Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce

I think this will make a great marinara for my daughter. This whole venture came about because of her. Ever since she was a toddler, I’ve tried to get her to try to eat ravioli. Well, Hurricane Katrina happened about … Continue reading

Lemony Shrimp Pasta Salad

This is a good salad to serve as a side for a grilled dinner or to bring to a potluck.  It’s also great as an entree, with some fruit on the side.  1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp (150-200 count), cooked in … Continue reading

Leftovers: Grilled Venison and Arugula Poboy

What to do with all that leftover grilled, bacon-wrapped venison?  Put it on your favorite New Orleans poboy bread! With some mayonnaise, creole mustard, tomatoes and arugula, it’s an excellent meal.  The arugula provides an excellent bite that goes well … Continue reading

Crockpot Cooking: Beef & Barley Stew

If you are looking for a hearty beef stew like Grandma used to make, this might be the ticket.  I like to make a batch of Beef & Barley Stew at least once each winter.  The memorable flavor that results … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Finds: Smothered Okra and Tomatoes

The farmer’s at my local farmer’s market grow some of the best okra.  There have been times when they were so tender I could actually eat them raw.  However, when they are a little tougher, one of the best ways … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Finds: Simple Summer Salad

After a light toss, before I really mixed it all up....

I love tomatoes.  My goal has always been to grow tomatoes as tasty as my grandfather did.  That may never happen.  But, the tomatoes at my local farmer’s market have been keeping me happy for the last 10 years.  Thank … Continue reading