Cozy Christmas Kitchen

red transferware, ironstone pitchers

If there's one place I want to be in the Charmer it's in my Cozy Christmas Kitchen! I love my kitchen, now that doesn't mean there aren't things I wouldn't change about it, there is. But when I walk in to the kitchen I have such a wave of being enveloped in the warmest feeling!

Sophisticated Deviled Eggs

Pesto Deviled Eggs

For my taste, any deviled egg is a good egg!  Mr. C loves deviled eggs, but my taste buds wanted a more sophisticated deviled egg. Pesto Deviled Eggs is an alternative to the classic with a few alternative ingredients! I use Costco organic eggs (2 dozen for under $7). Pesto Deviled Eggs makes a great […]

Everyday or Holiday Chicken Recipe

Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

I think you know by now I am passionate about cooking... it is such a creative outlet...and then y0u get to eat it!  I love recipes that are good for everyday or holiday chicken recipe. Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato with Cream Sauce Warning, we have not had sun in almost a week and the photo […]

Pumpkin Bruschetta

Pumpkin Bruschetta

In my professional chef's business I was known as the "Queen of Appetizers"!  I happily accepted the title because I love making appetizers.   I love all the different yummy bites one can come up with. Since it's still pumpkin season I wanted to make an appetizer using it....how about Pumpkin Bruschetta! I worried about how […]

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

Wishing you a happy Halloween! The monthly Sunday's Best link up is this Sunday, 4:00 pm (central) hope to see you! After last Sunday's service a luncheon was held for our new youth director.  The church always provides the "main" entree and the sides/desserts are provided by the parishioners. My task...a side dish...with the weather […]

Sunday’s Soup

Beef and Cabbage Soup

I don't know if your old enough to remember the "Days of the Week" Panties? Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and so on. When I was young, and wore the panties, I use to think about what would happen if I got caught wearing the "wrong" day? Well I never got caught...but I did feel a little […]

Sweet Potato Vine Frittata

Sweet Potato Vine Frittata

Yesterday evening I was out in the garden taking "clippings" from a "Marguerite" sweet potato vine for propagating next year's plants. While snipping the cuttings I tugged a little to hard and out popped a small tuber.  I checked out my other garden containers with sweet potato vines and found a few more. Ornamental sweet […]

Broiled Grouper with Basil Lime Pistou

Grilled Grouper with Basil-Lime Pistou

With all the work we've been doing in the garage cleanup (sale now next weekend) I really wanted dinner to be quick and good. Mr. C would eat pork every day if he could, me not so much.  I picked up some grouper yesterday and  made myself Broiled Grouper with Basil Lime Pistou! Sounds fancy […]

Roasted Tomato and Pancetta Spaghetti

Roasted Tomato and Pancetta Spaghetti

I hope you'll stop by Sunday's Best to share your creative inspiration with us. Tis the season for abundant, big and juicy tomatoes.  Having just bought 60 pounds of tomatoes at the farmers market last week I decided to try something different. I love anything roasted. . . .it is a great way to bring […]

Three Basic Steps to Canning Tomatoes

Yes I Can! 3 Basic Steps To Canning

It's that time of year again, where produce is abundantly available, and thoughts go to canning and preserving. So I've re-shared my post Three Basic Steps to Canning Tomatoes. You might be interested in these too, Homemade Blender Ketchup, Fiesta Corn Relish, Refrigerator Pickled Green Bean, Freezing Whole Corn and Easiest Refrigerator Pickles One summer many years […]