Labeled cheese tray

Here is a great idea for a cocktail party or to serve as an appetizer, next time your in-laws come over….they can sample several different varieties of cheese. 1. Cover a large cutting board with aluminum foil. 2. Cut up the varietals of cheese in bite size portions. 3. Strategically place the cheese on theRead more

Homemade Goodness at Stilesboro Biscuit house

Good old Southern hospitality is what you will find at Stilesboro Biscuits. Located only 10 minutes from the Paulding/Cobb County line, owner Lynn has been serving up some of the best homemade biscuits for 17 years. Her vivacious charm will welcome you into her quaint, small establishment; however, don’t let the size of her restaurantRead more

Berry Basics

This is the season for berries.  Just wanted to write about a few basic tips when buying, storing and cooking with berries. Buying: Always buy berries that are plump, firm, dry and free of blemishes or mold. Follow your nose; the most fragrant berries will taste the best. Storing: Never wash the berries until youRead more

Mango salsa anyone?

Last night, I made my first mango salsa.  Not being a friend of many fruits, this was a big deal for me.  I get apprehensive about anything I don’t heat, cook or chill? Menu consisted of grilled lemon shrimp and grilled cod with a mango-mint salsa, over a rice pilaf. I wanted a light, refreshingRead more

Friday Night Stir-Fry

Stir-fry was a success! Excited about using a wok on the Big Green Egg, Doug wanted to prepare stir-fry and serve it with fried rice.  I began by prepping the vegetables, taking care to make each piece uniformly the same size.  I prepared zucchini (fresh from our garden), carrots, sweet onions, broccoli florets, snap peas,Read more