Roasted Poblano Pepper Salsa

I love salsa and chips! I tend to gobble up the salsa and chips when eating out, to the point where I don’t even want dinner any more. I have been wanting to make some at home that rivals the restaurant salsas, and this one ticks all the boxes! Roasted poblano and jalapeno peppers are…

Spinach and Ricotta Noodle Pudding

I’m always on the lookout for a new side dish, and this one from Ina Garten sounds amazing.  This would make a wonderful breakfast dish too! The recipe is located on the Little Gourmet blog – link below.   “ With the weather getting much nippier and the air blowing a bit colder, it’s the…

Lizzard’s Lemon Basil Horseradish Hummus

Lizzard’s Lemon Basil Horseradish Hummus I love hummus!  And I like it spicy!  And I love the flavor and spice that horseradish adds.  I had a taste for hummus today and whipped up this tasty combination! Follow me on Facebook for more recipes and kitchen TIPS  I  am growing fresh basil in my kitchen herb…

Best-Ever Pork Chops for the Pressure Cooker

The original recipe for these chops came from CD Kitchen, entitled “Best-Ever Chops, and boy were they right!  These are THE BEST pork chops ever!  You will not be disappointed if you try this recipe – trust me!  They come out so tender, and with the combination of vinegar and sugar in the sauce they have a nice…

Five Fresh Salads to Inspire You!

Finally, Spring is here!  And I’m starting to crave salads like crazy!  What I like do is make a big chopped salad with different colored peppers, onions, zucchini and some cucumber, and keep it in the fridge so that during the week I can use that as a base to mix with some different types of…

Crispy Cajun Shrimp & Pasta

I love shrimp, but I don’t really make it at home too often, and when I do I usually just steam it and dip in butter or shrimp sauce (not too exciting, I know).   When I ran into this recipe I knew I had to try it.  I made a few “tweaks” to this…

Apricot Chicken

  This is an amazing, flavorful, and actually good for you, chicken dish. It is low sodium and low fat, but that doesn’t even matter to me because it tastes so good! I have been making this recipe for years and it is one of my go-to recipes that always pleases.  Trust me, really, this…

Totally Addicting Jarlsberg Cheese Dip

I absolutely love this dip!  It is so addicting, I can’t stop eating it! I first tried this dip when my friend Kim (thanks Kim!) made some for a party many moons ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. People in our circle always ask her to make this dip when we have parties –…

Picadillo Stuffed Pepper Casserole

  I love Poblano peppers, and they are especially good stuffed with Picadillo!  I developed this amazing dish after tasting something similar in a Mexican restaurant while visiting Branson, Missouri. The main ingredient is the Picadillo used to stuff the peppers. Picadillo is a traditional dish from Spain that has many variations throughout Latin America and Cuba. It’s basically…

Easy Chocolate Carmel Pecan Brownies

These brownies are so good, and so easy to make!  I am not a very good baker, and these turned out great for me!  Starting with a brownie mix and using premade carmel dip helped with the easiness of the recipe.  I made these for Christmas and they were a hit with everyone! Easy Chocolate Carmel…

Lizzard’s Leftover Casserole – Comfort Food to the Max!

Warning – this is not  “healthy eating”, but it is comfort food to the max!   I call it Lizzard’s Left Over Casserole because what goes into it are leftovers from dinner, with some very “unhealthy” ingredients added – such as deep fried french fries, gravy, and lots of cheese. I actually used left over…

Lizzard’s Spicy Sausage Gravy

 I love biscuits and gravy for breakfast!   But I’m always disappointed when I order them at a restaurant because there’s never enough sausage or spice for my taste.  I usually end up adding a ton of pepper and hot sauce just to make it taste good. So I decided to find a recipe…