Most food labels will let you know if you should refrigerate that item or not but what about produce? Or what if you could make an ingredient last twice or even three times longer if you simply stored it in the fridge? Here’s a list of items that should either always be kept in the refrigerator […]
I was so excited to make this lime tart recipe that I ran across in my latest Good Housekeeping magazine (April 2017) because it looked delicious and it was gluten-free. I have never been that great of a baker and since being diagnosed with celiac disease I certainly haven’t been that creative when it comes […]
This recipe is elegant, easy and inexpensive…how much better can it get? Plus, the video features a very special guest: Executive Chef of the Cliff House at Pikes Peak, Scott Savage!
I’m not a mixed drink kind of girl, but these Shimmering Shamrock and Lucky Leprechaun drinks were delicious!
I found and made this delicious hearty Irish Beef Stew last year for the first time and it’s oh so good!
This Irish Bread Pudding is perfect for serving on St. Patrick’s Day and it’s so easy, even a “non-baker” like me can whip it together. This makes enough for 12 servings which is perfect for a large celebration, or lots of leftovers.
PLUS, an easy recipe to make Irish Coffee, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or really, any day!
Everyone who knows me, knows there are only three beverages I drink: coffee to keep me going, water to keep me hydrated, and wine to counter all the coffee. I do love my coffee and drink it all day, with my last sip ending about the time I begin cooking dinner. Two pots are what I average on a daily basis […]
I’ve cooked chicken and fish piccata but had never thought about using pork…the other white meat. This meal is complete with your protein, orzo pasta and spinach.
This is so delicious and inexpensive. It’s quick, easy to prepare and tastes wonderful! I have actually served this when company comes for dinner-it’s that good! And depending on what you “top” it with, there’s not a lot of calories-no heavy cream or butter (but it tastes rich). Serve a wedge salad and some crusty multi-grain bread to round out the meal.
I got this recipe from my friend Sarah, who admittedly, is not the most enthusiastic cook. Before Sarah was married and had children, her typical dinners consisted of a bowl of cereal or a pan of Tuna Helper. Sarah and her husband take turns cooking dinner and believe me, when her turn comes, she’s racking […]
Perfect for Valentine’s Day! This meal is hearty yet we lightened up some of the ingredients so it’s not as heavy in fat. This meal takes about 25 minutes and cost about $16.oo for 2 servings.
During the summer I cook with fresh herbs almost daily, using my own from the garden. It’s one of my favorite things about summertime and cooking. There was a time I could keep fresh herbs growing in the kitchen during the winter months but we have a cat who likes to eat and dig them […]
Chicken wings, potato skins, pigs in a blanket and tortilla roll-ups….these are basic (and easy) appetizers that you can customize to fit your budget, taste, and time.
Buffalo chicken dip has been a hugely popular recipe to serve on Super Bowl Sunday for several years now. You get the great flavor of chicken wings without the mess and if you serve it with healthy options like celery and carrots, you might not feel quite so “guilty.” Last year I made and shared […]
Having friends and family over for Super Bowl Sunday can be fun but expensive. If you’ve got guests coming and still need to pick up items, here’s a few easy ways to save money….. 1. Make Your Own Party Trays – Party trays are convenient to pick up but can cost up to twice […]
I found this recipe in the December/January issue of Fine Cooking and thought it sounded good and would make for a great snack to serve on football watching days. (Or anytime actually.) This recipe uses “regular” popcorn, you know, the kind you cook on the stove versus in the microwave. I hadn’t made popcorn this […]
This recipe does take 3 hours to slow cook so you’d probably want to make it on the weekend, if you work out of the home. This makes a delicious meal for dinner, brunch or even breakfast! We all tasted this and everyone agreed it’s wonderful.
According to National Geographic, the typical American family of 4, throws away an average of $1,484 worth of food every year. Oh my gosh! I have a few things I could use that money for during the year instead of just tossing it, don’t you? As much as I try to plan our meals, I found that […]
Brined Crispy Juicy Chicken Prep Time: 5 minutes Brine Time: 4-8 hours Cook Time: 1-1 1/2 hours Serves: 4 Cost: approx. $6.00 Brining the chicken makes it juicy. There are several ways to brine, and I do it the easiest way: with cold water and salt. The skin of the chicken blackens as the syrup/butter […]
I love this bacon-wrapped chicken recipe because it’s super flexible as far as some of the ingredients go, making it easy to keep the price down, depending on what’s on sale. You could serve this chicken as is, perhaps with a bit of butter drizzled over it or even your own white wine sauce but […]