24 Hour Pasta Salad

My 24 Hour Pasta Salad recipe is an old classic of my mother’s and will forever remain my very favorite summer salad. It’s always a hit whenever I take it to a party, everyone loves it and it never seems old fashioned even though it’s been around forever. The spaghetti gives it a unique “twist” and letting the flavors mingle overnight makes a big difference. The original recipe called for…

20 Minute Potatoes Au Gratin

I probably make my 20 minute Potatoes Au Gratin once a week because I usually have the ingredients on hand and they are fast and super delicious. Who doesn’t love a spoonful of cheesy, savory potatoes as a side to almost anything? And I use cheddar and monterey jack cheeses but I’ve been known to use whatever is in my cheese drawer at any given moment. By the way…

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

When dining out, one of the first items on a menu that always catches my eye is a Blue Cheese Wedge Salad. I can’t really enjoy a steak dinner to it’s full potential without a wedge salad as a warm up. My typical routine is to only eat half of my salad and then ask the waiter if I can please hold on to the rest when my steak arrives because I like the way the two go together so well…

Cherry Berry Crunch Crumble

My Cherry Berry Crunch Crumble sort of evolved and came together over time and the end result is one of my most favorite desserts ever. I’ve always been a fan of cobblers and crumbles…they just say “summer” to me more than a pie for some reason and best of all they’re super easy to throw together. For this crumble I threw in 2 cups of strawberries and a half pint of raspberries…

Orange Bread

You really don’t need an excuse to make this super delicious Orange Bread but Father’s Day is in fact next weekend and I can tell you that my husband absolutely loves this! It started off as a recipe for Grapefruit Bread by Krysten Schwartz but I just thought orange sounded more to our taste. I made it yesterday, on a Friday afternoon, and it will be long gone by Father’s Day…

Mexican Market Corn

At last! Summer has arrived here in Texas and it’s finally time for Mexican Market Corn! Oh how I love this stuff…it is everything that I love on a plate. Fresh sweet corn, buttery mayo, salty parmesan cheese and a little kick of spicy chili powder. You can prepare the corn itself several different ways and it will turn out great any way you go because it’s the end result you’re going…