Pork, Bacon and Bread Kabobs

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Pork, Bacon and Bread Kabobs --- Pork tenderloin and I have always had a bit of a love-hate relationship. I love to eat it, but usually when someone else is cooking it because I have a great talent for making it dry. As a result, the Southern husband looks longingly at it in the supermarket while I roll the cart right on by, heading for the good old dependable chicken ....more

Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Easy Shrimp Fried Rice --- One of the best things about ordering Chinese food is that they always send it with lots of rice. And one of the best things about having extra rice is that it pretty much requires you to make shrimp fried rice sometime in the next few days. And one of the best things about making shrimp fried rice is that it is one of the easiest, most flexible suppers you can make ....more

Easy Cheese and Corn Salsa

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Easy Cheese and Corn Salsa --- Before I get into the whys and wherefores of this ridiculously easy and delicious cheese and corn salsa, I wanted to explain myself. I meant to mention this before I left, but I missed posting over the last week or so because the Southern husband and I were helping our newly minted college graduate daughter move to her new apartment. More on that below, but as any of you who have ever packed and unpacked a moving box know, moving is EXHAUSTING ....more

Feta Artichoke Pizza

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Feta Artichoke Pizza --- This recipe for feta artichoke pizza came about once again from my "no ingredient left behind" rule, which stipulates that if I buy something for a recipe and don't use all of it up, I need to figure out another recipe that uses up the rest of whatever it was. In this case, I had a lovely hunk of feta cheese in the fridge, and a bowl of cheery, sweet cherry tomatoes on my counter. And so my mind goes where it frequently does in "no ingredient left behind" situations, and that is directly towards pizza ....more

Layered Taco Salad

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Layered Taco Salad --- This layered taco salad came out of my endless enthusiasm for making pretty much anything for dinner that has the word "taco" in it. Good old regular tacos are one of the best things ever invented, so it stands to reason that anything that riffs off of tacos has a good chance of being a hit at the supper table. Tacos, you never let me down ....more

Edamame Pesto

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Edamame Pesto --- It seems like only yesterday that edamame was an exotic treat that I could only find in Japanese restaurants, and now my local A&P is carrying it in giant bags in the freezer section. Which is a wonderful thing, because instead of only being able to nosh on it when we go out for sushi, now I can make things like edamame pesto, which is a creamy, dreamy, slightly gentler version of the basil pesto we all know and love. And just as easy to whirl up in 60 seconds or less in your food processor ....more

Lobster Avocado Soup and Sing For Hope!

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Lobster Avocado Soup and Sing For Hope! --- I am ridiculously excited about everything I am about to tell you, and not just because it involves a recipe for creamy, dreamy Lobster Avocado soup! As delectable as this recipe is (and it IS!), even more delectable is everything I am going to tell you and show you about an amazing project going on right this very minute called Sing for Hope ....more

Chopped Antipasto Salad

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Chopped Antipasto Salad --- I have an enormous crush on antipasto. Or what I consider antipasto, which (with apologies to all my Italian friends out there) means a giant platter of cheese and smoked meats and veggies that you are encouraged to snack on to your hearts content. However, as I understand it, traditional antipasto usually includes a few things that I don't like ....more

Easy Cookies and Jam Ice Cream Sandwiches

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Easy Cookies and Jam Ice Cream Sandwiches --- This recipe for easy cookies and jam ice cream sandwiches is almost not a recipe...that's how ridiculously easy it is. But since it involves three ingredients (cookies, jam and ice cream) and they have to be assembled into an ice cream sandwich, and because this pipsqueak of a recipe is going to be my go-to dessert of the summer because of that magical combo of easy and delicious, I need to share it with you. It's also endlessly customizable (more on that later), and I'm hoping at this point you are convinced and would just like me to get on with telling you the details ....more

Chicken with Pan-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Chicken with Pan-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes --- This quick and bursting with flavor recipe for chicken with pan-roasted cherry tomatoes is not only cheery and scrumptious and easy to make on a busy weeknight, but it is also helpful if you are the impatient type like me. Nope, it's not enough for me that my herbs are lushly growing away in whiskey barrels outside my door, and that my mom is bringing me bunches of garlic scapes from the farmer's market, and that the azaleas are in glorious bloom and that the windows are open all over the house. Nope ....more