Recipe Created from What’s-On-Hand in the Fridge Kitchen sink recipes, or what’s on hand in the fridge, sometimes turn out to be a home chef’s favorites. Got cabbage? Southern Cream Cheese Cabbage recipe is a must for anyone who loves the two ingredients. Make it for you and a friend or your other half. It’s a vegetable with southern richness without being loaded down with a ton of calories, fat, or carbs. Benefits to eating cabbage: Good source of Vitamin K and C Low in fat, calories, and carbs Easy to cook: see how easy in this video…Read More →

Stewed Tomatoes for Salsa Recipes   Fresh garden tomatoes make the best salsa. This is a recipe for making your own fresh stewed tomatoes. When your summer garden produces tomatoes in abundance, prepare stewed tomatoes for recipes requiring tomatoes, like salsa. What Are Stewed Tomatoes? If you grew up on a farm or in a family who gardened, you are probably familiar somewhat with blanching vegetables. When I was young, I wondered what my mother meant at blanching the squash, tomatoes, and other vegetables. In my observance, she was cooking them. That was somewhat true. She cooked them long enough to soften. For instance, myRead More →

Raw Veggies Grilled Meat and Veggies Time changes tonight already, and spring will arrive soon. Know what that means? Time to bring the grilling gear out. In my household, we don’t wait for weather temperatures to go way high before grilling. In fact, this afternoon my hubby grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, onions, and mixed veggies for dinner (we like to grill extra so there will be plenty of leftovers). The aroma of those wood chips on the burning coals – AH! In my household, we don’t wait for weather temperatures to go way high before grilling. In fact, this afternoon my hubby grilled hamburgers, hotRead More →

Salsa with Sweet and Spice Salsa amazes me. There are so many to choose from at the supermarkets. I like to look at the varieties when I go on road trips across the country. Individuals and food companies have special secret ingredients. I’ll let you in on a secret. I have my own secret salsa recipes. How it works is I come up with certain vegetables, spices, and herbs to make the recipe and forget to write it down. My husband loves salsa, and I make it often for him. One ingredient added or left out can complete When I try salsa that friends haveRead More →

Stir Fry Veggies How to Make Veggies the Easy Way Choose all the vegetables that you want to cook for meals for the day. Prepare them – cut, chop, dice. Get the electric griddle out, plug it in, and turn it to about 300 degrees. Take about two tablespoons of organic coconut oil and melt it on the griddle. Now add all the veggies to the griddle, season them with salt and garlic powder and any other seasoning you like, cook them on one side for 3-5 minutes, turn them over and cook for another few minutes. That’s it. Easy. Simple. For Breakfast Now thatRead More →

February is filled with dip, snack, and dessert recipes galore for Super Bowl get-togethers and Valentine’s Day. But what about after those two most popular occasions? After all those snacks and sweets, veggies sound very appetizing. Too many snacks and desserts can pack on the pounds quickly. I’ve been choosing more protein meals, cutting back on meat (although I love it), and increasing vegetable and fruit intake. Veggies for Breakfast This morning I started off with a veggie-packed three-egg omelet. Too many eggs? Perhaps not. My husband met a professional truck driver who feeds his pet macaw a four-egg omelet for breakfast. I had theRead More →

Try out this “Mac & Cheese” for your kiddos. It’s baked and even includes a veggie. I made it for my daughter and son-in-law twice. They said it looked like Mac & Cheese, but it didn’t have cheese on it. The second time I made it I added cheese. Yum! My little toddler granddaughter was in on the cheese version – and she loved the bacon. If a toddler approves of a recipe, there’s no doubt about it – it’s good! Mac & Cheese Cauliflower Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 18 hours, 11 minutes Yield: 4-6 A Mac & CheeseRead More →

Autumn brings joy to the homemaker with a kitchen garden who loves creating recipes of fruits and vegetables. Seasonal root vegetables such as carrots, onions, sweet potatoes, turnips, garlic, and ginger make savory stews. They are flavored with natural juices and seasoned with herbs and spices, so little or no salt is needed. My daughter recently made a vegetable soup with root vegetables and added the small potatoes sometimes called fingerlings. They are purple, red, and white. They make great leftovers. Second-hand, the roots turned into a new Parmesan-Cheddar veggie medley served over brown rice. Yummmyyyy! There are people who don’t eat vegetables, much less the root kind.Read More →