This time of year, there is only one thing on every Tennessee Vol fan’s mind…the big game against the Florida Gators! Every year, my husband fries up some gator and I make some “Comeback Dipping Sauce” to go with it. As delicious… Read More

Summer is in full swing and so are our gardens!  If you don’t have a garden, then go to any local farmer’s market and see summer’s harvest at its best with baskets of varieties of tomatoes, zucchini, and herbs such as basil. … Read More

Who doesn’t love Buffalo Wings? They are always a hit whenever you serve them but they can be a little messy to eat at a party or tailgate so I decided to change it up a bit by making them into a… Read More

Normally, when you think of poppers. an image of jalapeno and cheese comes to mind instantly but in the foodie world, the term “popper” means a bite size treat that you can just “pop” into your mouth.  As most of you know,… Read More

One of my very first blog post 3 years ago was about our Seafood Ceviche recipe which we had tweaked and finally perfected (to our taste, of course). Now, I have added a new twist to this recipe by creating a mini… Read More

If you are looking for the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer to wow your guests, you have come to the right place.  This tasty spin on bruschetta uses fresh flavors from the fall such butternut squash, parsnips, and eggplant.  Throw in savory elements like… Read More

The kitchen is my playground and I love creating new recipes!  One of my most popular creations is my “Smokey” Jalapeno Poppers.  They are so good that I never can seem to make enough of them.  Last week, at our “Baby Q”… Read More

One of my favorite cooking vessels in the kitchen is my Bamboo Steamer. It is a healthier way to cook and I use it most often in the spring and summer when vegetables are at their freshest and the taste buds want… Read More

Surgared Cranberries & Sparkling Cranberry Cups…A Holiday Visual on a Plate!

The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year…the chill is in the air, the Christmas trees are going up, and the lights are twinkling….and of course, there is the food!  My latest holiday food obsession is Sugared Cranberries. … Read More

On a recent trip to Mexico with Jeff, I found a new favorite cuisine…Rajas.  In Mexico, Rajas mean “strips” and that is really all it is…just a simple sauteed mixture of strips of Roasted Poblanos and Onions but the flavor it adds… Read More