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

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