Chicken Paprikash

A few weeks ago, my husband and I visited this amazing store in downtown Columbia, SC called The Gourmet Shop.  They sell everything from cheeses and wines to oils, vinegars and spices.  Besides a very small, very expensive bottle of aged balsamic vinegar, I also picked up some authentic Hungarian sweet paprika.  Of course, the perfect…

Macaroni Salad Supreme

Macaroni salad… the perfect picnic, barbecue and pot luck side dish.  We all grew up eating Mom’s famous recipe.  Sadly, my mom’s recipe disappeared over the years, leaving me to create my own. What I have made is very similar to hers, using both Miracle Whip and real mayonnaise, a bit of sugar and hard…

Orange Maple Vinaigrette

This past week we were invited to a friend’s church for their farmer’s market day where you get a huge basket of preselected fruits and vegetables for a very low price.  We literally had a laundry basket full of goodies!  Included this week, among many other items, was everything needed to make a gorgeous fresh…

One Pan Roasted Chicken Dinner

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time you’ve probably noticed that I’m all about using the fewest number of dishes as possible when preparing food.  So it’s probably no surprise that I love one pan meals – especially when they’re as tasty and as easy to put together as this one. Place…

Apple Bacon Coleslaw

This is, seriously, the BEST coleslaw I have ever tasted! Forget, for a moment, that there’s bacon in it, what really makes this coleslaw amazing is the dressing.  The honey, orange juice and fresh lemon juice all work together to give it that extra pop of flavor that most coleslaws lack. But what pushes this…

White Fish With Capered Wine Sauce

I’m always looking for new and different fish recipes but never having much success.  Even searching the internet seems to turn up the same few basic dishes.  A few months ago, my husband was cleaning out the garage and dug up some old cookbooks.  One of them was a complete book on fish and seafood by Cooking…

Celery Seed Dressing

This is one of my favorite dressings.  I use it in on regular salads, my Broccoli Salad With Celery Seed Dressing, and my Summer Corn Salad.  It’s even good for dipping fresh carrots or other vegetables in.  The sour cream gives it a nice, light touch, and the celery seeds really adds a great celery flavor….

Summer Corn Salad

With frigid temperatures across most of the Unites States, I thought it was a good time to whip up a batch of Summer Corn Salad.  We’re fortunate enough here in South Carolina to be able to buy fresh tomatoes and cucumbers year ’round – even if they’re not quite as succulent as they would be…

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This is a family favorite recipe handed down from my first mother-in-law – the woman responsible for teaching me how to cook. My 11 year old son, Landon, is a very picky eater.  He won’t touch boxed mac and cheese, but he begs me to make this all the time.  Tonight he actually ate four…