How to Make Brussels Sprouts Good

A quick sauté of sprouts with bacon and shallots makes for a quick and flavorful side dish. Learn how to make Brussels sprouts good. Perhaps when you were a child, your mom served these baby cabbage-like guys once in awhile. From a box. From the freezer section. Sometimes with cheese. Maybe you were a fan. But, probably […]

Italian Wrap Recipe

What happens when you wrap up sub fillings in a tortilla? You have an Italian wrap recipe that’s out of this world and full of flavor. Originally this recipe was called The Super Secret Sub. What’s so secret about this submarine sandwich? Well, it’s under wraps, of course! LOL. I love a good pun. 😉 […]

What to Make for Dinner When You Have No Time to Cook

What to make for dinner? It’s a daily question, isn’t it? Here are some simple strategies to help you answer it in an easy, economical way. What’s do you feel like eating? I dunno. What do you feel like eating? I dunno. We don’t have much time…. Sound familiar? What to make for dinner is a […]

The Easy Meals You Need to Make When There’s “Nothing” to Eat

Don’t know what to make for dinner? Sometimes it can seem like there’s “nothing” to eat. Nothing easy jumps out at you. This list of easy meals will change how you eat on those nights. It’s happened to all of us. You return home famished after a hard day full of grumbling coworkers, whiny children, […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a Homemade Spice Rub

Homemade spice blends are a cheap and easy way to add flavor and texture to your favorite grilled meats. Try this grilled pork tenderloin with its warm, spicy rub. Grilled meats are so fun and easy to prepare, they top my list of quick and simple meals. I particularly love grilling larger cuts of meat […]

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

plate of chicken salad wraps

Enjoy a simple, delicious chicken salad loaded with apples and almonds in this easy recipe for Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps. Looking for a tasty lunch that’s not too heavy? Want something quick and easy to prep? Can’t decide between a salad or a sandwich?  The answer to your queries is found in a super simple […]

Smoky Bean Soup

spoonful of soup resting on side of the bowl

Reminiscent of canned bean with bacon soup — without the bacon or the can! — this Smoky Bean Soup is an economical and filling, without much fuss. If you grew up eating soup from cans with red labels, you may have been a fan of Bean with Bacon soup. I know I was. I can […]

Pesto Pasta Salad with Cranberries & Feta

hands holiding bowl of Pesto Cranberry Pasta Salad

Enjoy an easy supper or side dish with this make-ahead Pesto Pasta Salad with Cranberries & Feta Cheese. It’s packed with flavor and makes a colorful addition to your buffet. I like to think that pasta salads are God’s gift to the busy home cook. They are hearty, make-ahead, and so very versatile that you […]