Horseradish Crusted Grilled Salmon Salad with English Cucumbers, Capers and Fresh Dill

Instead of tuna salad for lunch or a light dinner, I decided to try a simple salmon salad. I have been obsessed with salmon salad because it brings just a different edge for a light dinner. This was so delicious and a nice change from your everyday tuna or chicken …

Stuffed Gourmet Meatloaf with Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives and topped with Mozzarella Cheese

Part of the “Dinners to Go” line-up from the Cafe, this wonderful dish makes an excellent choice for a dinner party, family meal or for a great sandwich the next day. This is wonderful served with Stuffed Red Potatoes with Basil Pesto and Balsamic Grilled Asparagus with Goat Cheese. Both …

A day with Executive Chef Michelle Bailey from Highland Lake Inn

I had the pleasure and experience to work with Chef Michelle Bailey from Highland Lake Inn –  www.hlinn.com .  She was getting ready for a cooking class that she taught and presented to a group of 30 eager people.  I am filling in at the Inn, when needed, and helped her behind the …

The Tree & Vine in Knoxville, TN to host Book-Signing

Laurie, on the road again, to Knoxville, TN!!  She will be featured at The Tree & Vine for a book-signing and samples of tasty treats from Laurie Bakke’s Cookbook. Knoxville – Save the date: Saturday, July 20th   Laurie Bakke, chef and author, will be holding a cookbook signing along with creative …