Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi

Out to dinner one night I had a yummy veggie gnocchi made with zucchini – it was really good – so of course I just had to make it at home for everyone else to enjoy…I added cauliflower & carrots to the mix for more flavor. Really, is there anything better than roasted carrots? Once the gnocchi is cooked, everything is combined in a lovely tomato-basil sauce…delicious!

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Confit Chicken Wings with Asian Aioli

I saw this idea of cooking confit chicken wings on a tv show late one night. They did it overnight in the oven so I decided I could do the same thing overnight in my slow¬†cooker. I did a different flavor to mine that took them over the top! Not to be eaten every day of course. My son loved them so much that he ate almost all of them, which is okay because my hips thanked me later! In any case these are also great to serve at parties…

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Roasted Asparagus & Shallots

I believe asparagus taste best when roasted in the oven…today’s recipe roasts them in a cast iron skillet along with thin slices of shallots … a timeless recipe – perfect not only for weeknights but for special occasions as well. The thicker asparagus roast better than the skinny ones – keep that in mind when you’re at the market. Just a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a dash of salt and fresh ground pepper bring out all the flavor of Springtime Asparagus…

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Chorizo Street Tacos

Every time we go to an authentic Mexican restaurant I order Chorizo Street Tacos…the spicy heat of the meat with the tangy crispness of the raw red onions just blows me away. Usually they are served with a sprig of cilantro and a slice of lime…very simple…very flavorful. When I make them at home everyone loves to add additional toppings so I put the garnish out in little cups for everyone to add what they like…

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Bananas Foster French Toast

It’s been a while since I had some French Toast…it used to be one of my favorite weekend breakfast meals – soft boiled eggs have become a staple in my morning routine instead. Well I had a craving for something a little decadent so I whipped up a batch of these delicious French Toast and added Bananas Foster on top as a special treat!

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Waldorf Chicken Salad Mini Croissant Sandwiches


So my Hubby is a CPA and this time of year his firm is hopping with tax returns! During this season I always make lunch on Fridays for the wonderful people who work with and for him. Last Friday I made little sandwiches filled with a version of Waldorf Salad. Since all the girls wanted the recipe, I decided to blog it for them. I did end up using an ingredient I had never used before. Needing to make 20 of these little gems and finding that one whole rotisserie chicken wasn’t enough I went to my Covid cupboard and pulled out some canned chicken I had purchased at Sam’s Club. I was hesitant to use them since I have never used canned chicken before, but was surprised how well they enhanced and stretched the salad. I love happy accidents! Continue reading