American

heart-y grilled cheese

A combination of hot creamy tomato soup and heart-shaped grilled cheese is not only good for Valentine’s Day but anytime you want to have some...

lovey potatoes

These potatoes are a little novelty to make around Valentine’s Day, well for that matter whenever you want to send a little love. Yes, heart-shaped, you are seeing correctly. The...

vietnamese chicken salad

Now this is a a really good salad with its crunchy, salty, sweet and tart melange of flavors.  The first time I made it was...

the best ever key lime pie

Ahhhh….key lime pie is creamy and tart and creamy and delicious, and the recipe is a real show stopper. Making the pie could not be more simple, and the cookie...

apple of my pie

The first time I made this caramel apple pie was for an Easter lunch with my then boyfriend, and now husband,  and his family.  I...

creamy tomato soup to love

What a delicious way to show your love, especially on Valentine’s Day.  Creamy tomato soup is surprisingly satisfying and the heart-shaped croutons add a fun, loving way to make it more...

lazy (s)mashed potatoes

Who likes to peel potatoes?  I often make these potatoes when I do not want to bother to peel the skins of potatoes, and want something slightly different (and lighter)...

green beans… in a variety of ways

Green beans are my go to vegetable- easy to cook, work with a large variety of main courses, most people enjoy them- and you can add lots of different ingredients...

simple green salad with fennel

This salad is extremely simple and full of flavor.  The fennel is what makes it so good….well the fennel and really tossing the salad with seasoning.  I find salads are...

simply delicious mini frittatas

Easy, delightful and wonderful method to serve eggs for a group of people.  Mini or cupcake size, the frittatas can be partially prepared in advanced...

let it crumble crumb coffee cake

Who doesn’t love crumb cake?  Maybe it is a little old fashioned but that’s what makes it even more wonderful and heartwarming.  The crumbly sugar, butter and cinnamon crust baked...

hot or not avocado toasts

Avocado on toast is all the rage.  It is funny how you can find it almost everywhere.  I knew the world was mad for it when we saw it on...

bright burst meyer lemon tart

I love baking but given the chemistry in the process, I rarely change a recipe I find.  Yes, I may add or change a spice but the measurements and types...

fabulous fish cakes

Fish cakes are delicious for a light and flavorful lunch or a starter course.  Slightly unexpected and always appreciated, it is hard to go wrong...

all american chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are almost like vanilla ice cream, maybe considered a bit bland, not very creative and somewhat ordinary.  But not only do I love vanilla ice cream, I...