Daily Dinner Table

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

Roasted Vegetables on Garlic Collard Greens

Ahhhh, summertime! On the go, at the beach, all sorts of fun activities going on. Until the thunderstorm! So, while that thunderstorm is brewing, go gather some fresh veggies and … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Luscious Lentils

I love lentils! I’d like to say who doesn’t…. but I don’t think enough people have given them a chance. Maybe I’m wrong, hope so. Anyway, I just whipped up … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eggplant Barbaraja’ne (rhymes with Parmesan)

Day 2 of eating clean!  I’m still enjoying my book, learning all sorts of new things conflicting with what I thought I knew about food and nutrition  already. I’m quite … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Caribbean Collards

I’m trying to eat “clean”, at least for today! We’ll see how long I go. I eat pretty healthy for the most part,( although I’ve noticed that lots of pasta … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Cantonese Pork Tenderloin with Orange Sauce

I was given this recipe from my sister-in-law, Kathy, I don’t even know how many years ago. It’s always a favorite, and especially nice when company is coming. It isn’t … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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