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Family Recipes! Grandma’s Spinach & Meatballs!

Advertisements Well, actually it’s my weeknight Instant Pot version of Grandma’s Spinach & Meatballs. It all started several years ago, at least a decade ago, on Thanksgiving, or maybe it was Easter??? Anyway, I woke up sick as a dog… like fever, laying on the couch with an ice bag on my head sick. Husband … Continue reading Family Recipes! Grandma’s Spinach & Meatballs! ...

Family Recipes! It’s Time for Granny’s Tuna Cakes!

Advertisements Many of my recipes are inspired by meals I remember having at my grandmothers house, or that my Mom made, or recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation through my husbands family. I’m excited to bring you a new page and category called “Family Recipes.” I’ll share recipes inspired from childhood … Continue reading Family Recipes! It’s Time for Granny’s Tuna Cakes! ...

An Awesome Quick Recipe to use Your Garden Tomatoes & Herbs! Italian Sausage, Tomato & Onion Sandwiches with Basil & Garlic!

Advertisements This recipe is so easy it’s almost NOT a recipe! My Sister-in-law makes the best Italian sausage, pepper & onion sandwiches on a crusty hot baked roll. I intended to replicate her recipe for dinner using fresh garden goodies! Unfortunately, I didn’t have any bell peppers in my garden, and the ones at the … Continue reading An Awesome Quick Recipe to use Your Garden Tomatoes & Herbs! Italian Sausage, Tomato & Onion Sandwiches with Basil & Garlic! ...

Favorite FoodieBook Fridays! | The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O’Neal

Advertisements Do you love food novels, food-themed books, or books with food as much as I do? As I’ve mentioned before, I love books and I love cooking, and I really love novels with food themes. I want to share all of the gems I adore with you once a month, and I hope to … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBook Fridays! | The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O’Neal ...

Copycat Panera Four-Cheese Baked Egg Soufflés

Advertisements Did you see my post on Instagram with my version of copycat Panera Soufflés? They were so good and I was able to continue my tradition of having a super fast (socially distanced) breakfast break with my niece before work. It’s a new week so I made a new batch for tomorrow morning. Yum … Continue reading Copycat Panera Four-Cheese Baked Egg Soufflés ...

Who all is reading to get through this quarantine?

Advertisements For those of you reading your way through this, I want to share a special ebook from some of my all-time favorite authors! It’s a special edition eBook collection of three of the Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews. Instead of putting it on the book sites for free, they have it priced at $.99 … Continue reading Who all is reading to get through this quarantine? ...

What to Cook When the Grocery Stores are Out of…

Advertisements I went to the store last week for a few things. You know, the usual, peanut butter, half & half, a gallon of water (for my cubicle at work for making coffee) and quinoa. I came home from the store with ONE of those things, peanut butter! All those other aisles were pretty much … Continue reading What to Cook When the Grocery Stores are Out of… ...

The Blog so Far…

Advertisements I started this blog a year ago, after several years of going home from work, day after day to an empty house. I was tired of cooking wonderful meals that I ate by myself, packing up the leftovers up for my husband. In December ’18 I decided to start this blog as a hobby, … Continue reading The Blog so Far… ...

Have you ever heard of Sopa Tarasca? Do you cook your own black beans from dried beans? Do you like bacon?

Advertisements Silly question! Everyone likes BACON right? Advertisements ...

Happy Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! ~ Cheesy Cheesy Poofs, Magic & Macaroons!

Advertisements Did I mention I LOVE food novels? One of my favorite series is the Magical Bakery Mysteries by Bailey Cates Cattrell. The main character, Katie, moves to Savannah to open a bakery with her aunt and uncle. She notices her aunt putting mysterious ingredients into her recipes and whispering over them. Katie discovers her … Continue reading Happy Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! ~ Cheesy Cheesy Poofs, Magic & Macaroons! ...

Food Blog & Reading Challenge Fails & Some Good News Too!

Advertisements Sometimes I just can’t seem to get much done, or things just don’t turn out quite right… Regardless of getting it right or done, it’s what I learned along that way that matters. Husband says that some of my ugliest food is the best! Some of my prettiest dishes are terrible! I thought everyone … Continue reading Food Blog & Reading Challenge Fails & Some Good News Too! ...

Happy FoodieBook Friday! | Instant Pot Greek Chickpea Soup, with Lemon & Oregano

Advertisements I MUST share this recipe for Instant Pot Greek Chickpea Soup with Lemon & Oregano with you! I’m so excited that it’s fall, because soup season has officially started! Advertisements ...

Salmon Sunday on FoodieBook Friday?! | Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Salmon Sunday Glaze

Advertisements It’s about time I posted my tried-&-true Sweet & Spicy Salmon Sunday Glaze Recipe! I’m posting this on Friday so you can pick up some nice thick salmon, sriracha and/or gochujang, sesame oil and soy sauce for this weekend! For my very first attempt at cooking salmon I used a recipe I saw Chef … Continue reading Salmon Sunday on FoodieBook Friday?! | Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Salmon Sunday Glaze ...

Back-to-Our-Roots Soup | The Year of Soup ~Howard Reiss

Advertisements This post was originally published in May, but I wanted to update it and combine it with the soup recipe post for Suicide Prevention Month. I started this blog in January 2019, and in the nine months of the existence of this blog, this post, “The Year of Soup” is still my top liked … Continue reading Back-to-Our-Roots Soup | The Year of Soup ~Howard Reiss ...

Favorite FoodieBook Friday! Banana Scones with Greek Yogurt, White Whole Wheat & Coffee Glaze.

Advertisements As promised here’s my recipe for banana scones made with white whole wheat, Greek yogurt, with an espresso glaze that would put a smile on any vampire’s face! Wait, this is the second vampire inspired recipe on my blog… I’m starting to see a theme. Refer to my previous post. Ilona Andrews Innkeeper series … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBook Friday! Banana Scones with Greek Yogurt, White Whole Wheat & Coffee Glaze. ...

Green Enchiladas. Served w/ Bacon Guacamole! ~Yes, You Heard me, Bacon Guacamole!!!

Advertisements I have no book reviews or recommendations this week for you, which is odd since I’ve been off my feet all week. But I’ve been in a reading slump. I think partially because I’m finishing a series that I recently found and love, and part burnout from working on the blog and diving deep … Continue reading Green Enchiladas. Served w/ Bacon Guacamole! ~Yes, You Heard me, Bacon Guacamole!!! ...

Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Shady Characters ,~ Puff Pastries!

Advertisements These Pecan & Cinnamon and Hazelnut & Pecan Puff Twists were inspired by one of my favorite books. Sh@dy Charac†ers The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks by Ke!th H*uston. It’s not really a coffee table book, but I use it as one. I like to see it’s funny, yet stunning … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Shady Characters ,~ Puff Pastries! ...

Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Fluffy Pancakes, Coffee & Ghosts!

Advertisements Fluffy, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, Coffee & Ghosts I needed some lite reading, so I looked at the books I’ve read in my Kindle library. Coffee & Ghosts by Charity Tahmaseb brought a smile to my face. I don’t remember if BookBub, Riffle or Amazon referred it to me about a year ago, but knowing … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Fluffy Pancakes, Coffee & Ghosts! ...

Raspberry Lime White Chocolate Scones

Advertisements No Favorite FoodieBooks Friday this week. I’m so far behind in my reading, and I keep finding more & more new books that look good. So now I’m overwhelmed and have basically stopped reading altogether! I need to get out of this slump, but what can I do? I know, I’ll bake! Sometimes you … Continue reading Raspberry Lime White Chocolate Scones ...

I Heard it’s National Churro Day!

Advertisements It’s National Churro Day so if you’re looking for a fun, nutritional (ahem, cough, cough) churro recipe, try these Sweet Potato Churros! I originally posted about them on a FoodiEbook Friday, back in April when I had finished reading some Barbara O’Neal and Hailey Edwards books. They BOTH had delicious sounding churros in them. … Continue reading I Heard it’s National Churro Day! ...

Mayo-YAYs or Mayo-NAYs? Hope’s Rustic Charred Corn, with Lime, Mayo & Cumin

Advertisements Just try this Rustic Lime Grilled Corn-on-the-Cobb with Cumin & Mayo even if you don’t like mayonnaise! Ok if you really, really don’t like mayo just use a little olive oil! Some people really, really hate Mayonnaise. I started liking it only because my husband loves it and grew up with it. I grew … Continue reading Mayo-YAYs or Mayo-NAYs? Hope’s Rustic Charred Corn, with Lime, Mayo & Cumin ...

My Latest obsession, SKILLET BREAD. This No Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread with White Pepper is an homage to grandmas pizza.

Advertisements This chewy bread was inspired by last weeks No Knead Skillet Olive bread. It was so good that I wanted to try a new skillet bread. Since it’s reminiscent of focaccia, I thought of grandma’s pizza. Grandma used to put white pepper on the crust of her homemade pizza. It gave it a mysterious … Continue reading My Latest obsession, SKILLET BREAD. This No Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread with White Pepper is an homage to grandmas pizza. ...

Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! No Knead Olive Skillet Bread

Advertisements This FoodieBook Friday is a revisit to last weeks Pecan & Cherry Stuffed Squash post. I’ve had several requests to post the full No Knead Olive Skillet Bread recipe. It’s an amazingly moist, easy to make, garlicky, yeasty, salty, olivey treat! This bread is reminiscent of focaccia bread. It’s chewy and kind of like … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! No Knead Olive Skillet Bread ...

Cherry, Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash – It’s not my Mother’s Stuffed Acorn Squash!

Advertisements This stuffed acorn squash is a delightfully easy, sweet and savory dish! It was Easter Sunday and I was recovering from a terrible spring cold. We had no dinner plans, no thawed or fresh meat or seafood, and I was feeling weak, tired and very uninspired. I turned to my iPad and pulled up … Continue reading Cherry, Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash – It’s not my Mother’s Stuffed Acorn Squash! ...

Asparagus, to peel or not to peel? Quick Microwave Steamed Asparagus

Advertisements I like to peel it, especially when making Quick Microwave Steamed Asparagus. Am I the only one who peels their asparagus in order to get every inch of asparagus goodness out of a bundle? It’s kind of a pain, but I like that I can salvage more of the veggie, especially the fat tough … Continue reading Asparagus, to peel or not to peel? Quick Microwave Steamed Asparagus ...

Favorite FoodieBook Friday Sweet Potato Churros, with a side of chocolate sauce AND a side of caramel sauce!

Advertisements CHURROS! This week I had to make churros. I’ve never made them before, but in the past two books I’ve read, churros were mentioned thirteen times! While I read (re-re-re-read) The Lost Recipe for Happiness, by Barbara O’Neal last week my mouth watered over “Tansy’s Churros” recipe. It’s really a simple recipe combining eggs, … Continue reading Favorite FoodieBook Friday Sweet Potato Churros, with a side of chocolate sauce AND a side of caramel sauce! ...

Banana Zucchini Date Bread and a Big Smile

Advertisements I’ve been baking banana zucchini bread, refreshing my email, waiting for a reply from a dear long distance friend that I hadn’t heard from in awhile. Now that I have a reply I have a smile on my face as big and warm as the cinnamon banana scent that’s filling the house! This recipe … Continue reading Banana Zucchini Date Bread and a Big Smile ...

Jiggs Dinner

JiggsDinner is as simple to make, as it is delicious! My secret ingredients are yellow mustard, garlic and a can of beer! ...

Easy Shrimp Fajitas

Weeknight shrimp fajitas. ...

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Advertisements If you love shrimp and especially love shrimp with a little pizazz, you will add this to your weekly rotation! I made it once and my husband has requested it once a week since. My go to shrimp recipes are shrimp fajita and shrimp scampi, but this one is our new favorite. It serves … Continue reading Cilantro Lime Shrimp ...

Quick & Easy 4 Ingredient Salmon Cakes

Quick, easy four-ingredient salmon cakes. ...

Egg Salad with Kalamata (or Green) Olives

Advertisements I planned to upload the recipe for Pork Lo Mein that I came up with on the fly. Instead, I’ll give you a play-by-play of my dinner preparation this evening. As my husband was walking out the door I asked: “How about egg salad with olives?” To which he answered, “Sounds good!” So I … Continue reading Egg Salad with Kalamata (or Green) Olives ...

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