Memories and healthy recipes for your dinner table.

RECIPES – Appetizer

Bruschetta: Tomato & Arugula Salad

For my first dinner party after Stephen and I were married, I made bruschetta as an appetizer. I found it on the internet. The guy had just come back from Italy with this version of bruschetta to share. I used to buy arugula at the […]

Emily’s Asian Chicken Wrap

This is a recipe I got from Emily my sister-n-law. I think the dressing would go well with my Oriental Chicken Salad. 1 Tbsp. orange-juice concentrate 1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter 1 Tbs. cider vinegar 2 tsp. Asian sesame oil 1/4 tsp. salt Filling: 1 […]

Suppli al Telefono: Deep-Fried Rice and Cheese Balls

Thrift stores are the best places to find books especially cookbooks. This recipe comes from an Italian cookbook put out by time magazine. I also found one for French cuisine and German. Making cheese balls really takes patience. It can be quite messy and somewhat […]

Freemont Texas Hot Artichoke Dip

I am trying to remember who gave me this recipe. All I remember is my friend Jonelle and I devoured a whole loaf of french bread eating this stuff. The recipe did call for more mayo but I found it to be too salty and […]

Lois Jepson’s Happy Hour Cheese Logs

Whenever there was a long weekend or holiday break we would pack up the car and get out of dodge. Most of our trips were across the state to my Aunt Sandra’s house in the country. Often times my Grandparents would join us there. Happy […]

BBQ Nachos

As a born and bred Southern Gal turned California chic, I occasionally get the hanker’n for some good ol’ southern barbecue. This summer I returned to my roots when I went to visit my family in South Florida. Before my arrival, my brother asked me […]

Pesto Potato Salad

This is another recipe from Ellie Krieger of the Foodnetwork. 1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes 1 yellow pepper, cored, seeded and coarsely chopped (about 3/4 cup) 1 red pepper, cored, seeded and coarsely chopped (about 3/4 cup) 1/3 cup Basil Pesto, recipe follows Salt […]

Sausage Bread

This recipes comes from an issue of the Southern Living magazine. It is one of my family’s favorite to go breakfast meals. These can be made up in advance and frozen. 1 (1 lb) package ground pork sausage, hot or mild 1 (11-oz) can refrigerated […]

Beef Kabob

We use this marinade on steaks, too. Before cooking I sprinkle the meat with a beef seasoning. The marinade makes the meat really tender and the extra seasoning gives the meat more flavor. You can use any combination of vegetables such as asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes, […]

Spicy Lime Shrimp Kabobs

24 large prawns, peeled and deveined 1 tbsp olive oil 2 limes, zested and juiced 2 green chile peppers, seeded and chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, chopped 1/2 medium onion, coarsely chopped skewers Place the prawns and lime […]