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 Oyster Appetizers

Want a really easy appetizer that will be a sure hit at your next gathering? One that people will keep grabbing "just one more" of...repeatedly? These killer appetizers come with a rule and a guarantee. Pop the whole thing in your mouth is the rule. One-hundred percent (100%) satisfaction is the guarantee. How can something [...]

Antipasto Pasta Salad

  Warm weather has finally arrived. Days are getting longer... and I'm finally waking up to color. The gray of winter ice is gone and the lake has come alive with nature and plenty of recreational activity. Mornings have been starting off with a calm tranquility before the action begins. I thought I'd share a [...]

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 [...]