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Maureen O’Sullivan’s Lemon Curd and Berry Pie

Maureen O’Sullivan’s Lemon Curd and Berry Pie

Lemon curd … oh how I love thee … for the tartness and the speed and ease of making thee … What … making lemon curd is easy? I know I am often writing about my recipes being easy, but this one is and it […]

Gram-gram’s peach upside-down cake

Gram-gram’s peach upside-down cake

It’s my Gram-gram’s birthday week! Who is Gram-gram? She was definitely a force of nature and my fiercely loyal grandmother. I always know that her birthday is coming up because it was during Summer solstice week. She always told me that God wanted her to […]

Green chili casserole

Green chili casserole

Half bags of stale tortilla chips are the cupboard’s dust bunnies. With children being home for the summer and summertime parties there is a greater chance for you to have the dreaded half bag of stale tortilla chips. This recipe will use those chips, and […]

No Stress Chocolate Cake

No Stress Chocolate Cake

I have to admit I have always avoided baking. The main reason why is that I have zero patience. Double-boilers, sifting ingredients, measuring precisely … yeah … yuck. My mother and grandmother (Gram-gram) were wonderful at it and I always marveled at their talent and […]

Cream of asparagus soup with lemon and thyme

Cream of asparagus soup with lemon and thyme

We always have a barrel tasting event at the winery right before the summer season hits and smack dab in the middle of asparagus season; I have been making this soup for years. My favorite part of this recipe is every time I order the asparagus […]

Miss Joan’s finger-licking-good shrimp

Miss Joan’s finger-licking-good shrimp

These sunny spring days always remind me of my Uncle Jack and how he loved this restaurant in Southern California that had seating on a dock and was known for buckets of peel-and-eat shrimp, mussels, clams or a combination of the three that were served at the table. […]