Roasted Chili-Citrus Chicken Thighs with Mixed Olives and Potatoes

The passion for food is a collaborative effort, and it is best when it is shared.  I was honored when Andy from that Jew Can Cook, http://www.thatjewcancook.com asked me to be a guest blogger.  I am a big fan of his blog and really enjoy his approach to food, which is spontaneous and fun.  He also … Continue reading Roasted Chili-Citrus Chicken Thighs with Mixed Olives and Potatoes

Spinach and Avocado Salad with a Basil Vinaigrette

Summer is almost here!  This salad is a wonderful way to say goodbye to Spring. I have been serving up this salad for several years, and use it often when entertaining guests. We rarely serve salads in bowls. Instead, we serve up our salads on large family style platters, where everyone helps themselves, and encourages … Continue reading Spinach and Avocado Salad with a Basil Vinaigrette

Bailey’s Coca-Cola Ham with a little help from Paula Deen

A couple of years ago, my younger son Bailey and I were watching the Paula Deen show together. Bailey showed an interest in making Paula Deen's baked Coca-Cola ham.  Together we made the ham. Since that day, whenever it is requested Bailey prepares the ham for the family or for a crowd. This has become … Continue reading Bailey’s Coca-Cola Ham with a little help from Paula Deen

Breakfast Strata with Sausage, Mushrooms, and Monterey Jack

My family spent a few days visiting friends in Austin, Texas. We had never been to hill country and had the opportunity to enjoy some great food and music. We also spent quality-time with friends who are more than fun.  They kept us laughing and smiling our entire vacation.  Each night, we went to bed … Continue reading Breakfast Strata with Sausage, Mushrooms, and Monterey Jack

Lemony Potato Salad

This potato salad recipe does not get any easier to prepare, and with a mild lemon flavor it really wakes-up and compliments grilled meats.Lemony Potato SaladServes 4-6Recipe from Food NetworkIngredients:2 pounds russet potatoes (note: I used small red skinned, without peeling), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks1/2 cup mayonnaise1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley1 lemon1-1/2 teaspoon saltFreshly … Continue reading Lemony Potato Salad