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

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

Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Roasted Potatoes

These roasted potatoes are full of flavor that will compliment any entrée. Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Roasted Potatoes 6 Yukon gold potatoes 1 yellow onion 3 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons olive oil Leaves from eight (6-inch) stems … Continue reading

Black Bear Crumble Bars

When Doc and I travel we stop at roadside produce markets to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and preserves they sell. One of the preserves we buy is called black bear preserves. It is a mixture of berries that black bears love. … Continue reading

Turkey Submarine Sandwich with Red Pepper Pesto

Just in time for picnics, camping, boating, or hiking these sandwiches are sure to please. Using roasted turkey instead of deli meat takes these sandwiches up a notch! Turkey Submarine Sandwich with Red Pepper Pesto Turkey 1 (3-4 pound) bone … Continue reading

Chicken Tortilla Soup

There are many versions of chicken tortilla soup. Most of the ones we eat in the United States are Americanized. This soup is authentic and tastes like the soup we enjoyed in Mexico. The broth is red, clear and full … Continue reading