Hawaiian Chicken Katsu Curry

Ok, this is not a Hawaiian recipe, but it is my copycat of a wonderful dish served in a famous Hawaiian restaurant in California. The sauce takes a little time, you can make it that morning or a day before serving to make this a breeze. I serve on jasmine rice spiked with carrots and peas.

Easter Traditions Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
This salad is an Easter tradition in our family. The ingredients and flavors say spring, but it is delicious any time of year! Skip the appetizers, the abundance of shrimp make this an appetizer and salad in one. Enjoy!

Mama Mia! It's A Zuppa de Lasagna!

This is a soupy take on everyone's favorite italian dish, lasagna, but with much less work. All of the warm, comforting flavors are still there, though.

Savory Slow Cooker Grean Beans

Rating: 5 stars 5
Get to your farmer’s market now! Fresh green beans are slow cooked in a savory broth. Perfect for your outdoor party.

Marinated Flank Steak with Horseradish Cream

Rating: 5 stars 2
This is a summer grilling masterpiece! I like to serve slices on a pretty platter and top with blistered cherry tomatoes. Garnish the platter with rosemary sprigs and be prepared to wow your guests.

Buckeye Bash Buffalo Pasta Salad

Every football bash needs something "Buffalo" even if you live in Ohio! Go Buckeyes!

Bolognese on Bucatini

This bolognese sauce is lighter on calories since it uses ground turkey, but has a big, bold flavor that stands up to bucatini.

My Most Requested Dinner Salad

Rating: 3 stars 1
This is my most requested salad recipe ever. It's a staple at family gatherings, potlucks and dinner parties. I think the blue cheese and pepper flavors make this a great accompanyment to beef, but my friends and family tell me it tastes great with anything!

Italian Pressed Sandwiches

These cold sandwiches are perfect for picnics, tailgates, and packed lunches. The flavors pop by pressing the sandwich overnight in the refrigerator with weights on top, sometimes referred to as "brick" sandwiches. I use old textbooks as weights, but feel free to use bricks if you like! For a really cute presentation I wrap each serving in parchment paper and tie with baker's twine.

Corn and crab chowder with BACON

So yummy and comforting, serve with oyster crackers and Tabasco on the side.

Party Size Asian Salad

This is one of my most requested salads at picnics, pot lucks, and holidays. Find your biggest salad bowl, it serves a crowd as a side. Make it the night before if you like, but add the dressing and rice noodles just before serving.

Caribbean Dream Chili

Rating: 5 stars 4
The most unusual chili you will make! The flavors are sweet and spicy, just like the Islands. Enjoy with tortilla chips and a cold Caribbean beer.