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 […]

Loaded Barbeque Baked Potato Salad

I created this fun and summery recipe for a new-to-me brand of mayonnaise – Blue Plate® Mayonnaise. I was thrilled that they wanted me to experience and use their new Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt, as I’ve been itching to make a potato salad again, and mayo is exactly what I needed! Summer. […]

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.  […]

Silky Smooth Macaroni and Cheese with Toasted Bread Crumbs

It is rare that I am impressed by macaroni and cheese in a restaurant. I know, as a foodie, I am supposed to turn my nose up at ordering such a childish dish, but come on now…we all know that a great bowl of mac & cheese has the ability to act as a time […]

Blackberry Ginger Pasta Salad

Do you ever surprise yourself with your own creativity? Me either. But, one fine day, Jon called home and begged me to make a “yummy pasta salad.”  And I was like, Heck no, I only want to make a nasty pasta salad.  Because that’s how I roll. Yucktastic is where it’s at. I kid, I […]

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Apples

Oh no, you are thinking…another healthy recipe.  Where has Susan gone? Trust me, I am here.  I still want all.the.things. But someone recently asked me to give one of their recipes a go, and while they all looked promising, I decided to choose – of my own volition – to try the healthiest looking of […]

Bacon Roasted Vidalia Onions…and a Huge Giveaway

Sometimes in life, the simplest recipe is the best recipe.  No need to gussy it up, no need to use some new fangled technique.  No need for an exotic ingredient. Nope, just simple and insanely delicious can be the exact same thing. Take for example, these Bacon Roasted Vidalia Onions.  Gorgeous Vidalia onions, thickly sliced, […]

Cinco de Mayo…Fresh Corn Pico

Cinco de Mayo. Has nothing to do with mayonnaise, as some may have thought. Without going in to some made up history of the holiday, I’ll give you the cheap and dirty details. Cinco de Mayo, aka Cinco de Drinko, is the day every American pretends to be Mexican, eats a lot of tacos, and […]

Crackle Colored Deviled Eggs

I posted this fun project a couple of years ago, and it was incredibly popular. Well, it’s Easter again, and ya know what? This is STILL an amazing idea, and so much fun. Plus, it’s as delicious as you want it to be. So…get in there and have some fun with it! (and by the […]