Saturday, October 8, 2016

Shortbread Pumpkin Squares

No more pumpkin pies for me.  I'm hooked on the squares! And the best part is that it's easier than pies. I guess you could say that these are simply delicious :)

I like to place the squares into cupcake liners to dress them up.  It also make them easier to pick up and eat when it's in its own little wrapper.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Basic Butter Sauce


I was making steamed broccoli and cauliflower as a side dish and would usually just toss it with a couple pats of butter. OK maybe more than that :)

Then I thought... there must be a recipe for a basic butter sauce that wasn't just melted butter with flavorings. And sure enough - there was!  I found this recipe on that was recommended for pasta or veggies.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Shrimp with Mustard Lime Dipping Sauce

My friend Craig whom is an excellent cook made this fabulous shrimp for a picnic. I couldn't stop eating them. The shrimp were flavored perfectly and I could have eaten them just as they were, but the dipping sauce was a perfect match. They were possibly the best cold shrimp appetizer I have ever had.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Collard Greens with Bacon

I was introduced to collard greens in North Carolina at the Midnight Diner which has become a have to - Nothing fancy - Just down home southern cooking.  My husband enjoyed the collard greens so much  that he asked me to recreate it.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Shrimp & Dill Pasta Salad

I found this recipe about a year ago on foodiecrush and discovered that I misread the recipe. It called for sweet pickles and I must have had dill pickles on my mind, because that's how I made it and I loved it.  The dill pickles and juice add a nice "humm?" flavor that is surprisingly subtle.