The Secret Slaw

Try this Zolafied coleslaw recipe and you'll never go hunting for the secret Chick-Fil-A recipe again.

Shrimp Salad

This comes together in a FLASH. When it’s hot outside and you want something easy but on the gourmet side, this hits the spot.

Porcini-Shiitake Mushroom Sauce

This is true gourmet cooking that’s simple. Porcini mushrooms pack so much punch they are almost as decadent as morels. This sauce is rich – for sure.

Oven Bacon

Maybe this is not news to you, but it took me six decades to learn about oven bacon. In our family, my husband has always been the bacon maker. He’s great at getting it perfectly crispy.

Exotic Egg Salad

This is great as a light lunch time meal and a great holiday recipe. The juxtaposition of the sweeter apricots with the curry has the exotic taste I was looking for.

Lockdown Chili (Z3.5 Version)

I thought – what better time to have a spicy chili than when I am in lockdown, practicing social distancing.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

A rich and easy cream of mushroom soup.

Collagen Fruit Smoothie

Collagen protein powder is not cheap but the health benefits are HUGE.

Sweet and Spicy Acorn Squash

I love my acorn squash roasted with just butter in the center and a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper. But I know tons of people want brown sugar in the middle and more. So this version can satisfy the sweet tooth and add an optional spice/heat factor.

White Chocolate Crème Brulee (custard) with Strawberry Coulis (sauce)

Most crème brulee recipes call for caramelizing sugar on top of the custard. I love that, but the sugar is too much. So, in this case, I made up a simple strawberry sauce to go on the top instead.

Italian Sausage, Mushroom and Cheese Brunch Casserole

As far as brunch casseroles go, this one is very easy to make and pleases the crowd. It can be made ahead and heated the day of the party.

Chocolate Dipped Pears

Pears and chocolate go great together. Who needs candy apples when you've got these?

Quick Coquilles St. Jacques (Scallops in a Creamy Mushroom-Parmesan Sauce)

I remember my first introduction to scallops like it was yesterday. As I took my first bite and swooned I knew these were to become a new favorite.

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. This goes over BIG at any party, and it's so simple!

Thai Chicken with Peanut Sauce

This is a yummy dish with the creamy peanut butter sauce, the tamari and ginger.

Mexican Avocado Soup with Chicken or Turkey

I love this soup. You can make this with leftover turkey and have a colorful way to use your extras.

Coconut Milk Eggnog & Double Cream Eggnog

I tinkered with several eggnog recipes to come up with two that you can make for your holiday. The first one is a coconut milk version.

Pinecone Cheese Ball

The pinecone idea is unique, festive and delicious. I am going to lay out a simple version and then give you suggestions for variations.

“Chex Mix” Nuts

These nuts taste eerily like the ones in the famous Chex Mix only I left off the Chex and the pretzels. They were a huge hit!

Chocolate French Silk Dessert

Chill in your refrigerator until ready to eat. If you are going to serve it the next day cover it with plastic wrap.