Watermelon Feta Salad

WE got a new camera!!!  It is a sweet camera…now I just have to figure out how to use it.  This was the first recipe that I photographed with the new camera.  I LOVE IT!!!   So, my thought was, make a recipe that will be simple and elegant at the same time.  This recipe…

Hasselback Potatoes

My opinion on Hasselback Potatoes is that they are simply baked potatoes made fancy.  In the theme of making every meal special one dish at a time, this is a great way to change things up.  Your family will experience the baked potatoes that they love in a whole new way. I started this dish…

Sauteed mushrooms in Collard Greens

It’s Time to Try a New Side   This dish was made for the Thanksgiving meal featured this last fall. It is a nice side dish that adds that extra something special to your table. I know that there are thoses who are not big mushroom fans, so this may not be the side dish…

Roasted Root Vegetables

It’s time to get back to basics on this easy to prepare side dish.  Root vegetables get their name because they grow underground and are essentially, the root to the plants growing on the surface.  Some of the most well known root vegetables are potatoes, carrots, beets, parsnips, radishes, rutabaga and celery root.  Some root…

Garlic Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

What would your Thanksgiving be like without a biscuit?!   On second thought, let’s not think about that right now and let’s think of how wonderful your meal will be with one of these tasty biscuits on your plate. This biscuit was originally discovered when invited to a soup and bread dinner where it was bring…

Fried Green Tomatoes

Say the words ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ and I know that many people of my age and demographic will think of only the movie from the 90’s bringing up thoughts of warm southern summer nights (even if you aren’t from the South) and late night laughter in the kitchen. Also, a dish that can be tricky…

7- Layer Salad (Claudia Style)

It would be pretty safe to say that everyone has either had or at least heard of 7-Layer Salad. It is also probably safe to say that there are so many variations of this out there that everyone has their own idea of what the salad contains. Even amongst my family, there is the frequent…

Shallot Herb Butter Roll

I know that I said this week was going to be dedicated to grilling and all that fun, and although, this isn’t anything that is directly grilled, this is something that will instantly enhance any grilled meat to an almost professional level.  And, it’s super simple!  It’s a Shallot Herb Butter Roll…. First, pour about…

Rosemary Glazed Carrots

There is nothing too fancy to write here except that these are yummy and a quick and easy side dish to prepare.  It goes well with simple, elegant dinners…such as the Grilled Steak and Arugula Salad. Rosemary Glazed Carrots Ingredients: 1 Cup of baby carrots 4 Tbls salted butter  3 Tbls brown sugar 1/4 tsp…