Dill Pickle Dip

Thank you all for continuing to join me on my crazy and delicious dill pickle adventure. You know, the journey where I make dill pickle stuff, like this Dill Pickle Dip and we eat and talk about it like old friends. Yes, our relationship is so complicated ....more

Grilled Avocado-Barbecue Chicken Naan Pizza

A simple way to enjoy pizza on the grill with naan bread as your base. Barbecue sauce, fresh mozzarella, rotisserie chicken and delicious California avocado make this a perfect appetizer or a meal everyone will love. Is it just me, or is anyone else shut down by their husband any time you want to use the grill? ...more

9 Extremely Weird Cookbooks You Probably Don’t Have

There truly are some strange cookbooks out there. It makes me wonder just who is cooking from them. I have to admit some have me laughing hysterically and others have me shaking my head in that "what were they thinking" type of nod ....more

Perfect Silver Dollar Pancakes

We LIKE pancakes at our house. And when I say like, I actually mean love. My kids always say I make the best pancakes and I've shared my secret with you all on how to make the fluffiest pancakes possible ....more

Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

With kids home for the summer, my house has become a revolving door of daily activity. Everyone is always looking for a little something to nibble on to get them to the next meal. When it's hot, not just any snack will do...I get that ....more

Louisiana Blue Crab Gratin (Giveaway)

Traveling to Louisiana has always been on my bucket list. I can't believe I've never been there...GASP...but, I've been close: Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi. Something has always come up, making it impossible for me to visit the "Bayou State".Most folks seem to have an interest in heading to Louisiana for Mardi Gras, which is not necessarily my thing ....more

My Top 10 Beach Reads for the Summer

I hope I haven't over-done it by giving myself 10 books to read by Labor Day weekend, but I'm so excited about My Top 10 Beach Reads! My reading choices don't fall into one particular genre. I like all kinds of books from historical fiction to comedy, creative fiction, romance ....more

Louisiana Blue Crab Gratin (Giveaway)

Gulf seafood from Louisiana is by far superior and Louisiana Seafood is the best in the Gulf. I would make sure I have plenty of time in my itinerary to get my fill of the oysters, shrimp, crawfish, fish, alligator and pounds and pounds of the Louisiana blue crab I used in this recipe. It was amazing....more

Southwest Chicken, Avocado and Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

The heat is on with temperatures reaching the high 80's here in Oregon. Since it's normally cold here, it takes a while for us Oregonians to acclimate to the warmer weather. Yes, we will act like we're melting, that's just how it is ....more

Soft Baked Maraschino Cherry-Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know it's hard to tell by the picture, but these cookies are very pink! How perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower or just someone who loves pink in general. I can't even tell you how delicious they are either ....more