Recipe Index

Appetizers

  • Avocado Crostini

    I saw a comedian on television a few weeks ago who had the most hilarious routine.  His premise was that twenty years ago when someone knocked at your front door, the entire family ran excitedly to the ...

  • Breakfast

  • Salmon Quiche with Parmesan Cheese

    Oh my is this a tasty one!  A hearty and protein-filled breakfast is the best way to start your day.  Salmon Quiche with Parmesan Cheese will jump start a healthy blood sugar level so that your brain ...

  • Aromatic Oatmeal

    I woke up this morning craving oatmeal.  Sort of a weird craving considering it's going to be 120 degrees today and a hot breakfast isn't the way to go when you're try to stay cool!  Nevertheless, that's ...

  • Dessert

  • Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

    Summer, sitting in the screened in patio, long, stringy hair still wet from the pool and skinny little me wrapped in a giant beach towel shivering with eyes blood-shot from the chlorine.  I just had ...

  • Ricotta Whip with Raspberry Coulis

    By the time July arrives in Arizona, we Zoni's are looking for ANY way to stay cool.  This might mean staying in the house on the weekend, cranking up the air conditioner and setting up a floor fan in ...

  • Cherry Sauce over Vanilla Ice Cream

    I love cherry season! When fresh cherries show up at the grocery store that's when I know we are full on into summer (not like the hot oven temperatures didn't warn me already!). I like to keep them cold ...

  • Dinner

  • Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

    As part of our eat better, eat well promise to ourselves for the New Year, I present to you this Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup that utilizes my typical pantry items.  If you don't keep these ingredients in ...

  • Bacon Tomato Pasta

    If you've read my ebook "The Well-Stocked Pantry" you will know that this little number is a pantry raid!  It is so quick, easy and delicious and is excellent for leftovers the next day or your kids ...

  • Easy Weeknight Chicken Tostadas

    I've been to Mexico a time or two in my life.  Living in Phoenix lends itself to a quick weekend trip to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), which is about 4 hours away. Groups of us used to go to Rocky Point ...

  • Roast Chicken with Pears, Shallots and Walnuts

    When I was first married (in another lifetime!), I wanted so badly to learn how to cook everything from scratch.  I thought that THAT was the secret to being a good wife, especially a "stay-at-home" ...

  • Salads

  • Healthy Asparagus Panzanella Salad

    This is the time of year I start thinking I should be eating more salads BEFORE the holidays start. That way, I feel like I'm coming into Thanksgiving and Christmas a little ahead of the game.  Do you ...

  • Tomato, Cucumber and Onion Salad

    This salad LIVES in my refrigerator all summer!  Of course, refreshed versions of it!  It is light and refreshing and unbelievably easy to make.  I keep adding tomatoes to the salad as they ripen in ...

  • Sauces

  • Easy Dijon Vinaigrette

    Whether you need a quick fresh green salad dressing, a topping for macaroni or a vinaigrette for roasted vegetables, this classic and easy Dijon vinaigrette is your best friend. Yes!  You do see paper ...

  • Easy Tomatillo Salsa

    After nearly two weeks of recovering from what could have resulted in a fatal car accident, I am back in the kitchen with not quite a spring in my step, but joy and gratitude for being able to cook again. ...

  • Sides

  • Creamed Corn with Bacon & Cilantro

    Need a LAST MINUTE IDEA for a Holiday Dinner side dish? Look no further! Your friends and family will THANK YOU! I just had to get this recipe out to all my readers short of the photos because it is absolutely ...

  • Corn and Leek Spoon Bread

    When I was about 12 years old, my Dad, who always loved a good road trip, took my brother, Kevin, and me to Alabama and Georgia to visit family. It was a long trip in a car that had THE worst back seat ...

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