Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Filling with Ranchero Sauce Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Filling with Ranchero Sauce Chicken enchiladas have a distinct, delicious flavor. This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Filling with Ranchero Sauce tastes exactly like restaurant style chicken enchilada filling. The flavor base is ranchero … Continue reading

Blackberry Cake with Blackberry Icing        Blackberry Cake with Blackberry Icing Blackberry Cake with Blackberry Icing is a beautiful cake! The cake layers contain fresh blackberries and the easy to make icing uses grocery store jam for flavor and color. Happy Baking! … Continue reading

Grilled Peach Salad with Toasted Pecans, Feta Cheese and Champagne Vinaigrette

Caramelized peaches make this salad exceptional. Fresh summer peaches are lightly coated with sugar then grilled until the sugar caramelizes. The salad is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the peaches, tartness of the dressing, saltiness of the cheese and … Continue reading

Summer Succotash with Crispy Okra

As my mother would say, “It’s hotter than H outside.” The weatherman promised rain but there is not a cloud in sight. I’m standing in front of the refrigerator with the door open just to catch my breath. Doc and … Continue reading

Grilled Pork Chops with Barbecue Sauce

Spice rubs add a welcome dimension to bland pork chops. The rub for these chops gets its smoky flavor from smoked paprika. Chipotle chili powder adds a little heat and there is just a hint of sweetness from the brown … Continue reading

Peach Upside Down Cake

The dog days of summer are here. Along with the heat and humidity comes a sweet treat. Juicy southern peaches! Peach Upside Down Cake is the perfect ending to your family dinner. It tastes great for breakfast too! Doc says … Continue reading

Charred Corn and Tomato Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette  Charred Corn and Tomato Salad This salad highlights summer produce. It tastes farm stand fresh and is a refreshing change from baked potatoes or rice. Charred Corn and Tomato Salad 3 ears corn, husks and silks removed 1 cup … Continue reading

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak   Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Flank Steak is a tougher cut of beef that benefits from marinating. The marinade compliments its robust, beefy flavor. As an added bonus, flank steak is a great work night dinner. The meat marinates … Continue reading

Chewy Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies  Chewy Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies Through the years I’ve learned wonderful baking tips from my friends. My friend, Beth Barnes, taught me to refrigerate chocolate chip cookie dough overnight. The cookie flavor changes and tastes better! I asked Beth … Continue reading

Thai Sirloin Strip Steaks with Grilled Pineapple   Thai Sirloin Strip Steaks with Grilled Pineapple I rarely marinade a good steak but recently I’ve broken all my rules and fallen in love with these Thai Steaks. The flavor and tenderness is superb. They are equally good … Continue reading