American · Cheese · Dessert · Fruit

Frozen Fruit Salad with Grapes, Pineapple, and Cream Cheese

Frozen Fruit Salad Prep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 12-14 Frozen Fruit Salad with Grapes, Pineapple, and Cream Cheese is a cool, refreshing dessert to top off your meal on a hot summer day. Try this frozen fruit salad, it will hit the spot every time. I am resurrecting this recipe from my childhood; my mother… Continue reading Frozen Fruit Salad with Grapes, Pineapple, and Cream Cheese

American · Appetizers · Turkey · Wraps

Turkey, Mascarpone, Cranberry, Arugula Wraps

This is a light and delicious appetizer or lunch any time of the year, and it is easy to make. Ingredients: 1/2 – lb. honey turkey 3 – oz. mascarpone 3 – tbls. cranberry sauce with whole cranberries 1 – cucumber Baby Arugula 3 – sun-dried tomato basil tortilla wraps salt Directions: Leave the mascarpone… Continue reading Turkey, Mascarpone, Cranberry, Arugula Wraps

American · Italian · Potatoes · salad · Vegetarian

Italian Potato Salad

When I was growing up my mother would make Italian Potato Salad during the summer months. This potato salad is lighter and healthier than traditional potato salad with mayonnaise, and you don’t have to worry about the mayo going bad in the heat. This dish reminds me of July 4th celebrations during my childhood. I… Continue reading Italian Potato Salad

American · Cookies · Dessert · Whole Grains

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

It must be 20 years since I have made these oatmeal cookies. I came across the recipe recently and decided to give it a go. When I was first married I made this recipe regularly. After all these years, these cookies did not disappoint me, they are moist, chewy, and delicious. The combination of raisins,… Continue reading Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

American · pork

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Herbs de Provence and Cumin

Pork has so much flavor whether you cook fresh cuts or cured meats such as bacon or ham. Years ago it was necessary to cook pork very well, which sometimes made it dry. Today, however, it is no longer necessary to overcook the pork. A minimum internal temperature of 145° and a maximum of 160°,… Continue reading Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Herbs de Provence and Cumin