Last week, I didn’t have high reviews for one of Ree Drummond’s…aka “The Pioneer Woman” recipes (Cajun Chicken Pasta…yuck).  However, this week she redeemed herself with of all things….A Chicken Breast!  Although they are usually healthy, cheap and very versatile to work with in the kitchen, they can also be bland, dry, and a little …

The American Burger….add some Tuscan flair and take it up a notch to a “Gourmet Burger” by adding Pecorino Cheese, some caramelized onions, a little sage, some gingery homemade ketchup, and top it off with fresh Foccacia Bread!  Wow!  Chianti Burgers with Caramelized Onions in the April 2014 Food & Wine Magazine  sounded amazing!  I …

To many people, a turkey burger does not conjure up images of a big, thick, juicy, satisfying burger. Normally, it is though of a patty of dried-out, tasteless meat that only people on a diet would eat.  Hopefully, this recipe will change your opinion because I like it better than regular beef hamburgers! Hard to …

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 ideas (we must be a match made in heaven..ha, ha!)  However, one of …

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 me a nice steak dinner using MY BLOG RECIPE!  Now that is a …

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! The base of this recipe came from a book I read several years …

Every now and then you need a simple recipe…One that is not only delicious, but easy enough to make on a weeknight and even better, kid friendly!  As some of you know, I am not only a part-time personal chef for a local family but also a part-time nanny to their two adorable toddlers, Amelia …

Slow Cooker recipes are one of my favorite kinds but when I saw the picture of a juicy piece of chicken atop some yummy polenta, covered with a “tomatoey type sauce” (my new word :-), I knew this was my kind of recipe!  Featured in the March 2014 issue of Cooking Light Magazine, this one …

 Every summer, I can my own spaghetti sauce so I have that fresh taste of tomatoes during the winter and and what better compliment to the sauce?  The Meatball!  A savory bite of beef, veal, and pork with cheese, garlic, and all those delicious seasonings…Simple, savory, and succulent! While I will only share my secret …

Who doesn’t love Chinese food and even more who doesn’t love Mu Shu?!  Guy Fieri recently prepared a Mu Shu Chicken with Chinese Crepes with Scallions on Guy’s Big Bite on the Food Network Channel and it looked wonderful so I couldn’t wait to try it.  Warning:  the ingredients list is long but the result …