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



Potato Salad with Arugula, Peas, and Dill is a fantastic potato salad perfect for any season; made with sliced Red Potatoes, Peppery Arugula, Red Onions, Feta cheese, Sweet Peas, garden Fresh Dill weed,  dressed in a creamy deliciously thick Greek Yogurt sauce.

A few years back my friend and Author of Erica’s Recipes Blog made a wonderful potato salad that I used in a Blogger Roundup called, “20 Salads to remember this Summer” on my blog. I fell in love hardcore with her salad called Spring Potato Salad with Arugula, Peas, and Dill to the point of instantly being inspired to make a revamped version of my own for you guys.

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5 Lemon Lover Favorites

I have 5 Lemon Lover Favorite recipes to share with y’all today on the blog for the lemon loving folks; I know you are going to enjoy making these simple to make,  delicious, mouth-watering recipes this Spring for your loved ones and family.

We all love the deliciously tart flavor of a freshly picked ripe lemon, the uses for these gorgeous cheery bright lemon fruits are almost limitless; whether you enjoy munching on the tart fruit or using the freshly squeezed lemon juice in a savory or sweet recipe I have 5 fun, simple to make, springtime Lemon Lovers Favorites for you to try.

5 Lemon Lover FavoritesDid y’all know there’s a lot more to these yummy, tart, bright yellow fruits than just recipes? Heck yes! Lemons actually have several health benefits and even organic cleaning uses.  People have even been known to use a fresh lemon juice as a stain remover for their laundry. Continue reading

Nature Valley Cereal Lemon Blackberry Yogurt Parfaits #PowerYourMorning

My Scrumptious easy to make Nature Valley Cereal Lemon Blackberry Yogurt parfait is definitely going to help #PowerYourMorning; made from Nature Valleys Honey Oat Clusters Cereal, lemon yogurt, fresh delicious juicy organic blackberries, lemon zest, and a fresh sprig of mint you can’t go wrong on those busy mornings on the go.

I really appreciate that Nature Valley Cereal starts with the best ingredients from mother nature like 100% whole grain oats and honey. There are also three seriously delicious flavors of Nature Valley Cereal to choose from, Honey Oat Clusters, Chocolate Oat Clusters and Baked Oat Bites, all packed with 23g of whole grain, 10g+ of protein; can y’all believe that?

#Poweryourmorning with Nature Valley Honey Oat Clusters Cereal Lemon Blackberry Yogurt ParfaitsI love a good healthy cereal and yogurt parfait with fruit for breakfast; in fact, I love them so much when I worked for the college, every morning I would go to the cafeteria and shell out 2.95 for a little of nothing just to snatch up one of them. Can you believe that I actually I paid 2.95 for one of them? Now do the math on spending $2.95 a day for 5 days a week; that’s $14.75 a week! You do not want to know the math for 52 weeks… it’s $767.00! After 2 weeks, I stopped spending that $2.95 and started making my own. Continue reading

Pork Sirloin Roast with Marsala and Mushroom Sauce

Pork Sirloin Roast with Marsala and Mushroom Sauce is the perfect alternative, impressive meal to make for Holiday dinners for your family and friends. It’s simple cooking process and easy to find ingredients will have you spending more time with your company instead of interrupting them in mid conversation to run into your kitchen to baste a turkey or glaze a ham.

Happy Holidays from the McCallum Family to your lovely family; may your Holiday season be blessed and stress-free. One of the things I have learned over the years of hosting Holiday Dinner Parties is to make something that impresses my guest without me running to the kitchen like a nut several times.

Pork Sirloin Roast with Marsala and Mushrooms

Our family has such diverse eating habits; I used to want to tear my hair out at the holidays between the turkey lovers versus the ham lovers. It’s a struggle for most  to get a holiday dinner done as planned without family members requesting 2-3 meats because they don’t like the other ones. So I decided to tone our Holiday struggles down by doing  roasts that I knew everyone would enjoy;  to save  a ton of time in the kitchen on the Holidays. My Pork Sirloin Roast with Marsala and Mushroom Sauce became one of them. Continue reading

NOLA-Style BBQ Shrimp

NOLA-Style BBQ Shrimp is the one Louisiana dish you don’t want to miss; rich in taste from being cooked in a deliciously sinful, spiked buttery sauce of Worcestershire sauce, real unsalted butter, a splash of hot sauce, lemon juice,  minced garlic and herbs and spices for that decadent flavor you have come to expect from and NOLA-style recipe.

The NOLA-Style BBQ Shrimp recipe we all know and love dearly; really isn’t true to its name in any shape or form. There will never be any hickory, mesquite wood or hot coals involved in this delicious shrimp recipe. That rich spiked buttery sauce will never see the light of any BBQ sauces that have been sweetened with honey, brown sugar or even black strap molasses.

new-orleans-bbq-shrimp-5Like all good recipes, there seems to be a bit of a legend behind this recipe; it’s been said this recipe was created in during the 1950s in the kitchen of none other than an Italian family 100-year-old restaurant named Pascal’s Manale, at  1838 Napoleon Ave, New Orléans, LA 70115. That’s right if you’re in NOLA you can still order that fantastic recipe from their menu.

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Quinoa with Parmesan Cheese and Broccoli

Quinoa with Parmesan Cheese and BroccoliQuinoa with Parmesan Cheese and Broccoli is a delicious and extremely filling meal or side dish; combining one of the best-known superfoods of non-GMO White organic Quinoa, organic fresh broccoli florets, low-sodium organic vegetable broth,  authentic extra-virgin olive oil, lemon zest, fresh lemon juice, fresh organic dill weed, and freshly grated quality parmesan cheese.
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