RECIPES

Summertime, Spicy Crockpot Turkey Chili

Summertime, Spicy Crockpot Turkey Chili

Usually, chili is associated with a cold winter day, but Richard and I enjoy this spicy, turkey chili on a “hot” summer day (Here in the Southwest, “hot” means well over one-hundred degrees!). Like most turkey chili, this chili is lighter and lower in calories than a beef chili. However, my spicy chili has a lot more going for it than just the fact that it’s made with turkey. A combination […]

By June 7, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Creamy Penne Pasta with Ham, Peas and Mushrooms

Creamy Penne Pasta with Ham, Peas and Mushrooms

 I only have a few scraps left from my Easter ham, but I’m going to squeeze out one more ham related meal. With only two of us, a baked ham goes a long way. I have several recipes, which over the years, have become standards that I make whenever I bake a ham. This particular recipe is for […]

By April 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Easter Menu

Easter Menu

Some member’s of Richard’s family are coming for Easter dinner. I’ve had a really fun time today creating an Easter Menu. For my own enjoyment, I sometimes make up a printed menu. Here’s what I’ve come up with. . . Originally, I had planned on having an Easter barbeque, with chicken, beans and coleslaw. Now that might seem out […]

By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mom’s Tuna Macaroni Casserole

Mom’s Tuna Macaroni Casserole

My mother’s tuna macaroni casserole will dispel the notion that tuna casserole is a distasteful conglomeration of tuna, noodles, peas and canned soup. This tuna casserole is a light, fluffy mixture of eggs, bread, cheese, pasta and tuna. It’s best described as a combination of cheese strata and macaroni and cheese. This tuna casserole is comfort food at its best. Even picky […]

By March 19, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Microwave Strawberry Oatmeal

Microwave Strawberry Oatmeal

It’s starting to feel like Spring here in the desert. Flowers are blooming. . . and bees are buzzing. With Springtime, comes California strawberries. They’re already in the markets. I’m making strawberry oatmeal. It’s a delicious, hearty breakfast, perfect for a cool Spring morning. I have never been a big fan of oatmeal. I have bad childhood memories of being forced […]

By March 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Easy Crock Pot Chile Verde

Easy Crock Pot Chile Verde

Every time I make this chile verde, I fall in love with it all over again. It’s that good! Tender, succulent morsels of pork, coated with warm Mexican spices, and simmered in a tangy green, tomatillo, chili sauce. I serve my chile verde with rice and tortillas, for mopping up the tasty sauce. I don’t want to miss a drop!   Unlike most chile verde […]

By February 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mexican Coleslaw

Mexican Coleslaw

Have you ever had Mexican coleslaw? Well, I hadn’t, until my friend Cory shared her recipe with me. It’s a crunchy, colorful slaw, with a distinctive Mexican flavor. It’s unlike any coleslaw I have ever eaten. When Cory takes her Mexican coleslaw to potlucks, it never fails to receive raves and recipe requests. This is one recipe you’ve got to try! I can’t post […]

By February 20, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Whole Wheat and Yogurt Banana Bread

Whole Wheat and Yogurt Banana Bread

I’ve been making this banana bread for over 35 years. It’s my favorite banana bread recipe, adapted from the from the New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook by Jean Hewi. I’ve changed the original recipe, increasing the amount of bananas and yogurt, and adding a bit of vanilla. This is a dense, moist banana bread. The bananas and yogurt are a perfect pairing. The whole […]

By February 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
German Pancakes

German Pancakes

My standard weekday breakfast consists of cold or hot cereal with fruit. Lately, I’ve been breaking the monotony with German pancakes. This is my mother’s recipe for a fast and easy, crepe-style German pancake. My sisters and I have been making these since we were children. The recipe calls for a few simple ingredients: eggs, milk, flour and salt. (I couldn’t resist photographing my cute, […]

By February 4, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Chile Relleno Casserole with Ranchero Sauce

Chile Relleno Casserole with Ranchero Sauce

Heavenly, cheesy eggs layered between roasted poblano peppers, topped with soft, melted muenster cheese and warm, spicy tomato ranchero sauce. That’s chile relleno casserole! An easy way to get the flavor of Chile Rellenos without the fuss of frying. This casserole can be made with canned chiles, which are Anaheim chiles, but I prefer using  poblano chile peppers that […]

By January 19, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Jarlsberg Cheese Spread

Jarlsberg Cheese Spread

I’m excited to be posting my Jarlsberg Cheese Spread recipe. I’ve taken this cheese spread to several parties lately, and all my friends have asked how to make it.  I told them if they wanted the recipe, they would have to visit my new website. Hey, that’s just good PR, right?  I’m also excited about […]

By January 3, 2014 1 Comments Read More →