Easy Nutty Granola

I make this super Easy Nutty Granola every other week or so and keep it in an airtight container in my refrigerator at ALL times. Every morning I fix our “breakfast to go” containers and we take them with us to work. You’ll find non-fat greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey and some nutty granola on top if you look inside of mine. My husband prefers a sweeter version so he gets vanilla yogurt with granola…

Sonoma Steak Salad

The Tavern restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas is one of my my favorite places to eat and the Sonoma Steak Salad is what I order almost every time I’m there – it is everything I love in one dish! I decided that had I to try to replicate this delicious salad to satisfy my constant craving and I think I’ve pretty much nailed it at last…

A Perfect Summer Salad

This is the time of year when I start to crave a perfect summer salad, full of all the things that speak of the season…except the heat. If you live in Texas (like me) it is hot – and I don’t mean just a tad warm. These are the days when we tend to keep the shades drawn, the A/C going full blast and the food a little lighter. We drink tea by the gallons and count the days until the temperatures…

Spice Rubbed Chicken Thighs with Grilled Peaches

The rub is a unique blend of flavors, a definite step back from the BBQ blend that I love but that I’ve have had just about enough of by mid summer. Cardamom, coriander, cumin, ginger, a pinch of cayenne and brown sugar all come together to flavor the chicken with the perfect punch. I removed the skin from the thighs, rubbed the chicken and then let them sit in the refrigerator…

My Best Meatloaf Recipe

It may seem a little strange to post My Best Meatloaf Recipe in August since it usually isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when the temperatures are in the triple digits (in the shade). However, we have this wonderful little farm in East Texas, in a galaxy far far away from the hustle and bustle of the city where we make our escape most weekends. The weather can be quite different…

Chocolate Delight

I have always loved this somewhat retro dessert called Chocolate Delight…it’s creamy, full of chocolate and very decadent. If you walk into a summer get together in the south you can almost bet there will be a dish of Chocolate Delight on one of the tables, it’s just something people do when the weather gets warm and someone is asked to bring a dessert. I just love the crunch…