It is the first week of November and in East Tennessee, we have already seen snow fall in our area from just a little dusting to up two feet in the mountains!  With these blustery conditions becoming more and more frequent, we are in need of three components for our weeknight meals…easy, healthy, and comforting …

“In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection.”…..Curnonsky.   This quote is unusual for a man who was such a lover of French cuisine but simple foods were his passion.  These days with so many new neat gadgets for the kitchen and all the different exotic seasonings that are now …

Leftovers….Sometimes they are even better the second time around than the first time you eat them!  However, it is always nice to be able to use them in a different way so you can get two different meals out of one recipe.  That was my inspiration for my Chicken and Vegetable Stuffed Poblanos! The poblanos …

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 …

Over the weekend, I had the great pleasure of having a Mother-Daughter day with my 23 year-old daughter, Ashleigh.  We had a wonderful massage and afterward, I wanted us to have a special “treat” knowing that we would be unwinding later on my southern front porch. I happened to have quite a bit of fruit …

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 …

Every now and then you find the need to use up some extra ingredients you have on hand in the kitchen.  I happen to have extra eggs, onions, some bell peppers, cheese….sounds like  a breakfast casserole to me!  Even better….for dinner! This recipe comes so easily together and is always a crowd-pleaser.  Many times I …