After Church Chicken (or Turkey) Salad

It’s just a fairly straightforward chicken salad recipe that we have tweaked to our liking over the years. It became “After Church” salad when we realized it sized up well to make LOTS of sandwiches for our hospitality gatherings after 10 a.m....

Basil Pesto

This pesto recipe is very versatile. It is pictured here with Cavatappi pasta, cherry tomatoes and some fresh mozzarella. We like to make lots of pesto in the summer when fresh basil is readily available and freeze it for use throughout the year. Having pesto on hand...

Italian Sausage and Cheese (Not) Stuffed Manicotti

These “not stuffed” manicotti may be a little easier to make than the traditional filled pasta tubes we’re used to, but this recipe still requires an investment of time. Luckily, once you are committed, you might as well make enough for the future....

Inside Out Cookies

Sporting a chocolate cookie and white chocolate chips, we’ve always called these “Inside Out Cookies.” We enjoy them throughout the year, but also always have them on the Christmas cookie tray to satisfy the many chocoholics we know and love!...

Snowball Cookies

Snowballs, Sandies, Italian Wedding Cookies…the list can go on and on. This popular cookie comes with many names and in many shapes. We like making small balls that you can pop in your mouth in one bite. Grandmommie used to use the same recipe, but shaped them...

Tomorrow’s Nutty Banana Bread

This banana bread is worth the wait, though it smells so good in the oven that it’s hard to hold out as the recipe (and tradition) dictates! Adding some whole wheat flour, pecans, a touch of nutmeg and a hint of vanilla helps create the nutty flavor that...