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Salmon Cakes

My regular stock of canned goods in the pantry always includes a couple cans of salmon. This is a recipe that my mother would make when I was growing up. It is so easy and delicious that I now make it for my family. Most seafood “cakes” are fried, but this one I bake in … Continue reading

Mushroom Risotto

Who doesn’t love a risotto? Don’t be intimidated by its fancy name or by the fact that you need to stir this dish a lot while cooking. It’s just rice, its not hard!! Rice is a starchy food, the shorter the grain of rice, the more starch it contains. The arborio rice in risotto is … Continue reading

Vegetarian Chili

I signed up earlier in the week to bring a soup into Church Friday night for a soup pot luck. Thursday night I realized I had forgot all about it and had nothing planned to cook. When I searched the kitchen for on hand ingredients, I found everything needed to whip up a pot of … Continue reading

Po’ Gardener and Po’ Boy Sandwiches

I bought way too much shrimp this week, so I needed another recipe to use them up quickly. What came to mind? Po’ Boy sandwiches! YUM! For those that don’t eat seafood try making a Po’ Gardener, instead of shrimp, fry up some zucchini as a substitute. I made both sandwiches last night and they … Continue reading

Spring Rolls

Almost every year for Lent I give up eating meat until Easter. By the time Easter comes around I don’t miss meat at all! I love to cook vegetarian. I make dinners at least 2-3 nights a week with no meat and they are just as filling and yummy! I am going to try to … Continue reading

Red, White and Blue Pasta

Alright, so obviously 4th of July this week and everything is red white and blue. Lets eat it too! The whole month of June, I have been on vacation in Vero Beach Florida with my family. It has been great! Waking up each day, rolling out of bed and landing on the beach with the … Continue reading

Baked Chili Rellenos

One of my favorite dishes to order at Mexican restaurants is Chili Rellenos. Those yummy cheese filled chilies deep fried to perfection, mmmmm…. So good! One reason for always ordering them out is because it is a recipe that seems like it would involve too much at home. I only get my deep fryer out … Continue reading

Champion Chili

My mother has always made really good chili. Everyone in the family loves it so much, that for the past 10 years or so my mom has made her huge pot of chili for Christmas dinner. Instead of a big sit down dinner, everyone just grabs a comforting bowl of chili when they arrive, adorn … Continue reading


Moussaka is one of my favorite greek dishes! I love the combination of warm cinnamon in the tomato sauce and the almost custard like creamy sauce on top. It is a savory dinner with a hint of sweet that makes it super yummy! If you think the ingredients sound a little strange, don’t knock it … Continue reading