Category: American

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 Pistachios, and Dried Cherries, with…

Lemony Double Mustard 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 color and the other for…

Grown Up Macaroni Pasta 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 chopped up hot dogs. Now,…

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 up, sub out the beef…

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 this site. But if time…

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.   The little ones make a…

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 fresh strawberries or a few…

Poached Eggs over Mushrooms on An English Muffin Bed

Poached Eggs over Mushrooms on An English Muffin Bed

Sometimes the simplest foods give the most pleasure. Brilliant yellow broken yolks dribbling over savory mushrooms with a drizzle of truffle oil sinking into the English Muffin holes…sublime! 2 Eggs 1 English Muffin 4 Mushrooms, washed and quartered Splash of…

Zucchini Bikini Soup

Zucchini Bikini Soup

It’s a thrifty meal that’s not only satisfying but exceptionally low in calories.  If you start making healthy choices NOW, you’ll be ready come summer to slip into that itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini. Splash of Olive Oil 1 Large…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Mug Cake for One

Chocolate Chip Banana Loaf Mug Cake for One

This mini cake baked in the microwave takes nearly no time at all and very few ingredients. I’ve made it with less sugar and oil than most yet it’s still moist and sweet. It’s only a slightly sinful treat for…