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…

Mini Deserts

Almost any desert can be made into a mini decadent treat, as long as you have the right baking tools, which is really just a cup-cake pan and maybe a cake decorator. It just requires a little creativity, some cake mix, pudding, whip cream, frosting, fruit and maybe chocolate syrup. It’s simple and easy to…

Baked Salmon and Cream Sauce

Salmon or any kind of fish is a healthy yummy meal as long as it’s cooked right, de-boned, and even better with some sort of sauce. My brother taught me how to use Heavy Whipping Cream to make up a Cilantro or Jalapeno Sauce, or anything really; it works as a nice base when you…

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…

The Smoothie!

The smoothie can be made in so many ways; either a sweet desert made with ice cream and fresh fruit; or yogurt for breakfast; or even fresh pureed vegetables mixed with fruit for the right healthy sweet combination.  I don’t add sugar, so they’re made with fresh, raw ingredients for the best health benefits. The…

Mine & Grandma’s Spaghetti Sauce

I loved the Traditional Spaghetti Sauce my grandma and grandpa used to make, but to make it my own, I’ve added other special ingredients.  It never comes out the same every time I make it because I like to try new things. If I’m in the mood, I will puree up some fresh tomatoes, but…

Fried Chicken and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I rarely indulge in this because it’s fried, but always satisfying when I do. Fried Chicken is not difficult to make; the only secret is the coating, oil temperature, and the art of covering the chicken while it fries.  The gravy is the secret, and requires your own special touch to come out just right….

Stuffed Spinach Mushroom Chicken

This is a delicious all in one meal that bakes in the oven, covering the main dish and cooked vegetables.  It’s packed full of tasty flavors and the leftover stuffing mix is perfect in a breakfast omelet the next day.  It has a tomato, spinach, cheesy flavor mixed in with baked chicken.  A mixture of…

Yellow Curry with Rice

This is an easy Chicken or Shrimp Thai Dish where you can make up with several variations. You just need:  Yellow or Green Curry Paste.  Your choice, but the green curry is more spicy than the yellow.  Yellow Curry is often served in Thai restaurants with a Rice and Potato, Snap pea, mix, but you…