Ham and Noodle Casserole with Chive and Parmesan Biscuits

For a simple, weeknight (or any night), easy to prepare dinner, this recipe hits the spot. I added sliced grape tomatoes tossed with balsamic glaze to add a little acid to offset the pasta and biscuit. Recipes Ham and Noodle Casserole Ingredients:4 cups uncooked egg noodles2 cups deli ham1 cup shredded cheddar cheese1 cup condensedContinue reading “Ham and Noodle Casserole with Chive and Parmesan Biscuits”

Start planning your Fall planting now

What? Why am I writing about Fall now? It’s Spring and our gardens are bursting with renewed life! Well, some buds and blooms and foliage won’t be around in the Fall and that’s when it’s time to plant … BULBS! Most plants grown from bulbs will not be visible above ground come Fall. Daffodils areContinue reading “Start planning your Fall planting now”

Chicken Shepherd’s Pie and Pear Salad with Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing

I prepared this dinner last night, not expecting anything great. The ingredients sounded good, but Shepherd’s Pie has been a winter recipe that I may make once a year. The one I usually make calls for ground beef and is really good, but it’s also very filling. This one tastes light and filling at theContinue reading “Chicken Shepherd’s Pie and Pear Salad with Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing”

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”

Blackfin Tuna

Our neighbor recently gave us some lovely Blackfin Tuna that they caught. They were very generous in how much they shared with us so I was able to make Tuna Salad and Grilled some filets for dinner. Tuna Salad1/2 lb. fresh tuna3-4 ounces sweet pickle relish or cubes1/8 cup finely chopped onions1/8 cup finely choppedContinue reading “Blackfin Tuna”

Helpful Kitchen tips I have learned over the years

This is a page that I will continue to update as I find things worthy of sharing. These are simply things that I have found to work (or avoid) around the kitchen. I hope you find them helpful. Cutting Boards – I have a variety of “boards” in my kitchen cabinets for a variety ofContinue reading “Helpful Kitchen tips I have learned over the years”

Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

My husband prefers to eat a salad most days for lunch. I try to plan for slightly different variations each day. This one is comprised of romaine lettuce, chopped green bes ll pepper, sweet onion, carrot and mushrooms. Quartered and sliced tomatoes make for a pretty “frame” for the salad. For the beef, I usedContinue reading “Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette”

What a lovely Fall day in the garden!

This is what is left of my Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum × superbum) blooms for the season. I am not sure why the blooms are triple and double – perhaps they’re just putting out a final big effort. It is tempting to cut off the spent flower heads, however, I try to leave them be asContinue reading “What a lovely Fall day in the garden!”