All That Arugala

This weekend I embarked on making a recipe that mimicked a really tasty meal I had the week before. Chicken Bellagio is topped with arugula and in order to get a couple of handfuls for my recipe, I had to purchase quite a bit of the greens. It was tasty but what should I do…

Saturday Night Pasta

Usually, Saturday is the day we take care of our own hunger by cooking or ordering what we want to eat but this one was a little different. Earlier in the week I had to travel and simply did not have the will to cook dinner upon my return so the local pizza chain supplied…

Snacking On Nostalgia

When I was a child my mother worked as an Extension Technician in our rural community. Extension Technicians provided Services by teaching members of the community how to infuse nutrition into our diets, as well as spearheading outreach to the youth through 4-H. When you are the child of a single working mother you tend…

Mother’s Day Treat

I live in a rather female intensive family. So, of course, Mother’s Day is a multi-generational event. Most of those who “man” the kitchen are out of action on Mother’s Day which usually means we have to eat out if we don’t want mothers cooking and still want to eat. That’s the way it’s been…

Carnitas for Everyone!

 Ok. That may be a bit of an overstatement. In fact it was carnitas for my Sunday Dinner family. After church on Sunday we must eat. We had been going out a lot but having dinner out every week is something of a “budget buster” especially if you have more than one mouth to feed at…

They Must Be Fed

It happens every twenty-four hours; dinnertime. I get home after work and my son greets me with  “Hello, what’s for dinner?” There are times that at that moment, I hand him 2 warm pizza boxes and say, “Dinner is ready” but young men do not grow on pizza alone. Now, I  love my tech, between…

So, It’s “Bring A Covered Dish” Season

I really love gathering with friends and family to eat and enjoy each others company. They are an animated, loving group of people who can cook their behinds off. Each one of them excels at a throwing ingredients of unknown amounts, (they never have to measure) into bowls, pots, and pans and come out with…

Try it Tuesday (Thursday Edition)

My son really likes tortellini but I have always made it the same way. Tonight we’re going to try something different. I found this recipe Spinach Tomato Tortellini Soup and we’re going to give it a try if I don’t get stuck in traffic.

Dinner Tonight – The Results

On the 8th I spent a post on the gift of basil I received. It was lovely and quite a lot. I was able to spin it into, not only the Italian Style Sloppy Joe topped with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil, but also a very tasty Basil Chicken with rice. My family ate it without hesitation and…

Dinner Tonight…

I go to church with a great group of people. I love the fact that we are all such individuals with different gift, talents, and the like. Now, although I am a girl who was brought up in the country (and still live there), I don’t think it’s a correct moniker to call me a…

A Joint Effort: Lasagna Soup

My son is a great kid. He has no illusions of what his Mom is and is not. He knows for sure that I am no cook. Sure, I make things for us but it really is not the thing I am known for. So for him to ask me to make something specific to…

Try It Tuesday May Be My New Thing

I am not sure how this keeps happening but it seems that Tuesday is the day I try something out of the ordinary. Maybe because it’s the beginning of the week or, possibly, because no one eats at home Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Whatever the reason, Tuesday seems to be the day I will try…