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...]

Menu Plan for the Week & Beef Stroganoff Recipe

I am attempting to start menu planning again! There is less stress during the week if I take the time to write up a menu plan. The last few weeks have been hectic so meal planning took a back seat. One thing to note, I have not grocery shopped in over a week! My freezer and pantry were stocked so I decided to take a shopping break. I will have to go this week for fruits, vegetables, bread and dairy products. Breakfast Homemade Banana Bread- This recipe comes for Erin at $5 Dollar Dinners … [Read more...]

Asparagus Soup Recipe

I love asparagus! As Connie notes, asparagus can be used in a number of ways. Last week I served a delicious hors d'oeuvre; bacon wrapped asparagus. It was full of calories, but oh so good! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Spring has sprung…and fresh spring vegetables are beginning to show up in the grocery stores and at farmers’ markets. One of the first vegetables to make a spring appearance is asparagus. Asparagus is low in calories … [Read more...]

Rachael Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday… Waffles

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! There are two things in our house that we have tons of; they are chicken breasts and waffles. I never thought to combine the two but what a super way to make every meal count. I always make homemade waffles … [Read more...]

Hard Boiled Egg History & Egg Salad Recipe

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! This weekend, there will be a lot of Easter egg hunts and quite a few colorfully dyed Easter eggs in baskets. Eggs are a traditional symbol of rebirth and springtime. Easter is celebrated at the end of the Lenten fast. Historically, eggs were prohibited during Lenten fast, so many folks hard boiled their eggs during Lent to keep them from spoiling. When Easter arrived, everyone enjoyed hard boiled eggs again … [Read more...]

Rachael Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday Easter and Passover

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, Rachel Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... an oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! ?Well this is the most confusing time in our house since I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic. Everything else lines up pretty well until Easter. We decided when we got married that we would honor the … [Read more...]

Chicken & Broccoli Fettucine Alfredo Recipe

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Dry pasta is on sale every week somewhere.  It is a staple that is easy to stock up on, as well as quick and easy to prepare.  There are many varieties now, including whole wheat, multi grain, low-carb, semolina, gluten-free, just to name a few.  Most families love spaghetti and pasta sauce, and it’s a go-to meal at least twice a month.  Fettucine alfredo is another popular meal since it can be prepared … [Read more...]

Rachael Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday.. Dinner Strata

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, Rachel Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... an oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! I love asparagus. The problem is we never eat it all fast enough. We have extra time now that we have the Eggstra fresh egg . It really works my veggies last at least 5 days longer. I love this recipe because I … [Read more...]