Archives for May 2015


Homemade Baked Beans

I think my daughter would try to live off of baked beans (and maybe macaroni and cheese) if I would let her. Both she and my husband love baked beans and can eat them by the plate or bowl full. Seriously, they will consume a 28 oz. can between just the two of them at […]


Monte Cristo Sandwich

The first Monte Cristo sandwich I remember eating was for lunch at a bar/grill called Mycroft’s in Huntington, WV when I was in graduate school. I was immediately hooked after the first savory and sweet bite. Years later, the college where I taught started offering them as a lunch special every few weeks. The cook, […]


Portobella Pizza

It is such a simple idea. I can not believe that I did not think of it sooner. I had four wonderful looking, very large portobella mushroom caps. ¬†They were too lovely to slice into something else, but I was not exactly in the mood for a mushroom steak or burger either. I had just […]


Spinach and Bacon Quiche

Whether for a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed, a weekend brunch, or a ladies lunch, a quiche is a great and rather elegant egg option because it does not have to be served immediately and piping hot to be good. ¬†Best of all, it can be easy to make. This quiche recipe has less than […]


Butterscotch Bird Nests and Haystacks

We still have a lot of leftover Easter candy at my house. My daughter is VERY good about not eating too much candy. Plus, she did get a lot of candy between the Easter Bunny and the egg hunt at our church. When I found a bag of white Cadbury mini-eggs that I had bought […]


Moonlight Bistro in Mentone, Alabama

Celebrating nature and the past is very easy to do atop Lookout Mountain around Mentone, Alabama. Much of the town (and much of the area around it) feels like a step back in time and the Moonlight Bistro is no exception. The older log cabin building sits along Alabama-117 with parking in the back. Upon […]


Ruben Pizza

Do you like Ruben sandwiches? Actually, I really do not. However, I really do like Ruben casseroles and Ruben pizza. So, if you’re like me and not a fan of the Ruben sandwich, do not assume that you will not like a Ruben pizza. My inspiration to make a Ruben pizza came from a couple […]