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  • Maryville Firehall serves up chicken enchiladas Published 2/16/2011 at 3:56 p.m. 0 comments

    When I learned Station 1, A shift, at the Maryville Firehall was cooking something special for dinner the other evening, I got a invitation for myself and my friend Brenda Pilson to join them. At the firehall, you can be ...

  • Try French cuisine for an elegant Valentine dessert Published 2/9/2011 at 1:58 p.m. 0 comments

    For Valentine’s Day I wanted something a little “over the top,” so I once again turned to the Food Network and one of my favorite chefs, Emeril Lagasse. This is an impressive and elegant dessert, but I found it easy ...

  • Football ‘skins’ make a great Super Bowl party treat Published 2/3/2011 at 11:01 a.m. 0 comments

    With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, it’s time to be creative with football-friendly food choices. Whether you are a football fan, or a fan of the Super Bowl commercials like me, a variety of good finger food helps ...

  • Wrap it up with a money-saving meal Published 1/19/2011 at 4:16 p.m. 0 comments

    This week’s recipe is courtesy of Food Network’s Sandra Lee. I watched a show of her’s called “Money Saving Meals: Fast Fix Family Favorites.” The show’s title perfectly describes these Chicken Strip Wraps. As you know, a “wrap” is like ...

  • Creamy comfort can be found in soup Published 1/12/2011 at 2:38 p.m. 0 comments

    One cold weather soup that I like to make is Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup. I decided to give a nod to all of us who are trying to cut calories by adjusting this recipe to make a lighter version. Of ...

  • Délicieux! French crepes are an elegant dessert or breakfast addition Published 12/30/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    This week’s recipe is courtesy of Emeril Lagasse and the Food Network. I have stayed away from making crepes because they were just a little too intimidating, and I assumed they were going to be difficult to prepare. What I ...

  • Football games, New Year’s gatherings call for finger foods with a punch Published 12/27/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    In 2010, there are 35 bowl games being played on fields and in living rooms all across the country. Add in the fact that the University of Tennessee is just down the interstate in the Music City Bowl on Thursday, ...

  • It’s what’s on top that makes cheesecake special Published 12/22/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    As many of you have learned from reading In the Kitchen, I have a couple of weaknesses when it comes to baking. One is pasta, and the other is cheesecake. Over the years I have featured several different kinds of ...

  • Warm up with Lemon Chicken Soup Published 12/15/2010 at 4:06 p.m. 0 comments

    Soup and cold weather, just go hand-in-hand. If you want a great recipe for evenings when you are short on time but want to prepare a delicious, home-cooked meal that tastes like you spent hours preparing it, let a pre-baked ...

  • Warm up your football parties with Addie’s Touchdowns Published 12/9/2010 at 9:41 a.m. 0 comments

    When my birthday rolled around last week (we’ll not mention which one), my friend Addie Loftis and my boss and friend Brenda Pilson wanted to “bring in” lunch that could be shared with everyone at work. Brenda suggested a Petro-type ...

  • Layer up the goodies for Breakfast in a Glass Published 12/1/2010 at 2:52 p.m. 0 comments

    During the holidays, a delicious and easy breakfast or brunch idea combines all the good food of breakfast in an easy-to-serve, easy-to-eat format. Breakfast in a Glass even has an elegant look for your holiday guests. Grits, sausage, eggs, cheese ...

  • Stack up a sweet holiday tradition Published 11/24/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Make a family memory with a old-fashion stack cake. An apple stack cake is a traditional Southern food. Like many Southern foods, the stack cake is rich in history and tradition. Studies have shown that the stack cake got its ...

  • Enjoy last of fall harvest with Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Published 11/18/2010 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments

    Sweet potatoes have “cured out” very nicely by now and are at their peak of sweetness. If you are lucky enough to have some fresh sweet potatoes and a pecan tree in your yard, as does my sister Gail, this ...

  • Alcoa firefighters heat it up for United Way Published 11/10/2010 at 2:33 p.m. 0 comments

    I had the privilege of attending the Chili Lunch presented by the City of Alcoa to benefit United Way. Now while chili is a treat most anytime, and there are probably as many recipes for chili as there are families ...

  • Café Le Reve serves up delicious lunch as students learn restaurant basics Published 11/4/2010 at 10:58 a.m. 1 comment

    For this week’s In The Kitchen, I returned to one of my favorite places -- Café Le Reve on the campus of Maryville High School. A quiet, relaxing atmosphere greeted me at the student-run café. This made for a nice ...

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