Nancy & Mark’s Eggplant Parm

We recently had our very good friends’ Nancy & Mark’s Eggplant Parmesan and it was absolutely delicious…so I took a quick pic and finagled the recipe out of them…Nancy remarked “They’re the simplest ingredients!” and as you can see they are the simplest ingredients and by applying your own technique you can master this delicious dish. Use fresh eggplants and cut relatively thin but not so thin they fall apart during baking… Continue reading

Makhani Chicken

Okay…so I’m on an Indian spice food kick at the moment…I recently made up a recipe for an Indian-spiced Rice which I made again for this meal and I topped it with this sweet tomato-based creamy chicken entree. Makhani Chicken (murg makhani) or Butter chicken is a dish of chicken in a spiced tomato, butter and cream sauce. It originated in the Indian subcontinent…I created my own recipe and it was super delicious! Continue reading

Penne with Eggplant & Tomato Sauce

I am cooking a lot more vegetarian dishes than ever before…and loving it! With a growing family, we have so many different dietary requirements and desires. Don’t get me wrong, we still love grilling steaks and barbecuing chicken – but we are developing a new palate in our house. There are so many more flavors out there that we just never considered…like this delicious pasta that I made from the leftover Eggplant & Tomato Soup…so, so good… Continue reading

Indian-Spiced Rice

I’m a big fan of Indian cuisine…and I recently bought a few different types of all natural little packages of Indian food at the supermarket just to give them a try. To accompany the entree I created an Indian-spiced rice to compliment it and bulk it up for a quick lunch for my husband and I…the Indian Jaipur Vegetables entree was very good! And served on top of this tasty rice it was even better…. Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash, Potato & Radish Salad

I love trying different combinations in salads…while perusing the fresh produce at my local supermarket I picked up some random items that I thought might work in a salad…and they did! I tossed them all in extra virgin olive oil and seasoned them with salt & fresh ground pepper then popped them in the oven to roast. Thirty minutes later I drizzled the roasted veggies with a savory dressing and a delicious salad was born… Continue reading

Charlotte’s Taco Salad

My good friend Charlotte has been making this Taco Salad for over 25 years! All our friends love it so much that it is a frequent request at our get-togethers….the original recipe came from who knows where…she got it from her boss and has been making it ever since….Thanks Charlotte for sharing it with me – my boys now love it too! Continue reading