Cod and Squash with a Spicy Orange Sauce

Cod Filets in a Sweet Rosemary Orange Sauce

This is my all time favorite plate. It’s the perfect size, and I completely adore the bird. It was a gift from my friend, Pam, who has always supported my blogging efforts. I love her for that. This beloved plate is ideal to show off these filets of cod.  It holds the orange sauce with […]

Lentil Soup with Parmesan Gremolata

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Mushrooms and Parmesan Gremolata

Like much of the country, as evidenced by Monday’s list of family favorites, I’ve been on a soup and stew kick. I thought I’d end this week’s recipe sharing with my latest creation –  a heart-warming lentil soup you can make in your slow cooker while you’re trudging through your weekend chores.

Vegetable Soup with White Beans

10 Hearty and Healthy Soup Recipes to Warm You Up

We all have a definition of what we consider healthy food, but when it comes to healthy soup recipes, I think we’re all on the same page – you can’t beat a bowl full of vegetables. To keep us warm and cozy during these upcoming winter months, I’m recapping this family’s go-to comfort soups, along […]

Asian Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

Asian Beef Stir Fry with Asparagus and Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce

Have you seen those convenient packages of thinly sliced beef, chicken or pork they sell at the market? When I’m in a mad dinner rush, they’re a God send! I can whip up a healthy stir fry in minutes with the addition of whatever vegetables I have on hand, and a simple sauce. In fact, […]

Apple Dessert with Graham Cracker Dessert

Cinnamony Baked Apple Dessert with a Sweet Graham Cracker Crust

Yum Dessert recipes have to be simple to make, or you won’t find them on my menu. I’m more of a cook, than a baker. Dessert making requires precision, and I love to wing it in the kitchen. Since you can find an endless varieties of apples (with Fuji being this family’s choice), they make […]

Sweet Hawaiian Chicken Breasts with Red Bell Peppers and Pineapple

Hawaiian Chicken Breasts with Bell Peppers and Pineapple

Yum This cook loves to entertain family and friends, surprising, right? So when Mr. Mike suggested we have a golfing buddy and his wife over for dinner, do you think I turned him down? Hardly! I had a recipe for chicken breasts in mind that I was dying to try out on company.

Cauliflower Chopped Salad

Cauliflower Salad with Croutons and Bacon Bits

When I buy a head of cauliflower, this snowy white vegetable sits in the crisper completely neglected, until it turns a lovely shade of brown. After I toss it in the compost bin, I vow never to make the same mistake again. I’m sure you can guess what happens the next time cauliflower lands in […]