Easy Vodka sauce

Cooking with Jessica Seinfeld from her most recent book “Food Swings”, I tried her vodka sauce recipe with rigatoni.  This is one of those “don’t look back” meals that will become a favorite with your friends.  Serve this when you need a quick meal that will impress, keeping your friends guessing ‘where do you find…

Summer stovetop shrimp boil

Over the years, I often serve this dish for summer suppers.  Everyone seems to love all the ingredients, which are very easy to prepare and serve.  This year, I added some turkey sausage, as many recipes feature some type of andouille sausage in their dishes. This recipe is a bit different from the one I…

Shrimp, corn and tomato soup

Soup can be a wonderful healthy summer dinner choice. This recipe comes together very quickly, within thirty minutes, and is perfect with a green salad. I found the original recipe in Real Simple magazine, August 2015, but I did make some changes based on personal preference. Here is a delicious soup that is perfect to…

Maple glazed pork chops

Recently I found a terrific recipe for pork chops in a Taste of Home publication, which when prepared was absolutely one to try again.  The pork was tender and the maple glaze was totally perfect for the dish. The recipe comes together within thirty minutes and can easily be prepared in an electric skillet. Here…

summer salmon from Jessica Seinfeld

I have been truly enjoying my new cookbook by Jessica Seinfeld. Food Swings offers this recipe which was totally delicious. I did broil my piece of salmon longer than she recommended in her recipe. I also adapted her ingredients, but used the same combination. To be specific, I used low sodium soy sauce — I…

Cooking with Quail Ridge Press

Recently I found a great source for some amazing cookbooks that can be ordered online and be directly mailed.  Quail Ridge Press began nearly 40 years ago and continues to publish and showcase many regional and national cookbooks. I have been cooking from Picnics, Potlucks & Porch Parties and have been enjoying every recipe that…

Spinach, cheese and ravioli bake

Michigan May temperatures are still chilly, though the sunshine has been warming me up for some outdoor gardening and exercise. I had some ingredients ready to go for another dinner dish, but decided to pair them up and make a classic comfort meal last week. I have made variations of this dish, already on this…

Ham and red onion quiche

I am a breakfast for dinner person.  Actually, I can eat breakfast any time of day.  So, quiche recipes seem to creep into my weekly dinner menu plan.  I have featured many on my blog and they are easily searchable. Any that I have posted are my favorite recipes.  This recipe is an adaptation of…

Shrimp Alfredo in a pressure cooker

Would you believe that it is possible to cook delicate shrimp in a pressure cooker?  Well, it is possible and was super easy to make and serve a dinner very quickly with this recipe. I have had some fears about using an electric pressure cooker.  So much so, that I have kept mine in a…

French onion and mushroom soup

Over the years, I have made French onion soups or mushroom soups, but never the two have been combined.  This recipe, inspired by Rachel Ray, is a true classic.  It comes together quite fast and is not one of those many hour French onion soups.  Surprisingly, it has a great flavor and is super tasty. …