Aug 222016
Sweet-Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

This stir fry has a sweet-spicy sauce and a topping of peanuts, which adds a delicious crunch. It’s great with chicken, pork or shrimp. I used pork strips and edamame instead of sugar snap peas. I also used a mixture of red pepper and green peppers. Use whatever veggies you have on hand. 3 tablespoons […]

Jan 252016

This salad dressing is great on a salad with romaine, cabbage, carrots, red pepper and topped with crunchy chow mein noodles. It’s delicious! 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon very finely chopped peeled fresh ginger 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce In […]

Aug 072015
Crispy Brussels Sprout

These sprouts can be served as an appetizer or side dish. 1 pound brussels sprout, trimmed and halved 2 slices bacon, cooked and chopped 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 small red onion, diced salt and pepper to taste Red Pepper Jelly Cook bacon strips in cast iron skillet or fry pan. When crispy, remove […]

Apr 192015

  2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 pound andouille sausage 1/2 pound shrimp, uncooked 1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded or diced 1 medium onion, diced 1 red pepper, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 32 ounce can chopped tomatoes 1 cup V8 brand vegetable juice 2 bay leaves hot sauce, to taste Heat oil in a […]

Aug 092014
Squash Casserole

This dish to me is more like a squash soufflé.  In the summer, it’s a great way to use all that fresh squash from the garden.  In this version I used half zucchini and half yellow squash, but any variety or combination works.   8 small  or 3 – 4 large squash, halved and sliced 1/2 medium […]

Jul 272014
Summer Jello

My niece sent me this photo she took of a fun jello treat she made.  It’s a teddy bear in a life saver floating in a sea of jello!  So cute I wanted to share the idea.   Here is another version she made in a pyrex dish….super cute!!

Jun 292014
Blueberry and Peach Crisp

This is an easy-to-make dessert. Substitute the berries for any variety that you like. The recipe can easily be halved and baked in individual ramekins or larger baking dish. 4 cups (2 pints) blueberries, washed and stemmed 1 cup (about 4) peaches, peeled and diced ½ cup granulated sugar 1¼ cups flour ⅔ cup brown […]

Jun 292014

London broil can be tough cut of meat lacking flavor. This marinade is great…it tenderizes the meat and gives the beef a nice zest!  Leftovers are great in salad, too. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, good quality 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon rosemary […]

Jun 242014
Zucchini Cakes

These shredded zucchini cakes are great for appetizers or as a side dish. The cakes can be formed into large or small patties depending on how you want to serve them. 1 large zucchni grated, excess water removed (Note: To do this, after you grate the zucchini, put the grated zucchini into paper towels and […]