plates in blue and white stacked on top of eachother with a blue and white bowl topping them off.

I just want to say THANK YOU and give all of you a big hug. Not long ago I brought back On The Menu and you have embraced it! I know it’s a shift from my usual decorating posts but cooking is a great love of mine and I so want to share really amazing recipes with you!!!! Thank you, sweet friend! Monday’s are tasty days for sure!

Today on Decorating Tips And Tricks we are talking about Sofas! We are diving in those cushions and pulling them apart for you. Please don’t think this is boring because it is filled with tons of very useful info… and fun too!


Now let’s see what’s on the menu this week…


I love this fish taco recipe. But today I’m not frying the fish, I’m grilling it! Oh, what that smoke from the grill does to this taco is magical! Try it both ways! YUM!

picture of a fish taco with lots of fresh veggies


Have you ever tried cooking corn on the cob in the microwave? I’ll never go back! Really! Stick 4 ears of corn unhusked with silk still intact in the microwave. Cook on high for 3-5 minutes (try it and find the best time for your corn to be perfectly done). Give them a minute in the husks and then cut stalk end off the corn and slide the husks and silk right off! Slather it with butter. Oh my goodness!



If you make one new-to-you recipe this week please try chimichurri sauce. Once you make it Chimichurri sauce will become an instant favorite! This sauce will go on all your meats and chicken and even fish! We are addicted to it here at StoneGable!!!!



On the menu usually has one pasta dish a week. Here is your weekly pasta dish Bobby! Let’s try this in the slow cooker. So smart and so comforting!


I’m a scampi fan! And I really love this no mess dinner! Winner, winner scampi dinner!



We just harvested our onions from the garden. And I’m so excited to use them and our garden tomatoes in this scrumptious looking recipe! I might add a little mozzarella cheese on the top! YUM!



SERIOUSLY, I could eat this whole pan. No, I am not being hyperbolic! I really, really could! So I better eat a portion and freeze this baby for later!!! On second thought I better freeze this in someone else’s freezer!



Doesn’t this cake look scrumptious? I can’t wait to make it this week! And please check out An Italian In My Kitchen. This is a gorgeous foodie site!


Have a scrumptious week!

Please follow me on Pinterest and see what I’m finding to pin every day HERE.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. wrngagagin@cogeco.ca says:

    We have family friends coming from another country to visit for 5 weeks. I find the weeks menu plan very helpful and it really helps take some of the daily planning pressure off of me. Thanks again and I look forward to each post !
    Judy (Canada)

  2. Thanks so much for the corn instructions. I had heard of this …sort of…and it did not work well. However, by doing 4 ears and being able to vary the time 3-5 min I think it will be much better.
    And, of course, as always your photos are excellent.

    1. You will love corn this way. I think the husks hold in the flavor too!

  3. **I was born and raised in PA, but I now live in AL. Your reference to the Ruth’s Chris Restaurant made me want to make you aware of their specialty drink the “Chrissie” – we have it as dessert! The Chopped Salad is great, but next time you go , try this drink – perfection!

    Mobile Alabama’s Signature Mardi Gras Drink – the “Chrissy”

    Along with interesting flavored MoonPies, and King Cakes, Southern Mardi Gras also comes with it’s signature cocktails. You gotta have something delicious to sip while you’re posing at a party or masked ball. New Orleans has its signature Mardi Gras Drink. It’s the Hurricane Punch that you can order in larger-than-life cocktail glasses all around the city. It’s the signature drink of the famous Patty O’Brien’s bar, where mostly college coeds and twenty-somethings get toasted and hook up.

    But Mobile, the birthplace of Mardi Gras, has it’s own signature drink too. It’s a bit more gentile than the Hurricane. It’s an ice cream drink, so it’s meant to be sipped slowly or suffer from inevitable brain freeze. It’s perfectly suited for southern heat and is called the Chrissy. It’s popular at the season’s events like the Order of Myth’s outdoor reception in the DeTonti Square Historic District the Sunday before Mardi Gras. At this event, thrown by the second oldest Mystic Society in Mobile, women dress in oversized Kentucky Derby style hats, embellished with local flowers and baubles, and men in coats and ties. This event, replaced the Society’s Ball, thrown after their large parade about 20 years ago. A large jazz band entertains a crowd eating delicacies like boiled shrimp and oysters served three ways: on the half shell, fire pit roasted, and crispy fried.

    The Chrissy actually comes from the bar of Ruth Chris’ steakhouse in Mobile, which is locally owned. The base drink is an off-the-menu drink and basically consists of vanilla ice cream, vodka, and the hazelnut flavored liqueur, Frangelico. It’s served in a tall slender mini version of what looks like a lager glass, probably an old soda fountain glass.

    But there are many versions and variations of this drink, based on the Frangelico Float. There’s one called the Chocolate Kiss, which adds equal parts Dark Crème de Cacao to the vodka in a traditional Chrissy. The Mudslide is a variation on the Chrissy. Add amaretto and chopped pecan sugar dusting and it becomes a praline version. Add Godiva chocolate liqueur, rum, and chocolate syrup and it becomes an Almond Joy Chrissy. Add coffee and irish cream liqueurs and it becomes a Russian Quaalude Chrissy. There are ones with crème de banana, crème de menthe, brandy, and other exotic liqueurs like Advocaat. The possibilities seem endless.

    The sophistication of the drink certainly coincides with the aura of Mobile’s Mardi Gras. Theirs, unlike New Orleans’ version, is meant for families and is steeped in tradition. It’s not dirty or racy. There’s no nudity or crude float throws during parades. It’s not meant to impress the visitors, but certainly welcoming to anyone in town to experience their Disneyland – type experience. Come down, enjoy the parades, and enjoy a refreshing Chrissy!

  4. Great recipes! I never knew you could cook pasta in a crockpot, so I can’t wait to try the Slow Cooker Baked Ziti!

  5. Your recipes are amazing!! I’ve been married 46 years and I was so tired of my cooking! You recipes have renewed my interest in cooking. Thank you!

  6. Angela A Boiter says:

    I love and look forward to your Monday post of “On the Menu”!! The recipes are delicious and simple enough that I don’t have to spend a fortune to gather all the ingredients.
    Thank you for your inspiration.

  7. Beth Groff says:

    Just love all your recipes Yvonne!! I have a special binder just for your recipes I print. So glad you brought back On The Menu!!

  8. THANK YOU Yvonne. I love On the Menu posts. I start my Monday mornings planning my week, both my To Do list and weekly menu plan. You are my first source for my menu. I will be cooking several of your recipes.
    The Ratatouille is definitely on the menu. My garden is full of zucchini and eggplant. I typically make a large pot of Ratatouille to freeze each summer to enjoy all year. It’s so versatile and bring a taste of summer during our cold Michigan winter.

    I was looking at our peach trees this morning and will surely be making the peach cake when they are ripe.

    Again thanks so much for all your inspiration both for home making and spiritually ?❣️

  9. I was so happy when you brought back “on the menu”. I love it! I even check on Sunday evenings to see if you posted it early,☺️

  10. I absolutely love your weekly menus and have tried several recipes ~ delicious! Thank you for being back this feature of your blog.
    Praying all is going well with your injury??

  11. You better slow down. You are running a month ahead as your menu reads August 30! Shouldnt it be July 30. Time is moving way too fast for sure. I totally understand the error!! Lol.

  12. Deborah Christian says:

    I love your weekly menus too! I’m glad you brought them back.

  13. Lynn Mosher says:

    Love your recipes! Glad you brought it back. Have tried a few. Yum! Will surely try more. And your pictures are wonderful! 😀

  14. Hi Yvonne thanks so much for including my Peach Crumb Cake! Have a wonderful week.

  15. So glad you brought back the menu plan, I look forward to it every Monday. And thanks for sharing the microwave corn recipe, I have wanted to try that for a while.
    xo Pat

  16. I’m coming to live with you this week!