Main Dish

Chicken Koftas

This is a quick and easy weeknight supper.  The chicken has only a few ingredients and the pitas are easy to assemble.  I have only used ground chicken but ground lamb would be a yummier and more authentic substitution.  I served the koftas along with baby carrots and baked steak fries.  If you don’t want […]

Baked Spaghetti with Roasted Vegetables and Mozzarella

So this recipe was inspired by two things. First, my mom’s spaghetti bake.  I remember she would make it pretty faithfully for Sunday lunch, have folks over after church and serve it alongside a green salad and garlic bread.  I don’t remember quite how she made it but it looked very similar to this.  I’m […]

Panko Crusted Salmon and Warm French Lentils

It’s been a long hiatus since I last blogged about food.  To be honest, I haven’t been upright for more than 8 weeks so the thought of cooking and food in general has not been appetizing (very sad for a foodie).  My kids have watched more than their half hour allotment of television and the […]

Christmas Weekend

It was an unusual Christmas for us this year.  We were loaded up and ready to head east to spend time with family when illness hit.  Since this is a food blog, I’ll spare all the details.  So we returned home and unpacked everything that we had spent about 24 hours to pack.  Between sickness […]

Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas

I’ve made enchiladas before but I’ve never tried one with green sauce.  You know, green from tomatillos and green chiles.  I’ve actually never tried tomatillos before but I really loved their tartness.  If you can’t find them, feel free to substitute green tomatoes.  (I actually added a few green tomatoes from my garden and it […]

Skillet Lasagna

I adapted this recipe from the Food Network Magazine Great Easy Meals cookbook that I recently borrowed from the library.  It has 250 recipes and most of them look really easy including this one.  I love that it is a one-pan meal although don’t be fooled, it does still make a lot of dirty dishes!:) […]

Shepherd’s Pie

This dish is such a manly meal.  What’s not to love?  Meat and potatoes (and a few vegetables for good measure) in one dish?  The man in our family enjoyed second helpings.  The boy in our family wasn’t so keen but I don’t let my 3-year old dictate my meal planning.:) This recipe is adapted […]

A Food Dilemma

A couple at church had their fifth (!) baby this past week.  I volunteered to take a meal to them.  I was told they were vegetarian.  No problem, I have some vegetarian meals under my belt.  Then I found out they also don’t eat dairy.  Uh oh.  Most of my vegetarian meals involve some form […]

Turkey Burgers

This may be the easiest recipe I’ve blogged about.  Ever.  It has three ingredients (a first for me, I’m sure!) and it really was quite delicious.  Many of you may already fix your burgers this way but this was new for me.  I’ve never used Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix before but I needed one […]