Anzac biscuits

These remind me of home. Delicious biscuits to commemorate a national holiday for New Zealand and Australia.  The biscuits can be made to any size and will keep for at least a week or frozen for up to two months. Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup white flour 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed … Continue reading

Dutch Oven Chicken Adobo

Dutch Oven Chicken Adobo

Do you have a Dutch oven- or even just a heavy pot? Do you like saucy chicken home-style food with Asian flare? Do you always have a bottle of opened apple cider vinegar that you have no great use for? Have you ever even heard of chicken adobo, but didn’t know what it was?  WELL … Continue reading

Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

Happy Valentines day! I mostly celebrated on Saturday, starting the morning with homemade biscuits and gravy. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s delicious! Then I even had enough leftovers to end the weekend the perfect way; sleeping in on Sunday and eating delicious leftover biscuits and gravy. I used a pressure cooker for this recipe, to … Continue reading

Meringue cookies

Meringue cookies

I don’t know if you call these cookies exactly, because that seems too simple of a term for something so delicate, light, and airy. But meringues sure are sweet, and I love baking them into little bite-size morsels. There has to be some way to control the sugar intake! In the spirit of Valentines day, … Continue reading

Italian Ziti Bake

Italian Ziti Bake

This is a go-to weeknight recipe that I know most everyone and their aunt has a version of. This version uses mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, ground meat, tomato, and pasta. However, the recipe I attempted to follow called for Italian turkey sausage links, and instructed you to remove the ground turkey from the casings and … Continue reading

Bang Bang Tempura Shrimp Tacos

Bang Bang Tempura Shrimp Tacos

Honestly I love shrimp tempura so much I could just eat it plain by itself. But shrimp tempura also pairs great with a sweet and spicy sauce, and it becomes a complete and fresh meal if you incorporate it into something like tacos! This is the first time I ever made this recipe and I … Continue reading

Creamy Mexican Quinoa Salad

Creamy Mexican Quinoa Salad

This is a play on the typical creamy macaroni salad, but with a Mexican twist and subbing the glutenous pasta for whole grain quinoa. As the weather warms up, this is a great chilled salad with big flavor, perfect for outdoor barbeques, potlucks, or for pairing with a Mexican themed dinner. The dressing ends up … Continue reading

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Yum! This is a nice thick and creamy soup perfect for those winter-chilled bones. Don’t count on using too much cream for the luscious texture; the cauliflower blended into chicken broth adds so much thickness to this soup, you’d think it was a lot more fattening than it really is. I’m not one to shy … Continue reading

Vichyssoise (Leek and Potato Soup)

I LOVE this soup. But I do love most things creamy, so that doesn’t really say much. While this soup is thick and creamy, it is also very refreshing and healthy with the pureed leeks and potatoes. I have found I enjoy serving this soup with a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt on top; it … Continue reading