Pasta is one of my go to meals. Nearly everyone loves it, you can create a variety of sauces, you can use it as a main or a side, and best of all – it is super quick. One of my favorite ways to have pasta is just fettuccine coated with garlic butter and topped with black pepper and a sprinkle of Parmesan. It takes ten minutes.
This Chicken and Fettuccine with creamy basil sauce is not quite that quick but almost. The sauce is basically cream cheese, fresh basil, and a touch of garlic. Continue reading
Everybody needs a couple of recipes for quick one dish dinners. It’s way too tempting to pick up those “helper” boxes at the grocery store if you don’t… and you really don’t want to do that, do you? Please say no. Continue reading
For some unknown reason my children like… actually like… convenience foods. My son, Chris, used to tell me that when he grew up he was going to eat nothing but Wonderbread and NEVER eat my icky homemade bread again.
Can I just say now that he is 27, in Japan, and in the Air Force he eats my icky homemade bread every chance he gets. And, just to give hope to all of your frustrated moms out there – he cooks for himself and creates very healthy meals from fresh produce, lean proteins, and the occasional bag of Sour Patch Kids.
Take courage. Continue reading
It is no secret around here that I love avocados. They are rich, and creamy and have a delicate flavor which goes with almost anything.
I have to stay pretty low carb because I had to have my thyroid removed and, despite the fact that I love baking, carbs blow me up like a balloon. I keep them to a minimum, taking a bite to taste when creating a recipe but other than that I try to steer clear. Avocados are luxurious enough to stand in for carbs and make me feel like I have had a treat.
So, when I was asked to post a favorite recipe with avocados there was no way I was going to say no. Continue reading
Who doesn’t like pizza?
Yeah, the silence is deafening. There is something about gooey cheese, tangy tomato sauce, and carby-bready goodenss that rocks us right down to our toes. At least, most of us.
Personally I like an East Coast style pizza with just about everything on it. It is something that I can really get lost in – eating half the pie on the way home from the pizza place. Almost. Continue reading