Take-out Tuesday, Stuffed Zucchini, 4 Ways!

Zucchini can be your best friend when you are trying to eat less carbs and lighter foods It’s available fresh year round and can be used in an endless variety of ways The other night my resident chef, HHjr, made zucchini boats stuffed with sausage, black beans and corn A very tasty dinner that’s easy … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Artichoke, Mushroom & Asparagus Pizza

This pizza was created by my family’s love of artichokes The last time we had artichokes, HHjr said, “We should make a pizza using the hearts and sauce the crust with your lemon aioli” “That is a GREAT idea!” We decided to cook artichokes on Friday night to go with our steaks and save the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asian Salad with Peanut Dressing

I use my monthly bucket list to help me make meal choices quickly, I pin and save recipe ideas all the time and then once a month, I choose 3-4 recipes for each category The flavor/theme of the month for January is International When I was looking at the list the other day, I was … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Gnocchi Florentine with Mushrooms & Pancetta

This recipe is a pleasant change from typical pasta bakes, it calls for gnocchi, which literally translates to “dough dumplings” Gnocchi can be made from a variety of sources, with one of the most common being potatoes This is a simple dish of potato gnocchi, with fresh mushrooms, spinach, pancetta and 2 kinds of cheese … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Lightened Up Apps for the New Year

January is a popular time to shed holiday pounds, get back to a healthier life style, and start off the New Year with a fresh outlook… Thursday is New Year’s Eve, then on New Year’s Day there is a special broadcast to replace the cancelled Rose Parade, and then a weekend of football! You are … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Bacon Brown Sugar Chicken

At my house, this is one of our go to dinners it goes together in a snap and everybody loves it! I use precut chicken tenders which makes assembly a breeze Chicken tenders, brown sugar and bacon are all you need, and if you have time, a marinade for an extra flavor boost {I like … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Salad with Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Croutons

This sweet and savory salad is truly a holiday celebration in a bowl! Fresh strawberries, juicy oranges, buttery almonds on a bed of fresh spinach and romaine lettuce all topped with bacon wrapped asparagus “croutons” The fresh greens and red berries make this salad perfect for Christmas or any festive celebration I used seasonal blood … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Rock Star Short Ribs

“Hey, can you grab something for dinner? I am slammed today at work…” “Sure” I replied, and turned to my bucket list to choose something to make When I saw Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken from Slow Cooking Perfected on the list, I remembered a long time favorite of my son’s, Asian Short Ribs When you … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Favorite Rosemary Recipes for the Holidays

One of my very favorite herbs is Rosemary~ I always have a fresh rosemary plant nearby to clip for cooking it can elevate any recipe from ho hum to divine! Let’s start with appetizers, Rosemary Pine Nut Sables are like cheese straws, except they are flavored with pine nuts and rosemary Sable is French for … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Rainbow Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Cranberries and Pecans

This dish sounds fancy, and it is a company and holiday worthy side dish, but it is easy enough to make any night of the week, and it also can be eaten as a main dish meal! Trim and halve the Brussels sprouts, cut the sweet potato into cubes {peeled or unpeeled} and lay them … Continue reading