Thanksgiving has come and gone and your tummies are probably still stuffed with all the yummy turkey and the sinful side dishes and desserts that you enjoyed with your family yesterday.  You may have even over-indulged a bit….I could definitely say that by looking at my father-in-law’s plate. He might fall into that category! Today, however, …

Last night, I whipped up the simplest and easiest stir fry and it was so beautiful and tasty, I knew I had to share it with you.  It is kind of a different take on stir fry in that I use a homemade Szechwan sauce.  Szechwan cuisine is typically considered one with fresh but bold …

As I have mentioned numerous times, one of my favorite cooking shows is The Chew on ABC.  I love the way the co-hosts seem so relaxed while cooking in front of a live audience all along sharing personal tips and insights.  It really is unlike any other show.  Recently, I blogged on a pork chop …

“In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection.”…..Curnonsky.   This quote is unusual for a man who was such a lover of French cuisine but simple foods were his passion.  These days with so many new neat gadgets for the kitchen and all the different exotic seasonings that are now …

Leftovers….Sometimes they are even better the second time around than the first time you eat them!  However, it is always nice to be able to use them in a different way so you can get two different meals out of one recipe.  That was my inspiration for my Chicken and Vegetable Stuffed Poblanos! The poblanos …

Often the week days are just too darn busy to think about being in the kitchen and cooking a hot meal for the family.  You may be tempted just to order a greasy pizza or run through a drive thru on the way home.  However, this chicken recipe will change all that for you because …

I confess…I am not the biggest pork fan especially pork tenderloin or pork chops.  I just find that no matter how you cook them, you end up with a dry and tasteless cut of meat.  My husband, Jeff, however is a huge fan and truly believes his chops are always awesome.  (Not!…but I praise him …

Last night my two adult children came home for dinner for their favorite childhood meal…Mommy’s Spaghetti and Meatballs!  My favorite meatball recipe blog was originally posted in March of this year but yesterday I tweaked it even more, so I wanted to share again because it is now absolute perfection and my whole family agrees! …

When you think of Meatloaf..you think of Comfort.  Wrap it in Bacon…you think WHAT???  That is exactly what I thought the first time I saw the image of Ree Drummond’s Favorite Meatloaf Recipe from her show Pioneer Woman on The Food Network. Now don’t get me wrong..I really like bacon but not like the rest …

Who doesn’t love a good chili dog?  It would be hard to improve on it, so why try?  Until, you are like me and surfing “Pinterest” and see an inspiration:  Chili Dog Casserole!  I was so excited about the idea that I posted it on my personal facebook page about my upcoming recipe test.  It …