Blueberry Bottom Cream Pie

Blueberry Bottom Cream Pie is a layered dessert that can be frozen at

Summer is officially here because  five pound boxes of blueberries are on sale at the grocery store.  We bought two boxes . . . . for just the two of us.  I know . . . . . . . .that is a LOT of blueberries. So now,  we have to come up with some recipes for those delicious … [Read more...]

Basil Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Basil Vinaigrette Salad Dressing made with the extra basil leaves at

Basil is one of those herbs that you either have too much of or not enough. We really like our basil . . . .we wouldn't think of having an herb garden without it . . . . . . . . but we got a late start in our planting and we couldn't find any plants.  We went to Lowe's . . . . we went to … [Read more...]

Ciabatta Bread – the “Hole” Story- A Tutorial

How to Make Ciabatta bread filled with Holes at

I love baking bread . . . . especially Ciabatta ( pronounced cha-BAH-tah) bread. To me that buttery, toasty and nutty smell is heavenly. . . .  . . . . better than scented candles . . . .better than the most expensive perfume.  The crisp chewy crust has a slightly fried taste that … [Read more...]

Smoked Pork Ribs

Smoked Pork Ribs finished with bark and a smoke ring at

I've got to admit that our whole family are carnivores . . . . we do enjoy our meat . . . .  . . . .but smoked pork ribs has got to be one of our all time favorites.   I can't even imagine how many slabs of pork ribs we've gone through . . . . or how many chunks of hickory wood we've … [Read more...]

Peaches and Cream Almondine Pie {Pesche e Crema Torta con Mandorle}

Peaches and Cream Almondine Pie, Quick, Easy at

Every time our princess would ask her dad what he wanted her to make him for dessert it was always . . . .  . . . . that peaches pie thing.  She would then groan and complain. . . . I've made that peaches and cream pie a zillion times can't you think of anything else? Nope . . . . that … [Read more...]

Grilled Peppers with Mushrooms and Onions

Grilled peppers, mushrooms and onions at

The menu for dinner was set . . . . until I opened the fridge's vegetable bin and saw the peppers. There they were . . . . a colorful pyramid of green, red, yellow and orange.  They had been on sale so naturally I  couldn't help but throw those glossy globes in a plastic bag and put them … [Read more...]

Homemade Italian Salad Dressing

Homemade all natural Italian salad dressing and seasoning @

Our Homemade Italian Salad Dressing was born because  we were so tired of store bought salad dressing . . . . . . . .you know the kind . . . . it's got a slimy texture . . . . . . . .it's got phony ingredients as long as your arm  . . . .and it leaves a nasty taste in your mouth. … [Read more...]

Chicken Milanese with Orzo and Quick Tomato Sauce

Chicken Milanese and Orzo topped With Quick Tomato Sauce at

An easy meal like Chicken Milanese with orzo and quick tomato sauce tastes like I spent all day in the kitchen preparing it. It's always nice to have some old reliable recipes I can fall back on . . . . especially when I know my Honey and I will be busy working outside in the yard all … [Read more...]

Pulled Pork Technique and Recipes All Our Way

Smoking Pork Butt Technique with Grill at

How to make smokey. . . . tender. . . .juicy. . . . tasty. . . . barbecued pulled pork is not difficult. . . . . . . .if you know what you're doing . . . . . . . .and we are going to show you our pulled pork technique and recipes that we use.  This technique will take two days. We … [Read more...]

Barbecued Shrimp With Cheese Grits or Polenta

Spicy Barbecue Marinated Shrimp with Cheese Grits/Polenta

Polenta has been dubbed by some "Italian grits ". Although they both are made from coarsely ground corn. . . . . . . .polenta and grits share another common link . . . . . . . .they were considered  food of poverty.                     … [Read more...]