Springtime Tossed Salad

Springtime Tossed Salad

I’ve been experimenting with salad recipes lately and I found this winner in one of my old magazines.  I’ll definitely be making it again. Ingredients: ½ cup raspberry juice or cranberry-raspberry juice 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar or cider vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 ounces spring mix salad greens 2 cups (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained ½ cup crumbled blue … [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...]

Sautéed Chicken Cutlets & Bacon Brown Butter Roasted Broccoli

Sauteed chicken cutlets & Bacon Brown Butter Roasted Broccoli

I didn’t have high hopes for this chicken recipe - I was sure it would be plain and boring but it was actually very good.  I will definitely be making it again.  The broccoli recipe was delicious, too!  Of course, it had bacon! Sautéed Chicken Cutlets Directions: Slice chicken breasts (I used chicken tenders) in half horizontally.  Season with salt, pepper and sauté in olive oil over medium … [Read more...]

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Bacon makes everything better and it certainly made these Brussels sprouts delicious! Ingredients: 3 slices bacon, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 shallot, chopped 1-1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, small sprouts left whole, larger sprouts halved Salt & pepper, to taste 1 cup chicken broth Directions: Brown bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Remove … [Read more...]

Baked Sweet Potatoes (GF)

Baked Sweet Potatoes

These tasty baked sweet potatoes were easy and delicious. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 large sweet potatoes 2 pinches dried oregano 2 pinches salt 2 pinches ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat the bottom of a glass or non-stick baking dish with olive oil, just enough to coat. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes.  Cut them into … [Read more...]

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

I’m always looking for good side dishes and this one was delicious!  I’ll definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 4 cups cubed Yukon Gold potatoes (1) 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon garlic salt ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon pepper (2) 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese (3) Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray cookie sheet … [Read more...]

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

My mother-in-law is a great cook and I’ve gotten most of my favorite recipes from her.  This Red Lentil Soup is a recent one.  Okay – it’s not my favorite but David likes it a lot. Ingredients: 1 cup red lentils (1) 1-1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 2 tablespoons oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger (can omit) (2) 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon tumeric 1 can … [Read more...]