this one about 15 years in an old Southern cookbook. I have made a few changes to “Zola-fy” it.…

Cincinnati Chili (EASY)

This is a famous chili that probably should not even be called a chili. It was invented by two brothers who emigrated from Europe…

Leek Tart

This Leek Tart makes for a lovely dish cut into wedges and served on a holiday buffet. You can also enjoy this as a light entrée…

Butternut Squash Mash

Just in time for the holidays or anytime! If you have a hankering for potatoes this will give you the same texture in your mouth…

Italian Shrimp Cocktail

This is what I call cheating when I’m in a hurry. I use my favorite bottled Italian dressing as the marinade and everyone thinks…