Archive for the ‘Tried and True Favorites’ Category

Love olives? You may just love this olive bread too! Easy to make and always a hit it is great with soups or salads, and excellent as an appetizer. The cream cheese help provide a creamy base for the olive mixture. The balsamic drizzle adds just the right tang and   Read More ...

A quick sandwich makes a good lunch, a nice side for soup, and a great brown-bag partner.  We really get tired of the same old condiments on our sandwiches: mayo, mustard, or relish. Sometimes all three when we want a change. A short time ago I was slicing tomatoes to   Read More ...

My Grandma could make cookies like no other! My mother, my sisters, myself, and my daughter all love this cookie. I have tweaked the recipe a bit, well, more than just a bit, to make it healthier. Afterall, no one should be ingesting anything that has as the first ingredient,   Read More ...

Cold cereal doesn’t always work for me for breakfast. Hot cereal makes me feel as though I have ‘carb overload’ just thinking of eating it. An egg and cheese sandwich is my favorite breakfast. It is warm, satisfying, and just tastes absolutely good. High protein, good fiber, good calcium, and   Read More ...

Often I need a main dish and have little to work with in my pantry.  Noodles of any type with a white sauce are so good when made to be flavorful. White sauce sounds bland and boring. It can be!  The sauce I love to make has flavor, little fat,   Read More ...

Tacos, tacos, tacos, tacos.  I think as many times as you can say ‘taco’ in a minute you can think of different ways to make tacos. Chicken, beef, mushroom, veggie, hard shell, soft shell, you name it; it probably works for a taco. Many years age, while living in northern   Read More ...

Cauliflower was a frequent vegetable on our table while our kids were growing up as it was, and is, one of my husband’s favorites. True, he does not enjoy the ‘fragrance’ of cooking cauliflower but loves the taste. Back then it was always boiled and doused with a good amount   Read More ...

  Many a main course has the feature ingredient set, usually the protein be it chicken, beef, pork, fish – you name it. Now what side? Potatoes almost always come to mind. Potatoes are an American standard. Plain potatoes whether baked, boiled, mashed all look boring. I think gravy was   Read More ...

Cooking healthy and eating healthy is something I love doing.  This dish fits the bill as it is full of flavor, full of texture, and full of nutrients. It is low in carbs, fat and salt. It is high in flavor, vitamins and protein. What is it? Roasted Vegetables With   Read More ...

We do love wild salmon. We pat ourselves on the back every time we enjoy it knowing we are doing something healthy for ourselves. Of course we are eating this wild salmon dish because we ‘have to’. It’s good for us. Have to?  We eat this salmon dish because quite   Read More ...

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