Baked Lemon Pepper & Dill Tilapia

baked tilapia

So, I am really on this fish kick right now! It must be because it’s summer, but all I want is the freshest, leanest food on my plate these days for dinner.  Baked tilapia is kind of a go-to dish for me either when I am in a hurry or want to eat a light […]


Lemon & Olive Oil Grilled Mahi Mahi

grilled mahi

I know you’ve got those grills fired up and ready for all kinds of Memorial Weekend food!! We are currently in route to “Hotel Weissinger” where we will swim, soak up the sun, have some drinks and eat and hang with our best friends and adopted second family, so in anticipation of the dreaded first […]


4-ingredient Mustard Pretzel Chicken

mustard pretzel chicken

So  like this recipe, I will keep this post short and sweet! Last week when EVERYTHING in our house was in boxes to move except for a very few essentials, I needed a quick and easy dinner.  I honestly don’t know where the inspiration came from, but after scanning the kitchen for what I had […]


Lobster Salad with Umatcha Green Tea Citrus Dressing

lobster salad

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE me some diet coke!! Too much and I know that I have admitted that I am, in fact, addicted to the stuff! That being said, when I was asked to become a member of The Republic of Tea‘s Enlightenment Team, I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t be […]


Baked Polenta Triangles

baked polenta triangles

I shared these Baked Polenta Triangles last week on the blog  What’s Cooking with Ruthie, where I will be a monthly contributor on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.   I made these for a recent open house that was being held at 2 in the afternoon.  I always find that any party or special occasion […]


Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

Prosciutto wrapped goat cheese stuffed figs2

With the Oscars on the horizon next week, it is time to start planning your Red Carpet Party menu.  I honestly wish I was one of those people who took the time to see all the movies nominated, but let’s face it, I have a 4-year old and no money tree in the backyard to […]


Valentine’s Truffles


  My friend Mary & I recently worked on an event in Clarksville to benefit the Customs House Museum called Champagne & Chocolate.  I absolutely love to chair an event with Mary because our vision is usually the same and we always find ways to complement each other’s ideas.  This particular event is somewhat low-key, but focuses […]


Sweet & Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes


In an effort to make a quick and easy sweet potato that didn’t involve the same ole same ole, cook, open, add salt & butter, I decided to get a little creative, but still kept it simple.  The sweet got a little sweeter with rich maple syrup, but took on a savory turn with fresh […]


Cream Cheese & Apple Butter Stuffed Crescent Rolls


Shall I describe this little ditty of a dish in two words?  Well, okay then, here you go – delish and easy……let’s make it three words  -delish, quick and easy AND perfect for your Christmas brunch spread.  This time of year I keep crescent rolls in my fridge on the regular and however I choose to […]


Busy Mom Challenge – Quick & Easy Taco Soup

Taco soup

Leaves were falling, just like embers, In colors red and gold, they set us on fire Burning just like moonbeams in our eyes. Somebody said they saw me, swinging the world by the tail Bouncing over a white cloud, killing the blues. Fall, glorious Fall!!! You have finally arrived.  Cooler weather, beautiful leaves and who […]