Homemade (easy!) Hamburger Buns


Meat-Less Lasagna Roll-Ups

I love when people make homemade lasagna because it always seems like such hard work, smells so good and tastes SO great!  All that layering and getting everything to fit so nice, creating a taste explosion.  As a tribute to the great lasagna makers out there - I give you - the lasagna "roll-ups." These are faster and easier to make.  I made this recipe using ricotta, parsley and a mix of cheeses....more

Spring Breakfast Quiche

A family tradition in the Spring, eating quiche with fresh OJ and bacon on the side as part of a brunch.  Yum! One of my favorites is my families crust-less version with Spinach and Swiss Cheese.  It's so simple, tasty, easy and inexpensive - it's crazy!  My oldest sister swears that it's also a cure of a hangover.  I've made traditional quiche, and a more custard like traditional crust less one too but, I still think this one - with the cheese browning under the broiler to form a 'crust' on top - is perfection for me....more

Hot & Sour Soup


Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Who knew I could make homemade enchilada sauce.   I love it too!  This dish is hearty and comforting.  I love Mexican food.  The richness of the sauce along with the savory chicken along with gooey cheese! yum!  Enjoy! ~Diane Chicken Enchiladas...more

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli in a Brown Butter Sauce

I received a pasta maker with a ravioli attachment for a present a few years back and never really knew how fresh pasta REALLY tasted!! It's amazing!  I decided to make a ravioli and use up some of my Roma tomatoes  - the Romas tend to be less 'seedy and juice filled' so, you get more flavor and taste from one small Roma then in the larger beefsteak tomatoes (in my opinion)  I also happen to love browned butter sauce - inexpensive to make and a lighter flavor then a jar sauce ~ Diane ...more

Bread & Butter Pickles - in the Microwave?! Why Yes!

     Some say "I've never canned" and they find the entire process intimidating.  It doesn't need to be.  Yes, there are methods,  and a certain amount of food "chemistry" to the foods being canned.  I've picked a recipe that gets your "feet wet."  This is a refrigeration-needed pickling recipe.  ...more
In the microwave -- brilliant!more