Category Archives: Soups, Salads and Stews

Asian Salad with Marinated Beef Flank Steak

Make Favorite When you’re heading home from work, it’s easy to run by and pick up a carry out order of Chinese, Asian and Oriental foods.  As convenient as it may be, it also has a draining effect on the … Continue reading

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Make Favorite This is part two of a three part post.  This is my Balsamic Vinaigrette that I have made for many years and is a favorite between Kyle and myself.  Since I started making Chopped Kale Salad, this is … Continue reading

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Basil Pesto

Make Favorite If you’ve been following my blog, you know I love basil and while basil is in season, I’m using it in so many dishes. Here in Western North Carolina, Basil is near it’s end.  The night temperatures are … Continue reading

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Brazilian Black Beans

Make Favorite As much as I love cooking, I equally enjoy eating other people’s cooking and trying new  cuisines and dishes.  We had dinner with some wonderful friends and she fixed a Brazilian dinner.  Oh my goodness, I ate and … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix

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Make Favorite This is post three of a three part post.  The first was my Chopped Kale Salad, the second was my Balsamic Vinaigrette and this one is the dry Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix.  So, what’s the connection between the … Continue reading

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Chicken Enchilada Soup

Make Favorite Winter and rainy days are soup time!  I do lots of soups, stews and chili during those cold, rainy and snowy days.  It just warms the soul!  There’s nothing like a house that just smells of a pot … Continue reading

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Chopped Kale Salad

Make Favorite Even though it’s winter time, I still love a good salad.  During the summer months, I love the fresh garden vegetables like vine ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers and anything else I can pick right off the plant … Continue reading

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Freezing Basil

Make Favorite It’s that time again!  My basil is more like a big bush and it’s starting to bloom.  I do try to keep those blooms cut off so it will continue to bush out and be full.  But now … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup

Make Favorite For me, life without friends to hang out with, eat together, share life events and life changes is like girls without chocolate.  There is nothing like having folks over that you have common interests with, sharing a home … Continue reading

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How to bake a potato

Make Favorite I love a good baked potato.  Now, load it up with toppings and I’ll eat that any day of the week!  Whether it be butter, sour cream, salt and pepper or pile on some sauteed onions and peppers … Continue reading

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