Are you preparing your summer menus already? May temperatures are climbing quickly, an indication for home chefs to begin alternative cooking methods besides the stove and oven. Local hardware stores suggest it’s time to get out the grill, and we can’t resist their urging. The unbeatable two-pack charcoal sales prices make it impossible to pass up. Supermarkets tempt meat lovers to grab the hot sales on ribeye steaks, hamburgers, chicken, and hot dogs. But wait! Grilled is good but not seven days a week. Let’s check out those alternatives.Read More →

 A Summer Breakfast Swiss Chard Colorful swiss chard at the farmers market looks so beautiful! How can a food that looks that pretty be edible as well as nutritious? When I looked up this vegetable to learn about the nutrition, The World’s Healthiest Foods website suggests that only the white stems are good to eat. However, I stir fry the colored stems, too, and they are excellent cooked that way. I discovered other recipes of Swiss chard with a variety of ways to cook the stems as well as the leaves and colored stems such as these websites: poorandglutenfree.blogspot.com – I love Poor and Gluten Free’sRead More →

5 Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes April’s 30 days of slow cooker recipes challenge is over! I did it!! You know what it’s like when you set a difficult goal for yourself but are determined to see that it happens. Right? That’s what last month was like for me when I chose to blog about slow cooker recipes. Every comment was SO appreciated. If you didn’t comment but read the creative slow cooker recipes, thank you for your visits. I hope that you found some recipes that you will try in your slow cooker to make a day’s cooking easier for you. The top 5 slow cookerRead 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 →

Want some super easy dips to make for Sunday’s game? Try these quick recipes. I’ll start with my favorite, a Pistachio Dip that is great for dipping bananas and blueberries. If you have any of this dip left over, you’ll want a spoon to devour the rest as a pudding. Here are the ingredients to make it: 1/2 Carton Plain Greek Yogurt 1 Small Box Low Fat, Sugar Free Pistachio Pudding Mix 1 Cup 2% Milk First, mix the pudding mix and the milk. Then blend in the yogurt, and mix well. Option: For a whole carton of yogurt, you’ll need another cup of milk.Read More →