Slow Cooker BBQ Beef with Apple Slaw

If you’re looking for something easy and scrumptious this could be it. It is so easy to put together and tastes like it was a lot more complicated to make. I served it open face, to cut some calories, with plain potato chips on the side. Recipe: Slow Cooker BBQ Beef with Apple Slaw –Continue reading “Slow Cooker BBQ Beef with Apple Slaw”

Chocolate Cream Pie

This pie take a little planning, but it’s totally worth the wait. Each layer, from the chocolate cookie crust to the smooth chocolatey filling and the whipped cream topping, is a bite of deliciousness. Recipe Chocolate Cream Pie Ingredients: Crust:30 Nabisco Chocolate Wafers (or 1 1/2 cups finely crushed crumbs) – these are usually foundContinue reading “Chocolate Cream Pie”

Vegetable Dressing

This is a favorite salad dressing of mine. It tastes wonderful and as a bonus, there are so many veggies in it, there’s hardly any need to add any other ingredients to the lettuce. I like to serve this with Shepherd’s Pie because it’s a nice foil to the hearty “Pie”. Recipe Vegetable Dressing Ingredients1Continue reading “Vegetable Dressing”

Shepherd’s Pie

Easy, satisfying and presentable enough for a casual dinner party. Served with a green salad and warm bread, Shepherd’s Pie fits the bill for a scrumptious winter meal. Recipe Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients:2 T extra-virgin olive oil3 T unsalted butter, divided into 2T and 1T1 medium onion, diced3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced1 rib celery, sliced8Continue reading “Shepherd’s Pie”

Sausage Ragu with Spinach and Parmesan

As the weather is getting colder, slightly heartier dinners are in order and this one hits the spot. So flavorful and satisfying. Recipe Sausage Ragu with Spinach and Parmesan Ingredients:12 oz. penne rigate pasta1 T olive oil1 lb. bulk Italian sausage1 cup diced onions1 T minced garlic1 T tomato paste1 T dried Italian herbs1/2 tContinue reading “Sausage Ragu with Spinach and Parmesan”

Chicken breasts stuffed with feta cheese

This is a constant favorite and go-to recipe for me. It’s easy, light and many sides compliment it. In the summer, I like to serve a cold orzo salad and “cheese toasts” (pita bread sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and broiled till brown and bubbly). In cooler weather, warm pasta sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and aContinue reading “Chicken breasts stuffed with feta cheese”

Green Beans and Bacon

I was asked by a friend to bring “something green” to our Thanksgiving meal. Peas are my typical go-to green side vegetable, apart from a green salad, but I wanted to take it up a notch for my dear friends’ small gathering and make a more flavorful dish. I think French Green beans are aContinue reading “Green Beans and Bacon”

Mushroom Pork Chops

I was tiring of my recent dinner routine, grill this…grill that. So, I took a look through recipes I had wanted to try and found this little gem. It’s easy, fast and delicious! Ingredients1 T olive oil4 boneless, center cut pork chopssalt and pepper to taste2 T butter8 ounces sliced mushrooms1 t garlic, minced1 1/2Continue reading “Mushroom Pork Chops”

2020 Christmas Cookies

Every year I make 12 different type of cookies (Twelve Days of Christmas) to share with neighbors and friends to celebrate the Christmas holiday. A few constants regarding my baking are as follows. I always use what my mother called “air bake pans”. The bottoms of cookies are less likely to burn when using these.Continue reading “2020 Christmas Cookies”