virtual cookbook, online recipesI love to cook for my family.  Often my Facebook status update is nothing more than whatever it is that I’m preparing for dinner that night.  I generally refrain from posting “Kraft Mac & Cheese” or “Chinese Takeout,” but if it is somewhat more “impressive” sounding than that — I’ll post it.  I get more comments (both on Facebook and in person) about what I cook than any witty or profound status updates I (attempt to) publish.  So I thought that creating a COOKING page on my blog might be fun.

I’ll post my own recipes, links to other great recipes, and cooking tips I’ve learned over the years (just for you Jess!)  So here goes . . .


Main Dishes

BBQ Ribs

Chicken and Dumplings

Cooler Corn with Basil Butter

French Dip Sandwiches

Grandma Grace’s Meatloaf

Grilled Ribeye w/ Blue Cheese Butter

Latkes/Potato Pancakes

Mango Salsa

Pizza Crust Recipe


Salmon with Vodka Sauce

Taco Salad

Tuna Salad


Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Broccoli Cornbread

Corn Salad

Fire and Ice Pickles

Fried Okra Salad

Squash Patties

Yummy Rice (aka Aunt Linda’s Rice)


Creamy Italian Tomato Soup


Creme Brulee


Pineapple Cherry Dump Cake


Basil Gimlet

DIY Kahlua

Sangria Slushie

Summer Shandy (aka the “Standy”)