Nothing says summer more than fresh sweet corn piled high in the Farmer’s Market. Peel back the husks and relish the sweet earthy smell of freshly picked ears. What better way to savor its amazing taste than with Fresh Sweet Corn Fritters topped with Honey Chipotle Sauce. The corn fritters are a snap to make….
If you like pecan pie, you will absolutely go crazy over these Pecan Pie Mini-Muffins. They are crispy crunchy on the outside, rich, gooey and moist on the inside, and taste just like pecan pie. They feature the South’s favorite nut in a totally irresistible and addictive treat. Pecan Pie Mini-Muffins take minutes to put…
Easy Shrimp Scampi is a classic but simple dish to prepare, taking only 5 minutes to cook. Its extraordinary sauce of garlic, white wine, and butter surrounds fresh succulent shrimp that is cooked to perfection. Serve it over pasta with a piece of crusty French bread and a chilled Chardonnay and you have a meal fit for kings.
Fresh Tomato Ricotta Tart is a luscious creamy based tart topped with flavorful garden fresh tomatoes in a flaky puff pastry crust. It’s a snap to make and is an absolutely delicious way to use the bright red tomatoes from your garden. Pair it with a salad for a perfect light dinner during these hot…
Similar to a Quiche, this Onion and Mushroom Tart in Puff Pastry delivers incredible onion flavor that is accented with savory sautéed mushrooms finished with a splash of Madeira. It’s perfect for a brunch or light dinner. Leftovers, if any, are just as good the next day reheated.
If you like soft pretzels, you’ll absolutely love these Easy Pretzel Bites with Raspberry Honey Mustard Dip. The Pretzel Bites themselves use ready-made refrigerated French bread dough, and take no time at all to make. The Raspberry Honey Mustard Dip uses four simple ingredients and produces an amazing dipping sauce to accompany these tasty morsels….
Grandé Fruit Bowl is cool, light, refreshing and healthy for these hot summer days. It makes use of the abundance of fresh fruit, and is a perfect appetizer, salad, dessert, or snack for any occasion. For the extra special adult occasions, I infuse the fruit with a mixture of dry white wine and Grand Marnier….
If you like jalapeño poppers, you’ll absolutely love Wonton Jalapeño Popper Bites. The wonton wraps are stuffed with an amazing filling and baked to crispy perfection. They’re super easy to make, and can be eaten hot, warm, or cold. What’s even better is that they can be made ahead of time, and reheated for 5…
Pulled Chicken Sliders are quick and easy to make in your Instant Pot. The pulled chicken is cooked in and then tossed with a spicy, flavorful barbecue sauce, and heaped onto soft slider buns. What’s not eaten makes delicious leftovers.
Julia Child’s Tarte Normande aux Pommes, a.k.a. Custard Apple Tart from Mastering the Art of French Cooking is amazing. Unlike many desserts, this tart is not overly sweet. It is, however, quite delicious and has the perfect blend of apples and custard.