Author: Dianna

Side Dishes

Southern Vegetable Casserole

This cooking lesson will cover the Southern Vegetable Casserole recipe. So, I was looking for new ideas for some summer vegetables like zucchini and corn one day since I had bought a little too much on my visit to the farmers market.  How could I have done that, yet again, when I promised myself not […]

Baked Goods

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin and Coconut Cookies

Today I will teach you the recipe for Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin and Coconut Cookies. Some of my most cherished Christmas recipes are the one’s my mom gave me before I was married.  She carefully typed out dozens of recipes that she had in her collection.  What really made them special is that she added […]

California Salad

California Salad Recipe

In today’s cooking lesson, I will teach you my favorite salad recipe and that is California Salad Recipe. When we were stationed in Lubbock, Texas in 1984, I became friends with a wonderful woman who shared this California Salad recipe with me and introduced me to healthy cooking.  By the way, have you checked my Russian […]

Harvest Grain Bread

Harvest Grain Bread Recipe

Harvest Grain Bread goes really well with sandwiches and toast, and today I am going to teach you the Harvest Grain Bread recipe so that you can make your own bread at home. I had the opportunity to visit the King Arthur Flour Company Factory when my daughter was living in New Hampshire.  When I walked into […]


Olive Garden Hot Artichoke Dip Recipe

In today’s cooking lesson, you will learn the recipe of Olive Garden Hot Artichoke Dip. During the busy time of the holidays, it is nice to have some simple recipes handy that you can make for your next party or pot luck.  One of my “Go To” recipes for such an occasion is this Olive […]

Russian Bean Salad
Salad, Healthy Cooking, Side Dishes

Russian Bean Salad

Russian Bean Salad is my favorite salad and today I will teach how you can also make it and stay healthy. So, if you are a foodie or someone who just likes to cook and try new recipes, you probably have your fair share of cookbooks, magazine clippings, and recipes scribbled on everything from scrap […]

Baked Goods, Dessert

Tasty Cowgirl Cookies Recipe

Today I will teach you my favorite and tasty Cowgirl Cookies Recipe. I love making special foods for themed events or holidays.  Right now, even though it is just the beginning of March, Spring has arrived in Texas.  And to Texans, Spring means the Rodeo, Bluebonnets, and the great outdoors.  So, I am celebrating Spring […]

Baked Goods, Dessert

Chocolate Mint Brownies Recipe

Today I am sharing my way of making Chocolate Mint Brownies, so if are interested in the Chocolate Mint Brownies recipe then this recipe blog is for you. You know, there are just those recipes you come across in your life that are extra special.  Sometimes it is because of the person or place you […]

Main Dishes

Maryland Steamed Spiced Shrimp

Today I am going to take you with me for the Maryland Steamed Spiced Shrimp recipe. This recipe for Maryland Steamed Spiced Shrimp takes me back to my years of growing up near the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.  Whether we ventured into Annapolis for a nice dinner or just happened upon a local “Mom & Pop” […]


Grilled Vegetable Panini Recipe

Today I will teach you how to make a delicious Grilled Vegetable Panini, along with that I will share a little back story of mine with a Grilled Vegetable Panini sandwich. Who doesn’t love grilled vegetables in the summertime?  Well, the veggie haters, of course. I love summer and all the produce you can find in […]