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  • Entertaining,  Recipe's

    Happy Easter!

    Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, It came very early this year! What’s on your menu this year? I will be serving the traditional Glazed Ham and Scalloped Potatoes. And the rest of the menu I have yet to figure out. It will probably involve a trip to the grocery store today, browsing the aisles for inspiration. It’s my process! Hahahaha. I have been searching other sites for inspiration as well, Here are a few ideas: I love this idea for Glazed Ham:   Honey Glazed Cajun Spiced Ham What is spring without fresh Asparagus? Or Easter without Deviled Eggs: Spring Steamed Asparagus with Deviled Eggs This cake looks like the perfect Spring dessert, Yum! Citrus…

  • Cocktails,  Entertaining

    Homemade Liqueurs

    The season of giving has arrived and I just love the idea of homemade gift’s. Homemade jams, pickles, infused vinegar and oils, jewelry, soaps and liqueurs. I love them all! Homemade liqueur is so simple to make and is so delicious! My two favorites are Kahlua and Amaretto. Both of these liqueurs are yummy on their own or you can use them to create a mixed drink, pour over vanilla ice cream or add to a cup of hot cocoa. I like to search for pretty and unique bottles for my liqueurs that can be used for other things long after the contents have been enjoyed. I came across these…

  • Appetizers,  Entertaining,  Recipe's,  Veggies

    Grilled Polenta and Vegetable Stacks

    I just love simple little side dishes and fun hors d’oeuvres. These Grilled Polenta and Vegetable Stacks are the best of both worlds. They can be used for either a side dish or a hors d’oeuvre.   Grilled Polenta and Veggie Stacks are not only pleasing to the eye , they are super yummy (and healthy) as well. And, did I mention, simple to make? All you will need are few simple ingredients, a grill and about 30 minutes to make these little tasty bites.   First, take a couple of zucchini’s, wash them well and then cut into 1/8-1/4 inch thick biased cut slices. Next, you will need to…

  • Entertaining,  Mexican,  Uncategorized

    5 Festive Recipes For Cinco De Mayo

    Cinco De Mayo is just a few days away! Do you have a plan to celebrate? Any celebration that features tacos is alright by me! Here are a few recipes to make for the festivities. Enjoy and Salud! Spicy Roasted Green Chili Salsa Click here Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad Click here Chili Lime Shrimp Street Tacos Click here Slow-cooker Pork Carnitas Click here CHICKEN SHAWARMA TACOS WITH CUCUMBER AND HEIRLOOM TOMATO PICO DE GALLO Click here

  • Entertaining,  hors d'oeuvres,  Recipe's

    Little Muffuletta Biscuit Bites

    Have you ever had a Muffuletta sandwich? Muffuletta is a type of round sesame seed topped bread and also a Sicilian inspired sandwich from New Orleans. They are so yummy! The original Muffuletta sandwich was created in the early 1900’s by a Sicilian deli/grocery owner in New Orleans. The Sicilian workers in the area would come in to his store and purchase bread, olive salad, meats and cheeses for their lunch. The owner suggested that they make a sandwich out of the ingredients to make it more portable and easier to eat. The next day, when they came in for their lunch, they asked for a Muffuletta sandwich. Hence, the…

  • Appetizers,  Entertaining,  Featured,  Italian,  Recipe's,  Uncategorized

    Olive Crostini with Fresh Mozzarella

    I recently had these Olive Crostini with Fresh Mozzarella at a friend’s little birthday gathering and they were so yummy that I could not stop popping them in my mouth! I was not the only one indulging in these yummy little bites either. They were the hit of the party! Actually everything they served was delicious, but these were my favorite. And so simple and easy to make. First, slice up some Baguette and drizzle with good quality extra virgin olive oil. Toast until lightly browned. Spread each of the toasted breads with Olive tapenade and then top with a slice of fresh mozzarella. Place the Crostini bake in the…

  • Beef,  Recipe's,  Uncategorized

    Kitchen Table Memiors

    It was in my Mother’s kitchen that my great love affair with food and entertaining first began. She was, and still is, an amazing cook. Gathering inspiration from her many magazine subscriptions, cookbooks and recipes swaps with friends and relatives. No, there was no Google or Food Network back then and the only Chefs that I can recall on television at the time were Julia Child and Justin Wilson (Comedic Cajun Chef). My mother enjoyed cutting out recipes and entertaining ideas from her favorite magazines (Sunset, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle and Woman’s Day) and pasting them in a big scrapbook to have for a  later day. It was…

  • Featured,  fish and seafood,  Recipe's

    Spice Rubbed Roasted Salmon With Pear And Arugula Salad

      One of the benefits of living in the pacific northwest is the availability of fresh salmon. Salmon is probably one of my favorite types of fish. It is so versatile, with it’s rich meaty texture, it can be prepared so many different ways. Rubbed with spices and roasted or grilled is one of the easiest and tastiest ways to cook this pink beauty. Cook up a whole side with the skin on. When the salmon is done, you can lift it right off of the skin with a spatula. This will also help keep the salmon moist when roasting in the oven or cooking on the grill. Salmon cooks…

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