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

Butternut Squash

This recipe came directly from a sticker on the squash, although I didn’t use all the ingredients they recommended.  Their instructions were to preheat the oven to 400 degrees, cut the squash in half lengthwise.  Remove seeds, then bake cut-side down in a shallow pan.  Test with fork. Remove and sprinkle with salt and brown…

Grilled Vegetables

The Ingredients Baby carrots Sugar snap peas, ends snipped 1-2 T. Olive oil Juice of 1/2 lemon A sprinkling of Ground Coriander Salt & pepper to taste Since the carrots would take longer to cook than the peas, I steamed them in the microwave at 70% power for about 6 minutes.  Then I mixed all…

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…

Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Pizza

This one is fast and easy.  I needed a break after cooking all weekend. The Ingredients pre-made pizza shells pizza sauce (in the pasta section) mozzarella cheese mushrooms, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, chopped dried oregano garlic powder I used a cookie sheet to prepare the pies for the oven.  I layered the pies with sauce, oregano, garlic…

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…