The foodie in me

During the time with COVID-19 going on and needing to shelter at home, I found some combinations of food I like to eat. I have been cooking more and going to the 3 grocery stores I shop at once a week to every 10 days.  I have not eaten out, or done curbside or take […]

Tomato Soup & Cheese Sandwich

One of my absolutely favorites is tomato soup.  It is definitely one of my comfort foods, and I love eating soup in the cooler (& cold) months of the year.  When I’m feeling cold, it helps warm me up. When I was a child (especially when I was sick), I would take Campbell’s Tomato Soup […]

Guacamole the Avocado

Did you know restaurants make the most out of their avocados? When they make guacamole, some use tomatoes and onions in it and others use the following ingredients. Whether you like tomatoes or onions in it, know those ingredients change the taste of avocados because it waters them down. Lettuce — Iceberg or Romaine, cut […]

Apple Pecan Sweetness

In a cereal bowl and stir in the following ingredients together for 1 serving: 1 apple with the peel (of your choice), cut up in bite size pieces; I like Gala, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, & Granny Smith) 1/8 tsp cloves 1/8 tsp nutmeg, whole or ground (I use whole & use a zester grater to grate […]

Cranberry-Orange Bread

I enjoyed making this bread and it’s really yummy. I use to make this recipe every Christmas for many years before I decided to switch to eating low glycemic sugars, so I have yet to tweak this recipe to fit that kind of sugar (when I do I will be sure to make a note […]

Freezing different food

Items to freeze and keep on hand: Jalapenos & other peppers            Spices                        Herbs Cornmeal             Flours                    Fresh Fruit                      Fresh Vegetables   These are just a few of the items I freeze; the possibilities are endless.  When jalapenos are on sale, I buy a whole bunch and put them in a Ziploc bag and freeze them. […]

Sautéed Vegetable Mix

Sautéed Vegetable Mix The original recipe for this is from a Garden-Style Pizza.  I am unsure of the original source, but the below recipe is a modified version I have changed and added to throughout the years.  This is good on pizza, over pasta, or by itself.   2 cups carrots, shredded 2 cups mushrooms, […]

Spinach with Sun-dried Tomatoes & Garlic

Spinach w/ Sun-dried Tomatoes and Garlic Lara’s original creation This is such an easy dish and I bet even your kids will like it; it has loads of flavor. Bon Appétit!! Ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Spinach (fresh or frozen), package or jar of Sun-dried Tomatoes, Water, Salt, Black Pepper — read recipe to […]

Mexican Slaw

If you like cole slaw, but don’t like it sweet this is a recipe for you.  This recipe is tart and refreshing. It can be made without the cilantro and cumin if you just want a slaw without mayonnaise or if you don’t like either of those ingredients.  I use nothing, but organic and the […]

Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken

I enjoy this recipe because it’s simple, delicious, and healthy.  It comes out tender and juicy every time.  The following is my version of this recipe; original recipe was found in a crock pot cookbook I use to have. Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken 3-4 pound fryer or roasting chicken or 4 chicken breasts (or can […]