Corn and Black Bean Salad

This is one of my favorite recipes to take to parties.   It can be used as a salsa and eaten with tortilla chips, or if you add a diced avocado and some grilled chicken or shrimp, it makes a lovely … Continue reading

Berry Bread Pudding with Orange Custard

The first of Lancaster County’s fresh strawberries just hit the market and this week, my favorite ‘pick your own” farm opens for business. I can hardly wait to get into the strawberry field to fill bowls of those beautiful red … Continue reading

Chilled Apricot Mint Soup

I don’t know about where everyone else is, but we’re having a long and lovely spring here in Ohio.   I just love this time of year.   It’s such a joy to see the gardens come back to life, particularly our … Continue reading

Pineapple, Mangoes and….Fresh Thyme

The other night I was over at a friends house for dinner and she announced that for dessert she had made a little fruit salad with pineapple and mangoes.  I groaned a bit cause mangoes are not really my favorite … Continue reading

Breakfast Bruschetta

Dessert with breakfast?   Why not!   And it couldn’t be simpler.   You can change the toppings with the seasons.   Fresh fruit in summer and fall, dried fruit and nuts in the winter.   Use your imagination and have fun. INGREDIENTS 1 French … Continue reading