Rachael Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday: Grilled Spanish Chicken and Tomato Bread

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! This sounds super. The reason why I picked this dinner is we have everything on hand. Yeah! I am so worried that my husband isn't eating right while I am not home. I looked for things he could cook quickly … [Read more...]

Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

I have never tried Rhubarb! After looking at Connie's recipe, I am tempted. I just love crisps or crumbles- my favorite dessert! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Rhubarb is a tart vegetable, so it is often misunderstood. It looks like reddish-colored celery and is optimum in the spring and early summer. The thin-skinned stalk should be no thicker than your thumb. Because of rhubarb’s tartness, recipes usually call for a lot of sugar. The … [Read more...]

What is for Dinner Wednesday? Help Stamp Out Hunger

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Well, this week I will not be cooking dinner. They do not allow hospital patients to cook their own dinner. It got me thinking about food and dinner and I decided instead to ask you all to help others fix their own dinner. The post office runs a food donation drive which occurs on May 8th. I was hoping everyone could donate a can or two for people who are struggling to make ends meet. I feel very fortunate to be able to provide meals for my family. I also feel fortunate that by using our site I … [Read more...]

Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! As many of you know, I was raised in California. Besides my family and friends, the one thing I really miss is good Mexican food! Just before my husband and I moved to Virginia we lived a few blocks from a hole-in-the-wall Mexican Restaurant. They had the best homemade chips! I would sometimes stop just for the chips. They would make the chips when you ordered so they were hot and fresh. Homemade tortilla chips are easy to make. They are not healthy due to the frying so I … [Read more...]

Chicken Strawberry Wraps Recipe

Chicken Strawberry Wraps

I can't wait to try this recipe with fresh strawberries from my garden! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Once the weather gets a little warmer, it seems like everyone is looking for an outdoor adventure. Taking after-supper walks, tossing the baseball with the kids, even yard work is good for the soul in the spring. A wonderful activity for your family to try this spring is visiting a berry farm. You and your kids can pick your own … [Read more...]

Rachael Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday: Thai Style Crock Pot Curry

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! Mom, what is for dinner? I think I am tired of that phrase it ranks up there with MOMMMMMMMMMMM! I know I have hit my rut. I have so much to do lately that making dinner seems like a chore. When this happens … [Read more...]

Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe & Unique Add-ins

This is a wonderful and creative recipe! I would have never thought of adding sweet potatoes to soup! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Soup season is almost over. I love a good, steamy bowl of soup or stew during the fall and winter months. But, I rarely make soups in the summer. It’s just too hot outside! However, these cool spring evenings or rainy spring days still call for a light and healthy soup. With all the pollen in the air, a … [Read more...]

Rachael Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday: Carbonara

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! This week we went to the Farmer's Market. I banked on the fact that I would find all these wonderful veggies to make dinner with. I was disappointed. We did find Asparagus so I had to find a way to cook it … [Read more...]

Beans, Greens & Pasta Recipe

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Dry beans are a money saver.  Aside from having a large yield when cooked, they have a long shelf life and are nutrient-rich.  Beans are also a wonderful source of protein, fiber, and iron and they are naturally low in sodium and calories, unlike their canned counterparts which sometimes have up to 15% of the daily value of sodium. The only challenge with dry beans is the fact that you do have to plan ahead … [Read more...]

Rachael Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday: Turkey Thanksgiving Stromboli

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! This week I bought a huge turkey? Why? I think it is my craving for comfort food. I also think the $.98 a pound price made it a huge value. The problem is what do you do with all that turkey? I am going to … [Read more...]