Eggplant & Italian Sausage Cacciatore

Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian. Cacciatore is a meal prepared “hunter-style” with onions, herbs, usually tomatoes, often bell peppers, and sometimes wine. I didn’t add wine, but sounds like a good addition, maybe next time.

Calico Chili

There are all kinds of beans out there that can be added to many dishes, different than the usual bean you might add to a favorite recipe.

Black Bean & Chicken Taco Filling

A really tasty dish, this is how it looked for me with the ingredients I had.  I can think of many other ingredients you can add if they were in the fridge.  Avocado, sour cream, salsa, lettuce, etc… Black Bean & Chicken Taco Filling 1 pound lean ground chicken 1 package low sodium taco season…

Yellow Squash & Egg Bake

This recipe reminds me of squash casserole,  It is modified to use eggs and with the cracker crumbs it will remind you of a frittata/quiche.  I will be making this recipe again and putting it in my meal rotation.  Serve it for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner or a midnight snack. Just remember to pick up…

Black Bean & Sausage Soup

Slow cookers, crock pots make the best soups!  Just throw in a bunch of ingredients turn crock pot on high for about 4 hours.  This soup is now one of my favorites, it is very tasty and the breakfast sausage spices do not over power the other ingredients, they compliment them. I usually add a…

Orange Bbq Glazed Chicken

This thrown together recipe really turned out good!  I search online for recipe ideas to cook with ingredients I have in the fridge or pantry.  Needless to say when I find recipes they will be changed to accommodate the ingredients I actually have. I hardly ever shop for special ingredients, I make due what I…

Zucchini & Meat Sauce

Zucchini is good and it can be used in a lot of different recipes, even in baking muffins and bread.   This dish is very simple, quick and easy.  You can add other ingredients you have in your pantry or refrigerator to suit your taste; ground beef, ground turkey, mushrooms, onions, green pepper, etc… Zucchini…

Oat Flour Pancakes

Something new for me grinding up quick oats into flour…  A great easy alternative to using regular wheat and white flour. Why use oat flour, because it’s very easy to make at home and less expensive than store bought oat, almond, rice etc… flours. I like my pancakes with blackberries (I keep some in the…

Spinach & Green Onion Quiche

This quiche is definitely not low calorie…  I usually make most of my quiche’s with soy, almond or lower fat milks, this one is made with a can of table cream.  I had the cream in the pantry, I have been wanting to try this cream in a quiche for awhile.  I’m happy I tried…

California Medley Pasta Salad

Labor Day, most people think it is the end of summer.  I guess it all depends on where you live.  Pasta salad is an easy dish to make and take to a picnic, get together, or eat at home.   This version is what I made, with the ingredients I had on hand.  You can add…

Sausage & Tomato Quiche

Good stuff,  Another Quiche… I usually make a quiche with ingredients I already have in the refrigerator. I just make sure I have a pie crust in the freezer at all times. I realize I could make a crust from scratch, but to me it is a pain and more mess to clean up.  …

Mandarin Orange Bundt Cake

This cake taste like a cream cake that you can purchase at the grocery store bakery,  very moist and sweet.  I actually made a little too much glaze, as you can see in the photo.  Spoon excess glaze on your piece of cake if you have a big sweet tooth. The cake looks like a…

Spinach Mushroom Quiche

Can you tell I love Quiche?  Quiche is good!  Also it is a pretty inexpensive dish to make and you can throw in several different ingredients to suit your own taste. Ingredients I used: Frozen deep dish pie shell 5 ounce package fresh spinach 4 Eggs 1 cup milk (regular, low fat, evaporated canned, your…

Broccoli Quiche

Quiche is good!  Also it is a pretty inexpensive dish to make and you can throw in several different ingredients to suit your own taste. Ingredients I used: Broccoli Quiche 1 deep dish frozen pie crust 4 eggs 1 cup milk 4 ounces shredded cheddar jack cheese 1 cup chopped broccoli 1/4 cup diced onions…

Vegetable Soup with Butter Beans

I found this recipe on the back of a butter beans can, of course I didn’t follow the recipe.  It has been modified to go with the ingredients available in the pantry.  The recipe called for two cans of butter beans and more water! Vegetable Soup with Butter Beans 1 can butter beans (approx. 15…

Chicken Taco Rice Casserole

A friend of mine found the original recipe on the back of rice package.  Since then, many years ago, I have passed it on to many people.  It seems like everyone who has tasted this recipe, loves it. The reason I say “original recipe” is because it has gone through a few changes.  Originally it…