Macaroni Skillet

A favorite of children,  and mommies alike.  Simple, nutritious, and speedy to make.  Macaroni skillet is another, “formula” style recipe.  As long as you have the three basic ingredients; meat, pasta and liquid,  you will have a one skillet,  satisfying...

Salmon Au Gratin

You can use fresh,  but the real beauty in this recipe is what it does for frozen salmon.  I like to keep individually frozen, wild salmon in my freezer.  It is cost effective, convenient, and good for you, but let’s face it,  frozen is not as good as fresh....

BBQ Fried Chicken

I can’t imagine why anyone would want to cook fried chicken in their kitchen.  It makes such a mess on the stove.  That’s what Cast iron skillets and BBQ’s are for.  My family loves this lighter version of BBQ chicken,  and I don’t mind making...

Easy Garden Egg Bake

Perfect every time,  the Egg Bake is my go to weekend meal for breakfast/brunch.  It is more of a formula than a recipe. You plug in the ingredients, depending on what you have on hand. It is adapted from,  Favorite Recipes from Our Favorite Cooks,  written by Alison...

BACON AND GREEN ONION FRITTATA

BACON AND GREEN ONION FRITTATA I am very particular about the bacon I purchase.  I only buy the naturally cured artisan, no nitrates, or other chemical preservative type.  It is available at most markets. If you really want to go fancy,  you can substitute imported...

Buttermilk Banana Nut Pancakes

No other breakfast item evokes such approval from my children as pancakes. I instantly become, “the best Mom ever”. They are also a great way to use up those over ripe bananas in the fruit basket.  Buttermilk is a staple that I try to keep on hand, but If...