Roasted Corn, Strawberry and Avocado Salsa

Roasted Corn, Strawberry and Avocado Salad

We had a potluck BBQ on Monday.  I love potlucks.  It never fails that I come away with at least one new great recipe.  This time it was an amazing Greek pasta salad. I promise as soon as I get the recipe I’ll share! I provided a s’mores bar and an Italian Soda Bar.  Let me tell you, if you ever want to make a group of middle school aged boys happy, have an Italian Soda Bar!!  They loved it and I think they went through eight bottles of syrup! [Continue Reading...]



I have become a recent guacamole convert. You have probably already guessed but it is definitely a texture issue for me. With all my fajita experimenting lately I have tried out a few guacamole recipes too and have discovered that fresh guacamole is quite nice.  It is also easy to make.  The hardest part seems to be finding the avocados that are just right – not too hard and hot too soft. Guacamole doesn’t have too many ingredients but fresh ingredients are important – avocado, tomato, lime  juice etc. The [Continue Reading...]

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

Don’t ask me why this is called Cowboy Caviar because I have no idea.  What I do know though is that it is yummy.  I got the recipe from my sister in law Jayna who fixed it for Grandma and Grandpa Wilkes’ 80th birthday party a few years ago. It has become a favorite summer appetizer at our house, especially when tomatoes are in season.  Last summer I took it to a potluck and so did two other women.  They were all slightly different versions and I have to say [Continue Reading...]