Food for Thought
links to my favorite, most used and most frequently requested recipes...

Food for Thought


People collect a variety of things, coins and stamps, cars and antiques.  I also enjoy collecting and have put together a scrapbook of sorts of my very favorite recipes.  Some are original but many are not.  They are the recipes that are asked for time and again after a gathering of friends and passed on to friends and family.  These are the foods that are prepared when company is coming, when someone has had a baby or illness and needs a meal.  Many are for the foods brought to covered-dish dinners.  Some are the traditional foods we enjoy most often on Thanksgiving and Christmas.



"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers;

for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."

Hebrews 13:2

Pink Apron

Apple & Pear Apron

The picture above was taken in the aviary at Discovery Cove.  My husband & I were celebrating our 10 year anniversay!!!  Swimming with the dolphins, having these beautiful birds land on my shoulder or hand to feed, snorkeling with stingrays and other tropical much fun!!! 


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Apricot Coffee Danish

Banana Bread

Beef Burgundy


Charred Corn Guacamole with Corn Chips

Chicken Enchilladas

Chicken Salad Supreme

Chicken Tetrazinni

Chicken Tetrazini II

Crunchy Broccoli Salad

Tortilla Soup

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

The Ultimate Mango Salsa

Pasta E Fagioli

Rice, Black Bean and Corn Salad

Sweet Best-Ever Muffins

Grand Slam Cookies

Espresso Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Lemon Squares

Quick Peach Cobbler

Homemade Granola

Party Food

  • Spinach Crostini
  • Warmed Cranberry Brie
  • Cheese Ball
  • Hot Mustard Pretzel Dip
  • Southern Sunshine Fruit Dip

Honey BBQ Ribs

Margarita Pie

Rocky Road Treats

Strawberry Pretzel Salad 

Southwestern Dinner Party

  • Best Lemonade
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  •  Crispy Corn Cakes
  • Avocado Sauce
  • Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
  • Green Onion Sauce
  • Sesame-Chile Chicken with Gingered Watermelon Salsa

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Faux Finishes


Alcova Elementary School Mural

Mulberry Elementary School

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