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”

Fall leaf clean-up

Not much is happening in my gardens these days so it’s time to start “putting them to bed” for the winter. A fellow Master Gardener friend shared one of her secrets to keeping her plantings happy – leaf mulch. Leaf much is preferable to hardwood mulch because it decomposes faster, thereby adding a slow releaseContinue reading “Fall leaf clean-up”

Ribeye French Onion Soup and Green Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

During these times when travel abroad is not an option due to health concerns, familiar senses can conjure up wonderful memories of holidays. French Onion Soup is a dish so classically French, that thoughts of dining at a quaint Paris bistrot come flooding back by its comforting aromas and taste. This recipe adds a bitContinue reading “Ribeye French Onion Soup and Green Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing”

Italian Sausage Sandwich

My mother made this for dinner when I was growing up and it was always a hit. Also, it is super easy to make! The title states “Italian Sausage”, but my mother, nor I, ever use Italian Sausage for it. We use Beef Kielbasa. We tend to eat these open faced to save calories. ItalianContinue reading “Italian Sausage Sandwich”