Just in time for spring!

It is way past time to pack the crock pots away and pivot to lighter fare, don’t you think? Saw this easy recipe for a refreshing dessert in yesterday’s WSJ.  (I love the Saturday edition!) What an elegant finalé to a meal this would be..   Sgroppino by The Spoonful For a delicious variation, swap…

Filet Mignon Skewers with Balsamic Reduction

Super easy to prepare, especially if the reduction is made earlier.  Take care not to over-broil the filet cubes, you want them “melt in your mouth” tender. Filet Mignon Skewers with Balsamic Reduction-Williams Sonoma Tender filet mignon bites glazed with a balsamic reduction and served warm make a special appetizer. The meat can be cubed…

Healthy Pancakes

One of the hallmarks of a diet/health plan destined for success is SIMPLICITY. At least two meals each day need to be ready-to-eat-no-brainers. No fuss, no muss, no thought or prep, just in and out of the kitchen, reflexive repeats. Here’s a recipe for healthy pancakes, adapted from one of my favorite recipes, PAMCAKES. I…

French Onion Beef Sliders

I found this yummy, easy and versatile recipe on the fun food blog: http://www.hostthetoast.com I grated the cheese, caramelized the onions, sautéd, drained and seasoned the beef the day before and kept everything in the fridge until I was ready to assemble the sliders and bake.  I LOVE preparing food components ahead of time; it makes…

Joe Jacoby’s Baked Spaghetti

The “secret” to this uniquely tasty baked spaghetti is found in the toppings. I discovered this yummy version over twenty years ago in a cookbook featuring NFL players’ favorite family recipes. And while I certainly do not remember Joe Jacoby, I’ll always associate his name with this delicious and easy creation. Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds…

Best Buttermilk Biscuits ever!! 🤩

I finally, FINALLY, unlocked the secret to making  fluffy, southern, buttermilk biscuits! All..😉..it took was another trip to Charleston, dinner at a great restaurant and a bit of digging around on the internet after I got back home. I knew there had to be a secret (Lord knows I have made my share of buttermilk hockey-pucks)…