Creamy Cauliflower with Goat Cheese

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I started out making a recipe I found on Tasty Kitchen for a "No Rice Cauliflower Risotto with Parmesan and Black Pepper."  Right in the middle of the recipe I changed my mind and added goat cheese instead of the Parmesan and Half-and-Half.  I don't know what came over me but once I tasted the cauliflower, I knew I had to use goat cheese.  This is a very interesting dish that paired well . . . Continue Reading

Fall Review

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Happy Wednesday blogger pals! Since we just returned home from vacation and I haven't been to the grocery store, I didn't cook up anything hearty and delicious to post today.    But I did realize my one year blog-anniversary is coming up next week and I have some planning to do!  While doing a review of the last year I came across several recipes that deserve a second . . . Continue Reading

No. 39 – Chocolate Silk Pie

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Are you looking for a creamy pie that's simple to make with a surprisingly rich chocolate flavor?  Look no further.  I was almost shocked at how chocolaty this pie tastes.  I was also surprised that it's sweet without adding any sugar.  The sweetening agent is the marshmallow creme.  The marshmallow creme gives the filling a thick . . . Continue Reading

Cheddar Crackers at the beach

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Happy Saturday peeps!  We're still at the beach enjoying the last day of our relaxing vacation.  You know it's a good vacation when someone asks what time it is and you have no idea.  I heard one person in our group ask what day it was.  Success!  These photos of Abby and Mocha pretty much sum up the vacation.  Chilled out!Mocha can sleep anywhere - . . . Continue Reading

Vacation food, fun & an engagement!

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We're still vacationing on the Outer Banks enjoying the sun, sand and relaxing atmosphere.  We have had a bit of excitement when our son Patrick proposed to his girlfriend Callie and she said yes!  No word on the actual wedding plans but all I can say is we are thrilled!  We love Callie and are so blessed to be getting her as a daughter-in-law.  We also loved being . . . Continue Reading

No. 38 – Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pie

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Hello blogger friends!  Tricia here posting from the beaches of the Outer Banks, NC.  We're staying in the exact same area where the hurricane came through not 3 weeks ago.  I'm surprised how fast they've recovered and cleaned up.  Some of the houses still show signs of Irene's attitude but the only signs the storm came through is the piles of brush and limbs. We're on a family . . . Continue Reading

Tomato, pesto, avocado & cheese panini

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Good morning Friday.  Thanks for coming by!  I've missed you since last week.  We've had a busy week with lots going on so a glimpse of the weekend is a welcome blip on our radar.  Next week will offer a much slower pace.  More on that later.  I'm not trying to take the easy way out today with another panini post.  You know I only share the . . . Continue Reading

Banana Bran Muffins with Oats

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My lovely cousin Gayle from Dearborn, Michigan, asked me if I had a good bran muffin recipe.  Well no, I don't (or didn't), and no one was more shocked than I was.  Why is it I've never even posted one muffin recipe on SRFD?  Thanks Gayle, this could have been a major snafu on my part!  After sharing some recipes with Gayle (who requested no raisins or nuts) I . . . Continue Reading

No. 37 – Skillet Apple Pie

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Have you ever wanted to make a homemade apple pie but were afraid the crust wouldn't work out? Are you a newbie baker looking for something to take to an upcoming holiday family gathering?  Are you ready to impress everybody with a skillet apple pie?  If you said yes then you're ready to make this simple, unbelievably delicious pie. I encourage you to use my crust recipe listed . . . Continue Reading

Basil Pesto & Vegetable Ribbons

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I mentioned to my husband that I'm probably publishing the last Garden-to-Table post for this season.  He was a bit indignant and replied that we have lots of growing season left!  Maybe he's planning some fall crops or something.  We still have tomatoes, rosemary, parsley, okra and basil so perhaps I can pull out one more fantastic recipe before the frost.  I usually make pesto at least . . . Continue Reading