Vegetable Frittata

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I love to make fluffy omelets, but sometimes I want to just make a frittata. It’s basically the same thing only no folding or flipping. My hubby and I love Brussels sprouts and this is the season for them. So to power pack this breakfast, I shredded them to give this breakfast a real boost… Continue reading

Decadent Mac & Cheese With Roasted Garlic And Lump Crab Meat

Decadent Mac & Cheese With Roasted Garlic And Lump Crab Meat 1

Mac & Cheese has got to be one of my favorite comfort foods. Well the other night I had several people over for dinner. I have learned to make things that give me the ability to enjoy my guests without spending the whole night in the kitchen. Served in individual ramekins, this recipe makes 12 servings. I only had 6 guests so the extras went into the refrigerator to be heated later in the week for lunch or another meal. I served this with a big spinach salad and presto… I had endless accolades which is always a great thing! Continue reading

Bacon & Gruyère Quiche

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Quiche used to intimidate me. Whenever I would order it out, you would get this tiny piece for a lot of money. I always figured it must be very hard to make… until I made it! Truth is, nothing could be more simple or versatile. You can put anything in it and it comes out perfect every time. Now I make it when I have people for brunch and everyone wants to know what I did to make my quiche so light and fluffy. Well, this is what I do… Continue reading

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with a Sweet Onions, Gruyere Cheese & Garlic Stuffing
At the church I attend, we have a Senior appreciation dinner every year. I am honored to have been a part of it for 6 years, (time to pass the baton). My staff consisted of my three children, mom and dad (who are seniors), my niece & nephew, five high school students and me. What I love best about kids is they have no point of reference in the kitchen and simply follow directions. We fed an average of about 150 people. Every year it was a challenge, but honoring our seniors with a gourmet dish was my goal. This is a spin of one of the meals I made for them. Instead of the whole pork loin (or 14), I am using a pork tenderloin. This recipe requires some simple steps, but please don’t be intimidated. Continue reading

Creamy Roasted Tomato & Garlic Soup with Grilled Cheese on Rosemary Garlic Bread Stuffed with Fried Tomatoes

grilled cheese and T soup

When I was in kindergarten, (you know back when it was half a day), I just couldn’t wait to get home for lunch. My mom would tell you I loved my Campbell’s Tomato soup with an American grilled cheese sandwich Monday through Friday. Like clockwork she knew what I wanted. I still love grilled cheese and tomato soup, only now I like them a little more grown up.

Here is my amped up version of my childhood favorites!   Continue reading

Don’t Throw Away That Sauce!

pizza4I never throw away the leftover sauces from my dishes. Even if I only have a little, they are like little flavor bombs to be used in all sorts of ways. Today’s lunch consisted of Naan bread topped with sauces from last week. I reserve them in little containers and freeze them to be recreated another day. No waste! When you put love into your food, throwing away a great sauce is like throwing away something you treasure. Just for this reason, you will see me finding creative ways to serve up that little morsel of goodness.

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