Zuppa Toscana!

I love soup! One of my favorite things about winter, aside from the fact that it is blessedly cold outside, is that it’s a wonderful time to make delicious soups and take the chill off a cold day. My #1 favorite soup ever is Zuppa Toscana, a tasty mix of Italian sausage and kale in […]

Frozen Yogurt Pie

Summer is nearly here… and apparently the heat and humidity scheduled an early arrival! I’m already thinking of cool and refreshing ideas for summer meals and treats. I avoid using my oven in hot weather whenever possible, so I look to no-cook-no-bake ideas for summer fare. One of my very favorite simple desserts is Frozen […]

Chile Con Queso

It’s Labor Day and, in the spirit of celebrating all those who labor, I thought I would treat myself to something junky. And cheesy. That you can eat with tortilla chips. Actually, it has nothing to do with Labor Day or the end of summer vacation or the fact that the neighborhood will be blissfully […]

Chocolate Chip Orange Muffins

A favorite from my growing up years… my sisters and I loved these on Christmas morning… or any time! {photo credit: little blue hen} Chocolate Chip Orange Muffins Ingredients 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup […]

Lebanese Chicken with Couscous

I made this delicious and easy chicken dish for dinner last night. I thought it had a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors… mmmm! The leftovers served up very nicely for lunch today, too, with Naan. I would have taken a picture for you, but it smelled so amazing and we were just too […]

The One With Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E.

This recipe is for Jordan. :-) Classic Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients 1 pound Elbow Macaroni 1 pound Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded or cubed 4 TBSP Butter 4 TBSP Flour 3 cups Milk Salt, Pepper, Breadcrumbs, Whatever (Optional) Directions Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cook macaroni according to package directions. (Don’t overcook!) Drain and put macaroni […]

Favorite Summer Squash Casserole

One of my daughters was asking for this recipe so she can make it for her husband. The recipe hails from the August 1974 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and was a favorite of mine as a teen. It is retro-fully delicious and a great way to use some of that wonderful yellow […]

Southern Sweet Tea

We are still enjoying DIVINE weather in Virginia as we make our way into June, but I am bracing myself for the usual summer steam ahead. Just around the corner are weeks of hot and muggy days which tend to suck the energy right of you. Our “tried and true” remedy south of the Mason-Dixon […]