Baked Dijon Salmon

Dijon Fish

Here’s another great fish recipe.  This one has a bread crumb and pecan coating.  I don’t do a lot of nut coatings, especially on meat, so I wasn’t sure how it would taste.  David said the pecans gave it a really nice flavor. Ingredients: ¼ cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1-1/2 tablespoons honey ¼ cup plain dried bread crumbs ¼ cup finely chopped pecans 4 teaspoons … [Read more...]

Orange Teriyaki Beef Stew

Orange Teriyaki Beef Stew

David found this recipe in one of my magazines and asked me to make it.  He said it was very good (and he ate all of it) but it bothered his stomach a little bit.  He thought it might be too spicy.  I won’t be making it again but he said it was definitely blog worthy.  So if you like spicy Asian food, this is definitely worth making. Ingredients 2 lb. beef chuck stew meat, cut into 1-inch … [Read more...]

Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta

Quinoa Tabboulet with Feta

Cold salads make great side dishes and lunch foods.  I was pretty sure this recipe for Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta would be a winner and it was. David said he LOVED it!  So I’ll definitely be making this again and again. Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, uncooked salt & pepper ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons) (1) ¼ cup olive oil 1 cup thinly sliced scallions 1 cup chopped … [Read more...]

Creamy Salmon Chowder

Creamy Salmon Chowder

I wasn’t sure about this one but David said it was a keeper.  And in case you’re wondering, no, I did not eat it.  I don’t like fish.  I made a half batch of Joe’s Crockpot Potato Soup for me. Also, you can easily make this gluten free by using gluten free flour. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced 1 celery stalk, cut into ¼-inch pieces (1) 3 large … [Read more...]

Chicken Piccata Pasta

Chicken Piccata Pasta

Another great new recipe for the recipe box.  Easy to make and delicious. Ingredients: 8 ounces multigrain spaghetti (1) 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped 1 lemon, zested and juiced (about 1 tbsp. zest and 2 tbsp. juice) 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts Kosher salt and pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and … [Read more...]

Farmer’s Casserole

Farmer's Casserole

Oh, my.  This was delicious.  Absolutely delicious.  I want to make it again ASAP. Ingredients: (1) 3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes (2) ¾ cup shredded pepper Jack cheese 1 cup cooked ham, diced ¼ cup chopped green onion 4 eggs, beaten 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk ¼ teaspoon black pepper (3) 1/8 teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a … [Read more...]

Roasted Pork Chops with Green Beans & Potatoes

Roasted Pork Chops

This recipe was really easy to make and it was delicious!  I will definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 6 tablespoons olive oil (divided) 1 lemon, juiced (about 3 tablespoons) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme (1) 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (2) 4 cloves garlic, grated or pasted (3) Salt & pepper 4 bone-in pork chops (each 1-inch thick) (4) 1 bag (12 … [Read more...]