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 […]

Protein Mocha – A Warm Breakfast for Crisp Mornings!

Did you skip breakfast this morning?  You know better than that!  Skipping breakfast is the worst worst worst thing you can do.  While you may think it’s wise just to not consume calories, since you’re not hungry anyway, skipping breakfast monkeys with your blood sugar for the rest of the day.  It plummets… it peaks… […]

Slow Cooked Curry Chicken

My husband's dinner is smiling at you.

Just a quick drive-by to share one of the easiest recipes I have in my recipe cache.  This is truly one of my “go to” recipes, and it is very tasty for being so simple. Ingredients 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs 2/3 c Miracle Whip Light 1 (10 3/4 oz) can Healthy Request Cream of […]

Chunky Sweet Crock Chili

Columbus sailed the ocean blue looking for a collection of spices like this!

BEEF, BEER, COFFEE, and CHOCOLATE.  These are a few of my favorite things! So… I had beef that needed to be used, a hankering for chili, and a husband who doesn’t like beans.  Slamming together a crock of chunky beef chili was the natural course of action.  It was another excellent Sunday football alternative to […]

Slow Cooked Thanksgiving

Prepped for the pot.

This year, it will be just my husband and me at home on Thanksgiving.  I love tradition, and I have every intention of making it a festive day full of turkey, belching, and football.  However, since we have a more formal Thanksgiving dinner planned for early December, I don’t want to do the entire routine […]

My Eggs! My Eggs!

Yesterday, I blogged about a lovely Baked Eggs Florentine I had for lunch.  My friend, Lola, wondered if this would be a dish she could tote to an upcoming brunch.  I suggested a solution that involves pre-prepping certain ingredients at home and performing final assembly at the home of the host or hostess.  However, I […]

Cheesy Pork Stuffed Apples

Unflattering composition? Poor lighting?  Can't wait to find out. :)

This recipe was inspired by my friend Ron, who updates us on Facebook with the wonderful meals he cooks for dinner each night. I’ve stuffed meat with apples before, but I’ve never thought about stuffing apples with meat. Judging by the very slim number of recipes I found, perhaps you haven’t either. Ingredients 2 apples […]

Ode to the Slider

Football fare!

Whilst shopping at Wegmans… which is a topic worthy of its own post… I came across some bacon cheddar slider burgers made with 80% lean ground beef and ready to cook.  Before this, I had never thought to make my own sliders before.  This is probably because I had never seen the new Pepperidge Farm […]

Shrimp Cakes

A lovely alternative to traditional fried fish cakes.

A lightened up version of a down home favorite!  We had a substantial lunch whilst watching Sunday football up at the local neighborhood watering hole.   So, for dinner, we made these fun shrimp cakes and not much more.  However, they can be served up as a main course alongside some corn or the fruit […]