Iced Green Tea

Iced Green Tea    by Nancy Minnich Manubay.  I had the wonderful experience of being invited to visit with a good friend and her family while they where living in Shanghai, China. They were gracious enough to fly me there and entertain me for a week. I am so thankful to them for giving me…

Refrigerator Oatmeal

Refrigerator Oatmeal        This is probably one of the easiest grab-and-go breakfasts you could imagine. The number of possible combinations and flavors is limited only by your own imagination. Fo… Source: Refrigerator Oatmeal

Chicken Noodle Soup

I hope everyone is enjoying the last weekend of Summer.  I can’t believe it’s over already 😦  Anyway, I wanted to share my chicken noodle soup recipe with you.  I make it all year round, not just in the cooler months.  It’s one of my favorites.  I add lots of vegetables to make it filled…

Grilled Zucchini

This one is so easy and yummy 🙂 The Ingredients zucchini or squash olive oil salt ground pepper Preheat the grill for about 15 minutes at high heat.  Wash the zucchini, then slice it to about 1/2 inch slices. Drizzle with olive oil.  Add salt and pepper to taste, and you’re ready for the grill….

Banana Bread

Long before I learned how to cook, I was a baker.  And the strange thing about that was, I never had a sweet tooth.  So I would bake and then give it away or take it to work, where my co-workers complained I would make them fat. I told my husband I wouldn’t be baking…

Chicken Meatballs

We recently had an open house in our new home. It was nice to finally get to meet some of our neighbors.  I made these meatballs and they were a hit! The Recipe 1/2 white onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, pressed 1 T.  olive or canola oil 3 lbs. ground chicken 1 c. panko…

Spanish Rice and Beans

Growing up, I had a hispanic stepmother who taught me how to make this recipe. She used a spice, called sofrito, in many of her recipes.  It is a wonderful mixture of vegetables and herbs all chopped up in a blender or food processor.  As far as I’m concerned, the star of this mixture is…

Grilled Potatoes

My Dad died in July of 2001, just 2 months before 9/11.  Since he was a WWII veteran, having fought for his country, I was happy that he did not get to witness this atrocity. As a young man, he was a Boy Scout Leader, and liked to hike and cook out, either on the…

Health and Fitness

For the most part, I haven’t had to worry about weight for most of my life.  Go ahead and hate me if you must 😦  With the exception of a few years in retail, I have worked in health care for most of my life, so I have always had an eye on my diet…

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

As I mentioned, I recently married and there is a cultural difference between me and my husband.  We are both Americans, but I am of German decent, and he is of Filipino decent.  He did not know what the term “comfort food” meant. Being of German decent, I am all too familiar with that term….