Parmesan Salmon Toast

Some people call this tasty little appetizer “Lox,” perhaps because of a mixup in a synonym for hair and food, or an attempt to combine hair with Food, like Kim Katrell’s character on Sex and the City, in the romantic episode where she eats Suishi with her hot boyfriend. We’re not sure how or why…

Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

It’s so easy to cook up a whole chicken with potatoes and broccoli or whatever your chosen vegetable is.  The only downside to this vs. a Rotisserie Chicken is that the baked whole chicken sits in the grease as it cooks, leaving a lot of fat behind, but you can baste out the chicken fats…

Coffee Savings Blends

I love coffee and not just plain coffee in caffeinated or non-caffeinated brews, especially not after trying some of starbucks special flavors, and creams now available in the grocery store. As my love developed, I realized, coffee and special creams and flavorings gets expensive, so I went to work and found ways to enjoy special…

For the Love of Chocolate

Chocolate comes in a variety of packages and candy bars seem to be the easiest, most convenient form of purchase. Selecting the right chocolate for your dish is important and considerations that must be made are taste or flavor and price, as well as how it is prepared for the dish. Chocolate ChipsChocolate Cocoa PowderChocolate…

Fruit Jam & Syrup

Simple ways to make Jam and Syrup; it’s the same ingredients, but more or less of one or the other to increase the stickiness. It works great for other sugar or even non sugar based cakes, candies, and dinner recipes. Fruit; Fresh or FrozenWaterBoiling Karo SyrupGranulated Sugar Use as much as you think you need…

Mama’s Homemade Pork & Beans

This sweet and delicious recipe has made a comeback since the 1980s. My mom used to make it simple from a can mixed with hot dogs and cheese. It was great then and even better now, especially learning that it is about one of the largest low cost meals that can be made from scratch;…

Spiral Baked Chicken

This dish is inspired by the Traditional Chicken Parmesan and Noodle recipe as pictured. It is a new design and presentation of connected chicken with a stuffed tomato centerpiece for each serving, packed with fresh vegetables and herbs, all baked together and served as one meal. What You’ll Need Thinly sliced chicken breasts or tenders…

Lowering the Oil/Grease Content

The Air Fryer has changed things. This new technology nearly eliminates the need for oils and grease. Unfortunately, my stomach or my brain still finds enjoyment in it, but the little machine can be used for battered foods and lightly greased items. The fact is, some recipes call for it, and there is always a…

Lady Impressors: Fresh Salsa w/Special Options

Salsa is an all time favorite and most people think salsa is only good or meant for Mexican cuisine. When my brother introduced me to Mango Salsa, I realized there are so many different ways to make salsa in many ways over the course of a few days without a full four course flowery divorce….

Strawberry Shortcake

Hi, I’m Sheri Berry and I like strawberries. I used to have a Strawberry Shortcake bike and my mom made the best small strawberry short angel food cakes I thought I’d ever tasted. The angel food cake was not homemade because it’s tough raising bike riders and working night and day with two kids, especially…

Shrimp & Crab Bake (Tuscan / Creole)

This simple quick dish is not only affordable, but super delicious and can be mixed up and baked in under 20 minutes. There is an even faster route to enjoying these tasty ingredients, which makes this one perfectly adaptable. For this recipe, I’ve decided to use packaged, pre-made goods to simplify it, but if you…