Daily Dinner Table

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

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 · 13 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

Roasted Lobster Tail with Shrimp, Linguini, Colorful Carrots and Lemon Garlic Sauce

I wanted to make something special to celebrate  my wonderful husband for Father’s Day.  I wanted it to be somewhat healthy, and look really pretty.  I got out my many … Continue reading

June 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

Baked Salmon with Dill

There are just about as many ways to make salmon as there are fish in the sea. I got this idea, at least for the mayonnaise, from my sister in … Continue reading

June 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

Roasted Asparagus

The roasting of vegetables enhance and intensifies their flavor, and a great example is fresh asparagus. Roasting asparagus also allows it to keep the beautiful green color & it doesn’t … Continue reading

June 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dinner Alfresco

What a perfect opportunity to dine alfresco! Too bad we didn’t. I started preparing dinner way too late, but had to stop to take a picture of the beauty outside. … Continue reading

June 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eggplant with parmesan

What a simple way to prepare eggplant! It’s another favorite.  Easy, delicious, healthy. Serve this with a simple salad of Romaine with a bit of squeezed fresh lemon juice, shredded … Continue reading

June 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Steak, perfected

Every now and then you just need a good, thick, steak. I like to go to Sam’s Club and buy a whole beef tenderloin, bring it home and cut it into … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These potatoes will keep those pesky vampires at bay. The garlic, butter and cream make these a delicious indulgence. You can easily make them more figure friendly by using Smart … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tip for pounding chicken

If you need to pound your chicken breast to make them thinner, it can be a mess! I like to put a sheet of plastic wrap on a cutting board … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lemony Chicken with Capers

This is an old standby, fresh, flavorful and pretty easy. It’s one of my husband’s favorites and he requests this very often. To make less of a mess while pounding … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment