Lemon and Garlic Roasted Shrimp

Lemon and Garlic Roasted Shrimp

My kids absolutely love shrimp so I decided to make this recipe I found on MyRecipes for their lunch this weekend. I let the shrimp marinate for 10  minutes prior to roasting and they turned out perfectly cooked and...

Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

This is the perfect Autumn (or holiday) side dish. I wanted to try cutting the squash into slivers to roast this time because I heard that delicata squash skin is tasty. I drizzled olive oil, real maple syrup, and...

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

This is the last recipe my daughter and I made for our early Thanksgiving feast. My daughter basically prepared this pie all by herself and it couldn’t have been more delicious! She did a great job following instructions and...

Roasted Turkey

Roasted Turkey

I made an early Thanksgiving dinner last Sunday and I wanted to make a roasted turkey that was simple and delicious. I looked in my cooking “bible” The New Best Recipe Cookbook from the editors of Cook’s Illustrated and...

Stuffing with Turkey Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Chestnuts

Stuffing with Turkey Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Water Chestnuts

I saw this recipe on Closet Cooking and decided it would pair beautifully with the simple turkey I was preparing for an early Thanksgiving meal. It was very simple to make and tasted wonderful. The only thing I would...

Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

I found this recipe on Real Simple and thought it would make an excellent addition to our early Thanksgiving meal that I made on Sunday. I loved the tangy flavor of the vinaigrette with the crisp-tender green beans. They...

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

I made an early Thanksgiving meal today. My daughter helped me in the kitchen for a few of the recipes and it was so much fun cooking with her! She prepared this cranberry sauce we found at MyRecipes all...

Mexican Chopped Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette

Mexican Chopped Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette

I saw this recipe on Better Recipes and couldn’t wait to make it. I loved the flavor of the vinaigrette and the crunch of all the veggies in the salad. It was refreshing, healthy, and super delicious. We all...

Simple Chicken Drumsticks

Simple Chicken Drumsticks

I was in the mood for a simple chicken dinner. I found a package of drumsticks in my freezer and decided to season them very simply, pan cook them for a few minutes, then finish cooking them in the...

Pork Tenderloin and Caramelized Onion Enchiladas in a Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Pork Tenderloin and Caramelized Onion Enchiladas in a Homemade Enchilada Sauce

My husband was in the mood for Mexican food so I made these enchiladas for dinner. I made a homemade sauce that turned out to be spicy, flavorful, and really delicious. The pork was tender and the caramelized onions...