Living in Knoxville, Tennessee in the heart of Big Orange Country, Tailgating is a way of life!  In fact, one of my first cookbooks (coming soon) will be some of my favorite tailgate treats!  This past weekend the Tennessee Volunteers Football Team… Read More

Last week, I posted my personal Tomato and Green Chili Salsa…So far, one reviewer has told me it is “Restaurant Quality”!  It truly is a great recipe and one that I also like to enjoy in the winter months by canning it. … Read More

Every summer for years, I canned my own salsa recipe.  It was amazing to open up a jar and serve it at a Fall tailgate along with my Mexican Pinwheels.  (If you have been to a Pitt Tailgate Party, you know about… Read More

Pinterest!  It had me at “Hello”!  Soooo many food inspirations and sharing of recipes have come from this website and today’s blog is a perfect example of the yummy results!  This is the picture of a Mexican Shrimp cocktail that started it… Read More

Summertime brings all kinds of new opportunities for cooking…All the fresh vegetables and herbs with their bright colors creating such savory flavors!  It truly is my favorite time of the year to be a personal chef and I couldn’t wait to have… Read More

As part of the Valentine’s Day special last Friday, Michael Symon made what looked to be a very delicious cheese fondue.  Since Jeff’s Valentine’s Day gift was a 1 1/2 hour massage at Massage Envy late Sunday afternoon, I thought that would… Read More

Valentine’s Day is coming soon and some of you, like Jeff and I, don’t really care about going out to eat.  Instead, create your own romance with a first course of Seafood Ceviche!  This recipe is something Jeff and I have tweaked… Read More

From the very first day it premiered 3 years ago, I have been a faithful viewer of The Chew.  From Michael Symon’s funny giggle and banter with Mario Batali to Carla Hall’s witty personality, I just love it!  This week a couple… Read More

Super Bowl Hot Wings with an Asian Twist! Happy Chinese New Year!

One of my favorite things to make on Game Day is Hot Wings (actually Hot Drummettes for me) but I am always looking for ways to change things up so I came across a  couple of ideas that looked uniquely delicious for… Read More

Baked Pickles…A Healthy Super Bowl Option

I like to have a few “healthy” options for my guests but in a way that won’t make them feel like they are missing the good  stuff.  The January 2014 issue of Cooking Light Magazine fit the bill with their Baked Pickle… Read More