Temporarily Out of Service

Temporarily Out of Service

… I won’t be cooking or typing for a day or two. I spent the afternoon in a lot of pain due to a little mishap with a very sharp knife. My left index finger has a deep gash that is...

Polenta Cake Topped with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and a Poached Egg

Polenta Cake Topped with Sautéed Tomatoes, Spinach, and a Poached Egg

I had a bit of leftover creamy parmesan polenta and I thought it might be tasty with a poached egg on top. I formed the polenta into a patty and cooked it in a bit of olive oil until...

Peach, Blackberry, and Banana Muffins

Peach, Blackberry, and Banana Muffins

We had planned on making banana zucchini muffins but I noticed our peaches were really ripe so I changed plans. My daughter suggested banana peach muffins and I added a few ripe blackberries that I had in the refrigerator....

Parade's Community Table ~ 20 Chicken Thigh Recipes

Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Flavor-Packed Chicken Thigh Recipes

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Flavor-Packed Chicken Thigh Recipes. If you ask me, I think chicken thighs are an unappreciated meat! Thighs are way more moist, tender, and flavorful than chicken breasts and they...

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

I’ve only eaten polenta a few times and I had never made it before now. I am sad it took me so long! This polenta was fairly simple to make and tasted creamy, cheesy, and delicious. It paired perfectly with...

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin

I found this pork recipe is in this month’s Cooking Light magazine. I loved that the recipe had only a handful of ingredients and it was quick and easy to make. The pan roasted pork tenderloin turned out moist, tender,...

Pan Roasted Bell Peppers with Garlic and Thyme

Pan Roasted Bell Peppers with Garlic and Thyme

I came across this Cooking Light recipe for pan roasted bell peppers. I loved the idea of starting the cooking on the stove top and finishing it in the oven. The anchovies gave the peppers a nice salty flavor...

Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée

This has been my favorite dessert for years. What’s not to love about a creamy vanilla custard topped with a crisp sugar coating? My kids have recently discovered how wonderful Crème Brûlée is and my son requested it for his...

Parade's Community Table ~ 20 Savory and Sweet Breakfasts

Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Savory and Sweet Breakfasts

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table ~ 20 Savory and Sweet Breakfasts. People say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I have created a round-up of the most popular breakfast recipes on...

Light Summer Recipes Round-Up

Light Summer Recipes

Sometimes simple is best. Here are a few simple recipe ideas for those hot and busy summer days. Cheers! Homemade Granola   Fluffy Scrambled Eggs and Avocado Slices on Toast   Banana Oatmeal Bread   Tomato and Basil Sandwich...