RECENT RECIPES

BARB'S RECIPES, MAIN COURSES

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Rob and I both love sweet potatoes. We love them baked, oven roasted & grilled. Have made this recipe a few times before and everyone loved them. The only take about 10 Minutes to prepare, and pair especially well with grilled fish or chicken. Great combination – the sweetness of the potato and spiciness of the dressing!

MAIN COURSES

Sherry Braised Beef Short Ribs

It’s now November in SW Florida. After a sweltering summer, we finally got a break in the weather and Rob requested what he calls “Winter Food”.  I had beef short ribs in the freezer and called our friend Ruth Manchester (who by the way is an award-winning chef) for a suggested […]

Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish
BARB'S RECIPES, SAUCES, SIDE DISHES

Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish

Most cranberry relishes are canned and indistinguishable in any holiday setting. It’s only on the table because people think it’s traditional. Well…forget all of that and make room for a real showcase star! This Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish is INCREDIBLE!

APPETIZERS, BARB'S RECIPES

Mini Salmon Quiches

I took French cooking classes many years ago and watched a demonstration of a pastry chef making homemade puff pastry.  It was  time consuming & have never attempted the process.  Thank God for Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. I always keep a box in the freezer.  All you have to do […]

KITCHEN DESIGNER

Kitchen Countertops

This is the 2nd episode in our ongoing series titled “Kitchen Designer” featuring Jim Gerard, owner of Kitchen By Ambiance in Bonita Springs, Florida and me Rob Kircher, Great Neighborhood Cooks syndicated Television culinary personality.