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? [...]

Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

There's something about this fresh Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad that keeps me making it summer in and summer out. It's hardly a "recipe" at all, but one worth having in your collection. It's fast and simple to throw together and has just the perfect delicious balance of a vinaigrette that when combined all [...]

Peanut Butter Heath Bar Blondies

Peanut Butter Heath Bar Blondies

There are Blondies and then there are Bl-ON-dies! Uh... eyes here. Food, people, food! these bars happen to be the latter and a very fine example at that. The recipe here is originally from Magnolia Bakery and after trying them a few years ago, they've been on regular rotation at our house anytime we want a decadent, [...]

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 [...]