Chewy Coconut Bars

These coconut bars have a satisfying chewiness, a rich caramel brown sugar flavor, and the crunch of toasted pecans.  They can be whipped up in no time and will add a fun tropical flair to your next picnic! Read More

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Southern Lawyer Cookies

These great big cookies contain everything dear to the heart of a soon-to-be- Southern lawyer…  bourbon, brown sugar, chocolate chips, toffee pieces, pecans, marshmallows and yes indeed, BACON!  Topping it off is a nice thick layer of rich brown sugar frosting–res judicata! Read More


Blueberry, Almond and White Chocolate Bars

Blueberries and almonds are a power couple.  Not only are they flavor sweethearts, with deliciously complementary tastes, but they both boast significant anti oxidants.  In these buttery bars, they are combined with white chocolate and they truly become a match made in heaven. The recipe comes from Midwest Living magazine, where it was a grand prize winner at a country fair, and here it is tweaked just a little. Read More


Caramelized Onion Tart

To caramelize an onion takes a little time and patience but it is a very worthwhile investment.  Deep golden in color, sweet and rich and flavorful, these simple slivers will elevate any recipe to a tasty new level.  Exhibit A:  This simple onion tart, with its smoky, salty bacon complementing the sweet onions and the cream filling with a touch of nutmeg for just the right degree of richness..  Add some crusty bread, a bottle of wine and a green salad, and you have perfect fare for a midweek summer picnic. Read More


Tortellini Casserole with Chicken and Broccoli

Ah, casseroles… those homey comfort dishes are not glamorous or gourmet, but a satisfying one dish meal is so great for busy week night dinners or when it’s your turn to sign up for  a “Meal train” contribution.  This is a rich and filling meal with cheese and spinach tortellini, broccoli and chicken under a cheese sauce, bread crumbs and basil.  It will freeze like a dream and can be made ahead of time and reheated easily.  This is adapted from a Southern Living recipe. Read More


Triple Lemon Cheesecake Bars

These triple lemon treats combine richly creamy cheesecake with fresh lemon juice, tart lemon zest and a tangy lemon curd topping.  The graham cracker crust is a sweet base for the tart and refreshing filling.  These bars need to chill for at least six hours before cutting into bars. Read More