Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage and Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

The colors in tonight’s dinner are so vibrant! This meal just yelled out “healthy” to me. I had Sweet Italian chicken sausages in the freezer that I wanted to make this week, but didn’t want them in a bun or as part of a pasta dish. I’ve seen so many one pan dinners that I…

Mexican Meatloaf

Mexican meatloaf has been a dish I’ve been wanting to make for several weeks. I actually made one a few weeks ago, but it was too spicy and not quite what I was imagining … so I put my thinking cap back on and came up with tonight’s recipe. Dennis and I really enjoyed this…

Bourbon Baked Apples

September makes me think about apples … apple picking, Carmel apples, bobbing for apples …. The other day I was chatting with my Mom and we were talking about Rim’s Edge Orchard, which is an apple orchard near my parents home in Wisconsin, the same home I grew up in. I have such fond memories…

Lemon Garlic Broccoli Tortellini

Before school started, Kylie made a list of the snacks and lunch items she’d want for the school year. I told her we’d be happy to buy her a meal card, even though she’d decided to live at home.  Most important to her was keeping a healthy diet, so she did a lot of research…

Stuffed Baked Potato

Today, for some reason, I was feeling nostalgic for the time I spent working on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. I was an office manager for a company and our office was on Wilshire. I really enjoyed the years I spent working in that area. I would sometimes walk to the beach in Santa Monica…

Crispy Spinach

Dennis, Kylie and I were out to dinner Saturday night and I had a dish that included crispy spinach. It was a pasta with braised lamb and crispy spinach. I loved the crispy spinach in that dish, it was amazing. I looked at Dennis and said “I need to try to make crispy spinach, this…

Sicilian Seasoned and Prosciutto Wrapped, Breaded Chicken Breasts

This may just be my favorite chicken recipe that I’ve come up with! I actually came up with this recipe while chatting with my sister on the phone. We were chatting and laughing, having a great time. I love the phone calls with my sister! It seems they mostly happen on a Sunday late afternoon,…

Avocado and Egg

Happy Saturday morning all! Today, Dennis, Kylie and I are headed to the San Diego Wild Animal Park for the day. The company Dennis works for has a special day at the park for the employees and family members. Last year, it was held at the San Diego Zoo. I wanted to make a quick…

Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

Determined to make a recipe out of my fabulous new Audrey Hepburn cookbook for dinner tonight, I chose her Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca. This cookbook is a wonderful book that her son, Luca Dotti wrote. If you are at all a fan of Audrey Hepburn, I highly recommend ordering this fantastic book. The stories that come…

Cranberry Orange Almond Muffins

Dennis has to leave for the East Coast for meetings this morning so thought I would make some muffins for him and his colleague to enjoy on their drive to LAX (why he just can’t fly out of San Diego is beyond me). It is our 30th anniversary today … wow, how time flies! I…

Ciabatta Rosemary, Turkey and Havarti Sandwich

Football season is upon us! I love fall for so many reasons, but having football playing in the background, even if I’m not able to watch for some reason, is one of them. Today is the draft for Fantasy Football. We are playing in our family fantasy football league, where my team name is Julia…