Labor Day Weekend

Hot Dogs 8 Ways

May 23, 2017

Because sometimes ketchup & mustard just aren’t enough.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

September 1, 2016

I have out-of-town company coming for the weekend and like to have delicious bites on hand for breakfast and snacks. My Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is always a big hit. I like to use dark chocolate, which is a nice contrast to the banana.

Zucchini Guacamole

September 4, 2015

Holy Guacamole! You can’t be serious? Sure, why not?! What else are you going to do with all of that late summer zucchini?

Grilled Eggplant

September 3, 2015

I adore eating eggplant any old way. This holiday weekend throw a few on the grill to go with whatever it is that you’re preparing. Remember, if you don’t have a grill then a grill pan on the stove works quite well.

Potatoes In Foil With Mascarpone

September 2, 2015

Cooking outdoors is the perfect way to entertain during this holiday weekend. The scents and sound of cooking on the barbecue create a wonderful appetite for a feast. Another advantage is that cooking on a barbecue means that nobody has to spend time in the kitchen. A good barbecue should...

Chile-Spiced Bean Salad

September 2, 2013

Chile-Spiced Bean Salad A bit of chile mingles with corn and three kinds of beans in this colorful salad that stays crisp for hours.  INGREDIENTS Spicy Dressing 2 Cups Red Kidney Beans 2 Cups Pinto Beans 2 Cups Garbanzo Beans 2 Cups Whole Kernel Corn 1 Sliced Large Celery Stalk 5...

Parsley Potato Salad

September 2, 2013

Parsley Potato Salad For a new twist on the traditional potato salad, try this light; fresh-tasting version that combines sliced potatoes with an oil and vinegar dressing.  INGREDIENTS 2 Pounds Small Red Potatoes 1 Finely Chopped Large Celery Stalk 1 Hard-Boiled Egg 1 Minced Garlic Cloves 4 Canned Anchovy Fillets...

Chocolate Buttercream Cake

September 1, 2013

  Chocolate Buttercream Cake My moist, rich chocolate cake is an ever-popular dessert, indoors or at a picnic.  This one is frosted and filled with a fluffy chocolate buttercream.  Yum! INGREDIENTS 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa 1 Cup Water 2 Cups Unbleached Flour 2 Cups Sugar 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1...

Crusty Parmesan Chicken

August 31, 2013

Crusty Parmesan Chicken For chicken that is crunchy and delicious hot or cold, try this quick and easy oven-fried version.  The recipe multiplies easily to feed a crowd.  INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Dry Bread Crumbs 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt...

Four Bean Salad

September 20, 2012

Four Bean Salad This is one of my favorite salads.  Quite the guilty pleasure as it does have quite a bit of sugar. Sometimes I like to mix it with a green salad just to change it up a bit.  My Four Bean Salad is great for a barbeque, picnic or potluck dinner. ...

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