Southern Peach Belle Cocktail

With summer just around the corner, I begin to think about clam bakes on the beach and evening cocktail parties on the deck. I always look for new cocktail recipes that I can use as a signature drink. Having a signature drink at a cocktail party is fun to create and share something new for…

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Whiskey and Ginger Carrots

This is one of my favorite veggie dishes!  I love Jameson Irish Whiskey, so using it in this dish gives me that touch of Irishness that I love to add to menus. This recipe serves 2-3 servings, but with me and my husband, it only gives only two servings.  We love our garden fresh carrots….

Simple Easter Dinner Menu for Two

Planning a special family holiday dinner is in order during this “stay at home” pandemic. I have found reading through my cookbooks as well as my mom’s, I can come up with something really special, maybe even old fashion or traditional. Growing up we always had special family holiday dinners. Roast Turkey with all the…

Mom’s Sauerbraten Meatballs

Years ago, my Mom discovered that the both of us couldn’t tolerate the vinegar in the traditional German Sauerbraten. With a little experimenting, we came up with a dish that has the flavor without the vinegar sour heartburn and reflux.  The other thing was that we loved making a meatloaf version instead of the meatballs…

Irish Beer and Bacon Muffins

6 slices bacon, chopped 2 cups onions, chopped 3 tsp sugar, divided in half 1/4 tbsp thyme 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup light lager 2 eggs 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease 12 standard muffin tin. Cook bacon in…

Mom’s Kitchen: Grilled Ham Steaks

When I found this recipe, there wasn’t an ingredient list.  I guess she thought it to simple to create one. . Grilled  Ham Steaks Half of a medium size ham steak. Rub will with dry mustard, sprinkle with coarsely ground black pepper and press pepper into the steaks Broil over a grill, turning once. Just before…

Mom’s Kitchen: Roast Beef Hash

One of the wonderful memories I have of Mom’s Kitchen, is the two of us sharing recipes and stories of the history of each recipe.  We would sit and go through her old cookbooks to find secrets.  Some recipes she would type out on cards, some she would just write out in pencil.  This one goes…

May Parties:  Kentucky Derby Day appetizers and drinks

May is full of opportunities to shine as a “Queen of Entertaining”.  There is Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby just to start the month of entertaining off in the right light – and on the same Saturday. If you have cooking and hosting abilities that leans towards a Latin flair, try your hand…

Cheese-topped guacamole for Cinco de Mayo appetizer

One of the best things about being a food writer and author is trying different recipes and foods from other chefs.  As a fairly decent cook, I love to sample and try to duplicate recipes and dishes.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not.   The recipe I am featuring in this post was so…

Memories of Times Past and German Beef Rouladen

It has been a while and a lot has happen.  Mainly, my Mom and the greatest inspiration of my life has passed a way.  I had taken a break to care for her just after reorganizing my blog and cookbooks.  And now it is time to make her proud! She has always inspired me to…