Blackened Catfish with Quinoa and Citrus Vinaigrette – Great Recipe for Lent

Blackened Catfish with Quinoa and Citrus Vinaigrette – Great Recipe for Lent

Growing up we always had fish on Friday during Lent. While there are tons of great fish fries happening all over the area, which are great, I actually prefer something a little healthier. This recipe for Blackened Catfish with Quinoa and Citrus Vinaigrette can make me happy in that it is a healthier dish but also make Hubby happy because catfish is his favorite fish. The recipe is also a … Continue Reading →
Throw a Hot-Pot Dinner Party  – 3 Recipes to Try!

Throw a Hot-Pot Dinner Party – 3 Recipes to Try!

(Family Features) Heat up your next get-together by inviting family and friends over to try a DIY trend, the hot-pot party. It can be easy to prep and your guests can enjoy cooking and customizing their own meals. First, prepare a rich, flavored broth and serve steaming-hot in a slow cooker or multi-cooker. Next, offer a selection of meat, seafood and veggies for dunking. Cook for a few minutes then … Continue Reading →
Cook Once, Eat Twice – Pork Chops with Balsamic Mushrooms and Pepperoncini-Pork Sandwiches

Cook Once, Eat Twice – Pork Chops with Balsamic Mushrooms and Pepperoncini-Pork Sandwiches

One of the easiest ways to make your time in the kitchen easier is to cook once and eat twice. Not just plain leftovers either but a second meal that is just as delicious as the first. For example, these “Cook Once, Eat Twice” recipes from CanolaInfo start with pork chops that double as the base for lunch or dinner the following day. “The more you cook your own meals, … Continue Reading →
Italian Beef Rolls

Italian Beef Rolls

I made these Italian Beef Rolls the other night for dinner and posted it on Instagram and folks asked for the recipe so here you go. This came about with me just playing around with items I had on hand. You could really make the stuffing with whatever you like. Using thin cut beef steaks, look for “breakfast steaks” is where I started. They were thin, but I still pounded … Continue Reading →
Chicken Jalapeno Quesadillas

Chicken Jalapeno Quesadillas

These Chicken Jalapeno Quesadillas are quick and easy to make and sure to be a family favorite. They are great for a family dinner, snacks on game night or even for a crowd. I suggest using a store-bought cooked rotisserie chicken but you can use any cooked chicken, freshly cooked or  leftover, as you like. Use all white meat, all dark meat, or a combination of dark and white. Just … Continue Reading →
Homemade Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Homemade Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

As promised here in another hearty soup, this time Homemade Shrimp Gumbo. I love soup and really enjoy the process of making homemade soup. It is comforting to eat and relaxing, at least for me, to make. Plus when you make your own soup at home you put in exactly what you want and leave out what you do not want. This one takes a while to make but it … Continue Reading →
Pork Tenderloin Cutlets with Mushroom Balsamic Caper Sauce

Pork Tenderloin Cutlets with Mushroom Balsamic Caper Sauce

This dinner, Pork Tenderloin Cutlets with Mushroom Balsamic Caper Sauce, was a throw together with what I had on hand. I know we all have different ingredients on hand but it shows that you really can do a lot with whatever you have. There are a few basic ingredients that may, or may not, be staples for you that I want to focus on today. Pork Tenderloin I tend to … Continue Reading →
Fresh Veggie Frittata – Easy, Healthy, Delicious!

Fresh Veggie Frittata – Easy, Healthy, Delicious!

Eggs are such a versatile ingredient and they are inexpensive. A frittata is an egg-based Italian dish and perfect for dinner, brunch, breakfast, or lunch. Frittatas are pretty much a large omelette or crustless quiche. You can add any kinds of ingredients you want to them to suit what you have on hand, what is in season and what your family likes. This is a super easy dish which is … Continue Reading →
Easy Foil Packet Recipes and Cooking Tips – Main dish, side and dessert!

Easy Foil Packet Recipes and Cooking Tips – Main dish, side and dessert!

Foil packet cooking is becoming a trend, again. Putting your ingredients in foil packets lets you pack in a ton of flavor and clean up is much easier. “En papillote”, which is French for “in parchment” is the style you are actually using when cooking in foil packets. The pouch that is formed allows steam to build up for cooking the ingredients which leave food very moist and the flavors … Continue Reading →
Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Even though we are getting closer to the end of summer there is still plenty of time left for summer family fun. Just head out to your own backyard for a day full of fun and quality time together making amazing memories. When it is time for dinner, work together as a family to create a fabulous family dinner of Grilled Panzanella Salad and Cheesy Flatbread Pizzas. Top of the … Continue Reading →