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This colorful salad is the perfect for summertime side dish. Brimming with corn, peppers and herbs then tossed with smoky chipotle lime vinaigrette this recipe is fresh and bright.  I love to serve this with Grilled Smoky Paprika Chipotle Swordfish and a squeeze of fresh lime. 10 earns...
Pete's New Orleans Grilled Shrimp
It has been requested that I make these perfectly spicy grilled shrimp every year for Father’s Day. This recipe comes from my Godfather Pete, and it’s a family favorite. This recipe is one of the reasons that I keep my grill outside all winter long. 1 1/2 pound shrimp, shelled and cleaned...
Rhubarb Crunch
My mother keeps a gorgeous garden and one of the first crops harvested each year is rhubarb.  The plants are unusually large this year resulting in an enormous crop.  This recipe is one of my rhubarb staples.  The cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger in my Apple Pie Spice perfectly...
Modern Tea Sandwiches
These may be tiny little sandwiches but that doesn’t mean they aren’t big on flavor.  Mix and match your preferred vegetables and cream cheese flavors to create a selection that works for you or your guests.  Perfect for a brunch, luncheon or shower, I will be serving some for mother’s...
Layered Nacho Salad
With warm weather and Cinco de Mayo on the way Mexican inspired food has been on my mind.  This salad is layered with lettuce, shredded chicken, crumbled tortilla chips, peppers, beans, and a simple guacamole spiced with my Texas Red Seasoning that serves as the dressing. 2 large...
Zesty Lemon Salmon Cakes
Crispy on the outside but tender and bursting with flavors of salmon, lemon and herbs in the center, this is a bright dish that can be served as an entrée or an appetizer. 3 tablespoons Victoria Taylor’s Zesty Lemon Herb Seasoning, divided1 cup bread plain bread crumbs, divided1 1/3 pounds...
Easy Smashed Potatoes
Smashed potatoes are awesome.  The inside of the potato is slightly creamy like mashed potatoes while the outside is seasoned and crispy like home fries; it’s the best of both worlds.  Of course the crispy parmesan cheese baked on top doesn’t hurt either.3 teaspoons Victoria Taylor’s...
Peas Gone Crazy Stir Fry
While shopping recently I came across fresh shucked English peas which I hadn’t laid eyes on in many months, I immediately thought of this recipe.  While frozen peas hold up quite well they still aren’t quite the same as eating fresh spring peas. This recipe calls for 3 different types of...
Corn Bread-Stuffed Pork Chops
In this recipe pork loin chops are stuffed with a savory cajun spiced cornbread then topped with a zesty pepper jelly resulting in a satisfyingly sweet and spicy finished dish. 1/4 cup chopped onion (1/2 a medium onion) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup prepared corn bread 1...
Smoky Paprika Chipotle Deviled Eggs
A classic dish that always pops up this time of year is deviled eggs.  This version of deviled eggs gets a slightly spicy kick from Smoky Paprika Chipotle.For this recipe you will need:6 large hard-boiled eggs, shells removed2 tablespoons Victoria Taylor’s Smoky Paprika Chipotle1 teaspoon...

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