Jingle Bell Salad

This fun little side salad is great for holidays or any special occasion. It’s often found its way to my Christmas dinner table, but would be equally welcome at Thanksgiving, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, or any other time you want to have a little fun with your food for very little effort. Almost all of…

Tuna Salad

Comfort food, summer style! Okay, it’s not one of my healthier recipes, which is why I only make it once or twice a year. It’s not awful, my nutrition app gives it a C-, but let’s face it: mayo. Plenty of mayo. But it’s childhood memories plus make-ahead plus wicked easy plus easily doubled to…

Ice Cream Sundae Pie

Happy National Ice Cream Day! You can celebrate even if you don’t live in the USA. It’s always a good day to celebrate ice cream! I only ever make Ice Cream Sundae Pie in December but it’s a great dessert any time. Ice Cream Sundae Pie has been a tradition for Christmas dinner in our…

Homemade Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite foods of all time. I can vividly recall the first time I ever had it. Yes, there was a dark time in the US of A when “international foods” involved a bottle of Kraft salad dressing or a can of Campbell’s soup and a couple of pinches of something…

Tzatziki

A delicious addition to a summer meal! It’s especially good with Greek Grilled Chicken, by itself or in gyros. I like it best when begun at least 12 hours before dinner. That allows the yogurt and shredded cucumber to strain for several hours so that the tzatziki can be nice and thick. But if you…

Baked Penne Casserole

So you’ve made a pot of Homemade Marinara Sauce. Now what? I almost always make Baked Penne Casserole as soon as I have a fresh pot of Marinarra. This is such an easy, quick dish to throw together, and it’s quite delicious.  It freezes really well, too, so I always use two 8″ x 8″ dishes &…

Italian Garbanzo Salad

Here’s one of my favorite pot luck recipes. It’s pretty simple, & really delicious. There’s a bunch of chopping, but other than that it pretty much makes itself, especially if you opt for the canned chick peas. This recipe fills my 4 quart mixing bowl! It makes enough to feed an army, so there usually are leftovers, which…

Buttermilk Chicken Salad

Some years ago, my friend Linda & I went on a quilt shop hop. We ended up in Woodstock around lunchtime and were delighted to discover that the shop was serving chicken salad wraps for lunch. They received so many compliments that they included the recipe in their next newsletter. In fact, the chicken salad…