Roasted Cornish Game Hens

roasted rock cornish hens

For Mother's day I wanted a simple yet elegant meal but didn't want to spend a lot of my time cooking.   One thing is for sure, I always want great tasting food!  There are many things about food/cooking that I am in love with, one of them is how special it can make us […]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Coco Lime Margarita

It's been so beautiful here the last few days.. . wonderful weather and sunny skies!  So I've been out playing in the greenhouse and gardens.  The flowers in the greenhouse are growing by leaps and bounds! I'll be posting soon, but today, I'm sharing two Cinco de Mayo recipes I'm making Tuesday for Cineo de […]

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 […]

Secret’s From A Chef: Thanksgiving Recipes


Earlier this morning I provided many options for  Thanksgiving dinner... If you've missed any part of the series you can find this by clicking: Fundamentals, Turkey Talkin & Nuts, Menu and recipes for Pumpkin Bruschetta. This post provides all the recipes...and tomorrow the time line to prepare everything for a less stressful Thanksgiving. First let's […]

Marinated Grilled Basil Flank Steak

Basil Grilled Flank Steak

Smiles Everyone! It's hot, Hot, Hot here in Chicago land! It reached 100° today - so I wanted a quick and easy recipe for dinner. I've got tons of Basil out in my herb garden and a flank steak! With the staples on hand I came up with this recipe. Marinated Grilled Basil Flank Steak […]

Cuban Spiced Pork Tenderloin and Soffrito Rice

1929 Charmer

Smiles, I've really been into making Latin food and enjoying all the scrumptious flavors that it offers. I just can't seem to get enough and Hubs loves pork anyway I fix it. Pork tenderloin is as versatile as chicken, and lean! Here's a great recipe which has become one of my favorites. I need to […]