I made this recipe for paella last week for the first time, and it was delicious. I have made Spanish paella before, but this recipe is the best one I’ve found so far. Most paella recipes have you cook the rice and meat all together, but this one cooks them separately and then combines them […]
When it comes to pasta my family are experts, because we eat it all the time. It is quick and relatively cheap, and my kids love it. My signature pasta dish is Pasta with Broccoli. I wish I could say it is my kids favorite, but it isn’t, as far as they are concerned the […]
These are a great simple meal. I like the fact you can prepare them ahead of time, and then grill them when you are ready to eat. Tonight I will be watching my son play baseball before my husband gets home from work, but I can leave sandwiches for him and my daughters to have […]
I always have enjoyed cooking food from other cultures. I get bored easily when I make the same recipe over and over, so I like to experiment and try new things. When I am looking for a new recipe I tend to go gravitate towards Asian foods, but there are many other cuisines to […]
Even when you are trying to eat healthy foods you still want quick and easy snacks. That is what Old London makes, delicious snack foods that can be part of healthy diet. I was recently sent some of their snack foods to review, and they did not disappoint me. I received one box each of […]
We try to eat dinner together as a family almost every night, and I guess this isn’t as common as it was when I was growing up. Just this weekend my 14 year old told me that one of the things that makes our family weird is that we eat dinner together as a family. […]
This is a pretty complicated recipe, that calls for doing lots of preparation, including roasting chilies and tomatillos. The result it worth it though, and I love the combination of flavors. Also all the preparation is at the beginning, and then you just leave it in the crockpot. This works for me, since I do […]
This chicken recipe is quick and tastes very different from most things I make. I like the combination of flavors because the prunes make it sweet, but not too sweet. It is a great meal to use up leftover chicken. My husband doesn’t like couscous, so I serve it over rice, even though couscous would […]
This is a hearty vegetarian taco filling. Since most vegetarian taco fillings are based on beans this makes a nice change. Plus it is super quick to make, since the most time consuming part is chopping all the veggies and dinner can be ready in 20 minutes.
Creamy Chicken Florentine. The recipe was a big hit, and it was a great way to put together a fast, healthy meal. I walked in the door after picking my daughter up from her dance class, and dinner was on the table 20 minutes later. All I had to do was boil some […]
I love Indian food, and this is a flavorful beef curry that isn’t very spicy. You could add chili peppers to it to make it hot, but I think the spices blend well without the peppers. I usually use my pressure cooker to make it since it cuts the preparation time from about 2 hours […]
I like this recipe because it is very easy to make, and colorful. It tastes good too, but meals are always more appealing when they look pretty. Another variation I’ve made with this recipe is to use shrimp instead of sausage. It is much healthier made that way, but more expensive to make. If you […]
We eat a lot of pasta in our house, because it is quick and the kids like it. The standard tuna with noodle casserole is too heavy for me, but this one is less creamy and has more vegetables. The other thing I like about this recipe is that I almost always have the ingredients […]
I made this last week based on a recipe at allrecipes.com, my favorite online site for getting recipes. I had to change it up because we were out of some of the ingredients, but it turned out pretty good. The sauce made a nice addition to the meal, since pork can get kind of […]
Late we have been having lots of soups, they just seem to go well this time of year. This is a recipe for a typical clam chowder, but with corn added in. I like the corn since it adds another taste to the chowder and makes it unique.
I made this for dinner on Halloween and it was delicious. I’m not a huge squash fan, so I like it when recipes add extra flavors so the squash flavor isn’t too overwhelming. We served this with pumpkin bread and it was an excellent and seasonal Halloween meal.
My oldest daughter is a senior in high school this year, and we have been doing college visits almost every week this fall. Two weeks ago we stopped at The Olive Garden to eat after a college visit and I had Zuppa Toscana soup and loved it. I can’t believe I’ve never had this soup […]
If you read my post about our fun crabbing last week it makes sense I’d post our crab cake recipe. I was born and raised in Maryland, so my favorite crab cakes are Maryland lump crab cakes with very few added ingredients. One thing we did discover last week was that if you are picking […]