Coconut-Almond Cookies & Almond Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Today’s delicious dish – Coconut-Almond Cookies I love small cookies with subtle flavors.  I enjoy taking the time to savor a fine homemade cookie, smelling its delicate aroma and allowing its understated essence to tantalize my palate.  I think sometimes we tend to eat too many commercially-prepared cookies because they lack that elusive quality that…… Continue reading Coconut-Almond Cookies & Almond Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Creamy Cheese Grits & Cheesy Grits and Chili Pie

Today’s delicious dish – Creamy Cheese Grits   Grits are familiar to southerners and unknown to most others.  I’ve been eating grits all my life, and I love them.  They are great with butter, wonderful with cheese and spices, and superb with gravy.  Grits are a nice addition to my regular rotation of starches that includes…… Continue reading Creamy Cheese Grits & Cheesy Grits and Chili Pie

Oven-Grilled Pineapple & Aloha Spinach Salad

Today’s delicious dish – Oven-Grilled Pineapple   I love grilled food, but I don’t grill.  I am frightened of gas grills because of the gas and because of the flames, and I am afraid of charcoal grills because of the flames.  In fact, I’m pretty much afraid of fire in any setting.  I ate grilled pineapple…… Continue reading Oven-Grilled Pineapple & Aloha Spinach Salad

Crock Pot Roast with Gravy & Beef Pot Pie

Today’s delicious dish – Crock Pot Roast with Gravy  Over the years, I have tried a number of ways to cook a roast in a slow cooker.  There’s the one with onion soup mix, the one with ranch dressing mix, the one with cream of mushroom soup, the one with beer . . . there…… Continue reading Crock Pot Roast with Gravy & Beef Pot Pie

No-Boil Mashed Potatoes & Potato and Herb Rolls

Today’s delicious dish – No-Boil Mashed Potatoes My family loves mashed potatoes, but (though I hate to admit it) sometimes I don’t make mashed potatoes just because it seems like a lot of work and time to boil a big pot of water, peel and chop potatoes, and cook them until tender.  So I decided…… Continue reading No-Boil Mashed Potatoes & Potato and Herb Rolls

Sauteed Mushrooms & Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Today’s delicious dish – Sauteed Mushrooms   Mushrooms seem to be one of those foods people either love or hate.  I love them, and cook them often.  Although they are wonderful in a variety of preparations, none of those beats a simple sauteed mushroom.  Sauteed mushrooms soak up the butter and oil they cook in, and…… Continue reading Sauteed Mushrooms & Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Pesto Cheese Spread & Cheesy Tomato Rigatoni

Today’s delicious dish – Pesto Cheese Spread   Appetizers can be a way to ease ourselves into a meal, or they can stand alone as a delightful small meal.  I love appetizers that let me do something – like spreading or dipping.  This recipe makes a tasty, cheesy appetizer that can also be a flavorful accompaniment…… Continue reading Pesto Cheese Spread & Cheesy Tomato Rigatoni