Angel Hair Pasta al Limone (creamy lemony angel hair pasta)

Possibly THE BEST pasta dish I have ever made…the perfect entree for a summer supper, side dish with Italian grilled chicken and green salad. And if you have some left over, it is equally as yummy the next day, just top with a pat of butter and heat in the microwave. Sicilian Lemon Olive Oil […]

Everything Bagel Smoked Salmon Spread

This lovely spread is quick and easy to make and so delicious with flavors of smoked salmon, lemon juice, capers, fresh dill and a touch of horseradish. Topped with Everything Bagel Seasoning (this seasoning is made right here in Virginia!).

Beverly Hills Iced Tea

The Beverly Hills Iced Tea Cocktail is a variation of the Long Island Iced Tea, but it’s more refined and elegant. If you can’t decide whether to use gin or vodka in your cocktail, no worries – this iced tea includes both gin and vodka. Long Island Iced Tea is traditionally topped off with cola […]

Bacon Wrapped Chili Lime Shrimp

A fun, easy appetizer! Serve with Willamette Valley Pinot Gris or a full-body fruity rosé. Perfect for al fresco dining!

Cornbread Salad in Mason Jars

Mason jars are such a fun way to serve salads. One of my favorite mason jar salads is Cornbread Salad – a Southern specialty. Chili in a mason jar – your favorite chili recipe, chilled, then layered with crumbled cornbread, sour cream, green onions and salsa is a fun treat to serve at a picnic […]

Rosé Champagne + Fun Appetizers for Valentines Day

Valentines Day is the sweetest day of the year, so why not show your valentine that you are sweet on them with a bottle of rosé champagne? I love rosé bubbles on Valentines Day because it is the color of pink roses. Here’s some of my favorites available at your local wine shoppe or a […]

White Truffle Shoestring Fries with Vindaloo Curry Ketchup

One of my favorite pairings with champagne is French Fries! White truffle oil adds a little elegance to shoestring fries in my White Truffle Shoestring Fries. Serve with Vindaloo Curry Ketchup. Vindaloo curry powder is one of the spiciest Indian curry powders. It contains full-flavored spices – cumin, roasted red chili pepper and turmeric. It […]

How to cook bacon in the oven…perfect bacon every time!

I love crispy bacon! I make it crispy in my oven. Here’s how I do it: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet (with sides so fat will not drip over sides of pan) with parchment paper. Place bacon strips on baking sheet with a little space in between the slices. […]

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