Food.

Preparing and enjoying food is the perfect way to bring together friends and family – good food takes time, which makes for brilliant, memorable “together-time”. My daughters and husband are my daily inspiration – we all love to eat, we’re all adventurous in and out of the kitchen and we can all certainly get excited over a great meal.

Family.

My husband is a terrific cook; both of my daughters are eager to be in the kitchen and I like to think of myself as a collector of great recipes (and every bite should be worth it!). This blog is dedicated to my mother, Deanna, who was always the greatest cook, most organized person and most gracious hostess that I’ve ever known. September 9th, 2009 was her 70th birthday (and the month that I began posting) – Deanna turned 80 in September 2019!

The Latest Additions

9x13

Rhubarb Buckle (with a Ginger Crumb)

9x13

Garlic-Swirl Rolls

Coconut

Coconut Fish and Tomato Bake

Blueberries
Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes
Cookies
Whole Wheat Chocolate Oat Cookies
9x13
King Ranch Casserole
Freezes Well
Brown Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Cod
Red Fish Blue Fish Pacific Rim Chowder
Fruit Crisps
Pear Pistachio Crisp
Broccoli
Green Goodness Salad
Beans
Crispy Black Bean Tacos (with Cilantro-Lime Sauce)
8x8
Buckwheat Banana Cake
Beans
English Breakfast
Lemon
Garlic Lemon Tuna Pasta
8x8
Chevron Rhubarb Almond Cake
Chicken
Ginger Chicken (or Pork) and Rice (with SunButter Sauce)
Cream Cheese
Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cream Cheese Muffins (Cupcakes!)
BBQ
Smoked Turkey Breast
Bread
Hawaiian Buns
Pastry
Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie
Cheddar
Smashed Cheeseburgers
8x8
Strawberry Blondies
Make-Ahead
Nadiya’s Instant Noodles
8x8
Sparkling Gingerbread Cake
Almonds
Granola (Gluten-Free Tahini)
Chicken
Creamy Mushroom Chicken Marsala
Apple
Apple Skillet Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting
Breakfast
Cheesy Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce
Almonds
Lemon Almond Cake (Gluten-Free)
Beef
Beef Stew with Red Onions and Ale
9x13
Brown Butter Dark Chocolate Tahini Bars
Breakfast
Herby Ricotta and Zucchini Muffins
Cakes
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Beverage
Ginger Lemon Fizz
Cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcakes (Makes 24)
Appetizers
Beet and Ginger Dip
Chicken
Cuban Pork (or Chicken) Bake
8x8
Almondy Plum Cake
Freezes Well
Wonton Meatballs
Biscuits
Sour Cream and Onion Biscuits
Beverage
Lemon-Honey Syrup
Cabbage
Cabbage and Farro Soup
9x13
Sugar Cookie Bars
Bread
Cheesy Beer Bread
Chicken
Quick Korean Chicken with Garlic Butter Corn
Cakes
Confetti Cupcakes (Lactose-Free)
Beans
Nancy’s Chopped Salad
9x13
Easy Folded Dinner Rolls
Beverage
Lemon Smack
Cauliflower
Spiced Cauliflower Soup
Cakes
Puddle Cakes
9x13
Lamb Rigatoni
Kale
Millet and Kale Fritters
Cookies
Chocolate Toffee Cookies
Broccoli
Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
9x13
Cabbage and Sausage Casserole
9x13
Parry Rolls
Beef
French Onion Beef Noodle Soup
9x13
Croque Monsieur Casserole
Beverage
The Parasol
Appetizers
Smoked Bacon
Cookies
Quick Tahini Oatmeal Cookies
Rice
Shrimp Creole
Carrot
Carrot-Ginger Dressing (on Avocado Salad)
Appetizers
Cheese Bourekas
Beef
Sweet Potato Beef Stew
Bread
Sweet Tahini Rolls
Beverage
Pomegranate Tequila-Thyme Spritz
Chicken
Baked Asian Chicken Thighs
9x13
St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake
Beans
Tuscan White Bean Soup
BBQ
Marinated Flank (for Korean-style lettuce tacos)
Cranberry
Cranberry-Lime Pie
9x9
Stuffed Milk Buns
Almonds
Granola (Eleven Madison Park)
Cookies
Confetti Cookies
BBQ
Buttermilk-Brined (Lightly) Smoked Turkey
Beverage
Grenadine Syrup (and Ginger Poms)
Beverage
Rusty Nail
Appetizers
Jessie’s Bits & Pieces
Beef
Bison (or Beef) and Ricotta Meatballs
Breakfast
Cottage Cheese Blender Muffins
Chicken
Thai Green Chicken Curry (Earl’s)
Cakes
Angel Food Cake
BBQ
Honey Marinade (for Chops or Chicken)
Make-Ahead
All-Purpose Stir Fry Sauce
Cookies
Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Chicken
Greek Chicken Gyro (Slow Cooker)
Beverage
Negroni (with variations)
9x13
Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Coffee Cake
BBQ
Brock’s Smoked Pork Side Ribs
Christmas
Double Ginger, Double Chocolate Molasses (Brownie) Cookies
Appetizers
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
8x8
Janette’s Key Lime Bars
Cherry
Sour Cream Bran Muffins
Chicken
Balsamic Tomato Baked Chicken (with Mozzarella)
Coconut
Anytime Cookies
Bread
Anadama Bread
Cabbage
Napa Cabbage Salad (with Buttermilk Dressing)
Appetizers
Marija’s Mussels
Cakes
Coconut Chiffon
Beverage
Harvest Moon
Apple
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Chicken
Baked Korean Popcorn Chicken
Blueberries
Blueberry Yogurt Multigrain Pancakes
Cookies
Oatmeal, White Chocolate and Golden Raisin Cookies
Beef
Cowboy Chili (Pressure Cooker)
Tomatoes
Roasted Tomatoes
9x13
Summer (Peach!) Cobbler
Broccoli
Broccoli Slaw
Freezes Well
Pumpkin (Blender) Muffins
Smoker
Smoked Cheese
Cakes
Plum Torte
Appetizers
Sausage-Cheddar Balls
Pasta
Fresh Pasta
Coconut
Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars
Cheddar
Mathilde’s Tomato Tart
Beverage
Crop Top
Bundt
Pumpkin Chocolate Bundt Cake
Feta
Kiwi and Feta Salad
Almonds
Granola (Buckwheat and SunButter)
Freezes Well
Strawberry, Lime and Black Pepper Popsicles
Breakfast
Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins
Cherry
Sour Cherry Sauce
Mexican
Zucchini Quesadillas
BBQ
Brock’s Smoked Beef Ribs