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DFW Preppers

If you are interested in survival topics but get tired of the standard political and religious hulabaloo that tends to surround it, you might want to check out my good friend Georgene’s brand spankin’ new blog. It’s called [DFW Preppers and Survivors]. I find Georgene to be a very level headed person when it comes […]

Tender Pork Loin and Tomato Couscous

My husband's plate.

It was a last minute decision to stay in for dinner, and therefore to skip the grocery store. I had the double challenge of coming up with something quick, requiring little effort, whilst having the ingredients on hand.. that would make for a nice Sunday night. I managed surprisingly well. Sorry, not gonna be the […]

Eastern Light Oyster Stew

Plump buttery oysters in a creamy broth.

Brrr-rrr-rrr!  Are you cold?  I am freaking freezing!  Therefore, I’ve been on a soup kick!   I tried my hand at lightening up an oyster stew recipe, and I was very pleased with the result.  Warmed my tummy, it did! Ingredients 16 oz oysters shucked with liquor retained 4 cup fat free half & half […]

Seared Tuna with Wasabi Butter Sauce

My man's plate. Yum!

Been promising to get back to some healthier recipes. Being short on time, and needing to eat healthier this holiday season, I turned to my old friend RecipeZaar and found this recipe for Seared Ahi Tuna Glazed With Wasabi Butter.  Of course, I made a couple of changes… mostly born from lack of time and […]

Nothing but bookmarks!

Awhile back, some friends of mine asked me to export my bookmarks to them.  Forgot I had done this until my friend Erika found them again today.  My list has grown substantially since this one was created! DISCLAIMER: I do not necessarily agree with, approve, or endorse the contents of each website listed here. Many […]

Artichoke Cheese Balls

Mom's Artichoke Cheese Balls

So, out come the recipes from last week’s Thanksgiving festivities.  I promise, I will break this up with something healthier very soon.  Having said that, these aren’t too bad for hors d’oeuvres.  My mother loved making these, and I’ve been carrying on the tradition in her stead. Ingredients 16 ounces artichoke hearts, drained and mashed […]

Leftover Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie Ready to Eat

Looking for something different to do with all that leftover turkey?  Try a Turkey Pot Pie! Ingredients 1/3 cup margarine or butter 1/3 cup flour 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon lite salt tons of fresh ground pepper 1 3/4 cups chicken stock 2/3 cups milk about 2 cups of cooked turkey about 2 cups […]

Thanksgiving 2009 – Down to the wire!


As I am sure many of you will be using this weekend to stock up on produce and other Thanksgiving supplies, I just wanted to toss out a few links and tidbits that might help with any last minute planning. Thanksgiving 2009 Brainstorm – This is a collection of recipes I put together on RecipeZaar […]

Cranberry Sauce – No Sugar Added

Ready for Snackin'

Over the years, I’ve served a variety of cranberry sauces to the Thanksgiving revelers. Gourmet, homemade, zesty, spicy… name it. Invariably, more than one person will ask, “Isn’t there any can shaped stuff?” Gross. Ok, well, there was a time when I enjoyed the can shaped stuff myself. Maybe that’s because it has a whopping […]


Served some weeks back with Prime Rib.

Having a husband from the UK who likes Yorkshire Pudding and a father who loves Popovers, I decided I had best get a recipe into my repertoire, stat!   Yorkshire Pudding and Popovers are basically the same thing…  perhaps a couple minor differences. Wikipedia Article on Yorkshire Pudding Wikipedia on Popovers Be sure to google […]