Coconut Cream Pie

When a dear friend, Darlene, said she loved Coconut Cream Pie, I thought I'd love to try and make one.  She's trying to put on some weight and I was happy to help!  After researching Coconut Cream Pie, I found a recipe that used to be served in Bullock's Wilshire down in Los Angeles.  After... Continue Reading →

Create a Simple Charcuterie Plate

When Scott and I have friends over, we tend to start with a charcuterie plate.  I think it's safe to say no two plates are ever the same.  Last weekend, we had some friends over and we wanted to start with something simple.  For four people, we put the following charcuterie plate together.  Everyone was... Continue Reading →

Cucumber Gazpacho

Cucumber gazpacho is a nice alternative to the more traditional tomato based gazpacho. Blend some grapes with cucumber along with a few other ingredients and you've got yourself Cucumber Gazpacho.  It's an easy recipe and refreshing on a warm day.  Garnish with some cooked shrimp and sliced almonds.  This recipe serves four. Cucumber Gazpacho 4... Continue Reading →

Turkey Burgers with Zucchini

As a result of adding some grated zucchini to your turkey burgers, your burgers will be more juicy and it's also a great way to get some veggies in!  This recipe has three ingredients, is delicious and easy to make.  I get four patties out of a pound of ground turkey breast but you may... Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

It was our dog, Zoe's, birthday this week and I thought I'd make dog treats to celebrate.  I've made these a couple times before and dogs always love them.  This recipe comes from my friend Bita Arabian of Oven Hug and is a cinch to make.  Thanks Bita!  Enjoy!  woof-woof! Peanut Butter Dog Treats 1... Continue Reading →

Neiman Marcus Popovers with Strawberry Butter

Popovers bring back fond memories of my childhood.  My mom used to make them and we'd enjoy them when we'd eat out at certain restaurants.  Neiman Marcus' restaurants serve them with lunch or afternoon tea and they are wonderful.  My good friend, Miyeko Kohlmann, just happened to have the recipe and was so thankful she... Continue Reading →

Roasted Asparagus

The last several months, Scott and I have been eating more roasted vegetables with meals.  We've roasted beets, broccolini, carrots, asparagus, brussel sprouts, portobello mushrooms, and cauliflower.  All are delicious and taste so good after being in the oven at a high temperature with just a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper.  With... Continue Reading →

Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Spring is in the air and the perfect time to get strawberries and rhubarb together.  This combination goes well together and has been enjoyed in homes for years, no decades.  🙂   This Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake caught my eye in the New York Times and thought I'd give it a try.  So glad I did... Continue Reading →

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