Ricotta Fig Toast

Trader Joe’s was sampling the most beautiful figs the other day, I just had to buy a package. I figured I’d buy them and figure out what to do with them once I got home. My friend, Azita, was the first person to introduce me to fresh figs. When she first asked me to try…

Summer Farm Stand Salad

My dear friend is hosting a pool party this afternoon. She wanted to bring everyone together before our kids start heading off to college in the next few weeks. Some of us have known each other since our kids were in kindergarten. It’s so hard to believe that they will be starting college in the…

Roasted Bell Pepper Tacos

This past Saturday I sat down to compile my menus for the week and put together my grocery lists. I knew I wanted to make tacos for tonight, but wanted to come up with something a little bit different, a little bit unexpected. I decided I’d make my tacos in bell pepper halves that I…

Filet Mignon in Rosemary and Butter

Kylie was going to be at a friend’s tonight, which meant it was just Dennis and I for the evening. We thought about going downtown for dinner, but then I decided maybe it would be fun to just stay at home, cook and have a relaxing evening … we are going to have to get…