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...]

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...]

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...]