Nutty Green Beans

I love most vegetables, except for corn. Last week I decided to cook some fresh green beans. I had some roasted black walnut oil on hand that I bought several weeks ago, and thought that I’d use it instead of olive oil.

Supreme Salad

I am very proud to eat this salad! Mainly because the romaine lettuce in it was home grown. Last year I had a patio garden.  You might recall when I posted the green beans from my proud harvest, which boasted a variety of herbs and vegetables.   

My Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is one dish that, in most cases, will have your taste buds tingling and wanting just one more piece. Many of us use our seasoned cast iron skillets. There’s usually an anticipation in my home. You might be wondering, “What’s the big deal, it’s just fried chicken.”  Well, the main reason is because…

Household Chicken Soup

Today has been a little unusual. I thought that I would be celebrating the anniversary of my birthday, however, almost everyone in my home has the flu.  I decided to make chicken soup.  It turned out pretty good, was very soothing and, I pray, therapeutic.       Here’s the recipe. I hope that you…

Pace-Setting Enchilada Casserole

This recipe was adapted from a recipe that I clipped from the Houston Chronicle more than 10 years ago.  It is simply scrumptious and will definitely be a family favorite. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef (or ground turkey) 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, diced 1 1/2 cups picante sauce 1 10-oz….

Valentine’s Day Pancakes

I received an email from a young lady who asked me to put something on my blog that was easy and red and white. As a result, I will add at least three recipes this week in recognition of Valentine’s Day. I actually went out and purchased some Bisquick.  As some of you know, most…

Black-eyed Peas and Mustard Greens

A Great Combination! African cow peas also know as black-eyed peas, are filled with nutritional benefits.  Several years ago I visited a very popular restaurant in New York.  I don’t really remember my entrée but I do remember that my sister had black-eyed peas and some type of greens.  It looked awesome and according to…

Salmon Sliders

When I was growing up, we consumed a lot of fried foods; fried chicken, fried fish, fried pork chops, fried okra, fried tomatoes, French fried potatoes, etc., etc.  Need I say more?  Now that we are more aware of our bodies and the role that good nutrition plays, more and more we are looking for…

Curried Chicken

Last month I had to take a family member to the doctor’s office.  While sitting in the waiting room, I did as usual, reached for the magazines relating to food or recipes.  I came across a Better Homes and Garden magazine dated December 2011.  My attention was drawn to a recipe for Curried Chicken Stew. …

Tuna Casserole

Some years ago, I recall having tuna casserole for dinner at least twice a month.  My family and I always enjoyed it.  Now it’s hard for me to recall the last time that I prepared this little tasty dish.  I’ve never been fun of using cream of mushroom soup so this recipe was perfect for…

Garlic Vinaigrette Shrimp

I am unable to eat shrimp however, I still try to prepare them for my family.  According to my family the dish was wonderful.  They enjoyed it so much that asked me to record the recipe.  Give it a try and give me your comments. 

Chicken Fried Rice

I had lunch at Benihana’s today and it reminded me of this recipe that was submitted by Rosalyn Y., one of the members on my website.  She shared her twist on Chicken Fried Rice and so did I.  It was awesome.  If you like the recipe, by all means please share it.