Chicken Enchilada Soup

Day 26 of 30 Soups in 30 Days......more

Kartoffelknödel – German Potato Dumpling With Cheese & Bacon

It’s really easy to make this dish because the processed mashed potato can be readily purchased from the supermarkets in Germany. The only effort expanded in this attempt is to ensure that all the ingredients go into the potato balls nicely before we roll them up into nice round pouches....more



Creole Seasoning

Hey all! By now ya'll probably know how I am - if I have too many leftovers I don't like to cook....more

Mason Jar Salad: Packed Lunch Miracle or Mistake?

Have you heard of the new trend of making a layered salad in a Mason Jar?  The claim is that it’s an easy way to pack a salad that won’t get soggy.  I bring my lunch to work most days in an attempt to save money, control my portions, and eat a healthy lunch.  The only issue with bringing my lunch is packing something that will taste good at lunchtime even though it’s made the night before....more

Roasted Shrimp Salad

Weekend, you are almost here!  Oh, I love prepping for the weekend: eagerly anticipating fun plans after a busy week.  Here is a great new recipe for anyone who may be attending/hosting a BBQ, or just looking for a tasty dish for the weekend.Roasted Shrimp Salad, courtesy of Ina Garten.  The hints of orange, dill and capers are a wonderful compliment to the shrimp.  Definitely a keeper!Recipe:...more

Sparking Cranberry Sprizer

5 Ideas to Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers

I look forward to Thanksgiving food each year.  We rarely eat turkey any other day of the year.  I love cooking large meals, but large meals usually means a large amount of leftovers.  And leftovers are good for one or two repeats but after that they get boring.  I don’t know about you, but I like a little reprieve after cooking a huge meal.  I have a few go to super easy Thanksgiving left over transformations and I thought I would share them.  These require few dishes and minimal time in the kitchen....more

Green Beans with Ginger Butter

Well, it is official -- I have reached full fledged grown-up status.  Not because I am a wife, mother, full-time worker bee, homeowner or have dental insurance, it is because Thanksgiving dinner is at our house.  I am hosting my mom and cousin and we have ordered a Turkey big enough to host the neighborhood (rookie move?).  And even though the menu is not complete, the second item on it, after Turkey of course, is Green Beans with Ginger Butter.   This is a simple side dish that require...more

Coconut Turkey Soup