Leaf Lettuce Salad with Parmesan Crisps

Leaf Lettuce Salad with Parmesan Crisps is a wonderful restaurant in Houston that serves Parmesan crisps with their salads. I enjoy these crisp and salty treats so much that often I am tempted to ask them to bring me a bowl filled with them. My husband says that would not be appropriate, but when he is not looking, I sometimes am able to get the waiter to sneak me a few extras! ...more

Sea Scallops with Sweet Chile Sauce

It seems that scallops have gained in popularity over the past few years. I think this is due in part to the fact that they are harvested year round in the North Atlantic, so they can always be purchased fresh. They have a rich and meaty consistency which makes them able to stand up to a robust sauce. This Asian inspired Sweet Chile Sauce is a perfect complement to this dish. We love the sauce so much, that I like to make extra. It enhances the flavor of an assortment of seafoods and meats. ...more

Small ones will work as well, just don't cook as long.  I have sometimes found scallops to be ...more

Food Network Changes

I’m not so fond of Food Network’s new direction.  The other day I sat down to watch a cake decorating show, but this one turned into a show about engineering. Could the bakers/designers duplicate (in cake) a favorite car?   On the next show, they built a replica of a DJ’s sound board.     I like the cooking process so much that I’ll watch enthralled while someone makes a sandwich, but I don’t want to watch cooks building structures out of food. ...more

Good question - I wonder that myself.  Food Network website does a good job of keeping ...more

Foodie Fighter! (Zucchini Pancakes with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing and Oven-Roasted Garam Masala Garlic Scapes)

 Foodie Fighter! (Zucchini Pancakes with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing and Oven-Roasted Garam Masala Garlic Scapes)   ...more

Lady Bug Birthday Cake - Townley's Cake

Posted by Kimberly @ "Life's a Bowl of Cherries:  www.3cherrycokes.blogspot.com ...more

Bleu Cheese Burgers

t's almost the Fourth of July which means it's time to gather your friends together, pull out the grill, and watch the fireworks! My husband loves bleu cheese burgers and I have tried many different recipes. Below is the recipe that I like the best. Most recipes simply mix the bleu cheese into the meat. This recipe is different in that you make two thin patties, spread a layer of bleu cheese mixture on top of one and then top it with the other. It's more of a burger stuffed with bleu cheese. ...more

Delectable Tomato Mushroom Pizza

I am loving this summer season and all the fresh produce available in the markets now. Although I love seafood, I actually eat very little meat which makes this a wonderful time of year for me. I can find so many fresh fruits and vegetables and I have lots of wonderful recipes that highlight their flavor....  http://www.thedomesticallychallengedcook.blogspot.com ...more

Meatless Monday: Brie and Pear Salsa Quesadilla

Oh oh, it’s that day of the week again! Let’s take a little break from livestock and fill up on the other food groups, shall we? Today’s recipe is for a quesadilla! Quesadillas are a yummy choice, but ones that come loaded with sour cream from Taco Bell or a restaurant can result in an unhealthy vegetarian meal–one that includes thousands of calories (Qdoba’s kids’ meal quesadilla. Seriously–look it up.) So why not make your own for a perfect snack or add a salad for a filling meal? ...more

Sopapilla Cheesecake

Posted by Lori at "Life's a Bowl of Cherries":  www.3cherrycokes.blogspot.com ...more

I'm writing about beer for Examiner.Com

I just started a new writing gig. I'm the Beer Pairing Examiner for Examiner.com. It's true! I get to write about something I was probably going to do anyway: think, and take notes about the beer I'm trying, and puzzle out what food would pair well with it. As I get started, I realize that I have a lot to learn about food writing, articulating tastes in a way readers would understand.I also have a lot to learn about beer.  But I'm excited. ...more