Month: March 2014

Oven Baked Ribs – Fast & Easy


PrintFast & Easy Oven Baked Ribs These oven baked ribs are based on a really easy recipe from my mom, which I enhanced slightly. They are super fast to make too, as far as ribs go. We had a dinner party at her house where she and I made these together in January 2004. She […]

Best Chicken Picatta

PrintChicken Picatta First made this on March 25, 2014. Husband said its THE best Chicken Picatta he’s ever had / I’ve ever made. I couldn’t find, in a pinch, the Chicken Picatta recipes I’ve used before, so grabbed whatever I could find quickly online that looked decent, and this was it. I left out the […]

Parmesan Roasted Zucchini

PrintParmesan Roasted Zucchini Haven’t personally made this one yet – on my “must try” list, will update once its been tested. Would pair well with my Balsamic Basil Turkey Meatloaf.Ingredients3 to 4 medium zucchini 2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 to 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese […]

Balsamic Glazed Basil Turkey Meatloaf

PrintBest Balsamic Glazed Turkey Meatloaf Awesome!!! Flavored with balsamic vinegar, garlic and fresh basil ~This is my FAVORITE balsamic glazed turkey meatloaf recipe. I love this one because it is so figure-friendly. The glaze is simple and delicious. It omits the ketchup which is so common for meatloaf glazes (including my other balsamic turkey meatloaf […]

Herb Chicken Seasoning

PrintHerb Chicken Seasoning I make this seasoning up in large batches and keep handy in an easily accessible spice jar. I can use it regularly when grilling chicken to put on salad or to use in chicken soup. It gives a lot of great flavor and its so to sprinkle on an grill – that’s […]

Caesar Vinaigrette Recipe

A delicious Caesar Vinaigrette recipe allows you to enjoy all the flavor of a Caesar Salad dressing without the fat and calories.  When you use a super-healthy oil like MCT oil (which can actually help you to burn fat), this Caesar Vinaigrette dressing is perfectly compatible with a weight loss regime or healthy eating plan. […]

Best Potato Salad Ever

  Best ever potato salad recipe – no fooling. Courtesy of my mother-in-law. 3 large potatoes, cooked and cut into cubes 2 stalks celery, finely chopped ½  c. green peas, cooked and cooled 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and finely chopped 1 small cooking onion, finely chopped 1 dill pickle, finely chopped 1 tbsp. (heaping) […]

Marinated Beet Salad

Photo Credit I never much cared for beets, but when I tried my mother-in-law’s beet salad just to be polite,  I discovered a new favorite!  It was always a staple at her Easter brunches. But its also so nice on a summer’s day… 4  medium beets, cooked   ( 3 1/2 c) 1/4 c. carrots, cooked, […]

Herbed Mushroom Spread (Paté)

1 c. butter 4 green onions, white parts only, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1½ lb. coarsely chopped mushrooms 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped (or 2 tsp dried) 1 tsp. dried thyme ½ c. dry white wine 2 tbsp. dry sherry ¼ tsp. pepper Toasted French or Rye bread slices, or Melba Toast Melt butter […]

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

2  tbsp. butter 1  tbsp. olive oil 1  medium onion, chopped 7  green onions, chopped 1  clove garlic, finely chopped 2  stalks celery, chopped 2  medium cauliflower, cored and coarsley chopped dash of salt ½ tsp. curry powder 1/8 tsp. black pepper ½ tsp. dried thyme 1 tsp. dried basil 1 tsp. dried marjoram 6 […]