Creamy Corn & Asparagus Soup

Creamy Corn & Aspagagus Soup 1
When the corn in season is about to be no more…I buy a few dozen, cut the corn off the cob then freeze the corn to be used in the fall and winter. So when I make this rich and creamy soup the corn is about as fresh as it gets this late in the season. And what I love about soups like this is they get better every day…You taste the sweet corn on the front of your bite and the asparagus at the end.  Continue reading

Pear, Blue Cheese & Candied Pecan Salad

Pear, Blue Cheese & Candied Pecan Salad
This tasty fall salad actually reminds me of spring. I served it recently at a luncheon I hosted. Since I love to decorate my dining table to the 9’s as often as I can, I invite different groups of women to a lunch and we have a wonderful, elegant time. Sometimes it’s for charity, and sometimes just because. This time it was for all the wonderful women who work for my husband that make his office run like a well-oiled machine. I had to ask the boss to let me have them for a little while…It was a lot of fun and I was thrilled to show them my appreciation for all they do. Continue reading

Fried Green Tomatoes With Pink Peppercorn Pickled Onions

Fried Green Tomatoes With Pink Peppercorn Pickled Onions
Summer is over…all that’s left in the garden are the Brussels Sprouts which we don’t pick until after the first frost. I have tons of red onions in cold storage and a few straggling green tomatoes. So to grasp what I can at the threads of summer I made fried green tomatoes with Pink Peppercorn Pickled Onions!!! Just a note, the pickled onions can’t be made on the same day. Make at least two to three days in advance…  Continue reading

Tomato Bisque With Crab Butter

Tomato Bisque With Crab Butter
Call me crazy, but my idea of a romantic evening involves sitting on the back porch with a huge amount of king crab legs spread out on newspaper, lots of butter, a bottle of wine and the sun setting! Well, that’s just what we did last night. You know the knuckle part at the crab that holds all the claws together? I save that part and clean it the next day to turn into another meal. Since I also have copious amounts of tomatoes – lunch was a no brainier… Continue reading

Fresh Corn Salad With Avocado & Herb Dressing

Fresh Corn Salad With Avocado & Herb Dressing 3
It’s always sweet corn season in my house! It’s the only time of year I eat corn, so to elongate the season I buy lots of it, shuck it and freeze it until it’s all eaten! I tend to make too much every time I cook it so I can dress it up the next day or make a great soup. Well today I made a fresh and refreshing corn salad. It is not only appealing to the eye, it tastes great too… Continue reading

Zucchini & Bacon Fritters With Smoked Salmon Spread

Zucchini & Bacon Fritters With Smoked Salmon Spread
This was a wonderful lunch for my Hubby and I while we played Chinese checkers…(which is really a German game…)?! Since zucchini are pouring out of my garden, making them new and delicious is a must. I didn’t want to make the same old fried or spaghetti zucchini and since I love all things smoked I decided to make the whole dish a smoky flavored dish…Success!!! Don’t you love when that happens??? Continue reading