What makes the everyday chef feel disappointed in the kitchen?  A BAD RECIPE!  Although I love her show and usually most of her recipes, Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman on The Food Network has a major miss on her “Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe”! I… Read More

Shrimp Tacos topped with Tropical Guacamole Salad and a Creamy Lime Sauce…wow, doesn’t that sound delicious!  This is my personal creation made in my kitchen this week and it embodies all the “fresh flavors” that I have always wanted to include in… Read More

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… Read More

In preparation for his 50th birthday in May, my husband, Jeff, is trying to lose a few pounds so I have been trying to throw in a few healthy recipes in my repertoire to assist him in his journey.  The cover of… Read More

Being a true Southern girl, I LOVE Grits…add some shrimp to them along with a few of my other favorite ingredients and you have a tasty sensation in one dish…Shrimp and Grits!  But, what we commonly call “Shrimp and Grits” varies quite… Read More

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

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

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

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

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