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...]

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...]

Chicken Fettuccine with Asparagus & Peas

Chicken Fettuccine with Asparagus & Peas

This pasta dish was delicious and so easy!  I purchased the rotisserie chicken on grocery store day, removed the meat and put it in the freezer until I was ready to make this dish.  Delicious!  I’ll definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 (1-pound) bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed & chopped 3 cloves garlic, sliced ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon … [Read more...]

Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup

This healthy soup is really easy to make and tastes great.  A one cup serving only has 64 calories! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped 2 (10-ounce) packages chopped frozen broccoli, thawed (or 1-1/4 pounds fresh broccoli which makes 7 cups coarsely chopped) 1 (8-ounce) potato, peeled & chopped 4 cups chicken … [Read more...]

How to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

grilled cheese

If you didn’t think I was nuts before, you probably for sure do now.  “Really,” you’re thinking, “an article on how to make a grilled cheese??? Who doesn’t know how to make a grilled cheese???” But here’s the thing.  Probably 75% of the time I make a grilled cheese, I burn it.  It’s a two-fold problem.  I’m impatient so I turn the heat up too high, and I’m distracted, so I forget about it until … [Read more...]

Salmon & Dill Sauce with Lemon Risotto

Salmon & Dill Sauce with Lemon Risotto

I was hoping my husband wouldn’t like this dish so I wouldn’t have to make it again.  It wasn’t that it was hard – it’s just a lot of stove top cooking and that’s not my favorite.  Unfortunately, he loved it so I’ll be making it again.  But next time, I’m baking the fish instead of frying it.  That’ll make it a lot easier! Sauce Ingredients: ½ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup sour cream 1 … [Read more...]