Healthy Comfort Food is Not an Oxymoron

Monday is usually casserole night in our home, so I was searching Pinterest yesterday looking for a recipe for a healthy chicken stroganoff-type casserole dish. What I found, and made instead, was the delicious Skinny Beef Casserole posted by SkinnyMom. It was what I was craving for dinner, a healthy comfort food — no, that is not […]

A Kaleidoscopic Carnival of Flavor

My family LOVES fiery food. We especially have a weakness for zingy Cajun cuisine and, specifically, Jambalaya, and I am always looking (and cooking) for the ultimate recipe. Well, Holy Creole, my search is over!! When I ran across this gorgeous Jambalaya on the fabulous blog Gimme Some Oven, I knew I had to try it. I mean, look […]

A Twist on Grandma’s Pudding Cake

When we vacationed in Mexico last year, we brought home a bottle of the most excellent Mexican tequila and a beautiful bottle of Kahlua. The tequila barely made it home before the bottle was empty, but the seal on the Kahlua has been waiting a year to be cracked. When I ran across the Kahlua the other […]

Brussels Sprouts Love

I am one lucky woman. Everyone in my family LOVES one of the healthiest foods in the world: Brussels sprouts. They love them so much that I am always on the lookout for different and creative ways to prepare them. We’ve had them steamed, sauteed, shredded and deep fried, but our favorite Brussels sprouts, by far, are oven-roasted. […]

Busy Day “Rotisserie” Chicken

Today, I wasn’t feeling the cooking bug. I had a doctor’s appointment with tests clear across town, as well as some errands to run, and I needed to find something easy to make for dinner. I had thawed a whole roasting chicken, so dropping it into the crock pot with some veggies was very tempting. […]