Golden Fruit and Nut Granola

Golden Fruit and Nut Granola

It’s taken a few experiments to get my granola both yummy AND healthy.  For the most economical choice, use a combination of peanuts and raisins, with honey as the sweetener.  For the most luxurious, choose …Read More

Lemony Double Mustard Potato Salad

Double Mustard Lemon Potato Salad

For summer fare, a great potato salad is must-have dish. Paired with a burger or cold chicken and your beloved will be happy happy! I’ve used two varieties of mustard, one for its brightly pleasing …Read More

Grown Up Macaroni Pasta Cheese

Creamy Mac N' Cheese

One of my first cooking memories is cracking open a box of Kraft Mac n’ Cheese and standing on tip toe at the stove to stir it. My gourmet version then was the addition of …Read More

Savory Beef Fried Rice


A belly-warming toss-together meal or side dish made from leftover cold rice, a few veggies, and a little beef.  The seasonings are of great importance when there are so few main ingredients.  For a change …Read More

Zesty Fresh Tomato Black Bean Salsa

Tasty AND Healthy!

A mouth pleaser that’s bursting with fresh tomatoes, sweet corn, and savory beans. Use this salsa as a dip for chips, or a topper for tacos, tortillas, baked fish and chicken.  You can dial down …Read More

Herb Olive Oil Dip (for Bread)


This speedy little herb and oil dip takes only moments to whip together and when served with fresh bread looks and tastes extraordinary.   Have a little cheese, some cold meat, a glass of vino and BRAVO…a …Read More

Italian Cheese Stuffed Beef Meatballs


Who doesn’t love moan-inducing stuffed balls of juicy meat that burst with melting cheese! They’re baked not fried so require no time slaving over a spattering pan. These baked meatballs are tasty tossed with pasta, …Read More

Mushroom Alfredo with Penne for Two

Mushroom Alfredo Penne Pasta

In the mood for a romantic sup for two? This meal is a wiz to toss up. If you have the time, make your alfredo sauce from scratch first. I have an excellent recipe on …Read More

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

This super simple dish makes an excellent quickie breakfast, lunch, or late night snack for one.   If you want it to go a little farther use a griddle pan, and divide the batter into four.   …Read More

Mushroom Egg and Cheese Brunch Burrito for One

Brunch Burrito

In the mood for a little sumthin’, just for one? I whipped this burrito up for brunch. If you’ve got a morning-after-the-night-before visitor, double the recipe and serve it in bed with a handful of …Read More