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Eggplant Parmesan

I love this time of the year when you can stop at roadside stands and buy fresh produce from the local farmers.  I  recently bought 2 eggplants.  My intention was to grill them, but I forgot about them.  I decided it was time to use them so I made up a quick version of eggplant […]

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Summertime makes you want to get outside.  Grab your tennis racket, your baseball equipment, your basketball and head outdoors.   There is something about being outside.  You definitely need to get your grill out.  There is something about grilling out that makes you forget you are cooking.  This is one of my favorite meals.  Make […]

Zucchini Noodles with Bolognese Sauce

I have a great new gadget I have been wanting to try.  I know a lot of you probably already have this, but you have to understand, I am still using a grater instead of a food processor. Enough said–my new device is a Veggetti. This little marvel will turn zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes or […]

Grilled chicken and vegetables

Well, here’s to eating healthy in 2017.  The Butcher and I are limiting salt and sugar in our diet.  It may not be the easiest thing; However, there are still great foods to be eaten.  I have fallen in love with grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms and bone-in chicken breasts. This meal can be made in […]

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Merry Christmas! Many of you are roasting a beef tenderloin for Christmas. I am also roasting a beef tenderloin for the very first time. I am sharing how I will be roasting my tenderloin. I would really appreciate any tips you may have for me and my readers. Roasted Beef Tenderloin 4 to 5 pounds […]

Basil Pesto

I love having an herb garden. Many times, I have beautiful herbs but I don’t take full advantage of them. Basil is one of the herbs that gets overlooked. I like to make a Caprese salad–sliced tomatoes, topped with sliced Mozzarella cheese and basil with a viniagrette dressing drizzled over the top, but I still […]

Championship Chili

Does everyone have Championship on their mind today?  Weren’t the Buckeyes over the top last night?  They did Ohio proud.  Well, even though my chili didn’t win a National Championship, it was the hit of the pregame party.  I changed it up just a little bit and I got the thumbs up from everyone who […]

Chicken Souvlaki

I had a very interesting week to say the least.  On Tuesday we were having first time guests to our home for dinner.  I told the Butcher to bring home boneless, skinless chicken breasts so I could make a cozy crock pot dinner.  I was searching on the internet and stumbled upon Chicken Souvlaki.  This […]

Buffalo Chicken/Loaded Potato Casserole

This dish has a big name to live up to and believe me, it does!  I made this for the Butcher last week.  Those of you who know the Butcher know he does not do “hot” very well.  He got a little whiny when I told him “Frank’s Hot Sauce” was a part of the […]

Creative Pasta

When you are on the Paleo Lifestyle you need to be a little creative, and creative can be good.  I wanted pasta.  The sauce wasn’t the problem–finding “noodles” was the challenge.  Enter Spaghetti squash.  This amazing vegetable makes the perfect “Angel Hair” pasta and is wonderful with any topping. This is so simple, I feel […]