Pear Salad with Toasted Pecan Goat Cheese Rounds and Balsamic Honey Dressing

This is a special fall salad. The roasted pears have a hint of honey butter and melt in your mouth. The salad greens are delicate and should be dressed at the last minute so they won’t wilt. The creamy, warm … Continue reading

Garden Vegetables with Pappardelle Pasta and Light Lemon Alfredo Sauce

Garden Vegetables with Pappardelle Pasta and Light Lemon Alfredo Sauce8 ounces pappardelle pasta1 medium yellow squash, about 8 inches long1 medium zucchini, about 8 inches long1 small red pepper15 green beans1 tablespoon olive oil3 teaspoons jarred minced garlic3/4 cup low … Continue reading

Summer Berry Custard Squares

These berry custard squares are the best summer dessert! The great thing about this recipe is you can have fresh summer flavor all year long when using frozen fruit. Kathi Baty, a dear friend of mine, took a family recipe … Continue reading

Grilled Peaches with Toasted Pecans, Goat Cheese, and Honey

Grilled peaches are the perfect side dish for grilled meat, pork or chicken adding just a touch of sweetness. They can also be served as an appetizer. I love that you can make something that looks and tastes spectacular in … Continue reading

Hawaiian Chicken with Grilled Pineapple

I was talking recipes with Chouree’ Counts, one of my childhood friends, recently. I was telling her that I had been soaking chicken in a mixture of equal parts buttermilk and water before grilling to get the chicken to stay … Continue reading

Tomato, Avocado, and Charred Corn Salad with Buttermilk Herb Dressing

It’s tomato season! Doc and I are enjoying every homegrown tomato we can find. This is a salad we both love. Buttermilk herb dressing is an update for tired and worn out Ranch dressing. It has a bright fresh taste … Continue reading

Mediterranean Cucumber, Tomato, Feta and Kalamata Olives Salad with Vinaigrette

Just in time for summer, this salad is refreshing! Mediterranean Cucumber, Tomato, Feta, and Kalamata Olives Salad with Vinaigrette  Vinaigrette2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice1 tablespoon finely snipped chives1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves1 garlic clove minced1 … Continue reading