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 love to make my own pickles as well… just to tailor make them …

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 at room temp for about 20 minutes and this simple summer salad is …

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 those!)  The main reason I canned my own recipe is that back then …

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 all and inspired me……   Now, the problem was that I pinned it …

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 as the one I am sharing with you today…My “Tipsy” Pasta! “Tipsy” Pasta …

 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 old favorite chef of mine, Martha Stewart.  Let’s face it, she was the …

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 entree…or serve it as a light dessert.  Yummy!    

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 salsa (recipe), optional Pico de Gallo 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt, fat-free Kosher or …

What makes the everyday chef feel disappointed in the kitchen?  A BAD RECIPE!  Although I love her show and usually most of her recipes, Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman on The Food Network has a major miss on her “Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe”! I watched the show when she made it, I read the recipe including the …

Shrimp Tacos topped with Tropical Guacamole Salad and a Creamy Lime Sauce…wow, doesn’t that sound delicious!  This is my personal creation made in my kitchen this week and it embodies all the “fresh flavors” that I have always wanted to include in my food.   Fresh Flavors….Those two words were my inspiration a couple of years …