Cheesy Baked Pasta

  Today I’m sharing another pasta dish with you, courtesy of our sponsor Skinner® pasta.  I hope you’ll love it!   You may recall that a few days ago, I posted about a Texas themed pasta – a dish that we all adore here at our home just outside of Houston.  It’s become a regular on the […]

Easy Texas Lonestar Pasta Bolognese

Today I’m sharing a pasta dish with you, courtesy of our sponsor Skinner® pasta.  I hope you’ll love it! As you may know, I’m now a Texan.  Becoming a Texan has been easier than I imagined, as coming from a very proud state (both Virginia and West Virginia), I know how to puff up my chest and […]

Pineapple and Peppers Sausage and Rice

I love dinners that take only a few minutes to make. That’s right…a few minutes. Sure, there are days when I want to drag our Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and set out on a roasted chicken endeavor, but those days are hard to come by.  Four hours to make dinner? Yeah, […]

Take and Bake Pizza…Papa Murphy’s

“Dear Susan, would you care to go have a pizza on us?” Pardon? Papa Murphy’s offered ME a night off from cooking, and wondered if I would be interested? Umm, yes? You see, I met the folks of Papa Murphy’s back in April, at a conference on the Pacific Coast.  Before moving to Texas, I […]

Brazilian Pasta Salad

Gold Medal Recipe, kids. In case you’ve been napping, this summer holds an exciting event…the Olympics.  This year – it’s in RIO.  Can you imagine?  The Summer Games in magical Brazil, in the shadows of Sugarloaf and around the corner from Iguazu Falls?  In Rio, a city that is so robust and alive, full of […]

Easy Macaroni Salad…and Better Bakery

I am a huge fan of bready things.  Rolls. Pretzels. Burgers, calzones, subs, pizza.  If it’s yeasty, I want it. I love to make bread, but let’s be honest…it takes time. Lots of time.  The kneading, the rising. It’s devoting an entire Saturday to the kitchen when you really just want to nap and Netflix.  […]

Spinach and Almond Topped Chicken

I love when recipes just come together, are so, so easy, and turn out to be the kind of delicious that requires you to add said recipe to your go-to repertoire. Good stuff. Take, for example, this chicken recipe I created for Dole. Spinach and Almond Topped Chicken. Healthy, full of great flavors, and incredibly […]

Spaghetti with Crab in Champagne Lemon Cream Sauce

It is almost 2016. Time for me to finally, finally, get my things in order.  I should probably fill out that 2015 Day Planner I just HAD TO HAVE, but, why bother?  I reckon it’s a little late for that now. I’ll just be better in 2016.  I will start it off right.  Get back […]

Tip and Tricks for the Perfect Turkey

Thanksgiving. It’s almost here. You are likely about to be in the kitchen, prepping your meal. Folks will be over, you may have a kitchen full of family, toddlers underfoot, men wanting sandwiches before the bird has even been carved. Yes, there are holidays to prepare for, and turkey is one of those things that is always on the menu. […]