The Hamburger

This is not just any hamburger.  It’s not just a piece of ground beef thrown on the grill or in the pan.  It is carefully marinaded and mixed with seasoned breadcrumbs, served on a special bun with special sauces. To make this special burger, you’ll need lean ground beef, a little bit of beaten egg,…

My Bruschetta

I love bruschetta and all the many ways you can serve it. Take a French Roll, cut it into small bread pieces.  You can either spread it with butter or top it with freshly chopped tomatoes, garlic, and a finely chopped basil leaf, a little bit of Parmesan or mozzarella, drizzled with olive oil, baked…

Things to do with Biscuits

It’s really easy to just buy pastries from a can and top it with cinnamon and icing and it’s also easy to buy biscuits in a can and turn them into donuts, cinnamon and jelly pastries, or even pizza or vegetable pockets. It’s nice to use these to add variety to the table without spending…

Grilled Chicken Salad

So healthy and easy to make, I wonder why I don’t have it atleast once a week!  It’s as simple as using left over chicken or baking some chicken breast, cooling it, and adding it to a nice mixture of green leafy lettuce with chopped fresh vegetables. I like to use tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, olives,…

Chicken Soup

Such a hearty meal simmering in the crock pot!  I use a leftover whole chicken after a baked chicken night and boil it until it falls off the bone.  Separating the chicken from the bone is the hardest part, but after that, it’s just a matter of adding your favorite chopped vegetables, some chicken stock,…

Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes are a delicious side dish that can be cooked in quite a few different ways and can be used more than just a baked potato with a cut of meat.  The most easiest and basic way is to poke some wholes in it and pop it in the microwave or the oven, covering…

Soft Tacos – Shrimp or Beef

My soft tacos are super easy, tasty, and always a hit. Often times I will just buy a Mexican Seasoning packet, but sometimes I will get creative with a jalapeno, garlic, and onion, maybe chili powder when creating my mixture.  I try to use lean beef or ground turkey; mixing either the mexican seasoning packet…

Sandwiches, Pickle & Bagel Chips

This is a favorite Lunch Time meal of mine, with a few variations to change it up from just your everyday Turkey or Chicken Sandwich. I like to add: Pesto in place of mayonnaise or mustard.  Sometimes I use Spicy Mustard. Lettuce or Spinach Tomato and Onion All kinds of Cheese; Parmesan for a Hot…

Garlic Veggie Pasta

This turned out to be just as I hoped, yummy, light, healthy and delicious.  I love garlic, especially with vegetables, so I took what I had in the freezer, along with some pasta, garlic, olive oil, and created something delicious that could last all week. Boil thin spaghetti Pasta.  I could’ve used Penne Pasta, but…