Pork Egg Rolls

Crispy golden pork egg rolls on a round matte black serving plate. One egg roll is sliced on the diagonal On the plate there is a small clear dipping bowl with sweet and sour sauce and a green scallion as a garnish.

Pork Egg Rolls These savory pork egg rolls are filled with shredded cabbage with a mix of Asian veggies and sauce surrounded by a crispy pastry. Serve with your favorite sauces such as sweet and sour, hot mustard, duck sauce, sweet and spicy, or soy sauce. Serve egg rolls as a finger food and appetizer.  Have […]

Easy Smoky Rice

Smoky broccoli beer cheese stuffed chicken breasts served over rice. Garnished with sliced green onion and served on a round white serving plate sitting on a wooden cutting board with a handle.

Easy Smoky Rice This easy smoky rice side dish gets its flavor from smoked paprika, chilis, and garlic. It’s an ideal side to highlight and compliment a main dish’s smoky flavor.   The rice pairs perfectly with Smoky Broccoli and Beer Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts.  In this recipe, the chicken breast wrapped in bacon gets an […]

Prosciutto Asparagus Spears

Asparagus spears wrapped in prosciutto and served in a shot glass on a round wooden serving platter.

Prosciutto Asparagus Spears Guests love these prosciutto asparagus spears. They combine a perfectly crisp vegetable with depths of flavor from the herbed Boursin cheese, the spicy mustard, and the salty prosciutto for a flavor profile that is addictive. This has been a staple recipe of mine for some time.  The flavor profile is spot-on and […]

Bacon Maple Carrots

Maple bacon carrots in a shot glass with maple syrup.

Bacon Maple Carrots Take your carrots to a new tasting level with these bacon-wrapped, maple-glazed roasted carrots. These are easy to prepare yet complex in flavor.  Caramelize the bacon with the maple syrup in the last 5 minutes of baking to achieve a flavor profile that will have your guests talking! Present them in a […]

Homemade Potato Chips

Square homemade potato chips on a gray marble serving platter.

Homemade Potato Chips These thin and crispy potato chips are topped with course sea salt. They’re quick and oven baked, so there’s little mess.   One russet potato serves four people as a side to a hot sandwich.  Yet make plenty as they disappear fast.  I have to keep my eye on them while I’m making […]

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes on a white plate with microgreens on top.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes This recipe is one of my staple recipes.  It’s proven to that make perfect mashed sweet potatoes every time.  They are ultra smooth because you put them into your food processor for mashing.  The puree comes out creamy and bright in color. The flavor is fantastic, especially when you add maple syrup, […]

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Perfect mashed potatoes in a round black bowl with a cute wooden spoon.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes This recipe makes perfect fluffy mashed potatoes every time. It is also the ideal base for flavored mashed potatoes like roasted garlic and horseradish.  I have a folder filled with what I call staple recipes. This is one of them.  It’s a keeper. My favorite mashed potatoes are flavored with horseradish.  I […]

Mustard Beer Battered Onion Rings

Stack of mustard beer battered onion rings on a white serving plate.

Mustard Beer Battered Onion Rings These mustard beer battered onion rings are made with sweet Vidalia onions dipped in a flavor-packed mustard beer batter.  If you have a deep fryer or heavy pan, these are easy to make and can be ready in 20 minutes, depending on how many batches you make. My Dad loved […]