Artichoke with Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese

Artichoke with Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese

You know the saying, "I never forget a good meal?" I don't know how literally most people take this, and I don't want to embarrass myself, but I'm going to confess... I have never, from the time I was small, I mean ever...forgotten a good meal. Years ago I turned on the television and caught the [...]

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Two-Cheese Bread

Two-Cheese Bread

Here's yet another great recipe I got years ago on the online food message forum I belong to. I don't remember who originally posted it, but this was a hit among members on the board. One of the most talked about, shared recipes of all time. I've made this a million times and always to [...]

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake

When I was having dinner (and a wonderful time) with my oldest son, Andrew, a couple of weeks ago in St. Louis, we were discussing where to have dinner the following night...(see a familial pattern?)...and Andrew started talking about an amazing cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory he had had the other day, which was their [...]

Chicken in Basil Cream

Chicken in Basil Cream

Basil is one of those herbs that with just one whiff, I'm transported to summer. Maybe that's what I was thinking when I looked out my window the other dismal morning and saw this... a frozen lake with absolutely no color - only various shades of gray caused by winter hanging onto its last thread. [...]