Neiman Marcus Egg Salad

With eight eggs and just a couple tablespoons of mayonnaise, Neiman Marcus' Egg Salad is light on the mayo. And, similar to Neiman Marcus Tuna-Pecan Salad and Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad, there's just a handful of ingredients. All three are easy enough to make and taste great too. Depending on the number of people in... Continue Reading →


Scott and I recently traded homemade jam for homegrown tomatoes and have enjoyed a few batches of this gazpacho over the last couple weeks. This recipe from the New York Times Cooking is easy to make and does not contain tomato juice. The juice comes from the tomatoes! Serve with a grilled cheese and it... Continue Reading →

Peach Daiquiris

Another much appreciated recipe from my father-in-law is his recipe for peach daiquiris. Made with fresh peaches, these drinks make for a nice summer cocktail. Scott and I have modified the recipe a bit, to include more fruit and less sugar. Below, is the original recipe with our modifications noted. You may modify as you... Continue Reading →

Baltimore Crab Cakes

My father-in-law has several recipes we've tried over the years and his Baltimore Crab Cakes recipe is one that tops the list. With just a few ingredients, it's easy to make and it tastes great too. I eat them plain but Scott likes a little cocktail sauce with his crab cakes. This recipe makes four... Continue Reading →

Davie’s Salmon

Dear and longtime friends in Ft. Langley, British Columbia introduced us to this BBQ salmon recipe when we visited their home years ago. It's become a favorite in our household over the years and we sure are grateful for the introduction. You need to use charcoal briquettes and salmon with the skin on. Be sure... Continue Reading →

Lemony Lemon Bread

With the shelter in place yeast bread making craze, I went a different direction and made several different quick breads. Quick breads go well with coffee and remind me of times in coffee shops. Top of my list was Rosie Daykin's Lemony Lemon Bread. Described as "divine" just as I began my quick bread search,... Continue Reading →

German Chocolate Cake

Scott and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary last week. With shelter in place in order, we had a very nice dinner at home. Scott made dinner and I made a cake we both enjoy, German Chocolate Cake. With a banana cake success under my belt from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, I decided to try... Continue Reading →

Neiman Marcus Tuna-Pecan Salad

I hope this email finds you and your loved ones well and safe. Scott and I have been sheltering in place for awhile now and it's slowly becoming our "normal." To prepare for this time at home, I bought some canned tuna with this recipe in mind. This recipe has five ingredients plus some salt... Continue Reading →

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Friends asked us to bring an appetizer to a dinner last weekend. Scott and I had tried Ina Garten's Roasted Shrimp Cocktail once before and we thought it was delicious. Last weekend, we tried it with friends. Friends loved it, we loved it - it was a win all around and we loved that. ;)... Continue Reading →

Cheese Snackers

Savory shortbread crackers are wonderful with drinks and substantial enough they can be served alone. That said, we added some charcuterie food items with them when we served them last weekend. Either way, I think your guests will be pleased. Similar to Ina Garten's savory shortbread crackers, these are made with a sharp cheddar cheese... Continue Reading →

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