Another lunch for the office and another big hit! I love that you can make this in advance and serve it at room temperature with a salad…my kind of lunch. My eldest son happened to be visiting and now says I have to make it every time he visits. Yikes!!! Continue reading
This simple dish is so easy, healthy and delicious that it is perfect for just you, or a crowd. With little prep work and a fancy presentation you will look like you worked hard in the kitchen while instead you were having a glass of wine on the veranda… Well, that’s what I did! My Hubby and I really enjoyed this meal together. Continue reading
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
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
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
Some days it’s good to eat no carbs. I do love my carbs, but today is a carb-less day for me. Here is a pizza you can make and not even miss the crust. Both my hubby and I really enjoyed this one. It’s also good without the bacon and with mushrooms instead… but who doesn’t love bacon!!! Continue reading
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
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
I 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.