Shepherd’s Pie

This dish is such a manly meal.  What’s not to love?  Meat and potatoes (and a few vegetables for good measure) in one dish?  The man in our family enjoyed second helpings.  The boy in our family wasn’t so keen but I don’t let my 3-year old dictate my meal planning.:) This recipe is adapted […]

And The Winner Is…

Renee!  Thanks to all for entering the contest!  I loved hearing from all of you and I must say, y’all are adventurous eaters!  I love it! Here’s a recipe I made today for a summer lunch I made for some dear friends from Dallas who are vacationing here for the week.  We had burgers, potato […]

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

This recipe comes from my all time favorite cookbook, Barefoot Contessa Family Style.  I think it was the first cookbook I ever purchased after being a newlywed and I have tried so many of Ina’s recipes with great success.  These blueberry muffins are so moist and *fluffy*.  I love the addition of the sour cream […]

Fathers Day Breakfast

I don’t know what I was thinking making Fathers Day breakfast.  Sunday mornings are chaotic at best.  Between getting kids and adults up, fed, dressed in time to make it to worship by 8:30 a.m., breakfast usually consists of something easy like oatmeal or egg in a basket.  But I knew I wanted to do […]

And The Winner Is…

Tara Moore Baker!  Congrats, girl!  Your Sur La Table gift will be sent no later than this week.:)  Thanks to all of you who entered the contest.  Stay tuned and there will be more giveaways to come! And here is a recipe for a bright, easy and refreshing summer salad.  Only the freshest ingredients will […]

Summer Entertaining

Ah, summer.  My favorite season.  I long for summer all year long and the season is especially glorious where I live.  You could spend most of the day outside with warm sunshine, no humidity and a cool breeze. Grilling in the summertime is pretty much a given and it is such an easy way to […]

Spanish Frittata

I served this frittata this past Saturday since I had a house full of people in for the long holiday weekend.  It served eight people easily and was really easy to put together the morning of.  It can be served hot or at room temperature for those late morning risers.  I think next time I […]

The Perfect Cup of Chai

Tea time is a strong part of Indian culture.  We have the British to thank for that portion of our culture.  (The 200 years of British rule we could have done without but tea time wasn’t so bad).  Everyday around 4 p.m., everyone stops to have a cup of tea and some snacks like mixture […]

Turkey Burgers

This may be the easiest recipe I’ve blogged about.  Ever.  It has three ingredients (a first for me, I’m sure!) and it really was quite delicious.  Many of you may already fix your burgers this way but this was new for me.  I’ve never used Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix before but I needed one […]