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Pasta with Tuna Sauce

February 24, 2022

"I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but we had all the ingredients here at home and that meant I wouldn't have to schlep to the store. "

Eggplant Parmesan

February 24, 2022

"Everyone has heard of eggplant parmesan, but this recipe is quite different from the typical Americanized version; no pre-salting, no breading and no frying."

Mediterranean Chicken & Lentils

August 10, 2020

"I used to make this lentil and tomato sauce served over pasta.  It was delicious, but, thanks to the quarantine I need to loose about 25 pounds.  Bummer.  I've re-worked the recipe with an aim toward lean protein with lots of flavor.  The Middle Eastern seasonings are snappy and far from boring."

Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

July 7, 2020

"Black-eyed peas might not immediately come to mind when you think about salsa, but go on, try it.  I'm confident you'll be hooked."

Pico de Gallo

January 9, 2019

"We are having tacos tonight and I prefer to serve Pico de Gallo instead of salsa or taco sauce.  Make your Pico a few hours before dinner time so the flavors have time to mingle.  Enjoy."

Easy Roasted Potatoes

October 9, 2018

"Here's a stupid-easy way to cook potatoes with minimal prep time so that you can move on and do other things.  "

Beef Stew

October 9, 2018

"A meal that will put Dinty Moore and Hungry Man to shame.  No processed crap.  Just honest, good food."


September 24, 2018

"I had previously been lead to believe that gumbo was hard to make because of the roux (it has to be dark!) So, here you go, a gumbo recipe that is easy to prepare and can be made the traditional way, or gluten free."

Mexican Squash

September 9, 2018

"A family favorite from my beautiful mother, La Bonita Gringa!  "

Shrimp Scampi

September 5, 2018

"When my oldest daughter, Heather, was a teenager, this was one of our favorite comfort foods.  You can use big shrimp or little shrimp.  Fresh or frozen.  Either way, it's going to be delicious."