Category: Recipes

Streamline Your Cooking With Frozen Vegetables

Have you ever considered buying frozen vegetables? Frozen vegetables are a convenient, time-saving short cut when preparing meals at home. Perfect for soups and stews (where the vegetable is NOT the primary ingredient), these packaged foods sometimes hold flavor better than their fresh counterpart, especially when the vegetable is out of season. I would never

Autumn Flavor Filled Chicken and Dumplings

Being an avid home cook, over the years I have tried many chicken and dumplings recipes; including both of my grandmother’s versions. Although this recipe is simple, it does take about 90 minutes but the deep, full flavor will be so worth it on a cool autumn evening. The key is cooking not only thighs,

Kicking My Bread Addiction

Remember last week, I was going to change my eating habits.  After revealing my weight frustration to my doctor, he explained cutting out carbohydrates was more beneficial than exercising. Cutting Out Carbs Will Trump Exercise So, I have really been working hard, avoiding potatoes and pasta; which has not been a problem. I have discovered

Take Steak and Potatoes Up a Notch

Steak de Burgo was created in Des Moines, Iowa around 1939. Just another name for steak and potatoes, this rich  dish is traditionally made with a good cut of beef tenderloin, covered in a creamy mushroom sauce. Because it is so easy and quick to make, I thought it would be a perfect recipe for

Simple Asian Dinner: Pork and Rice

This simple Asian dinner is my substitute for Chinese take out.  Some “fast food” Chinese is loaded in MSG, which I try to avoid. Although easy, this Pork and Rice dish is filling and a great option for a weeknight meal. It can be done in only one pot and one skillet, for less clean

Chicken Enchiladas For Two

Enchiladas are an easy weeknight meal, which can be very healthy if you use good ingredients. Simple and easy to prepare, I made these chicken enchiladas with my favorite go to, pre-cooked, pre-chopped chicken. Great invention for couples, or even one person. Of course, you can prepare raw chicken, however, I think it tends to