Archive for the ‘Easy’ Category

Longevity Noodles

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Traditionally served for the Chinese New Year, longevity noodles symbolize wishes for a long and happy life. Be careful not to cut or break the noodles as you cook them, as the length is symbolic of the eaters' lives! These are wonderful with skinless boneless chicken thighs as well ...

Mushroom Risotto

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Amazon had a great lightning deal on Instant Pot electronic pressure cookers. Several of my friends have been raving about theirs, so I finally hit the buy button. I gotta say, I do love it! We tried the kalua pork that's in the instruction manual, which turned ...

Apple Salad

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

This easy salad comes together in a few minutes. The hardest part is chopping the apples. My recipe is based off of this one from AllRecipes. Apple Salad Serves 4 8 oz vanilla yogurt (I like Stonyfield whole milk vanilla yogurt) 1 tbsp honey 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup craisins 4 medium granny ...

Product Review: Trader Joe’s Country Potatoes

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

We tried these Trader Joe's Country Potatoes With Haricots Verts & Wild Mushrooms for a side dish earlier this week. They cooked up quickly in a skillet, and were a very tasty and easy side. The combination of sliced potatoes, green beans, and a mix of mushrooms, including ...

Chicken and Rice

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

This is a great way to use up leftovers and bits and pieces of veggies. I used leftover steamed rice, leftover chicken from one of our cider roasted chickens, some carrots, and some peas. Mushrooms would also go very well in this. I didn't end up seasoning ...

Garlicky Potato Salad

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

This fresh, no mayo potato salad is great for summer afternoons. :) The garlic is strong, cut back to one clove, or substitute roasted garlic if you prefer. Garlicky Potato Salad Serves 8 as a side 2 lbs red potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch chunks 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp ...

Turkey and Black Bean Chili

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

This easy, quick, hearty one pot meal hit the spot tonight. I made it extra mild for our guests, but if was just Shaun and I, I would have added a chile in adobo or two and some cayenne pepper. Sorry for the somewhat blurry photo. Our ...

Instant Oatmeal Packets

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

It's way easy and so much cheaper to make your own instant oatmeal packets. These here have 1/2 cup of quick oats, 1 tbsp of sunflower seeds, 2 tbsp of craisins, and 2 loose tbsp of brown sugar. To make one, I dump the mix into a 12 ...

Meatloaf

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

We were craving some comfort food tonight, so I made my meatloaf with some roasted zucchini and baby potatoes. Delicious! Meatloaf Serves 4 1 lb ground beef (I use 20% lean for this) 1 large egg 5 saltines, crushed ½ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp onion powder ¼ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp oregano 1 tbsp Worcestershire ...

Vanilla Cupcakes

Friday, September 28th, 2012

These are a quick doctored cake mix recipe that turns out very well and is just perfect for weeknight baking. I frosted some of these with chocolate frosting and left others un-frosted. I'm bringing these into work today - a nice birthday treat for myself and my coworker, ...