most recent recipes

chicken cayenne

Chicken Cayenne Dutch Oven Dinner for Two

Enjoy this chicken cayenne recipe inspired by the classic chicken paprika peasant dish.  The substitution of cayenne and sugar mix makes for a perfect substitute for a hot paprika.  A smaller  2.75 quart Le Crueset oval dutch oven is the perfect size for a dinner for one or two. A […]

rib roastcooked in dutch oven

Easy Sunday Rib Roast Dinner in a Dutch Oven

I’ve always been a big fan of this classic and easy  Rib Roast in a dutch oven.   I’ll cook up to a 3 pound roast in a 5 quart Le Crueset Oval Dutch oven, it cooks faster than my trusty slow cooker and serves up beautifully. Tossing the vegetable with […]

Pasta Salad

Tomato and Basil Pasta Salad Made for Summer

Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta Salad is a perfect summertime light meal or side dish to bring to a backyard BBQ or potluck.  The recipe serves four, but can be doubled to make a larger batch.  I use a ton of  garlic, I LOVE garlic.  The grated Parmesan or Romano […]

French Inspired Chicken Stew In a Skiller

French Chicken Stew Recipe

My French  Chicken Stew is one of my weekend favorites.  On a Friday night on my home from work I’ll pick up the ingredients and cook the stew up on Saturday morning.  The stew will last all weekend!  The sauce is reminiscent of a tomato bisque and has a slight […]

Lemon Coffee Cake

Lemon Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze

    A small batch lemon coffee cake baked n a six inch cake pan is perfect for a two person household.  You just might have a little left over to take to work to enjoy with your Monday morning coffee.  I’m  a sucker for lemony desserts or breads.  The […]

Individual Chocolate Chip Brownie Cake

Individual Chocolate Chip Brownie Cake Recipe

This delicious small batch individual  chocolate chip brownie cake recipe is perfect for the two person household. I don’t like to make full recipes because I really don’t want such a large amount of sweets in the house.  These individual serving  brownie cakes are just sweet enough and great topped […]

Tzatziki Sauce in Black Serving Dish

Tzatziki sauce for dipping and topping

I keep Tzatziki sauce in the refrigerator almost always during the summer, it’s great for dipping sliced vegetables and as a topping for fish. The most time consuming part of preparing a Tzatziki sauce is grating the cucumber.  First peel the cucumber then slice in  half lengthwise.. To easily remove […]

Pan Fried Salmon with Honey Mustard Marinade

The perfectly pan fried  salmon should have a nice crisp skin and a  moist and tender flesh. Pan fried salmon is an easy no fuss technique that produces a tasty meal.  The secret is to cook the salmon most of the way through with the skin side down in order […]

loaf of banana chocolate chip bread

Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is so easy to make and this recipe turns out great every time.  Just remember to always check your oven temperature to confirm you have an accurate temperature reading.  I know my oven runs 25 degrees cold so I adjust the temperature to compensate for the […]