Simple Pork Tenderloin

Simple Pork Tenderloin

My father found an amazing prime rib seasoning years ago called Snider’s. I can never find it in the grocery stores here in Portland, so he always loads me up whenever I run out (thanks dad). This rub isn’t...

Roasted Vegetables with Feta Cheese

Roasted Vegetables with Feta Cheese

I wanted a nice side dish to go with my Greek Roasted Chickenso I decided to look through my refrigerator to see what vegetables I could roast. I found some red onion, small fingerling potatoes, bell pepper, carrots, garlic,...

Greek Roasted Chicken

Greek Roasted Chicken

It was another cold and rainy day and I was in the mood for comfort food so I decided to roast a chicken. I seasoned it with Greek flavors such as thyme, oregano, lemon pepper, and garlic. I stuffed...

Mexican Tomato Rice and Beans

Mexican Tomato Rice and Beans

We were having friends over for dinner and I needed to find a side dish to go along with my Green Chili Chicken. I found a recipe for rice and beans in one of my favorite cookbooks “Fine Cooking...

Raspberry and Blueberry Fruit Pies

Raspberry and Blueberry Fruit Pies

My daughter had a day off of school so we decided to do some baking. I had a tin of biscuits that I needed to use up, as well as some fresh blueberries and low sugar raspberry jelly. We...

Lentil and Sausage Soup

Lentil and Sausage Soup

It was a cold and rainy day outside which made me in the mood for a hearty and comforting bowl of soup. I found some pre-cooked lentils at Trader Joe’s as well as some chicken and herb sausages and...

Personal Calzones

Personal Calzones

We had pizza dough to use up so I looked through the refrigerator to see what ingredients I could use. The kids and I decided to make personal calzones that we could each fill up with whatever ingredients we...

Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Craisin and Pecan Cookies

Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Craisin and Pecan Cookies

My husband and I were going out to a movie and dinner with friends. I wanted to bring a special treat to my girlfriend’s mother who was babysitting all of our kids. I decided to make some tasty oatmeal...

Gemelli with Lump Crab, Mushrooms and Asparagus in a Lemon Butter Sauce

Gemelli with Lump Crab, Mushrooms and Asparagus in a Lemon Butter Sauce

I bought some lump crab from Costco and couldn’t decide what to make with it. I was craving pasta so I looked through my refrigerator to see what I could use in a pasta dish. I found mushrooms, asparagus,...

Banana Coffee Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

Banana Coffee Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

I’ve seen a few banana cakes on the web recently and it made me want to bake one. My son and I were bored one rainy afternoon so we decided to bake a banana cake with coconut pecan frosting....