Buffalo Chicken Cups

It’s tailgating time in East Tennessee! Get your game day gear on and cozy into these yummy appetizers. These one bite wonders are packed with flavor and less messy than traditional dips. Be careful though, they’re addictive! Before you know … Continue reading

Mimi’s Meatballs with Marinara

I would love to tell you that this is an old family recipe but it isn’t! This recipe makes 28 meatballs plus sauce, enough food for a friends and family dinner. Ricotta cheese and grated onion make the meatballs soft … Continue reading

Asian Cold Chicken Noodle Salad

Chicken Asian Cold Chicken Noodle Salad is a great choice for lunch on a hot summer day. The salad can be made in advance and refrigerated in lunch size portions. Just grab and go on your way to work.  Asian … Continue reading

Mango, Coconut, Key Lime Icebox Pie

This recipe takes me straight to the Caribbean Islands. I feel the warmth of the sunshine and see palm trees swaying in the breeze. The ocean is a gorgeous turquoise blue. All I need to complete this picture is a … Continue reading

Grilled Asparagus with Tomatoes, Feta, Kalamata Olives, and Greek Vinaigrette

They say you eat with your eyes and this dish is almost too pretty to eat! Enjoy! Grilled Asparagus with Tomatoes, Feta, Kalamata Olives, and Greek Vinaigrette Greek Vinaigrette (recipe below)1 and 1/2 cups halved grape tomatoes2 bunches asparagus, trimmed1 tablespoon … Continue reading

Charleston Succotash with Restaurant Style Fish and Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

One of Doc’s favorite foods to eat when we vacation in Charleston, SC is pan seared fish served on a bed of Succotash garnished with marinated cherry tomatoes. The fish in Charleston is fresh, coming to market daily. (If I’m … Continue reading

Chicken Mole Tostadas with Quick Pickled Red Onions

Mole is a rich simmering sauce that originated in the southern Mexican states; Oaxaca and Puebla. There are many versions of mole specific to different regions and families of Mexico. This is a very simplified version of mole, using only … Continue reading

Watermelon Slices with Tajin

This recipe is so simple that I hesitate to call it a recipe! Instead of sprinkling watermelon with salt, Doc and I use a Hispanic all-purpose seasoning called Tajin. Tajin isn’t salty or spicy. It changes the flavor of the … Continue reading