Growing up, lasagna was not my favorite thing…In fact, I can actually say I didn’t like it at all.  My aversion to it was all the variations that I had tried included cottage cheese and something about its consistency didn’t jive with… Read More

It is that time of the summer harvest season when the tomatoes are causing their vines to droop, heavy with the green and red fruit.  Sometimes it’s hard to find new ways to use these delicious, juicy delights but why not use… Read More

I am a pickle lover…I could even be considered somewhat of an addict!  I love them!  Not the sweet ones or the bread and butter ones but the Dilly ones and the Kosher ones and even better, the Spicy ones!  I also… Read More

Not really a recipe…just pure summertime flavors! Just slice some tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, sprinkle with garden herbs such as Basil, Rosemary, and Oregano, then just drizzle with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper and allow to sit… 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

Cooking is much like art.  The plate is your canvas, the food ingredients are your colors, and your herbs, spices, and other types of flavors are your tools.  Creating a new recipe can be lots of work or it can be easy… Read More

 I love shrimp!  It can be prepared in so many different ways and is especially fun to eat in these warm summer months!  I went looking for a light but tasty shrimp dish with a Cajun twist and I came upon an… Read More

So Easy! So Simple!  Just slice up some Strawberries and Watermelon, chop up some Basil, mix them together, and top with a nice drizzle of Balsamic Glaze!  This is the perfect light side dish that pairs very well with your favorite fish… Read More

6 cups baby spinach, loosely packed 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1-1/2 cups cooked brown rice or Mexican Rice, (recipe for Mexican Rice recipe) 1/2 cups chopped romaine heart lettuce 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, reduced-fat 1/2 cup… Read More