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 →
Thanksgiving Mocktails (drinks without alcohol)

Thanksgiving Mocktails (drinks without alcohol)

I promised you all some mocktails (cocktails without alcohol) for Thanksgiving or anytime during the holiday season. Not everyone drinks alcohol but everyone loves a festive drink during celebrations. These are perfect those who chose not to partake in alcohol because they just don’t like it, they are in recovery, they are pregnant, and also perfect for all the kids. Cranberry Champagne Mocktail Ingredients: 1 ounce cranberry juice 1 lime … Continue Reading →
Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods for breakfast in cooler weather. The instant oatmeal packets you can buy are very convenient but give you little control on what is in them. I recently made my own homemade instant oatmeal packets and they turned out great. I had total control over what went into them and made them with our favorite ingredients. Plus I made a whole batch of the … Continue Reading →
More Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

More Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

Are you ready for Thanksgiving yet? I have got two more Thanksgiving drink recipes for you this week to consider for your Thanksgiving Day menu. Make sure you check out last week’s Thanksgiving cocktail recipes as well and stay tuned for more next week. Gathering all your ingredients ahead of time and setting up your bar area with pretty glasses is a nice touch for your guests. You can assign … Continue Reading →
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark

I was watching The Chew the other day and Carla Hall, one of my favorite chefs, made Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark (here is Carla’s original recipe). Now I do not have a very big sweet tooth but others in my family do. And, once you add peanut butter and peanuts to the mix they go crazy. So I decided to try and make this recipe. The Chocolate Peanut Butter … Continue Reading →
Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I have some great cocktail recipes to share with you today and over the next couple of weeks. Selecting a few cocktails to have at your holiday event keeps your overall costs down. This week’s Thanksgiving cocktail offerings are the Sparkle and Spice and the Whiskey Peach Pit Pie Cocktail. The Sparkle and Spice needs some extra planning as you need to infuse a bottle … Continue Reading →