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Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon

Back to school with homemade macaroni and cheese It’s back to school this week for Jayson and to celebrate we made macaroni and cheese with bacon.  This is not your traditional box version, our macaroni and cheese is all homemade… and it is certainly worth the effort!   Jayson assisted me in the kitchen as we created this comfort food classic.  […]

Baked Lemon Haddock with Herb Seasoned Croutons

Baked lemon haddock breaded with herb seasoned croutons. Dinner is ready, have you had your haddock lately?  I love haddock, and baked lemon haddock is a delicious way to enjoy these fillets.  Take plain fillets and dress them up with breading and lemon juice. You’ll note that I didn’t use just ordinary breadcrumbs for this recipe; […]

Watermelon Feta Salad with Reduced Balsamic Dressing

Watermelon feta salad with reduced balsamic dressing Cool and refreshing, colorful and vibrant, light and delicious… watermelon feta salad is sure to appeal to your dinner guests.  And why not, who doesn’t love watermelon?  It’s such a treat when fresh watermelons arrive at your local grocer; you know that summer is just around the corner.  […]

Mini Pesto Rosso Pizzas with Spinach and Goat Cheese

Mini pesto rosso pizzas combine the flavors of sundried tomatoes, spinach, and goat cheese I love pizza!  And if you feel the same way, then I have a great recipe to share with you.  First, my mini pesto rosso pizzas are very easy to prepare.  Secondly, they cook on the grill and not in your oven.  I use pocketless pitas […]

Baked Pesto Cod Quick and Simple

Baked pesto cod is a simple fix when you need a quick healthy meal. Sometimes you just need a simple solution for dinner; something that’s quick to prepare without compromising on taste.  Fish is a great choice because it cooks fast and its healthy.  I love eating fish and I’m always looking for new and creative ways to prepare it.   Cod is a great fish […]

Spinach Cheddar Quiche Made Easy

Spinach cheddar quiche is a light and flavorful meal for any time of day. Eggs aren’t just for breakfast and brunch… and the same is true for a great quiche.  It makes a light lunch or dinner when you’re not interested in eating a meal that’s too heavy.  Quiches are versatile and can be prepared […]

Greek Salad with Stuffed Grape Leaves

Greek Salad with stuffed grape leaves is a traditional favorite. A Greek salad makes a delicious lunch or dinner side.  The basic ingredients include lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers.  What gives this salad a Mediterranean flair are the extras:  Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and stuffed grape leaves.  Combine all of these ingredients in a homemade salad dressing […]

Beef Chili with Bottom Round Roast

This beef chili is thick and rich with a touch of spice to heat things up. Brrrrr!  Yep, it’s wintertime in the northeast all right.  It’s cold outside, and I’m chilled to the bone!  Wouldn’t it be nice to be welcomed home by the nice warm glow of a fire and the comforting smell of a pot […]

Chicken Nachos made Kid Friendly

Chicken nachos are a fun and easy appetizer. I love making chicken nachos!  The taco seasoning adds the right amount of spices and heat to create a very flavorful chicken topping.  The ingredients are simple and you certainly can have fun making any changes that suit your tastes.  I chose tortilla chips that were deep blue […]

Turkey Panini with Cranberry and Brie

A Turkey Panini with cranberry and brie is the best way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers. If you are like me, you wait all year long to dive into your big Thanksgiving Day feast; the old family recipes that make your mouth water just thinking about them, right?  Wouldn’t you love to be able […]

Grilled Mini Pizzas with Pesto and Marinara

Grilled mini pizzas are a wonderful recipe to modify and create your own. It’s the weekend!  Time to kick back and relax, sleep in, catch up with family and friends…play!  I think you’d agree, the weekends are times for celebrating the simple pleasures in life; stepping away from your usual routine, slowing the pace, getting rejuvenated.  For me, that includes […]

Felecia’s Roasted Potato Salad with Arugula

Roasted potato salad is a great spring salad that’s both filling and healthy. This is an exciting day; it’s my very first post!  It’s the first of many that I am looking forward to writing!  There are many reasons why I decided to start a blog.  Essentially, it’s a good way to get all these great ideas just sitting in my head onto paper.  […]

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