Banana, Coconut and Walnut Muffins

Banana, Coconut and Walnut Muffins

Need I say more? I loved the Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins so much that I couldn’t wait to use the base recipe for another type of muffin. I decided on coconut, walnuts and banana which are three of my favorite...

Chicken in Tomato Sauce with Kalamata Olives and Feta

Chicken in Tomato Sauce with Kalamata Olives and Feta

I recently checked out a great book from the library called “Eating the Greek Way”. It has over 100 recipes that are fresh, delicious and healthy. I found a terrific recipe for chicken with tomatoes and Ouzo, the only...

Roasted Tomatoes, Fennel and Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted Tomatoes, Fennel and Fingerling Potatoes

I was in the mood to roast some veggies. After looking through my kitchen, I grabbed a fennel bulb, Roma tomatoes and fingerling potatoes along with a couple cloves of garlic. I roasted them with a bit of olive...

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

We had friends over for dinner and I wanted to try a new chicken recipe that would feed a lot of people. I saw this recipe in my most recent library cookbook find, “Barefoot in Paris”. I knew immediately...

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Our friends were babysitting our kids so I wanted to bring them a treat. I had two very ripe bananas to use up and decided to try my hand at muffins. I wanted something fairly healthy and not filled...

Garlic and Herb Chicken Sausages with Caramelized Onions and Bell Peppers

Garlic and Herb Chicken Sausages with Caramelized Onions and Bell Peppers

Sometimes simple is best. I was really tired and didn’t feel like making a big meal so I caramelized some red onion and baby bell peppers to top garlic herb chicken sausages. I also baked some steak fries and...

Chicken Thighs with a Balsamic and Garlic Sauce

Chicken Thighs with a Balsamic and Garlic Sauce

  I wanted to try out a new balsamic vinegar I picked up at Trader Joe’s, so I thought I would make it into a sauce for some chicken thighs. The chicken turned out really moist and tender and...

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

My daughter and son were really wanting a smoothie for a snack so I looked to see what I had on hand. I found some bananas, strawberries and yogurt. I added a bit of ice, honey and milk and...

Spinach with Mushrooms, Onions and Bacon

Spinach with Mushrooms, Onions and Bacon

I had a bunch of baby spinach I needed to use up and decided to try something new instead of my usual spinach with vinegar. I found some mushrooms, onions and bacon in the refrigerator and thought they would...

Shredded Pork Taquitos

Shredded Pork Taquitos

I had a pork roast to use up and decided to cook it slow and low in the oven with green chiles to make shredded pork. I thought I was going to make tacos or a taco salad with...