How to Chop an Onion

With fall right around the corner, we'll all be making lots of soups, stews and casseroles. Most will have a chopped onion or two sautéed in olive oil or butter to start flavoring the dish right. I figured what better time than to brush up on our onion chopping skills.  I have VERY sensitive eyes and the quicker I can get the onion chopping done the better....more

Savoury Cheddar Onion Muffins

 Savoury Cheddar Onion MuffinsSavoury Cheddar Onion Muffins are a great bread alternative to accompany soups and salads.  Also great for an "anytime" snack .... especially with herbed butter. Ingredients:...more

DIY Onion Soup Mix

I’ve been on a little bit of a DIY kick lately. It could be because my refrigerator took a long winter’s nap and I’ve had to come up with different things to make at home, none of which require refrigeration.Fridge Update: It’s fixed and purring like a kitten....more

Crockpot Chicken Chicken  This is a recipe I have been making for years.  It has that warm comforting feel of chicken noodle soup without the noodle soup.  I usually serve the chicken and veggies with a quick and easy rice pilaf.  I hope you and your family enjoys this healthy, comforting meal! ...more

GRATINÉE À L'OIGNON (French Onion Soup)

 The climate took a sudden dip today.Nature is such a teaser.We got warm for a few days, hot enough to melt all the snow on the ground,...more

Split Pea and Sausage Soup

Soup makes me happy. Just recently, I took having soup at home to the next level and made homemade soup bread bowls. It was a very, very good day in our house....more

Watermelon Salad with Grilled Corn, Olives, and Goat Cheese Recipe

Juicy, sugary, and dribbly, watermelon is the ultimate fruit to feed a crowd with during summer parties. As lovable as they are when simply sliced up at a picnic or barbecue, this versatile fruit can easily transform into vibrant salads, frozen desserts, and even thirst quenching cocktails....more

Few people know that watermelon tastes great with a little bit of salt (call me weird, but it's ...more

Mango Salsa Recipe and How to Choose and Carve a Pineapple

Gracing tables at picnics, potlucks, or barbeques, this sunny summer salsa is always a hit.  This non-recipe is effortless to make too. Save slaving away in the kitchen for Thanksgiving. After all, it’s summer summer summer time....more

Asian Steak Bowl

Yesterday I came home from work and wanted to make something with steak. I had the very un-original idea to make burritos. A quick peak around the kitchen told me I didn't have my favorite items that I use when it's Mexican night - avocadoes and cilantro. I decided to make an un-stir fry. Why heat up the house when it's 95 degrees outside and there is a perfectly good grill outside. ...more