Sabayon

With just three base ingredients, this Champagne flavored sauce will transform ordinary fresh berries or fruit compote into a luscious finish to your mealtime affaire. Easy to prepare, it can be made in 5 minutes and served warm, or pre-made a day ahead and served...

Classic Chocolate Meringue

Classic Chocolate Meringue Easier than they look to make,  and naturally gluten free,  these pretty little confections/cookies are a  popular addition to your buffet table. This recipe is from August Escoffier International Culinary Academy.   Ingredients 2...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Texture is everything, and I love how they are crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside.  More often than not,  I end up using leftover dry cereal in place of the oatmeal,...

Savory Spinach Tart

Savory Spinach Tart This easy Tart really speaks Spinach.   I love the fact that you make the crust on the spot, no rolling or pre-baking involved, just push the dough into the mold, add the fillin, and bake.    Pre- heat oven to 375 For the pastry 1...

Macaroni Skillet

A favorite of children,  and mommies alike.  Simple, nutritious, and speedy to make.  Macaroni skillet is another, "formula" style recipe.  As long as you have the three basic ingredients; meat, pasta and liquid,  you will have a one skillet,  satisfying meal.  If you...

Salmon Au Gratin

You can use fresh,  but the real beauty in this recipe is what it does for frozen salmon.  I like to keep individually frozen, wild salmon in my freezer.  It is cost effective, convenient, and good for you, but let's face it,  frozen is not as good...

Tomato French Dressing

This classic vinaigrette is adapted from one of my favorite vintage cookbooks when oil and vinegar dressings were referred to as "French Dressing".  I just love that!  It sounds so much fancier that way.    The perfect balance of sweet and tangy,...

BBQ Fried Chicken

I can't imagine why anyone would want to cook fried chicken in their kitchen.  It makes such a mess on the stove.  That's what Cast iron skillets and BBQ's are for.  My family loves this lighter version of BBQ chicken,  and I don't mind making it....

Oatmeal Bread

In my quest for healthy, sandwich worthy,  homemade bread,  this Oatmeal Bread recipe delivers consistent results.  I found it in one of my oldest cookbooks that I bought at a library book store.  Score!  Originally printed in 1948,  from the stand holders of the...

Easy Garden Egg Bake

Perfect every time,  the Egg Bake is my go to weekend meal for breakfast/brunch.  It is more of a formula than a recipe. You plug in the ingredients, depending on what you have on hand. It is adapted from,  Favorite Recipes from Our Favorite Cooks,  written by Alison...