Main Dish

INSTANT POT BOLOGNESE

At this time in my life, I have the time to cook anything my heart desires. But for my grown children and their busy families, meal time often produces guilt for not having the time to prepare fast, healthy, and delicious meals. I decided to create a few recipes for […]

GRANDMAS SNEAKY MEATBALLS

Picky Eaters! Could be your kids. Your grandchildren. The adult in your life. Or… maybe it’s YOU! I have a trick for getting the pickiest eater to eat lots of veggies. It worked for my kids. Works for my grandkids, and it is sure to work for you picky adults […]

SHRIMP BUDDA BOWL

  In the dead of winter, when the immune system screams for rebooting, or summer’s breezes, this is a dish your body is sure to thank you for, and under 30-minutes to prepare too! Swaps are always welcome, shrimp for scallops, mangos for pineapples, even rice instead of quinoa, but […]

BEEF SHORT-RIB DINNER FOR ONE

If a guy were to enjoy a favored meal alone, on a cold winter night, chances are this would be one of his top choices. And, only 5 ingredients! It’s okay that men often prefer meat, while us gals like something on the lighter side, but truth be known, this […]

VALENTINE DINNER FIRESIDE

Valentine Dinner. An easy meal? Candles, fire, and some fun prompted conversation? How does that sound to you! Part two, of my four-part series using your home as a fun place to recreate ambience for a memorable Valentine evening, whether for friends, for two, or a special night just for […]

VALENTINE DINNERS AT HOME

Valentine Dinner. Do you really want to go out to a busy restaurant? Surely the servers would rather be elsewhere? You are creative. Surely with a little help and a few ideas, you could create an amazing situation for an evening to celebrate, right there in your own home, whether […]

RED SNAPPER WITH CHERMOULA

Whole Fish. While your fishmonger may lure your eyes to buy that big beautiful fish, the preparation may feel intimidating. Here is a perfect solution for buying that fish, and enjoying an easy, and impressive dinner. First? Ask your fishmonger to scale, and filet the fish, saving the head and […]

OVEN FRIED CHICKEN & ROOTS

Don’t you just love it when your entire dinner can be cooked in one pan, particularly if you are just cooking for you! This healthy dinner for one can be prepared in under an hour, start to finish, or simply double up the ingredients and use a slightly larger pan […]

SPAGHETTI SQUASH RATATOUILLE IN A SHELL

Spaghetti Squash Ratatouille in a Shell Cooking for one, cooking for a crowd, or simply looking for diverse ways to serve a dinner for two, when one wants meat, and the other doesn’t? Spaghetti Squash lends itself to just such requirements. If you have ever prepared, twice-cooked potatoes, then you […]

SKIRT STEAK DINNER

Making delicious meals for a family has always been easy for me, since I have a large family. Making great meals for two was a bit of a challenge for me, though I quickly realized it was the occasion to cook for quality rather than quantity. But cooking for One? […]