Grilled Chicken Salad With A Twist

The days are finally in summer temperature mode and I thought this would help out for making a light supper to be enjoyed on the deck. 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tbsp. fig balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp. dried dill 1 minced garlic clove pinch of pepper and crushed oregano 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts spring…

Cornbread With Frozen Sweet Corn

Having two members of the family who are here loving Cornbread and I am always looking and trying different recipes, here is one and I swear it is THE best Cornbread I have ever made. Kudos to the Spruce Eats. 1 cup sifted flour 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 tbsp. baking powder pinch of salt…

Mushroom Tart

Here is another way to make something new…we are supposed to be learning something while at home, so this is delicious and you will probably make it again and again. 2 1/2 cups flour, plus 2 additional tbsp. 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp. cayenne 1 cup lard 2-3 tbsp. ice water 2 tbsp. butter 1/2…

Braised Ham With A Maple Raisin Sauce

Mother’s Day is very close and this could be a new way to serve ham. 7-8 lb. fully cooked bone in ham 6 cups water 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 cup maple sugar, granulated 1 tsp. dry mustard 1/4 cup white cranberry juice 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 2 cups golden raisins In a very large…

Olive Varieties With Orange And Rosemary

When we were on vacation a few years ago, we travelled with 2 ladies who became friends and one of them loved olives as much as my husband and these two would ‘steal’ the dishes of olives off all the other tables in the dining room. So…Liz and Don here is a recipe for the…

Seafood Risotto-Best Yet

For me, Risotto is the ultimate comfort food. When you make this one, it will probably hit number 1 on your list as well. 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 cup finely chopped small onion pinch of salt pinch each of white pepper and black pepper 6 cups seafood stock 1 tsp. minced garlic 2 cups…

Scallops, Shrimp and Chicken In A Basket

I know, after 6 weeks or so of the ‘same old, same old’ meals, give this one a go. It is quite easy and certainly delicious. No one will mind being safe at home. 3/4 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut in 2 inch lengths 1/2 lb. scallops and shrimp 1/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken…

Ham And Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

This is a beautiful looking dish to make for a light dinner with a crisp green salad. 1 pkg. frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 cup diced ham 2 cups coarsely grated cheese (choose your favorite) 2 cups sliced mushrooms 2 large eggs 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary pinch of sale and pepper 1/4 tsp. ground…

Sesame Wafers

These are a little different and you can change the sesame seeds to flax seeds if you want to up the taste as well. 2/3 cup flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds Combine the flour and…

Roasted Acorn Squash With A Rice Stuffing

Here is a lovely recipe for making a super delicious dinner. Give it a try! 4 acorn squash, cut lengthwise and seeds removed 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. butter 2 tbsp. chopped fresh sage 1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger pinch of salt and pepper Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line…