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....

Smokey Tomato Sauce

We make this sauce in August when we have more tomatoes than we know what to do with. We love the “hearty without meat” flavor it brings to a wide variety of dishes. Another plus: it maintains it’s unique, smokey flavor through the canning process....

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...

Basic Tomato Sauce

When you need a fresh-tasting tomato sauce, but don’t have all day to make it, this basic recipe is a great option. Fresh carrots, celery, onion and garlic all brighten – and deepen – the flavor of the canned tomatoes. Perfect served simply over pasta and also...

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...