Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad

Enjoying summer cookouts are always an adventure! I love to make up new recipes to share at these celebrated events…twisting and turning ordinary side-dishes into spectacular fare. This delicious salad takes all the flavor of grilled veggies into a pasta salad that needs no refrigeration and is perfect to bring to your next pot luck! Continue reading

Lisa’s Italian Potato Salad

My very good friend and ‘soul sister’ Lisa Marie makes this fantastic potato salad…she brings it to our frequent pot luck get-togethers…it’s so good that everyone asks for it all the time…so I just had to get the recipe from her! There’s not an ounce of mayo in this baby – so no refrigeration is required. It’s a terrific addition to an outdoor summer pool party or barbecue. Continue reading

Tuscan Chicken Risotto: Revisited

Over the last few weeks Heidi and I have been resharing some of our tried and true favorites…Here’s one from August 2015 that has all the flavors of Tuscany combined into a hearty and warm one pot meal! Red wine, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, Pecorino cheese, hearty braised chicken thighs & fragrant herbs such as rosemary, sage and parsley…perfect for this late Spring day… Continue reading

Yuca al Mojo

Yuca is a staple in many South American countries as well as Africa. I first had yuca in Panama when I lived there many years ago. Since then I’ve added it to soups, fried it and boiled it…this Yuca al Mojo is boiled then seasoned with a garlic sauce…it’s tender and oh so tasty! Continue reading

Sweet Potato Fries With Swiss & Gruyère

Sweet Potato Fries

While we are all being ‘Alone Together’, I find I am really missing some of my favorite restaurants and foods they made. One of the things I miss is sweet potato fries. While I don’t fry at home, I decided to make them my healthy baked way. Coating the fries in egg whites gives them the crunchy outside without the fat. Then topping them with a lovely sauce of cheese didn’t make me feel so bad. They were really delicious! Continue reading