Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato Salad

A  nice healthy, fresh salad for lunch using up  things I had in my produce bowl. The fresh cilantro and lemon juice really give  it a big boost of flavor.  Avocado, Cucumber,Tomato Salad 1 avocado, scooped and sliced1/4 red onion, thin slices1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped1/2 zucchini, peeled if desired and chopped1 large tomato, chopped2 T fresh chopped […]

Steak with Dijon Cream Pan Sauce

When I am grilling steaks in my (favorite) cast iron  pan on the stovetop it’s an opportunity to make  a delicious pan sauce. Those wonderful browned  bits and juices do not go to waste. They are  used to make a simple pan sauce that adds  great flavor to the steaks.  I used a littlewine, cream, dijon, and tarragon.  Sear the steaks without moving on […]

I Love Salmon!

It’s so good, so healthy, and so easy to make.  A nice dinner when you are short on time and too pooped to fuss.  So easy anyone can make it. This is my kind of fast-food dinner.  Season and roast it in a high temp oven.  It just takes 10-12 minutes in a 475º oven and it […]

Easy Savory Brisket

This is a tired-and-true beef brisket recipe  that has a savory au jus-like brown gravy. It’s fork tender. Very simple to make with a few basic ingredients. There’s really nothing to this easy recipe.Just pour the mixture over the brisket. Put in a shallow casserole just big enoughto hold the brisket and 1 C liquid.  Cover […]

Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This may be your new favorite vegetable.It’s the only way we like to eat our brussels sprouts. It’s the easiest way too!  Plus roasting them gives them great flavor.  Even people that don’t particularly like  brussels sprouts will like these. Trim and wash the sprouts. Cut them in half if  they are large. Toss with olive oil, […]

Honey Dijon Chicken

Another easy “mix a few ingredients, pour it  over chicken and pop it in the oven” dinner.This dinner has rescued me on busy days.  The fresh rosemary sprigs not only add  great flavor, but they pretty-up the dish and  make it look like you did more than you did.  Leaving the skin on the chicken thighs […]

Pedro’s Special

Fun Food Friday!  Friday night dinners arejust meant to be casual and more fun.   Pizza and tacos come to mind. This recipe is very  easy for a Friday Fun Food night. It’s another  Peg Bracken  recipe from her popular and  funny 1960 The I Hate To Cook book Imagine a recipe that’s 55 years old!  Gather all ingredients […]

5 SECRETS TO OUTRAGEOUSLY DELICIOUS CUPCAKES
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