Simple is Sustainable…and that is exactly what Day 4 was for me. It was all about leftovers and a simple dinner with no cooking involved. It was Saturday and my husband was currently out of town. So, it was just me, Lily and Mylo (my feline friends) and my best cuddle buddy, Oscar, my little …

New Year’s Day is typically considered a day in which we focus on the positive changes we want to make for the new year. This seems especially true when we embark on a new decade that offers so many possibilities. At 53 years old, I realize more and more the value of how food impacts …

So we all have heard of “White” Chicken Chili and love all it’s cheesy, rich flavors but it’s the New Year and many of us are focusing on eating healthier. Here is where “Red” Chicken Chili comes in! It a super easy recipe, packed with protein and fiber that will leave you satisfied without all …

“Carnitas” in Spanish means “little meats” and I fell in love with pork version of carnitas in Mexico long ago and they have always been one of my favorite Mexican dishes to cook in my slow cooker. I use these tasty, meaty bites in tacos, burritos, nachos and even soups. I usually try to make …

After a week of dreary winter weather including snow and freezing temperatures, nothing hits the spot like comforting soup simmering away on the stove.  One of my favorite soups is Winter Minestrone Soup with Pancetta.  Minestrone soup is an Italian soup featuring in season vegetables and basically whatever else you have left in the refrigerator…kind …

Sometimes a great recipe comes along that just keeps giving and giving and giving!  This is one of those recipes that even today after years of making this, I still find new ways to use it…my Slow Cooker Beef Brisket with Tomato Gravy.  My in-house family is just two people since both my children have …

One of my very first blog post 3 years ago was about our Seafood Ceviche recipe which we had tweaked and finally perfected (to our taste, of course). Now, I have added a new twist to this recipe by creating a mini taco version of them but with a unique twist…the shell is a round …

Today’s blog is in honor of Ashleigh English Pitt, my incredible daughter who will be 26 years old this week! The apple never falls far from the tree and my beautiful, daughter, Ashleigh is an excellent example of this.  As she has gotten older, just like her mom, her interest in cooking continues to grow …

Ravioli is one of my favorite dishes….little pockets of pasta filled with all kinds of delicious fillings.  It’s almost like a blank canvas…you can literally create your own “art” to stuff right inside those little puffy bites.  However, I don’t really enjoy making homemade pasta.  I find it kind of messy and time consuming.  The …

Around this time last year, I blogged about my favorite homemade Chicken Noodle Soup from an old Southern Living magazine from the ’90’s that I have updated over the years.  It is a winning recipe, I promise!  Please see the original link I posted below and give it a try.  However, I am working on …