Recipe Box, Light & Fresh Garden Stuffed Shells

I got the inspiration for this dish from Karen at Back Road Journal,     she recently posted a luscious looking Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells with Two Sauces       My mouth was watering, but since we are trying to eat lean this month, I decided to lighten it up     Roasted … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Citrus Salad with Creamy Orange Vinaigrette

  Here’s a wonderful winter salad to make your mouth, & your body, happy  😊       Kale, spinach, citrus and a creamy orange vinaigrette         The vinaigrette  turns creamy with the addition of 1 T sour cream or Greek yogurt     Mix all the other ingredients in a jar … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Butternut Squash, Spinach & Pepperoni Lasagna

This is really a short cut lasagna     I used frozen cubed butternut squash, fresh spinach, no boil lasagna sheets, and grated Parmesan cheese     A 5 minute Parmesan Cream Sauce binds everything happily together Or use a prepared Alfredo sauce to make assembly even easier   Roast the squash on a lined … Continue reading

Recipe Box, BBQ Chicken & Corn Pizza with Spinach Salad Topping

Last weekend there was a concert on the water near our house   A big tug boat arrived pushing a palm tree lined barge, called “Gumbo Key,” that served as the stage for the bands     The only way to get there was by boat or by float     Party goers arrived on … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spring Vegetable Galette

One of my favorite parts of Spring is the overflowing abundance of fresh vegetables     Fresh everything!     This galette can be filled with any combination that you can think of, I kept this one green with asparagus, onions and and spinach     Simple to make, a side or a meal, and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Swoodles with Spinach & Cashew Cream and Air Fryer Review

Do you know about Air Fryers?  Santa brought us one for Christmas   This amazing kitchen appliance “fries” by circulating a little oil with hot air, sort of like a convection oven.  It is supposed to make your favorite fried foods much healthier by eliminating 95% of the oil HHjr & I  have been experimenting, … Continue reading

Party Panache, Nutty Spinach Stuffing Bites

This is a fun and different little app to serve during the holidays.  You can use leftover stuffing or mix up a quick batch with a stuffing mix My friend Lynn over at Happier than a Pig in Mud inspired me to try this.  I used her recipe and added nuts for added flavor and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Ryan’s Italian Tomato Pie

I need to pay attention when people are cooking in my kitchen “Hey Mom, you’re missing a great blog moment…” “Whoa, what?!”  I gasped, as I grabbed my camera and ran to the kitchen “Why didn’t you tell me!” click, snap, click, snap “Oh, that looks so good, what’s in there? Ricotta, spinach,  garlic, tomatoes, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Salad with Magic Blueberry Dressing

Want to know why I call this Magic Blueberry Dressing? You take some blueberries top them with some diced apple and crumbled bleu cheese and bake them in the oven and it turns into a magical melty mess Just slide the magic off the foil into a bowl of spinach and crisp romaine topped with … Continue reading

Creations, Tacoladas

My favorite part of cooking is the creating part.  I guess that is why it is so difficult for me to follow recipes exactly, I just can’t do it!  I have to change something, good or bad, I can’t help it.  Last week when I fixed tacos I cooked an extra pound of seasoned ground … Continue reading

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