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My husband surprised me for my birthday last year with a catered dinner party with several of our best friends. He coordinated his efforts with those of my neighbors who kindly hosted the party. A local caterer provided the delicious meal. My daughter served appetizers and Mojitos at my house before the group migrated next […]

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(Cue up the Karaoke machine to “My Favorite Things”. Here we go:   “Beef steak and mushrooms, garlic, tomatoes. Salad with blue cheese and roasted potatoes. Fresh warm baked bread and some hot chicken wings, These are a few of my favorite things.”   I know – dorky idea – but take the first line […]

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Potato salad is one of our favorite summertime side dishes, as it is for many people. We like both the traditional mayonnaise based salad and a new one using a vinaigrette with balsamic vinegar. Today I added some fresh green beans. First I steamed the beans, after trimming and breaking them into bite-sized pieces. I […]

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To continue with “Salad Days” here is a recipe for “Fiesta Corn Salad”, so called because of the bright colors and the Tex-Mex flavors. It is quick to prepare and can be done well ahead of time. In fact, 8 hours or even a day ahead allows the flavors to mingle and enhance each other. […]

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