simple meals

shrimp salad up close

Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad

We just got back from a wonderful vacation in Maine and had our fill of lobster and various other seafoods. I would highly recommend going to Maine for anyone who likes good seafood, beautiful rocky beaches and some of the best scenery on the east coast. It’s a hidden gem. […]

turkey burger with onion and avocado

Turkey Burgers with Feta and Basil

I know what you may be thinking…turkey burgers just aren’t as good as beef. Well, the question is, have you ever filled them with Feta cheese, egg whites and basil? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing! As you might have guessed, this was Ginny’s idea. Her culinary creativity […]


Simple Roasted Broccoli

If you want more vegetables in your diet, but you think you don’t like them or you just don’t know how to prepare them other than steaming or boiling, I have some great news for you. I, like most of you, grew up eating canned vegetables or fresh veggies that […]

squash casserole on fork

Squash Casserole

Nothing says summer like fresh squash casserole! This is my first time to experiment with a full vegetable garden. While there have been some casualties, the squash is not among them. It is vibrant and delicious. Check out these blossoms. My next order of culinary business is to make some […]

blackened salmon with blueberry mint sauce

Blackened Salmon With Blueberry Mint Sauce

Farmers’ Market in Fayetteville was bursting with color and flavor on Saturday. I stopped by around 9am for a cooking local class and took a stroll around the market afterwards where some lovely unsprayed blueberries caught my eye. Right next to them was a beautiful green basket of fresh mint. […]