Serving: 4

Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Meatballs

Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Meatballs

  Our favorite teriyaki pineapple chicken meatballs are available from Aidells. This is not a product endorsement, but we do love them. They are pre-cooked and ready to heat and serve. This recipe calls for blanched broccoli and shredded carrot, topped with scallion and chopped […]

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

  I love vegetables and creating salads from ingredients on hand is rarely a letdown. It’s pretty difficult to fail at making salad and while raw spinach isn’t everyone’s favorite, this spinach and strawberry salad recipe is packed with both flavor and vitamins. Add feta cheese for protein, scallions […]

Barbecue Pork Mac & Cheese Sandwich

Barbecue Pork Mac & Cheese Sandwich

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Wondering what to do with 4th of July leftovers? Don’t spend the days recovering from all the fireworks with the same plate over and over. Change it up with some of these creative options. Pile it together!

Why do other holidays get the catch-all sandwich gratuity? Don’t ignore leftover dinner rolls, hoagies, whatever bread you have on hand. This barbecue pork mac and cheese plays well together. So does coleslaw and barbecue beef, pork, or sausages. Leftover potato salad also goes great on bread with a little bib lettuce, or layer with bacon. Try some salsa mixed into the macaroni and cheese for a spiced up surprise.

Any way you reinvent a 4th of July barbecue, you’re sure to enjoy until it’s gone!

Delicious Mediterranean Pasta

Delicious Mediterranean Pasta

  We are always looking for new and easy weeknight recipes. Pasta is a simple go-to, but the sauce and accompanying ingredients are usually where people get stuck. This mediterranean pasta recipe originated from wanting to figure out how to use my warehouse size jar […]

Vegetable Red Curry

Vegetable Red Curry

I like a quick and delicious meal, don’t you? Over the years I’ve spent time developing my pallet to discern ingredients from dining out dishes. Learning that most dinners can be prepared in 30 minutes or less encourages many novice cooks, and even those who are a […]

Bechamel Sauce: The Base for All Cheese Sauces

Bechamel Sauce: The Base for All Cheese Sauces

bechamel sauce
bechamel cream sauce

Bechamel Sauce is the Beginning of All Things Creamy

Easy bechamel sauce as the base for any cheese sauce. Once the roux is ready, add other cheeses, spices, seasonings, vegetables you like. Use this sauce to make grandma’s Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese!

Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella, Spinach, Arugula Salad

Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella, Spinach, Arugula Salad

Make this recipe of roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella and golden beets as a first course or a meal on its own. Spinach and arugula make a fine bed for the decadent thyme and shallot balsamic dressing.