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BBQ “Q” for Quick Sides on the Grill

Oh my, September is already here but no worries we still have more time to grill up our favorite BBQ foods. Now if you are as fortunate as I am, you can BBQ almost all year round. Our grills are tucked under a side of the house that is very protected so rain or shine […]

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Steakhouse Cocktail Shrimp Wedge Salad

Steakhouse Cocktail Shrimp Wedge Salad with Roasted Asparagus My #3 Saucy Mama recipe that did not make the deadline. That’s correct, a recipe that I had completed and planned to make a few changes too and did not get the recipe entered in time. I loved this dish. I thought maybe it was to simple […]

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Beer Blue Cheese Sideline Au Gratin with Crispy Buffalo Crust-$500.00 winning recipe

Beer Blue Cheese Sideline Au Gratin with Crispy Buffalo Crust…a creamy cheesy potato side dish that your family and friends will scoop big, scrape clean and beg for more! Late last year, the Idaho Potato Commission ran a Tailgating Recipe Contest. The rules stated that the recipe needed to be creative, simple and fit well […]

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Southwest Honey Mustard Sweet Potato Salad

Have you ever just opened the refrigerator and started gathering ingredients from inside to create a dish? That is how my Southwest Honey Mustard Sweet Potato Salad ┬ácame about. I served this salad at a family dinner. All I can say is that there was no salad left and they asked for more. I think […]

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SEC Ladies Day Retreat Lunch Recipes-2015

I love to serve food that makes others happy. Creamy, crunchy, savory, yummy and so much more, that is what the lunch for the Salem Evangelical Ladies Day Retreat is all about. While I was busy working the Oregon State Fair and hosting Food Network’s Emily Ellyn’s at my home, I had the most precious […]

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Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Candied Macadamia Nuts

Oven roasted beets, bacon pieces, thinly sliced red onion, blue cheese crumbles, candied macadamia nuts tossed with chopped romaine and drizzled with a light flavored macadamia nut oil vinaigrette. Here it is December and I headed to the garden to harvest some of my beets. Yes, I still have things in the dirt! Besides finding […]

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Selected for the Saucy Mama Recipe Contest

I am super excited and humbled to be chosen as one of twenty nine food bloggers to receive a bloggers kit filled with six fantastic Saucy Mama’s Wing Sauces and Dressings. I get to create one original recipe that I will enter for a chance to win $1000.00 along with $1000.00 travel and hotel expenses […]

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Portland Steakhouse Potato Salad

Ribeye steak…slices tomatoes with red onion…iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing and a large baked potato with all of the toppings. That is how I do Morton’s Steakhouse in Portland Oregon. We live about 30 miles south of Portland but make the trip up with friends for fabulous steak dinners. [whohit]-Portland Steakhouse Potato Salad-[/whohit] When […]

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Dinner

Lemon Pepper Chicken, Oven Roasted Golden Potatoes with Onion and Fennel, served with Seasoned Petite Green Beans Fresh ingredients make this dinner top notch. Find the recipes below for each item. [whohit]-Lemon Pepper Chicken-[/whohit]   I do believe that you get a great tasting chicken breasts when you use fresh organic product. I understand that […]

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Dinner for Encouragers

[whohit]-Dinner for Encouragers-[/whohit] Every now and then my husband and I get asked to prepare food for our friends. February 15th we prepared dinner for the “Encouragers” Adult Sunday School Class at our church. We gave them a few menu ideas to choose from. Here was the menu for the evening. Starters, appetizers, whatever you […]

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Best KFC Copycat Coleslaw

Looking for a coleslaw recipe that tastes just like Kentucky Fried Chicken’s coleslaw?   Years ago :), when newspapers were your source for articles on gardening, do-it-yourself projects and recipes, I would clip recipes thinking I would someday rewrite them into a book. Well, as you can see I still haven’t got to all of […]

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