Roasted Asparagus & Shallots

I believe asparagus taste best when roasted in the oven…today’s recipe roasts them in a cast iron skillet along with thin slices of shallots … a timeless recipe – perfect not only for weeknights but for special occasions as well. The thicker asparagus roast better than the skinny ones – keep that in mind when you’re at the market. Just a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a dash of salt and fresh ground pepper bring out all the flavor of Springtime Asparagus…

Continue reading

Chorizo Street Tacos

Every time we go to an authentic Mexican restaurant I order Chorizo Street Tacos…the spicy heat of the meat with the tangy crispness of the raw red onions just blows me away. Usually they are served with a sprig of cilantro and a slice of lime…very simple…very flavorful. When I make them at home everyone loves to add additional toppings so I put the garnish out in little cups for everyone to add what they like…

Continue reading

Bananas Foster French Toast

It’s been a while since I had some French Toast…it used to be one of my favorite weekend breakfast meals – soft boiled eggs have become a staple in my morning routine instead. Well I had a craving for something a little decadent so I whipped up a batch of these delicious French Toast and added Bananas Foster on top as a special treat!

Continue reading

Waldorf Chicken Salad Mini Croissant Sandwiches


So my Hubby is a CPA and this time of year his firm is hopping with tax returns! During this season I always make lunch on Fridays for the wonderful people who work with and for him. Last Friday I made little sandwiches filled with a version of Waldorf Salad. Since all the girls wanted the recipe, I decided to blog it for them. I did end up using an ingredient I had never used before. Needing to make 20 of these little gems and finding that one whole rotisserie chicken wasn’t enough I went to my Covid cupboard and pulled out some canned chicken I had purchased at Sam’s Club. I was hesitant to use them since I have never used canned chicken before, but was surprised how well they enhanced and stretched the salad. I love happy accidents! Continue reading

Diablo Ciabatta Bread Pizza

Growing up I remember eating frozen French Bread Pizzas as after-school snacks and always loved the crunch of those tasty treats. I haven’t bought a frozen pizza in a long, long time but we had some leftover Ciabatta bread from the weekend and I was craving pizza so I put together this Diablo Ciabatta Pizza that delivered the crunch that was craved…

Continue reading

Miso Crusted Swordfish Tacos With Gochujang Slaw & Pickled Cucumbers


I’ve always been picky about the types of fish I like to eat. One fish that I made poorly when I was young and learning how to cook was swordfish. Well, it’s a new year and with 30 years of cooking experience I was sure to have better success! So here I went again trying my hand at Swordfish… Wow! Delicious! My hubby finished his Taco and then finished the Swordfish Sticks! It’s a very meaty fish and good for flash frying. Yay, success after all those years! Continue reading