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 →

Parker’s Split Pea Soup

Scott and I hosted a Friendsgiving a week ago and have been enjoying some leftovers ever since then. We served turkey and ham - Scott smoked a turkey breast and we bought a Honey Baked Ham. The leftover Honey Baked Ham was a nice garnish to Parker's Split Pea Soup. This soup is easy to... Continue Reading →

Super Nachos

Thanks to Anne Noller for reminding me of this recipe my mom used to make and share with others. Super Nachos an easy dish to make, tastes great and is wonderful for leftovers. The recipe calls for beef, but I've also made it with chicken and it's very good as well. This dish can be... Continue Reading →

Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad

This recipe was requested awhile back and I've just recently had the chance to try it...and it's worth repeating! The cream in the recipe gives it a nice texture and flavor. The recipe also calls for white pepper, a pepper you can taste but not see. Perhaps it's more aesthetically pleasing to the eye than... Continue Reading →

Gin-Gingered Prawns

My mom used to make Gin-Gingered Prawns and I now make them for Scott. He's another fan of this dish. It's easy to make and can either be made as an appetizer as the recipe suggests, or for dinner. Just plan on more prawns per person if you are serving them for dinner. For dinner,... Continue Reading →

Tortilla Pie

This Mexican version of Italian lasagna uses corn tortillas in place of noodles and is a wonderful dish to enjoy with others or with leftovers. It serves eight and is another one of our favorites from Diane Clement's "Zest for Life" cookbook. Serve with sour cream and chopped green onions if you like. Tortilla Pie... Continue Reading →

Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf

Scott and I tried this meat loaf recipe last fall and loved the flavor in it.  It uses oats instead of breadcrumbs and comes from Diane Clement's Zest for Life cookbook.  Diane used to own the Tomato Cafe in the Vancouver, BC area and this was one of her customers' favorites.  This recipe makes two... Continue Reading →

Pesto Sauce

We had some basil in the garden that needed to be used, and I thought...I'll make some pesto.  California Fresh has a simple recipe and it turned out well so I wanted to share.  With the holidays upon us, it's nice to have some more simple dinners in mind.  I used whole wheat pasta, and... Continue Reading →

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