Appetizers, Vegetarian Recipes

Classic Hummus

  Don't buy it.  Make it yourself.  More fun and flavor are to be had! If you normally read something like the above in a food blog or publication and think to yourself,  "sure, I should do that," ... but then, upon further and deeper thought, you say to yourself (honestly) ... "Even though that… Continue reading Classic Hummus

Soup and Chili Recipes

Stuffed Pepper Soup

  Is it weird to coin a phrase referring  to your style of cooking?  Is it weird to coin a phrase on your own blog?  Is it weird to coin a phrase using your own name?  Is it weird that, when I asked myself these questions, I found none of the above weird?  No to… Continue reading Stuffed Pepper Soup


Pressed Italian Sandwich

  Food tastes better when eaten outdoors.  That's just a universally known scientific fact. Some of my fondest memories have involved food being enjoyed outdoors.  Whether gathered around my dad's grill listening to the sizzle of his famous chicken or ribs, twirling spaghetti on the patio of my favorite restaurant, or the simple pleasure of… Continue reading Pressed Italian Sandwich

Sauces, Marinades, and Dressings

Buttermilk Herb Ranch Dressing

  This post is gonna be short and sweet.  No need to elaborate on the "process" involved in making this dressing.  Just know that you should never be afraid to make your own.   Tangy, herbaceous, and refreshing ... after making this recipe, you will never go back to the store-bought stuff.  Buttermilk Herb Ranch Dressing… Continue reading Buttermilk Herb Ranch Dressing


Homemade Citrus Ornaments

  Here's a little something from the "too cool" department.  A creative take on homemade ornaments. These citrus ornaments will make your Christmas tree sparkle.  Aren't they stunning?   The clementines  were my favorites, developing a deep orange color as they dried out.  They look like stained glass when the lights shine through them.  Absolutely… Continue reading Homemade Citrus Ornaments