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Asparagus,Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Asparagus,Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

  Every now and then I find a recipe using asparagus which gives me hope in using this vegetable that was never part of my childhood meals. With this in mind, I never wanted to try the long, slender funny looking vegetable. Broccoli was a stretch for me as a child. I disliked most vegetables. … Continue reading

Garden Update-Four weeks later

Garden Update-Four weeks later

I can’t believe how much my garden has grown in just four weeks! I have already been using some of the lettuce, spinach and herbs for salads and recipes in my kitchen. I’ve learned how to care for all of the plants I have so I am expecting great results. I put some plant food … Continue reading

Quinoa! Who knew?

I had no idea quinoa was such a great food. It’s a grain, full of protein, vitamins and minerals essential for our bodies. It’s also tasty and easy to prepare. It’s versatile according to the variety of recipes I’ve found online. Tonight I made quinoa, just plain with nothing but water and salt. It really … Continue reading

Fresh and Healthy Foods for Summer

Today I taught another class, this one was called “Fresh and Healthy Summer Meals”. What we ended making was closer to a side dish but all were extremely tasty. I promised to put up the recipes here on my blog to the ladies who attended. We made a few minor changes from the originals but … Continue reading

Italian Pork and Beans

Here is another one of those throw together meals that turned out great. I was inspired by David Rocco’s Facebook post about whipping up an Italian “pork and beans” dish.  I didn’t have the sausage links like he used but I did have some bulk sweet Italian sausage, cannellini beans and canned plum tomatoes. This was so … Continue reading

Another soup recipe

Today is turning out to be a quiet relaxing day for my family. My hubby is home from his trip to Canada, my boys are behaving, one is still sick, and I don’t have a lot to do. Well I guess I should be doing laundry because we have a lot to be done. But … Continue reading

Name this recipe!

I created a dish, I am certain it’s not original but I don’t know what to call it. So I’ll let you, my readers and followers, come up with the name. So here is what I used. 1 pound of penne pasta 3 cups cooked chicken breast meat 1 cup of ricotta cheese 1 cup … Continue reading

How does your garden grow?

With silver bells and cockle shells (what the heck are those anyway) and pretty maids (last time I checked, I didn’t have a maid, I’m the maid) all in a row.  Yes that is stolen from a nursery rhyme but I had nothing else to start this post. It’s about my small but blossoming and … Continue reading

Three cheese tomato pie recipe

The idea of a tomato pie is not my original idea by any means. Last week a fellow blogger, Sweet Jeanette, posted her recipe for this wonderfullly flavored dish, perfect for summertime. I was a bit inspired to change it up a bit since I didn’t want to use mayonaise so I thought a bit … Continue reading

One whole chicken-two meals or more!

Yes, foodie friends it can be done! I was able to make a purchasing error into a wonderful meal two different nights. I know I am not the first to do this but I do believe I did it with minimal work involved. First let me tell you about the contest I have going at … Continue reading