Chicken and rice is served in many cultures with lots of variations in the recipe. I must admit I’ve never meet chicken and rice I didn’t like. This dish is an inexpensive meal which is comforting and filling. I used chicken thighs with bone and skin, but you could try it with other chicken parts. Use a Dutch oven, a large iron skillet, or a casserole dish. The meal can be served with broccoli, green beans, or a salad.Read More
If you want to create filling meals that don’t take any time at all then I have just what you need. The recipes below are not only quick, tasty, and healthy, but they also won’t cost a lot to make. We all have days where you are in a crunch and need to have dinner on the table in minutes. If this were winter, I would start with a few sheet pan meals which has the complete meal in one pan. For me it is already summer hot here in Florida, and I will save sheet pan meals for fall and winter. I will, however, include Stuffed Peppers as they are a favorite of mine, but they do take a few more minutes to fix.Read More
Summertime is the perfect time for a grilled dinner. Start with a quick garlic herb marinade of salmon filets and then grill for 10 minutes. A great side dish is grilled asparagus. You can add potatoes or a wonderful fresh salad to complete your meal. As usual, crusty bread or rolls completes this fast and tasty meal that also provides great nutrition for your family.Read More
Living in Florida, one of my favoritee meals is fresh Gulf Shrimp. You can fix shrimp many ways, but today I’m writing about grilled marinated shrimp. The main thing to remember when cooking shrimp is to not cook it too long.
St. Patrick’s Day will be here soon, and we’ll be enjoying the day when “everyone is Irish”. Whether you want an Irish dinner or fun treats, let’s look at delicious food for the celebration. First let me say that other than using green icing on cakes, cookies, or cupcakes, I don’t believe coloring food makes it Irish. I once was in a cafeteria where they served green mashed potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day. It looked gross. Sorry that’s how I feel. An Irish priest and I had a discussion about Americans dyeing everything green for St. Patrick’s Day a few years ago. The first year he was in this country, he was invited to a home for dinner on the holiday. They had dyed the spaghetti green for the spaghetti and meatball dinner. He was polite but slightly confused and sad. To me taste is more important than color. Today we’ll look at some Irish meal favorites and American recipes with Irish ingredients, shapes, and even a green cupcake. Plenty of taste and flavor to celebrate the day.Read More