Saturday, September 23, 2023

French Dressing

 This is perfect over a salad or on the side as a dip.

1/3 - 1/2 c. olive oil

1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper 

1/8 tsp. paprika 

1/2 - 1 tsp. lemon juice 

1 - 2 T. each: ketchup, mayonnaise 

In a clean bowl combine ingredients. 

With a clean fork, whisk ingredients for 10 - 20 sec. or until blended.

Serves 4.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Tartar Sauce

This is perfect to serve with fish, seafood, french fries.

I used lemon juice in a bottle for convenience, but you can use fresh lemon juice if desired.

1/2 - 3/4 c. light or regular mayonnaise 

1 - 2 tsp. relish

1 tsp. lemon juice

1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, dried minced onion

1/8 tsp. each: hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce

In a clean bowl, combine ingredients. Mix well with a clean fork. 

Place sauce in refrigerator to chill until ready to use.

Serves 4 - 6.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Greek Omelette

This is perfect for a late summer brunch or anytime.


non stick cooking spray

1/2 c. each: chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, feta cheese crumbles, chopped spinach

1/2 tsp. each: pepper,  salt, dried parsley

1 clove diced crushed garlic

Peel, rinse chop onions.

Rinse, chop tomato

Peel, crush, chop garlic

Rinse spinach and pat dry with a clean kitchen towel. 

You can also use a salad spinner to dry spinach. 

Remove ends from, chop spinach.

For each omelette:

Crack eggs over a small bowl, beat 10 seconds.

Add ingredients to eggs.

Heat skillet on medium high heat, lower heat to medium.

Spray nonstick cooking spray into pan.

Add egg mixture.

Gently push egg mixture from side of pan. 

Cook on one side for 2-3 minutes. 

Flip omelette over to cook on other side for 2-3 min or until done.

Makes 4 serving.

Friday, September 1, 2023

Hurricane Idalia

 Prayers, thoughts for everybody who were in the path of Hurricane Idalia.

The hurricane knocked out power to many, caused flooding, many homes were damaged, lives lost.

It will take many weeks for homes, businesses to recover from what happened.

On the left side of the website are links under Pay It Forward.

Some of the organizations are helping familes.

Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. 

Monday, August 21, 2023

Mahalo Chicken

Happy birthday Hawaii!

Hawaii became an official state on this day in 1959.

This is perfect for a summer supper or anytime.

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts thighs
1/4 c. pineapple juice 
1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, fresh diced ginger root, brown sugar
1 T.  low sodium soy sauce
2 - 3 T. oil

In a shallow dish combine, chicken, salt, pepper, ginger root, pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar.

Let marinate in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

Heat grill pan over medium high heat.

 Lower heat to medium and add oil.

 Add chicken and grill on one side for 8-10 min approx..

 Flip chicken over and grill on other side for 8 - 10 min more or until done. 

Serves 4. 

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Pasta Olivia

 This is perfect for a summer supper or anytime.

1 pkg. thin pasta 
1 c. each: chopped: pitted olives, chopped tomatoes, chopped bell pepper, chopped onions
1/3 c. dry vermouth
1/4 c. sliced green onions
2 - 3 T. oil 
1 tsp. each:  parsley, oregano, basil (dried or fresh)
1/4 tsp.  each: black pepper, salt
1 clove fresh garlic, crushed & chopped
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon

Cook pasta according to directions. 

Peel, rinse, chop onions,  garlic and place in a clean bowl.

Seed, rinse, chop peppers, add to onions.

Rinse, cut ends from chop green onions, add to onion bowl 

Zest and cut lemon in half.

Rinse, chop tomatoes, add to onion bowl.

Preheat skillet over medium high heat. Lower heat to medium, add oil.

Combine: vegetables, olives, herbs, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon zest.

Squeeze some lemon over vegetables.

Cook for 5- 6 minutes.  

Carefully add vermouth, cook for a couple of minutes more.

 Serve over your favorite pasta.

Serves 4

Friday, August 11, 2023

Recipe To Help Maui

Prayers, thoughts, peace for all affected by the Wildfires in Maui.

The wildfires destroyed millions of acres, many homes, devastated families and claimed 55 lives.

On the left side of the website are links under Recipe To Pay It Forward. 

These are some organizations that are helping with disaster relief. 

Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you for being the difference.