Thursday, December 31, 2015

Cheese - Blue Cheese Dressing

Far tastier than anything bottled, this blue cheese dressing boasts minced herbs and fresh garlic. Refrigerate prior to serving so flavors can mingle.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Close-Up Shot Of Purple Hard Candy And Wrapping Paper

Close-up shot of purple grape flavor hard candy and wrapping paper on plain white background.

Pasta - Fettuccini Carbonara

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Bacon, shallots, onion and garlic, cooked in a thick creamy sauce, and tossed with fettuccini.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Two Cross Section Of Kiwi

Two cross section of kiwi. Isolated on white background. Close-up. Studio photography.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Bread - Dumplings

My mother was one of the best cooks I ever knew. When she made stews we mostly found dumplings in them. We never ate things from packages or microwaves and you sure could taste what food was. That's the only way I cook today - I don't use any electronic gadgets to cook with except an electric stove.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pasta - Sukhothai Pad Thai

This dish can be made with shrimp, chicken or pork instead of tofu. Look for the more exotic items in the Asian foods section at your local grocery store. Adjust the pad Thai sauce ingredients to taste.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Meat And Poultry - Marys Meatloaf

This easy meatloaf is flavored with garlic powder, mustard, ketchup and onion, then topped with a brown sugar, ketchup and mustard mixture.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Breakfast And Brunch - Yummy Pikelets

These pikelets are thick and fluffy. With your choice of jam and whipped cream they become out of this world!!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Pasta - My Husbands Pad Thai Noodles

This spicy shrimp pad Thai has a nicely balanced sauce that goes well with the rice noodles and Napa cabbage.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

Salad - Cranberry Salad Iii

A nice change from the traditional cranberry sauce. Originally submitted to

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Herbs And Spices - Kashmiri Lamb

This lamb curry features green and red chiles, dried coconut, and almonds in a saffron-yogurt sauce. It's an example of the rich cooking style of Kashmir, worthy of the Moghul emperors--or your dinner guests! Serve it with basmati rice or crusty breads.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Seafood - Spicy Shrimp In Cream Sauce

Shrimp in a spicy cream sauce to be served as an appetizer with hot-baked French bread (for dipping), or over fettuccini (as a not-so-light meal). Fun to prepare in front of guests as a prelude to a nice seafood dinner! Use any hot pepper you like, Cajun seasoning, or even hotter!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Meat And Poultry - Oven Baked Jambalaya

A sixteen-serving batch of Creole classic! Chicken, ham, shrimp, and andouille sausage are combined with onion celery, green pepper and garlic. Tomatoes, chicken stock and rice are stirred in, and the whole thing is baked in a large roasting pan.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Side Dish - Maple Butter

This sweet and creamy butter is great on sweet potatoes, waffles, and French toast. This butter is the only way I can get my husband to eat sweet potatoes!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Appetizers And Snacks - Goat Cheese Pizzas

Goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers adorn these quick and easy appetizer pizzas. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar and some fresh basil top them off to make these an outstanding choice for any formal or casual gathering.

Meat And Poultry - Chicken Chimichangas With Green Sauce

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These chimichangas save time by using leftover chicken, or a cold rotisserie chicken from the supermarket as well as canned items to make the sauce!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Desserts - Poppy Seed Tea Cakes

Poppy seeds add crunch and richness to these bite-size tea cake cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Boy Working On Gingerbread House

Image of a pre adolescent boy working on gingerbread house for christmas, Model: Josh Chapman

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Breakfast And Brunch - Creamy Banana Bread

This is a sure thing, with cream cheese smoothing the way for banana bread baked in a bed of cinnamon, brown sugar and chopped pecans.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bbq Grilling - Grilled Roasted Red Pepper And Ham Sandwich

I came up with this sandwich on my own. My husband wanted a plain grilled ham and cheese sandwich and I decided to experiment with some ingredients from the fridge. He absolutely loved it! Try using a chipotle mayonnaise to spice it up a bit.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Desserts - Dirt Cake I

This is a great conversation piece at parties. Adults love it as much as the children do. Get a new garden trowel, medium sized flower pot and artificial flower at a craft store for full effect.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Seafood - Super Hot And Sour Shrimp Soup

Asian inspired soup that is easy and delicious. It's a meal on it's own and perfect for chilly days. My husband, who doesn't like Chinese food, loves this spicy soup at the start of a dinner. Leftovers freeze well.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Meat And Poultry - Burrito Pie

Ground beef, refried beans and tomatoes are combined with chiles and taco sauce, then layered in a casserole with tortillas and cheese, and baked.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015