Month: March 2014

Fricasse’ de Pollo… A Cuban recipe from Saveur Magazine

Cuban cuisine is normally known as being very hearty; therefore, right up my husband’s alley!  It just so happened that it was his turn to cook so he got to choose his recipe of choice.  He so loves perusing through food magazines…gathering… Read More

Crab Cakes…Cooking Light Style

My husband, Jeff, LOVES crab cakes!  Me, not so much.  I find that often they are heavy and “bready” tasting or have too many ingredients that take away from the crab.  They are also usually very fattening so I would rather save… Read More

Pasta with Red Clam Sauce….or to my kids “Chicken Spaghetti”!

During the summer months when the tomatoes are bountiful, I can and process my own red pasta sauce to use for a variety of dishes all year.  There is nothing like a homemade sauce that has the aroma of a tangy, warm… Read More

Pan Seared Chicken with Olives…from The Kitchen on Food Network

There is a new kid on the block when it comes to cooking shows!  The Kitchen on the Food Network Channel debuted in January and while I had originally thought it was just going to be a replica of ABC‘s The Chew, it has surprised… Read More

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles…A Hit!

As you may know, last week I was very excited about trying a recent Cooking Light Magazine recipe of Spicy Shrimp Noodle Soup.  Even though, the ingredients  tasted “OK”, the flavors didn’t meld and I was disappointed after all that work in… Read More

Jeff makes me a nice steak dinner using my blog recipe!

My husband is truly a master on the grill…Ask anyone and they will tell you Jeff Pitt’s steaks, ribs, burgers, or anything else are amazing when he grills.  That is why I was quite surprised last night when he wanted to make… Read More

Chicken Enchiladas with a Healthy Twist…A Tried and True Recipe!

Who doesn’t love Mexican food…all that gooey cheese and luscious sauce?!  Well, here is a healthy alternative to the standard calorie-laden enchilada dish.  It is packed with vegetables like onions, zucchini, squash, and carrots along with tender shredded chicken and oh, yes…CHEESE!… Read More

Spicy Shrimp Noodle Soup Recipe by Cooking Light…A Recipe Review

Spicy Shrimp Noodle Soup….some of the tastiest ingredients in one bowl and even better, it was from Cooking Light Magazine  which always has some of my favorite recipes.  As many of you know, Cooking Light is a part of a group of… Read More

Corned Beef an Irish Tradition on St. Patricks’s day? NOT!!

As it turns out, Bacon is the the tradition for the Irish chaps and they generally only serve Corned Beef in Ireland to please the tourists. In fact, many Irish didn’t even have corned beef until they came to America! As much… Read More

A recipe community in the making!

As Recipe Realities nears 1500 followers since it’s inception 6 weeks ago, I wanted to one again thank everyone for their support. What started out as a tiny light bulb in my imagination of taking current recipes in magazines and television, testing… Read More