let's break bread

around the table, on a picnic bench, camping, tailgating, on the beach, hiking or whatever, breaking bread should be memorable.

easy lamb bolognese

easy lamb bolognese

Who doesn't love a rich thick flavorful bolognese? And, one that is relatively quick and easy to make? While I have a couple of other bolognese recipes on my website that are dynamite killer good, I wanted to create one that took less time and had fe... Read More...
flounder creole

flounder creole

Inspiration for this creation comes from several incentives. Let me share because I think you'll get a kick out of how my recipes are 'birthed'! First of all, as some of you might know, we live on the water along the coast of the Carolinas. And, t... Read More...
meatloaf meatballs

meatloaf meatballs

Meatballs. Meatloaf. Really what's the difference? I mean they are so close in the ingredients that you use to make them that you could say they're pretty much the same, right? Main different is the size. These meatloaf meatballs make your belly happ... Read More...

bohemian bolognese

This recipe has been developed over nearly 30 years.  It won the 'Gallo Family Vineyards' family recipe contest.  Once you try it, you'll know why.  I've had many many many make this recipe, and they have never been disappointed. I know, it sounds... Read More...

~spicy chicken bokchoy arugula soup~

Most of what I cook is sparked by what I see in my refrigerator, pantry or what's sitting on my kitchen counter. Yes, I'm very 'organic' and 'random'...I suppose that's part of my Boho spirit...I go with what moves my soul depending upon the day, the weather, the mood, the vibes that I'm getting from how my day's going. It's great to be like that because, you're always on an adventure! Now you may ask, how do I have the ingredients?

salmon confit & corn medley

And you thought pre-packaged refrigerated canned biscuits were just canned biscuits? Au contraire, these nifty convenience items can be fashioned into a lot of other cool things, and whomever's eating the dish will probably never know you started with canned biscuits! That's the fun part of cooking~~it's like artistry~~the ingredients can create a new canvas. So become a biscuit sculptor in your own kitchen...come up with fun new ways to design and use them...that's what makes being a chef an artist!
Red Wine Rump Roast

Red Wine Rump Roast

This is the kind of cooking that will drive people cra cra if they come to your house while it's cooking!  The smells...the scents...the aromas~~oh, yeah, you'll be winning friends who want to be invited to dinner.   Scents like this remind me of ... Read More...