Category: Dinner

Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Light, Healthy, Easy and of Course Delicious  Sometimes you just need something simple and light to balance those other heavy dishes on the table. That’s just what you get with these Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans. They’re not too lemony or garlicky, and the…

Five Spice Grilled Chicken Wings

Five Spice Grilled Chicken Wings

No Need to Be an Expert at the Grill These Five Spice Grilled Chicken Wings are really easy to make, and will become your new favorite. If you’ve never had Chinese Five Spice Seasoning, you are missing out. I had no idea, but now I’m…

Chicken Panzanella Salad

Chicken Panzanella Salad

Basically a Caprese Salad with Croutons If you like caprese salad and a nice warm Homemade Croutons that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, then this Panzanella Salad is right up your ally. Pepé and I make panzanella quite a lot.…

Quick & Easy King Crab Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

Quick & Easy King Crab Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

The quickest and easiest way to use leftover Alaska King Crab meat that will have your friends & family drooling. Make your next “Taco Tuesday” the best ever. No Taco Shell Required These healthier “deconstructed tacos” don’t need to be in a shell. They are…

Shrimp & Nettle Pesto Pizza

Shrimp & Nettle Pesto Pizza

Shrimp & Nettle Pesto Pizza Shrimp and Pesto are a marriage made heaven. Whether it be on pizza, in pasta, with pastry or just the two together as an appetizer. This Shrimp & Nettle Pesto Pizza is no exception and is super easy. It takes…

Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy and Fried Cabbage

Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy and Fried Cabbage

As usual Pepé is not much help with our Bangers and Mash. He’s too busy banging pots and pan around. He thinks that’s why they call it Bangers and Mash. See below for how it this dish got its interesting name. Why do they call…

Lighter & Healthier Cauliflower Soup

Lighter & Healthier Cauliflower Soup

This Lighter & Healthier Cauliflower Soup is so easy, a little cheesy and now…low carb and gluten free! I’ve been making this Cauliflower Soup for over 25 years, but I used to add flour, potatoes and carrots. It’s not as cheesy as Pepé, but that’s…

Easy & Healthy Roasted Fall Veggies

Easy & Healthy Roasted Fall Veggies

Looking for a healthier side dish to serve with your thanksgiving turkey?  Let’s face it… Almost everything on the table is high in calories and fat or going to be covered in gravy. With all that heavy food, these are a nice, lighter addition to…

The Best Seafood & Chicken Gumbo

The Best Seafood & Chicken Gumbo

Should I call this Gumbo 6.0? I say this because I’ve changed my recipe at least six times. Maybe more. Many years ago (before this blog) friends kept asking for my gumbo recipe and I didn’t actually have one – it was something I just…

BLT Salad with Homemade Croûtons

BLT Salad with Homemade Croûtons

You know whats better than a BLT Sandwich?   A BLT Salad with these homemade croûtons. So, Pepé is wondering why I’m cutting the bread into small cubes. He said, “Are you planning on making a bunch of teeny tiny BLT sandwiches?” I said, “No,…

Chanterelle & Saffron Risotto with Seared Scallops

Chanterelle & Saffron Risotto with Seared Scallops

Chanterelles are a fabulous foraged food     We have foraged many fabulous foods from our forest for sure, but the chanterelles are probably our favorite. We didn’t even know what chanterelles were before we bought our house many years ago, but thank the heavens…

Grilled Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus

Grilled Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus

Grillin’ & Chillin’ We just grillin’ & Chillin’, but Pepé is confused as always. He wants to know why I’m putting my sweet potatoes in the microwave when I said we were grilling. Fair question I guess. I like to put my veggies on the…

Chili Lime Pork Tenderloin & Chimichurri Sauce

Chili Lime Pork Tenderloin & Chimichurri Sauce

Well, the Game of Thrones finale may have been disappointing, but my dinner was a hit! I originally wanted to do a pig roast. Not your ordinary pig roast, but cooked via sous vide, then on a spit. I saw the idea from ChefSteps® and…

No Flip Chicken Quesadillas

No Flip Chicken Quesadillas

No flip, no mess, no stress Hey, thanks for stopping by. There are probably 40,000 chicken quesadilla recipes out there, so I have no idea how you landed here, but I’m glad that you did and I really think you’re gonna love this recipe.  I…

Easy & Juicy Smoked Turkey

Easy & Juicy Smoked Turkey

Pepé Wants to know if it’s Legal to Smoke Turkey?  Um, well Pepé, it’s not that kind of smoking, so yes, it’s totally legal. We will not be interrupted by the police today. Now, the fire department… Uh… Well, hopefully not. We are just gonna…

Juicy Smoked Pulled Pork

Juicy Smoked Pulled Pork

Why do men get all the credit?   Grilling at my house is usually me gathering everything, taking it and a beer to my husband, making all the side dishes, seasoning the item or items to be grilled, getting my husband another beer, entertaining guests,…


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