Creamed Corn

November 22nd, 2011
Before you turn up your nose, let me just say, I was not originally a creamed corn fan. But every time I make this version, it goes fast and people are asking for more.  It's... [read full post]

Mashed Potatoes

November 22nd, 2011
Here is an easy, flavorful mashed potato recipe. The key is to salt the potatoes during the cooking process to help bring out their flavor. Creamy Herb Mashed Potatoes Y... [read full post]

Turkey Gravy

November 22nd, 2011
Here's an easy recipe for Thanksgiving gravy. It's made by thickening the pan juices from the roast turkey. Turkey Gravy Yield: 1½ pints 3 cups pan juices from roast t... [read full post]

Seared Steak

June 30th, 2011
Ahh, the flavor of Ribeye Steak on a summer evening. It’s just as simple to sear steak in a pan on the stovetop as it is to use the grill. Have fun with this surprisingly ... [read full post]

Pico De Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

May 17th, 2011
Tomato season is upon us. There’s nothing better than using fresh-from-the-garden (or farmers market) tomatoes for yummy easy recipes like this Pico de Gallo. You can eat ... [read full post]

Potatoes Gratin (Pommes Dauphinoise)

April 19th, 2011
I can't think of a better side dish this Spring than a rich and flavorful potato gratin.  Butter, cheese, garlic, potatoes and cream...need I say more? Enjoy this easy reci... [read full post]

Sausage & Pasta with Tomatoes, Onion, & Capers

February 10th, 2011
Some friends and I were craving comfort food the other day and I threw this easy recipe together with pantry items on hand. This “sauceless” pasta showcases the flavors of... [read full post]

Roasted Butternut Squash

January 23rd, 2011
Have you made a resolution to try new things this year? How about butternut squash?! It’s rich, creamy texture and sweet flavor can pleasantly surprise even the most finick... [read full post]

Moroccan Chicken

January 16th, 2011
Inspired by the classic Tagine, here’s an easy recipe that will awaken your taste buds with adventurous flavors. The list of ingredients looks long, but many of the items a... [read full post]

Quick & Easy Cuban-Style Black Beans

December 19th, 2010
Mmm…Cuban-style black beans. I remember eating this leftover delight late at night on Christmas Eve, not long after the feast of roast pork, maduros (fried ripe bananas) an... [read full post]