Category: Recipes

A Simple, Quick Leek Soup

What are leeks? Native to Mediterranean countries, leeks hold a flavorful spotlight in today’s culinary scene. Although resembling a giant scallion or green onion, the leek is related to both the garlic and the onion, though its flavor and fragrance are milder and more subtle. It has a thick, white stalk, cylindrical in shape and

Creamy Sauce makes this Tuscan Chicken Dish

I have known for a long time that dark meat on chicken has more flavor, I just have preferred breast meat from the chicken. However, after making this incredible creamy sauce and nestling chicken thighs in the sauce,  I have started to change my tune. This dish is very good for a weeknight easy meal.

How NOT to Make Lemon Meringue Pie

As you might know, my husband is in the horticulture business.  A couple of weeks ago, he brought home some lemons.  Not ordinary lemons.  These lemons were bigger than my fist. Celebrating Thanksgiving a weekend early, I decided to attempt my first Lemon Meringue Pie.  I searched several recipe books, most of which only used

Weeknight Chicken Enchilada Meal

Looking for an easy prep, weeknight meal? Look no further than Chicken Enchiladas. I use the precooked, Perdue southwest chicken, which makes for simple prep work. Using my Pamper Chef chopper to cut up the onion and pepper. I cut the chicken down into bite size portions.  I do use a manual grater for my

Luscious Leek Potato Soup Under an Hour

Feeling a bit under the weather, I needed a warm, hearty meal for dinner, but did not want the heaviness associated with most comfort meals. Remember, I am on the fit body boot camp regiment. I had a couple of leeks in the fridge, then discovered this rustic recipe from Americas Test Kitchen, fulfilling my

Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Like most Friday nights, we were having steak but I wanted something other than just grilled baked potatoes. We love mashed potatoes, so I wanted to try a new twist.  These potatoes are not only creamy but very rich.  Be careful just how much cheese you add. Consider leaving on the skin of the potato

Fish Tacos: 100 Day Real Food Challenge

Challenge is an UNDERSTATEMENT. When your household hates vegetables and you are a foodie, this 100 days of real food is nearly impossible. Today’s recipe is in Lisa Leak’s new cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous: The Easy and Delicious Way to Cut Out Processed Food.   Easy Fish Tacos with Pico