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Rosemary and Garlic Chicken

I adapted this recipe from Real Simple’s recipe of the day from Jan. 11, 2011. I made a few minor changes but otherwise kept to the instructions. We loved this!  I decided after reading the amount of vinegar (1/2 cup) that went into the recipe we might be turned off by the flavor and ended … Continue reading

But it was just a little fire!

Isn’t that what they all say? It seems that my oven bit the dust last week. It was just a little arcing and sparking that melted the main heating element in the oven. I was on my way to the bathroom,(why does it always seem to happen then?), when my boys yelled “Mom, fire!”. I … Continue reading

It was one of those nights…

where I didn’t plan properly for dinner. I wanted to make this new recipe for a fresh tomato sauce using my garden bounty but I didn’t read the whole recipe. I needed a few hours to roast the tomatoes and I didn’t have that kind of time. So what’s a gal to do? She gets into … Continue reading

One whole chicken-two meals or more!

Yes, foodie friends it can be done! I was able to make a purchasing error into a wonderful meal two different nights. I know I am not the first to do this but I do believe I did it with minimal work involved. First let me tell you about the contest I have going at … Continue reading

Did I hear someone ask for a vegetarian menu?

Oh yeah, I thought I did. It was you! Or maybe you? No? That’s ok, I promise this menu will please even us carnivores. I know my family enjoyed this meal.  Since today is a sauce cooking/meatball making/pasta and bread making day, I wanted an easier meal last night. (Photo credit) I said easy? I … Continue reading

Easter memories and menu

We all had a wonderful Easter with a great church service followed by a great meal. It was the normal family including my hubby, my boys, my daughter and her son and me. Here is Isaiah, or Za as we call him, waiting for his food.

Compliments and accolades

I think in life we all desire to be complimented or receive approval for our deeds. If not from parents, maybe from a sibling, a friend, a boss, a spouse, a child…the list is endless. As a cook or chef (which I am not), one really wants to know if others think your food is … Continue reading