Pork Sirloin with Spicy Peach Chutney
Recipe by: Designs by Jeanne R
Pork is always enhanced with a sweet side dish. Growing up it was not unusual for us to have a side of applesauce with pork chops. So for tonight’s dinner, I was inspired by the roasted green Anaheim peppers that our neighbors (and friends!) brought over to us today, along with Continue reading
German Inspired Stuffed Tomatoes
A flavor combination I love is that of sauerkraut and tomatoes, and I enjoy coming up with various baked dishes to include these flavors. While I was at the market today, Continue reading
Scrumptious Banana Cake
This recipe was given to me by my sister Joy, back when she was newly married…a very long time ago!
(You’ll love this, their anniversary is 5-6-78. How cool is that?!) I’m sure glad she shared with me, as my family has enjoyed this cake over and over. It’s a definite keeper! We all love to make good use of those aging bananas that are hanging out in our fruit baskets, right? But is it wrong of me to purposely ignore the bananas while their fresh, just so I can make this scrumptious cake? I think not! Continue reading
Deep Fried Tacos
Tacos are just one of those things that has universal appeal. I’d guess that most of us make them, and pretty much everyone loves them. But have you had deep fried tacos? I know what you’re thinking…not so healthy, and you’d be absolutely right, of course. But if you’re looking for that splurge, one satisfying CRUNCH will let you know you’ve tasted one of the best tacos ever! Continue reading
Thank goodness it’s Friday! It’s a full time job running a household. Keeping the evil birds away from the windows…batting toys under large appliances… keeping Dad out of the computer chair…making sure all of my favorite places are still comfy. This is a picture of me testing out Mom’s side of the bed. Yup. Still comfy. Looks like Mom will be looking for another place to sleep tonight…
Veggie Egg Foo Young
How do you make Egg Foo Young? Well, I’m not sure of the “proper” way to make it, I just know what I do. This was one of those recipes that was born out of necessity. Years ago when I worked outside of my home, I worked the swing shift. I wanted to bring homemade food for “lunch” or in this case it was dinner. If I felt organized, I’d prep things, then freeze them into individual dinners. It sure made life easier for me, and in the long run it was a time saver, less expensive, and healthier, too. Egg Foo Young was one of those “go to” meals for me, and I’d use whatever I had on hand. Sometimes, for example, I’d use crooked neck yellow squash, sliced up in place of the bean sprouts. I’d pack a little scoopful of seasoned rice on the side, and I was ready to go! Continue reading
Toasted Sesame & Rainbow Chard
I just love the freshness of this recipe. It evolved from my habit of putting soy sauce and fresh cracked pepper on lightly cooked greens, then I tweaked it from there. Simple, flavorful, healthy…you really couldn’t ask for more. Continue reading
I’ve been looking for a really good Cardamom Bread recipe, and I’m so fortunate to have found the perfect one over at Epicurious, with Finnish Sweet Cardamom Raisin Bread. The ingredients were just what I was hoping for; not too much sugar, a healthy but not overwhelming amount of Cardamom, and a light egg yolk wash for the perfect finish (no pun intended).
Finnish Sweet Cardamom Cranberry Bread
Cheater Chicken Enchiladas
Do you remember back in the 90’s when it was sort of a thing to make a quick enchilada casserole out of corn tortilla chips? (Did I just say that out loud? Yikes! I’m showing my age!) Anyway, I needed a quick dinner last night and threw this one together. Easy peasy. It’s so easy, I’m almost embarrassed posting it here. Don’t judge! But I’ll tell ya what…it was really yummy and satisfying. 🙂 Continue reading
This is a great recipe when company is staying over. It’s already prepared ahead of time, you just need to pop it in the oven. Can’t beat this one for a brunch, or potluck breakfast dish. Make sure you dice the ham finely, it makes for a better overall texture and blends with the other ingredients nicely. Truly delicious!
Green Chile & Ham Overnight Bake
Recipe by: Designs by Jeanne R Continue reading