Recipes

Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

The brown sugar cookies are from my mother’s side of the family. They were very Swedish and this recipe was passed down throughout the years.  A family favorite!

Homemade Granola for the Holidays!

It’s December and I am thinking of what can be a handmade gift for the holidays that can be wrapped up and packaged to give to special friends and family near and far, kids that are away at school or working now and that special someone that will bring them holiday cheer. […]

Laurie’s Pea Pleaser recipe in WNC Magazine

You may shell your summer peas on the porch with a bowl in your lap, or buy them cleaned from a tailgate market. No matter how you procure these little green beauties,  Hendersonville Chef Laurie Bakke, author of Laurie Bakke’s Cookbook, has a fresh pea dip recipe worthy of their […]

Perfect sides for Grilled Summer Dishes!

What goes perfectly with Grilled Lamb Burgers, steak, and most other grilled summer dishes? Zesty Sweet-Hot BBQ Tater Fries & Grilled, Caramelized Red Onions! Two yummy creations, one of which, the Sweet-Hot BBQ Tater Fries, was adapted from the 2008, summer issue of Bon Appetit. So give them a whirl yourself […]

May is National Burger Month!

This is the time of year, with Memorial Day here, when we start thinking about the outdoors, gardens, grills and food.  As I sit today, I am thinking of the types of burgers (meat or not) and the vast condiments that accompany our meals through the summer. First, I can […]