God Bless the Cakes and Bless the Jam

Robert Service has been a favorite poet in my family and in my husband’s. I […]

Cucumber Crab dip

I realize that this builds on a recipe I’ve already posted for crab puffs, but […]

Make-your-own vinaigrette:

One of my favorite kinds of salad dressing is the vinaigrette I make myself.  It’s […]

One more use for pesto: BREADSTICKS!

Tonight we had guests for dinner, and I made breadsticks as an appetizer, served alongside […]

Mushroom and Parmigiano Bruschetta Recipe

This fabulous fresh bruschetta was the appetizer that Auntie Ellen met us at the door […]

Elote’….corn-on-the-cob only different

If you like corn on the cob, you will LOVE this variation. We always eat […]

What WERE they thinking? Waldorf Moose (sic)

Some recipes are better left in the distant misty reaches of history. I wandered across […]

What to do with too much pesto????

I saw the above question in the list of search terms that had brought people […]

Boston Brown Bread – at the cottage

Grandma’s Boston Brown Bread This is another old family recipe from my father-in-law’s Aunt Helen […]

Blueberry crumble: a family recipe

Today we went blueberry picking. Blueberry picking here in Michigan is a family tradition. My […]

Canning peaches!

On my grocery foray yesterday, I found much to my delight that I had not […]

The organized chef: Part II

In my last post, I closed with an invitation for you to think through what […]

The Organized Chef: Part I

For some of you, this series of posts will have no vital importance in your […]

Garlicky Sun-dried tomato flat-bread

We performed a scientific experiment last night that turned into quite a happy serendipity: garlicky […]

Cajun boil: fun food, hands down!

I saw that someone found our site looking for “Cajun Boil”, which I mentioned in […]

Panzanella: or Italian Bread Salad

This is one of my very favorite entree salads, and it is very flexible.  You […]

Broccoli Salad with Sunflower seeds, grapes, feta, and bacon

I make this delicious broccoli salad that has no name. The combination of flavors and […]

Banana Bread made properly

Have you noticed that for certain foods there is a “right” way to make them. […]

Chinese Chicken Salad

This Chinese Chicken Salad is a recipe that we really like a lot. This one […]