No Ordinary Spinach Artichoke Dip

No Ordinary Spinach Artichoke Dip

Okay, so here we are in the middle of fall sporting events, tailgating, friends and family gatherings, and we haven't even hit the holidays yet! It's the time of year we need a good arsenal of food stuffs in our back pockets to be able to whip up and call in the crowd, or wrap [...]

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Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

One of the advantages of having a recent college grad son living at home looking for a job, is that I have opportunities to make things that I normally wouldn't think to whip up on an average day. For instance... midweek Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce at two-o'clock in the afternoon. Really? Who does that? [...]

Steak Fajita Nachos on the Grill and Brian’s Crostini

Here is a great appetizer we had at our house the other day at son Brian's request. From the first time I made this a few years ago, he has never let me forget it. Loves them. A mere mention of nachos and he's begging for these. I got the idea from a Williams-Sonoma recipe [...]

Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, and Dill Mousse

Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, and Dill Mousse

My mother used to tell me that if you can find only one great recipe in a cookbook, that the book would be worth the price you paid for it. I agree. Now, I'm all for experimenting and cooking up your own creations without the need of a recipe. I get it. However... I find [...]