tailgate!

Who’s ready for football?? It’s that time of year, folks gathering for outdoor sporting events, kids, adults, sometimes indoors on TV. No matter what the sport, food takes center stage in my book. and something easy to transport, quick to … Continue reading

lasagna with peas and prosciutto

Oh, OH, OH!!! I had the great fortune to be invited to share in a most superb experience! I must admit, I was a bit skeptical that it would be a superb experience, and was delightfully surprised. I recently attended … Continue reading

summer rolls, northwest style

Make ’em ahead, wrap ’em and pack ’em, these are a cool  summer treat for outdoor dining! Shrimp or prawns, crab are all optional. Or, arrange all of the beautiful ingredients on a serving platter and let your guests roll … Continue reading

salt roasted shrimp

These are SOOO SIMPLE, yet beautiful and delicious!            Print Salt Roasted Shrimp Course Appetizer Cuisine American Ingredients 3 cups rock salt 1 pound medium prawns or shrimp shells or not, your choice hoisin aioli for … Continue reading

radishes with whipped sweet butter

It takes nearly as long to type the name of this dish as it does to assemble it! And, it is a work of art, painted with the colors of summer! I like to leave a tiny bit of the … Continue reading

nutella fudge cupcakes

Who doesn’t like Nutella, all chocolately and  hazelnut buttery? These keep well, so they can be made ahead, and do not require refrigeration, so they are a perfect choice for a picnic!            Print Nutella Cupcakes Course … Continue reading

crepes

Crepes are marvelous things — they can be filled with simple things, left-overs, whatever is on have for a quick snack or meal, or they can be full-on gourmet goodies! They freeze well (just remember to separate them with plastic … Continue reading

knock their socks off tea cakes

Sometimes you just want to WOW! folks with a small dessert. Petit fours, or small tea cakes, can easily do the job and can be prepared quick as a whistle,  if you know a few secrets from the bakery. The … Continue reading

cook up a gift!

The most treasured gifts are homemade — and these are not only treasured but scrumptious as well. Package your bounty in cute containers, which may be a ‘recycled’ bottle or jar, a holiday gift bag, a brown or white lunch … Continue reading

chili Colorado

Fall, football, friends — it must be time for warm, easy, super delicious tailgate food. Because there is still so much outdoors activities going on, fall is also the time to think about braising, the easy, nearly foolproof cooking method … Continue reading