Thai Slaw with Sweet and Sour Vinaigrette and Peanut Butter Ginger Drizzle

Doc’s hummingbirds had 2 babies this summer. The parents left about a month ago. The juveniles are still at our house zooming and fighting for a perch at 2 of Doc’s sugar water feeders. It is quite a show. They … Continue reading

Ground Chuck and Chorizo Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Mexican chorizo is seasoned ground pork sausage that is red in color from the chilies used as seasoning. When combined with ground chuck, chorizo gives plain burgers a flavor punch. Mexican chorizo is sold uncooked, with or without casings. Remove … Continue reading

Okra, Corn, Tomato and Zucchini Succotash with Basil Lime Buttered Noodles

I told a friend of mine the other day that this recipe is so good I just wanted to bury my face in it! It highlights summer’s fresh produce and the basil lime butter make the noodles sing! Okra, Corn, … Continue reading

Roasted Party Almonds

These nuts are delicious! I’ve tried a lot of recipes to enhance the flavor of plain nuts but they were too bland. The lemon zest and smoked paprika are the secret ingredients that add just the right zing. Roasted Party … Continue reading

Frozen Miniature Key Lime Pies

Frozen Key Lime Pies are perfect on a hot summer’s day. Every bite is ice cold and has a tart lime flavor. As the frozen pie melts in your mouth the sensation is cooling and refreshing. The pies are made … Continue reading

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

I can still remember earning enough money to buy frozen treats from the ice cream truck. It would come down our street once a week and you never knew what day or time it would appear. I kept a pile … Continue reading

Marinated Grilled Yellow Squash

One of our neighbors, Sam Lewis, brought Doc and I some vegetables from his garden. I cut the yellow squash into planks, soaked them in a simple marinade, and grilled them. The marinade definitely enhanced the grilled squash flavor! Marinated … Continue reading

Grilled Greek Chicken with Fresh Tomato Salsa

  If you’ve ever had a Labrador retriever you know how much they love the water. We would take our dog, Lucy, to the lake and throw tennis balls or anything that would float and she would retrieve it. At … Continue reading