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
A few weeks ago Marc and I were grocery shopping and as we were wandering through the bakery section he spied a cake in one of the cases. It was a rectangular, chocolate layer cake with green filling between each layer and a fudge type frosting on top. When I looked at his face I just knew. For at least that moment in time I had been replaced in his heart… Continue reading
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Meyer lemons have finally made it to the stores around here. If you aren’t acquainted with them you’re missing out on some great flavor. The skin of the lemon is orangy and the flavor is soft and mellow lemon. There isn’t any of that sharp tang that makes your face pucker up.
Plain, lemony goodness that will leave everyone wanting more. So, I was shopping and I saw a bag of these beauties in the produce area. Have you noticed we no longer have produce aisles anymore? They are produce areas. Continue reading
You know that I have said for years that couponing didn’t do me any good because I never could find coupons for the things that I normally bought. And, that was true – at the time.
Well, I don’t know if you have noticed but there is a huge economic event going on and it isn’t a good one. Unemployment, higher taxes, pay cuts, client loss – you name it. Prices are going up and incomes are going down and that scares me just a little bit. After all, Marc is looking for a job and has been for three years. THREE! Thank God he was able to take early retirement. I have gained and lost clients over the past several years. I am comfortable but I have to work much harder to earn the same amount I did two years ago. Continue reading
I love scalloped potatoes and potatoes au gratin. Who am I kidding? I love potatoes done any way you care to cook them. I would sneak the leftover boiled potatoes out of the fridge when I was little and furtively take them to my playroom to snack on. Potatoes are full of potassium, cheap, and a great filler when your kids hit that eat-everything-in-site phase. I don’t eat them often now because my body likes to store carbs in a big way. A big, BIG way. Continue reading