Summer Bounty Tacos

Wondering what to make for lunch today, I searched my vegetable bin in the refrigerator and came up with a zucchini, an ear of corn, cremini mushrooms, grape tomatoes, and an onion. I decided to pull that all together to sauté and make tacos on corn tortillas. This is a great lunch or dinner if…

Rosemary Garlic Potato Package Recipe

Dennis and I were away in Texas last week visiting his brother and family. We had a fabulous time! I had a lot of things to accomplish today, as everyone does when returning from time away from home. Knowing this, I wanted to make something that wasn’t going to take too much time or effort…

Brandy, Brown Sugar and Dried Berry Acorn Squash

This is a side dish that I usually make for Thanksgiving. I love this acorn squash, it is such a warm, cozy side dish … filled with some of the wonderful flavors of fall and winter. I used two acorn squash and cut them each in half. Once they were cut in half, I sprinkled…

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…

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…

Bruschetta Chicken and Balsamic Beans

Last week, I bought a bag of Trader Joe’s Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Toasts.  I thought I’d build a dinner based on these toasts.  I’ve used them in salad before, but wanted to come up with something where I would bake them in the oven with chicken. I decided I’d put a bed of…

Asian Sesame Marinated Flank Steak

Tonight’s dinner consisted of an Asian Sesame Marinated Flank Steak, sweet potato baked french fries and roasted brussels sprouts. This meat was so flavorful!  Let me tell you how I did it.  I put my flank steak (1-1/4 pound) into a shallow dish and sprinkled kosher salt and fresh ground pepper over both sides.  I…

Dinner with Friends

Last night, Dennis, Kylie and I had our good friends over for dinner.  Elizabeth is a dear friend that I met when our girls were in first grade.  We volunteered together for the Holiday Wonderland in Del Mar for several years and our girls were Brownies and Girl Scouts together.  It’s so nice to get…