The Local Cuban Sandwich

Keeping with the theme of “getting back to local,” I present a sandwich made with local Oklahoma products (and homemade bread, homemade pickles, and a homemade condiment). . . . → Read More: The Local Cuban Sandwich

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara is one of my all time favorites and this recipe comes from my favorite food writer of all times, Ruth Reichl. Join me for this month’s Cook the Books feature, Reichl’s Comfort Me with Apples. . . . → Read More: Spaghetti Carbonara

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes with Sriracha Sauce for C.L.U.E.

A great appetizer, a spicy dipping sauce, and even a bonus martini….all for this month’s C.L.U.E. . . . → Read More: Bacon Wrapped Potatoes with Sriracha Sauce for C.L.U.E.

Coq au Vin Blanc with Carrots

A post-Valentine’s Day recipe using a “not for Valentine’s Day” gift. . . . → Read More: Coq au Vin Blanc with Carrots

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Broccoli and Bacon for #TripleSBites

Most of my featured recipes for #TripleSBites have been finger foods and appetizers because what could be more romantic than sharing food with your lover?

Although I whole heartedly endorse finger-feeding as being one of the sexier food pursuits, I would rank pasta right up there with food of romance.


This pasta . . . → Read More: Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Broccoli and Bacon for #TripleSBites

Bacon-Swiss Chard Soba Noodles

I hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July!!! We had a super time with mom and the nephews and sister and BiL spending the weekend with us. Plus we hosted about twenty others for a traditional hamburger and hot dog cookout on the Fourth. The weather was perfect here and all the kids had . . . → Read More: Bacon-Swiss Chard Soba Noodles

Okie Peasant Potato Soup

For my last post, I presented a recipe for “French Peasant Bread” and mentioned how wonderful this bread was to accompany soup. I teased you with an upcoming potato soup and decided to continue my peasant theme.


Just waiting for the soup.

Growing up we had some go-to quick suppers that my sister . . . → Read More: Okie Peasant Potato Soup

Pasta BBT

BBT stands for Bacon, Basil and Tomato! Keep reading for a fun fall stopover too. . . . → Read More: Pasta BBT

Dilly Potato Salad

Need another side for the Fourth? Here ya’ go. . . . → Read More: Dilly Potato Salad

Soba Noodles with Beet Greens

I am a messy baker, a messy cook, a messy housekeeper and my desk is always a disaster. Needless to say, I am a messy gardener too.

I tend not to plant in rows and I over plant. If anything comes up, it has a right to life. I hate to thin.

But, things are . . . → Read More: Soba Noodles with Beet Greens