Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake

Carmelized Banana Upside-Down Cake

My Mom was an excellent cook and even a better baker.  But I've never had a "sweet tooth!  I'm not a big chocolate eater either..but I do have a few favorites that I repeatedly make.  Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake is one of them.  You know what else is great about this banana upside down […]

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

pork chops with onions and apples

I'm sure you know by now that one of my favorite ways to cook is using one pot wonder meals. Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions is quick and easy...and is oh so good! Mr. C is a big pork eater and he loves it! Mr. C doesn't love easily :-{

One Pot Wonders

Classic Beef Stew

One of my favorite ways to cook is using One Pot Wonders recipes.  One Pot Wonder are dishes that you kind of throw everything in the pot, let it cook, and then it's done! I thought I would share with you one of my favorite “one pot wonders” that is just perfect for this time […]

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 […]

Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Torta

Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Crostini

The holiday season is upon us and we are busy decorating and planning/attending parties.  One, go to appetizer, I serve during the holidays is Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Torta.  It is excellent! It is a real buffet centerpiece with brilliant layers of red, white and green alternating to create a beautiful and impressive hors d'oeuvre.  […]

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 […]

A Great Selection of Turkey Leftover Recipes

Turkey Hash

I love Thanksgiving, but sometimes I think I love the days after for all the great leftover recipes.  I've pulled together a great selection of Turkey leftover recipes for you and they are delicious! This morning I made Turkey Hash with Eggs for breakfast... Mr. C and I both love hash and what a great […]

Easy Cranberry Salsa Appetizer

cranberry jalapeno salsa

Thanksgiving is only two days away...time crunch is on! If you need an easy cranberry salsa appetizer this one would fit the bill. Cranberry Salsa served on crostini with Goat Cheese The recipe is easy to vary up!  Use either goat or cream cheese  and serve on crostini or with crackers. This is also a […]

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 […]