Love That Quinoa Burger!

QUINOA BURGER So yummy!  If you want a change of pace that’s meat-free, yet full of protein, fiber, and very filling…this might be for you. I like it with Tzatziki on top (my recipe is in this post), or  a little “fry sauce” (what some drive-ins call that wonderful mayo/ketchup combo), and with a thick…

Peppermint Cheese Ball…a beautiful Holiday dessert

CHOCOLATE-MINT CHEESE BALL Just in time for the Holiday dessert tables that are everywhere you go.  You can’t escape this time of year – the buffets, the lunch rooms, the office parties, and hundred and one other occasions to eat…each filled with stuff we shouldn’t have. This one everybody will love – whether they like…

Unconventional? Who cares?!

BAKED FISH AU GRATIN Another OLD recipe…(Again…I’m glad I’ve gotten better with my camera!) I know, I know…some don’t think you should put cheese on fish (mostly my Italian friend!)…but Hon loves this and so I make it for him frequently. He actually tasted a dish like it at a local restaurant and asked me…

Don’t be chicken…go south of the border!

CHICKEN CHILE RELLENO ROLLS Moist, spicy, cheesy…and really pretty quick! Serve with a bowl of cool pico de gallo and some Spanish rice for your family. ~~~~ . . Vegetable cooking spray 3/4 pound chicken breast halves (4 pieces) Kosher salt and black pepper Filling: 3/4 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese 3 tablespoons finely minced…

There are no words. Wait…yes, there is. YUM with a capital YUM!

ONION CUSTARDS There aren’t many things that smell better than sweet onions simmering in butter!  Slowly coaxing them into a golden brown color  makes them so, so good! I used Montery Jack cheese in these, only because I wanted them NOW, and didn’t have Swiss, which is what I really planned on using.  They were…

So, so good…

CHILE RELLENO PUFF Pardon the photo – it was one of the first ones I ever took of food.  I’m SO glad I’ve improved. Don’t let that take away from how good this recipes is, though! I serve it as it is in the photo – sour cream, avocados, a little salsa.  With a green…

Ole’!!

CHICKEN & BLACK BEANS This is so incredibly good!  And I’m not just saying that! Eat it alone with a nice green salad and roll your family’s in soft, warm tortillas.  Smothered it in sour cream and melty cheese…WOW! ~~~~   2 tablespoons olive oil 2 chicken breasts, diced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove…

Golden, warm chowder – comfort in a bowl!

CHEESY CHICKEN & CAULIFLOWER CHOWDER This is one of my most popular recipes and you’ll know why, if you make it! Creamy, cheesy, full of good for you chicken and cauliflower – it’s quick and easy to get on the table.  Leftovers are even better! (Leave out the chicken, add more cauliflower, if you want…

Here’s a delicious new brunch idea…and it’s pretty, too!

CHEESY EGG BAKE I just love this dish!  It’s very soft and fluffy – eggy, cheesy, light.  You could add any seasonings you had on hand – even some cooked broccoli, green peppers, cooked sausage. A fragrant freshly baked coffee cake and a fruit salad and brunch is done! I’ve made it for supper, served…

Guaranteed to be a new family fave!

CHEESEBURGER PIE This is the basic recipe…use your imagination to make any ‘burger’ you like.  I topped mine with spicy ketchup and dill chips. How about a Cowboy Burger – pinto beans mixed into the meat part…BBQ sauce slathered under the cheese topping. Or some blue cheese crumbled in and roasted garlic.  Or feta cheese…

Party platter empty? Not anymore!

BROCCOLI-CHEESE QUICHE BITES YUM, yummy…anything quiche-like is on my list of favorites! I’ve made it meatless, but adding salmon or bacon would be great. ~~~~   Vegetable cooking spray 2 cups broccoli florets 1/4 cup diced red pepper 4 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Dash cayenne pepper 3 tablespoons flour 1 cup…

Do I love quiche, or what? (That would be a yes.)

BLACK BEAN AND CORN QUICHE BAKE This one is a little different, but give it a shot – you might be surprised! Leaving off the crust saves a lot of calories and  then (joy-joy!) you can have a dessert with your late movie! ~~~~   . 5 eggs 2 tablespoons flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda…