Mar 5, 2017

One Dish Chicken & Mushrooms

Where would I be without book club?  Just when I am low on blogging recipes, someone comes through with a great new recipe like this One Dish Chicken & Mushrooms.    This simple but elegant entree was one of the highlights of our annual book club Christmas party. And it gets extra points because it’s both super-easy and super-flavorful.  

Feb 5, 2017

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

I just got a deal on some red peppers!  Organic for under $1 each. While I like to “eat local” if I can, I sure won’t pass up an opportunity like this.  Time for Quinoa Stuffed Peppers!   I used to make meat filled peppers until a lucky “accident”.  One day while making my usual recipe, I had some prepared … Continue reading

Feb 2, 2017

One Dish Mediterranean White Fish

I was looking for a killer catchy way to start this post.  But I kept coming back to being tired—which is really how my Mediterranean White Fish was created.  Last fall, with my youngest off to college, I decided to go back to school myself.  Just one class.  Well, I had so much fun that this semester, I am taking … Continue reading

Jan 8, 2017

Healthy Salmon Salad Recipe

Is Omega-3 on your New Year’s Resolution list? It’s on mine!  With potential benefits in areas like cardiovascular disease, cancer and anxiety (souce: Dr Axe), this healthy fat is no slouch. And salmon, like in this tasty Salmon Salad is a great source.  Now, mind you, my version of Salmon Salad is not a bowl of greens topped with a … Continue reading

Tender & Juicy Pork Shoulder Roast

Dec 4, 2016

Melt-in-the-Mouth Pork Shoulder Roast

I always start by expecting to have willpower.  Then I get realistic.  Which is (partly) why I join CSAs and buy local meat off the farm.  Do one signup and you are committed to eating healthier.  To varying your diet.  And making Melt-in-the-Mouth Pork Shoulder Roast.  

Gold'n Plump Chicken Shakers served

Nov 23, 2016

Love and Gourmet Chicken Tenders

Tis the season to be… frantically busy.  Okay, most of us don’t even need holidays for that.  So, I was excited to receive a promotional shipment of a quick and tasty product like Gold’n Plump Chicken Shakers.  And so was my husband (more on that later).    Never heard of Chicken Shakers?  It is a new product that I would describe … Continue reading

Cashew Crusted Mahi Mahi

Nov 6, 2016

Cashew Crusted Mahi Mahi

Isn’t it great to rediscover old friends?  Even old food friends?  Like this Cashew Crusted Mahi Mahi…  When my kids were young and I lived the corporate life, this dish was a favorite.  I had a source of premium mahi mahi (frozen in individual serving sizes) and an afterschool nanny who would make this dish, adapted from Adelphia Seafood.  Preparation … Continue reading

Chicken & Veggies in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Sep 15, 2016

Chicken & Veggies in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Between the seasonal beauty and the bountiful harvest, you have to love autumn.  And eating local?  A snap.  Now the one downside to autumn is that sometimes that bounty part can get away from you.  I remember a CSA harvest party where one woman remarked, “I think I need to quit my job to cook all this food.”  

Grilled Romaine Taco Salad Bar

Aug 18, 2016

Grilled Romaine Taco Salad Bar

August is crazy if you have school kids!  And it doesn’t matter if they are old or young. Young kids outgrow their school clothes, need $376 of (really specific) school supplies and are anxious about their new teacher.  Older kids start school sports, end summer jobs… and maybe even fly away to college at dawn (Mom sobs.)  So it was … Continue reading

Cherry Tomato Pasta Puttanesca served

Aug 14, 2016

Cherry Tomato Pasta Puttanesca

Late summer is tomato season–hooray!  Blessed by vines laden with juicy red fruits, they feature prominently on seasonal menus.  Yes, today’s tomato special is…  Cherry Tomato Pasta Puttanesca.  I am a member of two CSAs (yes, two!)–a holdover from the days my household numbered six.  As a result, I can find myself with a bit of a tomato overload if … Continue reading