Lemon-Butter Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Butter Brussel Sprouts

If you like brussel sprouts, you’ll probably like this recipe.  If you don’t like brussel sprouts, you still might like this recipe.  It’s good! Ingredients 1 pound fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts, thawed (1) 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup white wine (2) ½ cup chicken broth 4 teaspoons lemon juice ½ teaspoon dried thyme ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon … [Read more...]

Spinach and Orzo Salad

Spinach and Orzo Salad

This recipe was easy to make and a definite winner.  It worked well as a side dish and then my husband took the leftovers in his lunch. Ingredients 1 (16-ounce) box dried orzo pasta 1 (10-ounce) package fresh baby spinach leaves, finely chopped (1) ½ pound crumbled feta cheese ½ red onion, finely chopped ¾ cup pine nuts, toasted (2) 1 jar sun-dried tomatoes (3) 1 jar artichoke … [Read more...]

Asian Salmon

Asian Salmon

My husband really likes to eat fish so I’m always looking for new recipes.  I tried this one last week and he liked it a lot.  I’ll be adding it to my recipe box. Ingredients: 2 pounds salmon fillets with skin 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pinch black pepper 2 tablespoons … [Read more...]

Recipe Fails: Two Promising Recipes That Were Flops

Italian Style FLounder

I try a lot of new recipes, and unfortunately, not every new recipe is a success.  Sometimes I mess it up; sometimes it’s not a great recipe; and sometimes we just don’t like it.  I had two of those recently.  I was sure the Dorito Crusted Chicken would be awesome but I wasn’t sure about the Italian Style Flounder.  Both were FAILS. Whenever I have a fail, I figure out what went wrong and then … [Read more...]

Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

These tasty muffins make a great snack or a filling breakfast.  They take a little effort to put together but it’s worth it! Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 cups sugar 1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained 1 cup finely grated carrot 1 cup finely grated … [Read more...]

Cheesy Sausage Casserole

Cheesy Sausage Casserole

I figured this recipe would be a winner and it was.  Delicious!  If you want to make it, though, keep in mind that it needs to be refrigerated for 8 to 24 hours before cooking.  So plan ahead! Ingredients: 1 pound ground pork sausage 12 ounces Velveeta 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes & green chilies (1) 12 large eggs ¼ cup milk 1 (8-ounce) package refrigerated crescent … [Read more...]

Baked Kale Chips

Baked Kale Chips

Kale isn’t a vegetable I was familiar with until a while back when my husband asked me to buy some for his smoothies.  Before I bought any, I had to look it up so I knew what it was. Since then, we’ve heard several people talk about how delicious Kale Chips are so we decided to make some.  Here’s how we did it: Ingredients: Kale (I used ½ of a 6 ounce package) 1 tablespoon olive … [Read more...]