Daily Dinner Table

Ideas for dinner tonight. Household and kitchen tips, recipes, tweaks. What's worked great, and not so great.

Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Pumpernickel Flax Walnut Bread

As you may have guessed by now, I love bread. I try not to, but there’s no use. I love bread. So, I try to make it as healthy as … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Kale and Orzo Medley

This was last nights dining experiment. I wanted to make something pretty healthy, vegetarian and pocketbook friendly. It was tasty, the family ate it all up, but I think I’ll … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Got smelly hands? This tip will help!

If you’ve been chopping onions, garlic, or even messing with something fishy, it can be really difficult to get those… ahem… lovely smells off of your hands. You’ve tried, soaking … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Peach Apple Pie

While driving around town about a week or so ago, my son Alexander, daughter-in-law Tana, and I saw this fabulous road-side stand with gorgeous  fresh peaches, watermelon, & honey. We … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

That’s a Spicy Mac and Cheese!

It’s not a good thing when you wake up and Jim Cantore is in town. He visits here far too often for my liking. We are on the Gulf Coast … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Crustless Spinach and Tomato Quiche

I had such a busy day today! Fun all around, and now it’s time for dinner. What to make? I’m hungry now, and don’t really want a big production, but … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

On the go Breakfast Sandwich

I read an article from WebMd this morning that I thought was such a great idea! It was an on the go breakfast sandwich. I’m ALWAYS on the go, and … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Something fishy

A tip for adding some extra great shrimp/seafood flavor to soups, stews, fish broth, vegetable broth, actually pretty much any kind of cooking is in the shells. Yup, save those … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hot Hot Hot… Sauces

I gathered the girls for a fun GNO (Girls Night Out cooking class) at Distinctive Kitchens  in Pensacola other night. What a fun evening! The chef, Keith Hoffert, did a … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Spinach & Rice Salad

A favorite old standby of mine. This goes with just about everything, and it’s a great “base” to use as a main dish if you’d like also. Just add some … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · 14 Comments

Taco Fiesta

It has been years since I’ve made this dish. This was a favorite of  my son, Alexander, when he was a youngster. I wanted to make it for him (if … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

The best thing since sliced bread

This little ditty has to be one of my most valued kitchen items. We were “Ivanized”, meaning we lost just about everything we had including most of our home in … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Poached Pears with Port Wine Reduction

Poached Pears! Who doesn’t love them? Only people who haven’t had them!  It’s a very tasty, healthy dessert. It takes a bit of time, but well worth it. For 2 … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Salad Nicoise

What’s better on a hot summer day than a nice salad?  This is great for lunch, dinner, whenever you want a satisfying, light, healthy meal. For 4 servings you’ll need: … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment