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 […]
This is a popular British recipe. I read British murder mysteries sometimes, and this keeps being mentioned as something they eat, so I decided we should try it. It is basically sausages, served with onion gravy and mashed potatoes. I think to be really authentic it should also be served with green peas, but since […]
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 […]
This time of year there is always an abundance of zucchini, and this is one of my favorite ways to cook it. If you want to make it vegetarian it is easy to leave out the bacon and saute the zucchini in olive oil instead. I wouldn’t say the kids love this meal, but they […]
This is a great summer recipe for the grilling. My kids enjoy anything cooked on a stick!
This is a simple stir fry. It is easy to vary the veggies or the meat based on your family’s preferences, but this is one of my family’s favorite. I’ve found the two things that make my stir fries turn out better are pre-heating the pan and only adding one ingredient at a time so […]