Charred Corn Salad

I saw this charred corn salad recipe on Kelsey’s Essentials last weekend (The Cooking Channel) and thought I’d give it a try the next time I put together a BBQ dinner. The flavors were perfect – summer in a bowl. There are few ingredients going on here, just the corn, some red onion, olive oil, vinegar and seasonings. But corn is a magical thing isn’t it? It’s full of sugar and when it’s freshly…

Southern Peach Buttermilk Pie

My friend, Claire, emailed me last week with this buttermilk pie recipe that she found in the Dallas Morning News. The recipe was written by Jane Jarrell, and it is a masterpiece. Seriously, this is the best peach buttermilk pie I’ve ever tasted and it would work with blueberries, raspberries – the possibilities are endless. I cheated and used a couple of Pillsbury prepared pie sheets out of a box…

Cheese Steak Sandwich

I saw this cheese steak sandwich recipe on the Food Network and it was one of those recipes that immediately caught my eye. I had never tried to make anything like this because, in truth, we simply don’t eat a lot of sandwiches in our house. But this…oh my cheesy goodness! The steak was tender and lean, a result of the super thin slices of semi-frozen sirloin steak before…

Pretzel Buns

This pretzel bun recipe is from Jeff Mauro (The Sandwich King) but I tip my hat to Guy Fieri who I suspect inspired Jeff with this easy and delicious pretzel bun creation. I don’t even know where to begin. If you make anything from this website… make these pretzel buns, please! They are OMG, melt in your mouth awesomeness! And although there are quite a few steps to the recipe, it’s…

Banana Cake

This recipe was inspired by my Mother but it was NOT one of her homemade recipes. Instead, it was adapted from a favorite store bought cake that she would pick up when she did her weekly grocery shopping and it usually lasted less than 24 hours in our house. Some of us are lucky enough to be middle aged, or tipping the scale towards “senior status”…speaking for myself…

Sopapilla Cheesecake

My daughter-in-law Brittany tasted this sopapilla cheesecake at a wedding and said it was the best thing ever. My step-son Jason is a world class lover of all things “cheesecake” and he gave it a thumbs up! I looked at the recipe, the ingredients were very basic. It took practically no time at all to throw together so I gave it a shot. It was instant love. There’s something about the butter on top…