Ah, yes. This is one reason we all want to visit Florida especially in January - breathtaking sunsets. For five days there was no snow or ice, no heavy rain, no dark dreary skyscapes when the horizon seems 100 feet… Read More
I don’t crochet, knit or sew as much as I used to, but there’s something comforting sitting on the chaise of my big yellow family room sectional with some project in my hands. When we bought our condo in Noblesville,… Read More
OMG – I simply LOVE dishes like this one. Steamy and hardy, tender chunks of beef are stewed with slices of red bell pepper, tomatoes, onions and garlic served over a heaping helping of cheese grits – my mouth is watering.… Read More
Before I dive into this post, I must tell you about this fabulous sheet cake pan I found at TJ Maxx. It’s a high-sided Nordic Ware half-sheet pan fitted with a plastic lid. I just love it! This aluminum baking pan… Read More
Who doesn’t have a love affair with fried chicken? The Midwestern super Sunday supper. Piping hot from the fryer. Crunchy on the outside. Moist and steamy on the inside. Perfect picnic fare. Ever go the Indy 500? They won’t let… Read More
You won’t miss the meat – truly. Trust your Mimi. Don’t be skeptical. Walk on the Wild Side with a heaping bowl of this fabulous and flavorful chili. Take a look. How can you resist?? I can’t. UH OH! –… Read More
What’s the big deal about quinoa? For one thing, quinoa is a complete protein source. It is gluten-free. Quinoa is a good source of fiber (One-half cup of quinoa has 14 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber.). This… Read More
Every once in a while, you need the comfort of a great deli sandwich. Not any of the national fast food sandwich chain fare for me. A real Kosher deli big bite. Shapiro’s Deli located at 808 S. Meridian… Read More
What are lentils anyway? How are French lentils different from others? And they’re so cute, too. Little round orange, yellow, and green legumes ready to burst forth with nutritious, yummy, creamy goodness. Lentils are filled with fiber and nutrients. In… Read More
The acclaimed Blue Plate Diner is nestled among quaint residential/commercial buildings in the Sugar House district of Salt Lake City. Sugar House is a very popular neighborhood. I’d liken it to Broad Ripple, but with an updated business district. The diner… Read More
Salt Lake City Tour Salt Lake City is one of my favorite places. While we were out for a late breakfast, I asked Richard why I liked Salt Lake so much? “It’s young. It’s clean. There’s a lot of energy,”… Read More
Simple Chicken Curry - There's nothing easier, with a palette changing array of spices. This is served with rice or rice noodles, and an array of sauteed vegetables. Put this in your recipe box for something different, quick, and satisfying.
Pork Chops, Spanish Rice with Peas & Potatoes was on of our family favorites, and one of my mother's no fail go to dinners. Quick and inexpensive, the rice is a nice twist on traditional Spanish rice. The rice, peas and potatoes can be prepared on it's own and served as a side dish.
My husband loves casseroles. I mean, he’s crazy about them. He also loves rice. Lucky for him, I had chicken breasts in the refrigerator, some leftover shredded carrots, cheese, and 1/2 bag of broccoli florets. I can make rice. What… Read More
I love cheesecakes. They’re rich. They’re decadent. They’re scrumptious! I know I’ve really had dessert when I’ve plowed through one or two pieces. YUM!!! My daughter and her former college roommates were having a barbecue get-together at one of the… Read More