Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

If you haven’t noticed yet, I really love bruschetta. In fact, I love any type of appetizer or snack served on a lightly toasted piece of bread. I love it because you can easily...

S’mores Milkshake

Growing up, Labor Day weekend usually meant two things, camping and the official end of summer. It also meant the time when all the seasonal ice cream shops would be closing for the winter....

Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Everybody loves sandwiches. Paninis, subs, grinders, muffalettas, pitas, and po’boys. I’ll take them all, hot or cold. What I love even more is a sandwich that is fresh and flavorful. You know, the kind...

Rosemary Focaccia Bread

I find that people often have preconceived notions about baking bread. They think that all bread requires either a bread maker, an electric mixer with a dough hook, or a significant amount of kneading....

Chocolate Toasted Marshmallow Cake

Chocolate. Toasted marshmallow. Graham cracker crumbs. A combination of familiar ingredients creates a cake that is absolutely heavenly. I made this cake for a coworkers birthday and it received rave reviews. Even though I...

Banana Coconut Crunch Muffins

Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend. Despite the torrential downpours and gloomy weather here in northern Florida, I found plenty of things to keep myself busy inside. Baking, organizing and...

Raspberry Mint Sorbet

Inspiration for meals and desserts often comes from a variety of sources – magazines, cookbooks, blogs, family, friends and even professional chefs. Sometimes, when I try something new that I end up loving, I’m...

Brooksters

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Because I’m warning you now, before you read any further, that these brownie/cookie tarts are addicting. I’m pretty sure I gained a few pounds over the weekend that...

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

I haven’t posted any pictures of my garden lately because it has been a big disappointment this summer. We planted our usual assortment of spring veggies and flowers back in early spring and then...