Homemade Taco Seasoning

You can pick up a packet of taco seasoning in the grocery store and have yourself a pot of this stuff ready to go in minutes.  OR you can make your own – and season it according to your taste.    This can be stored in a cool place for several months.  You can always keep it in the freezer for longer storage. Homemade is always better.  For a little bit of your time and … Read more

Savory Chicken Strudel Sandwiches

  This recipe is so easy to do.  If you’re looking for a fun and easy chicken sandwich recipe, here it is. One nice thing about this recipe is that you can substitute ingredients for whatever left-over raw vegetables you have in the fridge:  broccoli, carrots, zucchini, squash, cauliflower, cabbage, etc. You can also substitute other meat for the chicken.  I’ve used ham, turkey, and bacon.  When I use ham, I use swiss or mozzarella … Read more

Ham/Swiss Cheese (Slider) sandwiches

My friend Joy introduced me to this recipe when she asked me to contribute these sandwiches to a book signing for a mutual friend. They have been a must-have ever since.   Dinner rolls with ham and cheese and a butter/brown sugar/poppyseed sauce give elegance to a traditional sandwich.  I have used white slider  buns, honey slider buns, and whole wheat slider buns as well. These sandwiches are great to make ahead and freeze.  When … Read more

Chicken Parsienne

I enjoy making this dish, which I got from a friend years ago.  It’s such a simple dish but presents with a flair.  Serve it over noodles or rice; I’ve also served it over potatoes. This is one of those fix-it-and-forget-it recipes.  Put it in the crock pot on low for 6 hours, or on high for 3 hours.  On occasion, I’ve put the chicken in for an hour on high, then turned it down … Read more

Food Fun for Kids

When the day is going to be long or you’ve got extra kids underfoot, make a fun meal for everyone.  It will be a bright spot in your day and you’ll find kids eating food they won’t normally eat. Jazz it up with some fancy names, and your kids will be begging to come to the table. Pigs in a Blanket are so simple and easy.  All you need is hot dogs and refrigerator biscuits … Read more