Chinese New Year

Uncle Lang’s Three Teacup Chicken

Over a billion people in China and millions around the world are celebrating the first day of the Chinese New Year. It started today, February 18 and 19 in Asia. It’s the most important of Chinese holidays, kicking off a celebration that lasts for 15 days and culminates with the Lantern Festival. Each year is […]

Easy and Healthier Chicken Pot Pie

Easy and Healthier Chicken Pot Pie

I hope you all had a very nice Valentine's day!  Mr. Charmer did take the hint and served me breakfast in bed.  After breakfast I spent a whole hour sipping tea and reading. It was a really nice treat!  It's also nice to finally feel good again after a really bad cold/sinus infection cleared up […]

Valentine Strawberry Appetizer and Dessert

Valentine Strawberry Appetizer & Dessert

Valentine’s Day is just three days away, and Mr. C and I never go out to celebrate.  First, no ones cooks as good as me :-}, second you wait forever to be seated/served and the food is usually disappointing.  For me, the only way to have a romantic evening is to stay home and enjoy […]

One Pot Wonders: Chicken

Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clove, or Rosemary.

The weathers been so brutal lately (snow, wind and freezing cold) I've been staying in a lot more than I normally do.  Last week, and so far this week, I've only headed out twice.  To church on Sunday and acupuncture/thrifting on Wednesday.  More time at home means more time to cook more one pot wonders. […]

Valentine Strawberry Pastry Dessert

Strawberry Heart Pastry Dessert

My Valentine's Day theme is all about the heart.  Keeping this in mind I wanted to create a heart shaped dessert.  Since I don't really enjoy baking (all about savory)  my recipe needed to be easy, yet, an elegant dessert.   Valentine Strawberry Pastry Dessert is a perfect recipe for Valentine's Day. The recipe is very […]

Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake

Carmelized Banana Upside-Down Cake

My Mom was an excellent cook and even a better baker.  But I've never had a "sweet tooth!  I'm not a big chocolate eater either..but I do have a few favorites that I repeatedly make.  Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake is one of them.  You know what else is great about this banana upside down […]

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

pork chops with onions and apples

I'm sure you know by now that one of my favorite ways to cook is using one pot wonder meals. Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions is quick and easy...and is oh so good! Mr. C is a big pork eater and he loves it! Mr. C doesn't love easily :-{

One Pot Wonders

Classic Beef Stew

One of my favorite ways to cook is using One Pot Wonders recipes.  One Pot Wonder are dishes that you kind of throw everything in the pot, let it cook, and then it's done! I thought I would share with you one of my favorite “one pot wonders” that is just perfect for this time […]

Sophisticated Deviled Eggs

Pesto Deviled Eggs

For my taste, any deviled egg is a good egg!  Mr. C loves deviled eggs, but my taste buds wanted a more sophisticated deviled egg. Pesto Deviled Eggs is an alternative to the classic with a few alternative ingredients! I use Costco organic eggs (2 dozen for under $7). Pesto Deviled Eggs makes a great […]

Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Torta

Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Crostini

The holiday season is upon us and we are busy decorating and planning/attending parties.  One, go to appetizer, I serve during the holidays is Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Torta.  It is excellent! It is a real buffet centerpiece with brilliant layers of red, white and green alternating to create a beautiful and impressive hors d'oeuvre.  […]