B(acon) A(rugula) (T)omato Tartine

  Thursday nights always consist of a very light dinner at our house because Dennis is off to play at his softball games, Kylie is usually at school studying and I don’t feel like cooking a big meal for just one. Tonight being Thursday, I decided I’d make a tartine, which is an open faced…

Ground Pork Noodle Bowl

This Asian inspired noodle dish packs a great flavor. Recently, while paging through a magazine – or maybe it was spotting a magazine while walking past the magazine racks at a book store, I noticed a picture of a ground pork noodle bowl. That sounded so good to me, I decided to make my version…

Pasta with Ground Turkey, Carrot and Fennel

Are you looking for a pasta dinner that’s packed with flavor? This dish may be just the pasta for you if you like a lot of flavor and a pasta dish that packs a punch. I did add a good amount of red pepper flakes, which really added to the taste of the meat mixture….

Rump Roast

Winter is the perfect season for cooking a roast. We’ve been having quite the chilly and rainy weather in San Diego this week, so decided it would be the perfect day to cook a rump roast. As luck would have it, the sun was actually shining for most of the day, but that’s OK ……

Caprese Chicken Breasts

I had an overabundance of grape tomatoes in the refrigerator and decided to use them on a Caprese chicken dish for dinner tonight. Dennis loved our dinner this evening! As did I. I’m definitely going to be making this again and again. It’s a great dinner for a warm summer evening and would make a…

Grilled Havarti, Green Chile and Apple Sandwich

Wondering what to make for lunch today, I decided on a grilled Havarti sandwich. To the Havarti, I chose to add diced green chiles and a quarter of a sliced apple. I love to add an apple to my sandwich … something about that added crunch just does it for me. The diced green chiles…

Summer Salad

It’s been beautiful in San Diego this week, even a little on the warm side if you are inland a bit. Since it’s been so nice and sunny (what happened to “June Gloom” this year?), I was craving a salad for dinner. I knew I wanted roasted chicken in my salad and fresh strawberries. I…

Mediterranean Bowtie Pasta Dish

How about a pasta dish that’s sauce comes from nothing more than the liquid of a jar of pitted Kalamata olives and a jar of marinated artichoke hearts? That and 2 tablespoons of olive oil was all I used to make the sauce for this scrumptious bowtie pasta dish. Once my grape and mini heirloom…

Game Night, Pizza Party Fun

Saturday night, we had our friends over for homemade pizza and game night. We had a blast! They brought the game and dessert … Scattergories and a fabulous mango tart. I don’t know if you’ve ever played Scattergories before, but if you haven’t, I highly recommend it. It’s so much fun. If you haven’t had…