I recently selected the book “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles, a beautifully written and captivating novel, for my beloved book club’s discussion. My friend Larie and I decided to prepare a themed dinner focusing on a stew served … Continue reading
I love trying variations to Party Mix, and still like the original one on the back of the Chex Mix boxes (except for doubling the spices). This twist on the Party Mix is scrumptious, and came to me from a … Continue reading
Regardless of how sophisticated your palate, there are several universal truths when it comes to appetizers-everyone loves pigs in a blanket, vegetables and dip, potato chips and onion dip and deviled eggs.
Easy. Flavorful. Chock full of good nutrients. What more could I want on lovely cool evening for dinner?
At this time of year our local farm stands have an abundance of beautiful ripe tomatoes and the basil plants in our garden are lush and full. This is one of my personal favorite pre-dinner appetizers. I sometimes even eat … Continue reading
Grilling season is well underway. These little skewers are always a big hit. I often serve them with asparagus wrapped in prosciutto.. they dynamic duo. Easy to prep the day before, just grill when ready.
My friend Wendy is the queen of salads and often on a summer evening would add fruit to her green salads. I played with this and found that almost any combination of salad greens works as do a variety of … Continue reading
Summer is here and there is simply nothing better than the fresh vegetables and salad greens straight from the garden. I love arugula mixed with Boston bibb lettuce and then served with this extraordinary buttermilk dressing. This is also good on cooked red beets … Continue reading
If you are looking for something different in a summer fruit dish, look no further! I first found the idea in a grocery handout and have been serving it to summer guests. I have fun making it and they have … Continue reading
Jar salads. Wow, what a simple concept but what a game changer! I started making these when one of the household was trying to pack healthy for work. Sure Subway was right down the road, but saving money was important, … Continue reading