Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Grilled Potatoes with Lemon and Onions

Do you have a recipe box?  I have been collecting recipes from a variety of sources for many, many years.  Those recipes are stashed in multiple places.  One of those places is a small metal file box that is overflowing with index cards, scraps of paper, and clippings from various magazines and newspapers. Today's grilled potatoes recipe is one of the recipe gems from the collection in my recipe box, just in time for the summer grilling season.

The Best Grilled Potatoes
Awesome Grilled Potatoes


You'll love this favorite grilled potato recipe.  It is genius in its simplicity.  A little butter, onion, lemon, and chicken bouillon combine to make a delicious side for your next grilled dinner.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Best Asian Vegetables

Occasionally, we like to have take-out sushi for dinner. When we do, I will make either fried rice or these Asian Vegetables as a side dish.  I particularly like these Asian Vegetables as the side dish because I leave the veggies in big enough chunks to make them easy to eat with chopsticks.

After all, chopsticks are part of the fun of eating sushi for dinner!


The Best Asian Vegetables

My vegetable preferences for this side dish are broccoli, zucchini, red bell pepper, and onions.  It is a simple, but delicious, mixture that is easy to whip up while the sushi is being fetched. The Asian flavor in this vegetable dish comes from a simple and easy to prepare sauce.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

My Favorite Red Wine Sangria

Everyone needs a great red wine sangria recipe for summer entertaining and this is mine. Actually, this is Hubby's specialty.  He's the cocktail maker in our family and he loves to make this sangria whenever we are entertaining a group of friends or family on the deck.

This sangria has just the right balance of sweetness and fruitiness making it a yummy, fruity, summer sangria that everyone loves.

My Favorite Red Wine Sangria with Rum
A Glass of My Favorite Red Wine Sangria


The key to this recipe is finding a sweet red wine that works for your taste buds.  Sweet red wines are not our thing when we are selecting wines.  We found our favorite sweet red wine for this recipe when we toured the San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine, Florida.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Herbs

Are you a cauliflower lover?  Cauliflower is a vegetable I make infrequently. That's because I am very picky about the quality of any head of cauliflower I buy.

I want my cauliflower to be pristine white, with no hint of dark spots anywhere on the head.

Roasted Cauliflower
A Head of Roasted Cauliflower


It's not very often I find heads of cauliflower that look fresh enough for me to buy.  This week I did find a beautiful little head.  It weighed just over a pound.

That head of cauliflower was so pretty that the cashier at the grocery store commented on it.  We began talking about roasting cauliflower.  That conversation spurred me to think of how I might roast my beautiful cauliflower.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Best Simple Chocolate Cake

Everyone needs a go-to chocolate cake recipe they love.  Do you have a favorite chocolate cake recipe?  My go-to chocolate cake recipe is the Hershey's Chocolate Cake recipe you can find on the back of the Hershey's cocoa package.  I think this is the best, easy chocolate cake to make.



It is a moist, fudgy cake that I always top with the Hershey's chocolate buttercream frosting, also found on the back of the Hershey's cocoa package.  Is there anything more satisfying than chocolate cake with chocolate frosting?  Of course not.