Take-out Tuesday, Meaty Marinara Bubble Up

. Whether your kids are starting back to school in person or virtually, it is important that we get back on regular schedules One of my grandsons is only attending school 2 days a week, but the other days he has to check in by 8:00 to begin his school day from home . . … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Ramen Noodle Salad

This month I’m playing with oldie but goodie retro recipes I did this a few years ago, {you can see the post here} and it was so popular I wanted to do it again Big E eats Ramen Noodle Soup almost everyday for lunch so there’s always plenty of those good ole ramen noodle packages … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Taco Lettuce Crunch Wrap

This is a lighter version of the popular Tex-Mex Crunch Wrap Supreme Instead of tortillas, the filling is wrapped in fresh crisp romaine lettuce, cutting some calories and making it a refreshing summer meal Tacos are super popular at my house  I think the common phrase, Taco Tuesday, was born because not only are tacos … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Couscous Salad with Spinach, Corn and Tomatoes

. HHjr whipped this salad up the other night and it was so good, I have to share it with you . . This is such a fast and easy side dish, and it’s full of nutrition too . . If you’re not familiar with couscous, it is sort of like a combination of rice … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bread

August 8 is National Sneak Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day, so if you love your neighbor, gift them with a loaf of this moist and cheesy zucchini bread instead! Or If you are the lucky neighbor recipient you can make this for yourself! It’s so moist and cheesy Tell picky eaters that the green … Continue reading

Recipe Box, BBQ Chicken & Ham Linguini

A make ahead casserole is my go to for busy days, one that can be prepped early in the day, or even the day before, and popped in the oven for an effortless dinner One of my favorites is Blue Ribbon Chicken Gratin so named because it’s worthy of a blue ribbon 🏅 Last week, … Continue reading

Party Panache, Sunshine Pineapple Bacon Dip or Spread

We had a festive 4th of July weekend with fireworks and a boat parade And we snacked on this super easy delicious dip Pineapple, cream cheese & chives, sour cream, bacon and 3 cheeses It’s a flavor explosion in your mouth! It’s also so simple to assemble on a busy summer day Combine the drained … Continue reading

Party Panache, Cheese Stars

    With the 4th of July just around the corner You might need a last minute snack or appetizer for your celebration! If you have  bread,  cheese, mayonnaise and a cookie cutter, you can make these! Since we’re celebrating on the coast, I made some “goldfish” too This is a quick and popular snack … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, BBQ Chicken Tacos with Broccoli Pineapple Slaw

I have been using Shipt grocery delivery at the beach house even before Covid 19 because it is so convenient I wanted to make something easy for the boys supper time arrival last Thursday, they love tacos, they love BBQ, they love pineapple…  BBQ chicken in the slow cooker would be perfect for a taco … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Lazy Day Grape Salad

I have shared this recipe before, but its so perfect for summer meals and gatherings, it’s worth sharing again… Grapes are wonderful on their own of course by the handful or perhaps a glass of wine They are a delicious addition to salad Modern Waldorf Salad Even baked on a flatbread! Figgy Bleu Focaccia with … Continue reading