Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

We always keep ground turkey in our freezer. It’s a great, lean meat that defrosts quickly and is mild enough in flavor that you can make a wide variety of meals with it. One of my go-to dishes is ground turkey tacos but instead of a tortilla, I serve them in fluffy, baked sweet potatoes….

Kentucky Bourbon Onions

I cannot eat a cheeseburger without caramelized or grilled onions. In my opinion, the meal is just not complete without their flavorful sweetness. I love them that much. So it’s safe to say I take my onions very seriously. There are several variations to prep the onions. The simplest version is cooking them in olive…

Savory Chicken Crêpes with White Wine Cream Sauce

My husband loves crêpes. Sweet or savory, chances are if it’s on the menu, he’s ordering it. I had never made a savory crêpe until I adapted this modified version from a recipe I came across on Pinterest. Wow. So flavorful and fairly easy to prepare. The hardest aspect of this recipe is keeping the…

Harvest Blueberry Butter Crisp

Fresh blueberries with the undertone of lemon, the crispy, buttery topping… there’s not much not to like in this dessert. I’m not sure my husband even looked up when I served this the other night. The crisp is refreshing, satisfying and not over-filling. While this dish is tasty all year long, using in-season blueberries makes…

Blueberry Lemon Curd Pastries

One downside of not dining out during a pandemic is no gourmet brunch. You know, the ones where you order the most amazing main dish, but then it comes with not only bottomless mimosas, but a basket of homemade pastries. I usually don’t crave these sweet treats, but when you haven’t had one in over…

Raw Broccoli Avocado & Chickpea Salad

Broccoli, avocado, chickpeas, parmesan cheese… this absolutely delicious salad has become my favorite go-to lunch. The prep is super easy and it is packed with so many delicious nutrients. Raw broccoli is high in vitamin C, dietary fiber, and is known to have anti-cancer benefits. Chickpeas are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, and…

Caring for Copper Pots

Copper pots are considered one of the crème de la crème of cookware. They are beautiful, casting that golden hue across the kitchen, personifying a classic, elegant way of old world cooking. I am the fortunate recipient of my grandmother’s old copper cookware, in addition to some very generous wedding gifts. I love cooking and…

Garden Tomato & Basil Angel Hair

Quick & easy, this is a weekday dish that will sure to satisfy. The key to this delicate pasta is simple, fresh flavors. You want the taste of summer to shine through from the tomatoes and basil. The pasta can serve as an entrée or a side dish. If serving as a side dish, pair…

S’Mores Ice Cream Sandwich

When you think of nostalgic summer desserts, what do you think of? For me, I think of s’mores and ice cream. Sticky fingers by the fireside, melting drips on your shoes, and of course lots of laughs with family & friends. Being that we’re in Florida, summer nights rarely call for lighting the fire pit….

Coconut Macaroon Sherbet Cake

Sometimes oldies really are goodies. It’s not always the case – we found a 1946 church cookbook that belonged to my husband’s grandmother. The only “green” salad in the entire cookbook consisted of iceberg lettuce with layers of Miracle Whip, which had been blended with sugar, and then sprinkled with even more sugar on top…

Dirty Snapper in Parchment

If a martini can be dirty & delicious with the addition of olives, why can’t fish? No need to shake or stir – let the steam inside the parchment pouch do the work of infusing the olive flavors into the fish. Snapper in parchment is a dinner host’s best friend. The fish can be completely…

Crêpe Frittata

In this time of staying home, conserving food and getting creative with what we have, sometimes you come across a fantastic combination. Using a couple crêpes as a crust and a small amount of remaining marinara sauce with egg whites, I was able to create a lite yet packed with flavor dish. While my husband…