Cool Cucumbers & Onions

INGREDIENTS 1 cup water 1 cup white vinegar 1 cup sugar 2-3 medium cucumbers 1 large sweet onion Salt to taste DIRECTIONS In a small saucepan, bring the water, vinegar and sugar to boil. Stir to ensure the sugar is … Continue reading

Peaches and Cream Pie

Have you ever heard someone say, “If you put that on an old shoe, I’d eat it?” Well, that’s the way I feel about peaches. My first memory of peaches was the year that my mother (who was an excellent … Continue reading

Nicoise Salad

The classic Nicoise is a salad composed of tomatoes, tuna, hard boiled eggs, Nicoise olives and anchovies dressed with a vinaigrette. But who says that when you are tired after working all day, the temperature is rising and you want … Continue reading

Cinnamon Chip Muffins

When we had only been open two or three years, a lovely couple stayed with us and she commented that she had a really good muffin recipe she’d like to share. I can’t tell you how many times we have … Continue reading

My Favorite Fruit

Champagne grapes Have you ever been asked, “What three things would a stranger find in your refrigerator?” Well, one of the three for me is grapes. I LOVE grapes – purple grapes, red grapes, green grapes. And I use them … Continue reading

Strawberry Shortcake Bars

This recipe was originally from the cookbook “Baking” but was for Blueberry Cookies. We have adapted it for strawberries and have found them to be so much better when baked into bars. This is one of my very favorite desserts … Continue reading

Stuffed French Toast with Orange Syrup

INGREDIENTS 6 1-inch slices of french bread 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup orange marmalade 3 eggs 3/4 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon Dash of ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons butter or margarine DIRECTIONS Stuffed French … Continue reading

Spinach Pesto Salad Dressing

Who remembers that song from the first Muppets Movie, “It’s not Easy Being Green?” For some reason that song always pops into my head when I make Pesto. And, who can resist that beautiful emerald green color and that fresh … Continue reading

Summer Italian Bread Salad

Oh my, this is such a delicious and easy recipe that makes a great dinner out of summer’s fresh bounty. This recipe could be easily converted to a vegetarian salad. I’ve not had any success growing tomatoes in Arkansas this … Continue reading