Grilled Balsamic Marinated Grilled Chicken

Yum-O is how I describe this meal. I was looking for something different (but not TOO different) and this hit the nail on the head. I served it with a salad of baby lettuces, blueberries, raspberries and sugared almonds dressed with Olive Garden’s Italian dressing and “cheese toasts” (pita bread brushed with olive oil, sprinkledContinue reading “Grilled Balsamic Marinated Grilled Chicken”

Pork Milanese with Creamy Caper Sauce

Chicken Milanese is one of my favorite meals (though I rarely make it) and I thought the dish might be just as tasty using pork. It is! That, with the addition of a creamy but light tasting sauce, served with a simple green salad tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, and rice pilaf (from a box) makesContinue reading “Pork Milanese with Creamy Caper Sauce”

Pork Chops with Sweet Onion Jam

I didn’t take photos while I was preparing this dish because, frankly, I didn’t think it was going to be tasty enough to be post-worthy. Golly I was wrong! This was so flavorful that it’s going in my notebook of favorite recipes. I served it with a salad of mixed baby greens and parmesan cousContinue reading “Pork Chops with Sweet Onion Jam”

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”

Pork Chops with Honey Garlic Sauce and Apple-Cranberry Wheatberry Salad

This is a nice weeknight meal, simple to prepare and quite tasty. I had never heard of “wheat berries” before this recipe and they were a little hard to find in the stores, but worth the search. so be careful when hearing the sauce for the pork chops. Mine seized up a little abs wasContinue reading “Pork Chops with Honey Garlic Sauce and Apple-Cranberry Wheatberry Salad”