Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing is a beautiful minty colored green blast from the past made with plain Greek yogurt, buttermilk, Duke’s mayo, chervil, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice, and freshly ground pepper. It’s perfect for your Springtime freshly made salads.

It has been said in the past that Green Goddess Dressing’s origin points to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in 1923 when the hotel’s executive chef Philip Roemer wanted something to pay tribute to actor George Arliss and his hit play, The Green Goddess. He then concocted this dressing, which, like the play, became a hit.

I have to admit I am an avid collector of anything vintage, including recipes.This dressing is right up my alley and definitely a delicious blast from the past on a wonderful crisp and cool salad. I adore the natural minty tinted color as well as the flavor of this dressing.

Green goddess dressing

I bet a few of you are wondering a few things…

What is Chervil? : Chervil, aka French parsley, is a delicate annual herb related to parsley.It is commonly used to season mild-flavored dishes and is a constituent of the French herb mixture fines herbs. Continue reading


BBQ’d Pork Sirloin Sliders on Biscuits

BBQ’d Pork Sirloin Sliders on Biscuits is that delicious savory and sweet recipe that’s made with chopped Pork Sirloin Roast, sweet bbq sauce, sharp white cheddar cheese, and caramelized onions, piled high on hot fresh buttermilk biscuits.

BBQ'd Pork Sirloin Sliders on Biscuits is that delicious savory and sweet recipe that's made with chopped Pork Sirloin Roast, sweet bbq sauce, sharp white cheddar cheese, and caramelized onions, piled high on hot fresh buttermilk biscuits.The other day, I was at the local market and noticed that  the Pork Sirloin Roasts were on sale, so the first thing that came to my mind was my favorite recipe for Bbq Pork Slidders on biscuits instead of hamburger buns piled up with yummy sharp white cheddar and caramelized onions.  Continue reading

Couscous with Cremini Mushrooms, Rosemary, and Parmesan

Couscous with Cremini Mushrooms, Rosemary, and Parmesan is easy to make  yet the fabulous menu item you have been waiting for. Simple and deliciously made from Couscous, cremini mushrooms, low-sodium chicken broth, authentic olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and rosemary to have you in and out of the kitchen with ease.

Quinoa and couscous look very similar, however, they differ somewhat in nutritional value. Couscous looks healthy and to an extent it is,  yet couscous is  considered to be a simple carb, with nutritional value similar to a white pasta. Couscous is said by food critics to have a trendy reputation as a health food because of its popular use among vegetarians and Hipsters alike.

CousCous Cremini mushrooms Rosemary ParmesanI have to tell you I’ve been eating couscous for years; not because  I’m a Vegan, trendy Hipster, or anything remotely similar, I grew up with this delicious menu item lurking in my pantry and loved every minute of it. Continue reading

German-American Bock Beer Beef Roast

German-American Bock Beer Beef RoastGerman-American Bock Beer Beef Roast is  a perfectly tender, juicy, delicious comforting roast recipe your family and friends will love; marinated in Bock Beer, garlic, a touch of German whole grain mustard,  Worcestershire sauce, garlic cloves and whole peppercorns and roasted to all time perfection. Continue reading

Fresh Italian Peppers in Olive Oil

Fresh Italian Peppers in Olive Oil are perfect to compliment your next Italian meal. Every Italian family has their own version of this delicious Italian recipe and I have modified our original family recipe for a fresh taste every time. Combining multi-colored mini sweet peppers, fresh cloves of garlic, hot pepper, and garlic infused olive oil and seasoned with Italian herbs without all the fuss and worries of canning in oil.

I grew up on Italian Peppers and oil, and, to put it mildly, love them. What I don’t love is soggy canned Italian peppers  soaked in olive oil. I think many of you by now know I have some serious qualms about veggies that are soggy and or overcooked, so I decided to cut the canning process which should make many of you ecstatic.

Italian Peppers in Olive Oil Simplified family  recipes always make my day, I’m a firm believer in saving time in the kitchen. Normally the process of canning in oil can be overwhelming and sometimes scary to those who are not familiar with the canning process, so poof the worry is gone. Continue reading

Roasted Lemon Feta Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted Lemon Feta Fingerling Potatoes perfectly oven- roasted in olive oil with carrots, herb feta cheese, lemon slices, and  perfectly seasoned with fresh dill, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper for a simple yet delicious side dish to your meal.

Roasted Lemon Feta Fingerling Potatoes are a perfect compliment  to chicken, fish, seafood, and even pork recipes. You will also find Roasted Lemon Feta Fingerling Potatoes are a wonderful side dish for your casual sit down dinner with friends or you upcoming Easter Holiday meal.

Roasted Lemon Feta fingerlings Potatoes What are fingerling Potatoes?
A fingerlings potato is a small, stubby, finger-shaped type of potato. Fingerlings are varieties that naturally grow small and narrow.A few of the more popular fingerlings potatoes are the yellow-skinned Russian Banana, the orange-skinned French, and the Purple Peruvian. Because of their small and cost compared to other potatoes, fingerlings are commonly halved and roasted as a side dish or used in salads. Continue reading

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – DIY

My Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – DIY is one of the best Ranch Dressing recipes you’ll ever get your hands on to date; combining buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, fresh herbs such as chives, parsley,  dill weed, tarragon, and  basil. It’s so good your going to be giving away the store brand you’ve been using.

I’m a firm believer in Homemade Ranch Dressing; you can’t go wrong eliminating all those chemicals and preservatives the store brands contain….Can you? Absolutely not friends and loving readers.

I love Ranch Dressing and have been known to privately dump it on almost anything  if you don’t watch me, vegetables, meats, chips, pretzels and a few times a slice of pizza…Yes, I know that’s just plain crazy isn’t it?  I can’t help myself, I told you I love Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch DressingA little fact on Ranch Dressing:  Ranch dressing has been the nation’s best-selling salad topper since 1992 when it overtook Italian Salad Dressing in the United States. Can you believe that? I sure can because it’s my favorite go-to dressing for my vegetables and salads. Continue reading