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January 19, 2020

I loved cauliflower long before it became so popular, recently showing up as cauliflower steaks, cauliflower rice, cauliflower pizza crusts and cauliflower mac and cheese (I also have a recipe on here for that, which got great reviews). To me, cheese and cauliflower is the ultimate marriage of flavors, and sundried tomatoes are another favorite of mine. No surprise I love all 3 together and this recipe is a favorite of mine. 

First a few tips on cutting the...

January 16, 2020

Nope no shrimp in my photo, just simmering flavor!! As I have said before, shrimp is my fav fish, followed by crab legs and then lobster.  Shrimp is the easiest of the three to prepare and the quickest. However, to me precooked frozen shrimp is tasteless and sometimes tough or watery, so I prefer cooking my own from scratch. Even the precooked shrimp in the fish department can be overcooked, undercooked and no flavor. Even busy people can do fresh shrimp, a...

January 7, 2020

We love Chinese food, but sometimes it doesn't love us. The sodium, msg, spices and sauces are not always to our liking. However, we do get it off and on, in a pinch, and are very selective in our choices. For this reason I like to make what I call my sort of Chinese dishes, and I am then in control of what goes in them. Of course I have the time, if you work or have a family and are on the go 24/7 take out is a must. Today I whipped up a dish with my fav i...

January 6, 2020

I love a delicious frittata, any time of day works for me. I do have another frittata recipe on here with the whole egg, and I love that one too. To me, what is in the frittata makes it, and anything works in one, so the sky is the limit as they say! Today I wanted to go a little lighter after all the holiday feasting so decided on an egg white one. Once again, being a snowy day and not getting out, I went with leftovers I had in my fridge and I might add,...

December 30, 2019

First of all I need to apologize to my many subscribers to my blog. Unbeknownst to me, many of you have not been getting the notice of a new blog posting/recipe for a while, as there was a glitch in my shoutout notice setup. Hopefully the problem has now been straightened out, once again so sorry. Please take a peek as a lot of new recipes have been posted recently!! Of course if you are my friend on face book then you have gotten them!!

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December 28, 2019

As I have stated before, when I was a child money was tight and my mom was not a cook. She, like all women/mothers made do in that era in time. We did, however, have the traditional turkey for the holidays, and once in a while what was the most popular of hams in those days a bone in smoked shoulder, of which she would cook the heck out of and the meat was always tough as shoe leather as the saying goes, and so salty!! These days hams are fancy, all shapes,...

December 18, 2019

I am not a big beef fan, and we rarely have beef in our house, once a year prime rib for a holiday and a burger or a meat loaf now and then. Today was a day I was craving some beef and a cheeseburger with my fixins that I love, everyone of course has their own idea of what their fixins should be! I also just happened to have precooked turkey bacon which I favor, and a meat loaf already made. So all in all this was a perfect time to create something yummy an...

December 13, 2019

I am a hugh shrimp fan, indeed I have several recipes on here with shrimp. Shrimp is easy to work with, equally good plain or dressed up, and quick to cook and just plain delicious! This recipe today also includes my previous recipe posted, the rhubarb pineapple ham glaze. Like with ham, I also sometimes like my shrimp dressed up. I am also a fan of bacons, use all kinds but today I went with turkey bacon for a change of pace. 

Here is what I did:

Amount of s...

December 8, 2019

We are fond of ham!! Also fans of ham glazes or toppings. I always top my ham steaks with something interesting, some favorites being apricot or peach jam, or a honey mustard.  I like jam, but I also like to make my own spread/toppings when time permits. I do not use pectin, only fruits and some sugar, and cook it down until it thickens to my liking. This procedure makes for a softer product which we prefer, even spooned on our toast, biscuits, English muff...

November 30, 2019

We've all or at least a lot of us have had the cream cheese with pickles and chip beef spread, and believe me I love it scrambled in my eggs or even on my baked potato, don't knock it till you try it!! Bottom line I am a fan of cream cheese plain and simple. So anytime I have a condiment or two left over I "cream cheese it" as I like to say. Today was no exception and in the process I got rid of two more leftover items, a win win as they say!!

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