Not Your Average Sausage Pizza and done in only 30 minutes!
As usual, when I’m testing recipe ideas, I’m asked multiple times, “what’s for dinner?”, to which I reply, “a new recipe.” That, undoubtedly is met with, “what’s it called?”, to which I sadly snap, “It doesn’t have a name.” I don’t mean to be short with my husband and kids, but when I’m trying to […]
Peppered Chicken with Saffron Polenta
A couple of years ago, I was contacted by a casting producer asking if might be interested in auditioning for a cooking show that was being produced for a “major television network.” I, of course, said yes, and agreed to produce a number of savory dishes (in 2 days) to photograph and submit before my […]
Grandma’s Italian Market Grilled Cheese
Growing up, a grilled cheese sandwich was 2 pieces of Wonder (white) bread slathered in butter with a slice or two of processed cheese running out. However, as I’ve discovered, nearly any sandwich cooked on the stove top or griddle with cheese can qualify as a grilled cheese. And, the “bread” doesn’t even have to […]
Holy Mole Peach Chili!
In typical fashion, I waited until the last minute to make and submit my entry for a chili cook-off, but as usual, waiting til the last minute forces me to focus and within two hours, I had the entry made, photographed, and entered. Yay for procrastination!!Anyway, on to the background of this recipe. This is a […]
Braised Chicken with Peppers & Onions served w/ Saffron Polenta
As a competitive cook, I’m always testing recipe ideas. My husband and kids are fairly accustomed to the constantly changing, experimental menu. Yes, I make the standards …spaghetti & meat sauce, tacos, meatloaf, chili, chicken n dumplings, etc. However, I like taking common, everyday ingredients and trying something new with them. Sometimes it’s a hit; sometimes […]
Chipotle Peach Pork Chili
A couple of years ago, my 10 year old son and his friends decided they wanted to form a chili cook-off team for the local 4-H and FFA Youth Fair. They were gung-ho about boys cooking chili. Well, like any good recipe-writing mom would do, I set out to write them a recipe that no […]