Waffle Casserole

Waffle Casserole

Yum.  This was very, very good. Ingredients: 1 pound bulk pork sausage (1) 6 frozen waffles, toasted and cubed 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces) 6 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon dry mustard (2) 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper Maple-flavored syrup (optional) Directions: In a large skillet, cook sausage until brown, using a wooden spoon to break up … [Read more...]

Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

This light pasta dish was just the ticket for a healthy and tasty dinner. Ingredients: 1 (16 ounces) package dried penne pasta (1) 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into cubes salt & pepper, to taste garlic powder, to taste ½ cup chicken broth 1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces 1 … [Read more...]

Chicken Mac & Cheese

Chicken Mac & Cheese

I made this dish the other night when Danny and Ashley (my son and daughter-in-law) came over to have dinner with us and pick up the kids.  I wanted something gluten free for David but something everyone else would like, too.  I used gluten free pasta, flour and bread crumbs which made this gluten free.  It was very good and we all liked it a lot, but next time I’m going to make it without the … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

I’ve tried several recipes that involved foil packets cooked on the grill.  I like them!  They’re SO easy and they don’t heat up the kitchen! So here’s the latest and it’s super easy. Ingredients & Directions: In a big piece of foil, tightly wrap 1 small chicken breast cut into cubes, 1 chopped sweet potato, sliced scallions, a dash of sriracha, a palmful of sesame seeds (optional) … [Read more...]

Potato-Sausage Foil Packs

Potato-Sausage Foil Packs

Smoked sausage makes everything delicious and this recipe for Potato-Sausage Foil Packs is no exception.  It was delicious! Ingredients: 1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey kielbasa, sliced (I used smoked sausage) 2 large potatoes, cut into wedges 1 each medium green, sweet red and yellow peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium onion, chopped 4 teaspoons lemon juice 4 teaspoons … [Read more...]

Kale Cobb Salad

Kale Cobb Salad

I don’t have a lot of good dinner/salad recipes so I was pretty excited about this one.  I didn’t mix everything together in the bowl.  Instead I made individual servings so every bite would be packed with goodies.  I’ll definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 6 slices bacon (1) ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup chopped shallot (I omitted) 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon … [Read more...]

Simply Grilled Salmon

Simply Grilled Salmon

This is another great salmon recipe that I’ll definitely be making again.  The marinade can also be used for chicken, other types of fish, shrimp, lamb or pork.  I’ve only tried it with the salmon but I imagine it would be good for other cuts of meat. Ingredients: 1 lb. salmon (1) 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup extra … [Read more...]