Balsamic Apple Pork Tenderloin

I have a new gadget in my kitchen. Well, maybe not exactly new. I purchased a countertop pressure cooker last year. I stared at it quite a while before I actually put it to use. The delay probably resulted from my upbringing as a child.

Smokey Pork and Beans Chili

I don’t always know in the morning what I’ll be in the mood for at the end of the day. Sometimes, I just opt...

Comforting Food: Chicken Meatball Soup

Chicken soup may be just what’s called for to add some good lean protein and vitamin-packed vegetables into everyone’s diet.

Eating Well No Matter the Season: Healthy Italian Sausage

During this season of feasting, I am always looking for good ways to make healthier choices that don’t skimp on flavor and leave room for some extra indulgences.

Creamy White Bean Chili

The weather has turned on us here in my part of Southern California. The nighttime temperatures have dipped below freezing and in response, I have been making soup. Tonight, it was a White Chicken Chili. Oh man, was it delish. Hope you enjoy it, too. By the way, this will work very well in your crockpot

Hello, Fall! Tomato Basil Soup

Fall has arrived, and even the weather noticed and brought us a chill this morning. Cooler weather sparks thoughts of simmering soups and warm bread. Here’s one recipe that is delicious and quite easy to make. Pair it with a grilled cheese sandwich for a cozy lunch or lite supper.

Curried Lentils with Butternut Squash

Soup weather is upon us. This delicious lentil dish is just the thing. The curry seasoning is sure to warm you up on a...

Enlightened Cheesy Mac with a Twist

I love food. I love to shop for it, prepare it, and eat it. My daughter who also likes food, calls us recreational cooks. We do it for relaxation as well as for creativity. The only downfall of enjoying this activity the way we do is unwanted weight gain.

Beat the Heat with a Dump Dinner: Beef and Broccoli

Cooking in the crock pot for summer is a cool idea. Here is a simple Dump Dinner that will make those busy summer days...

Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad Ingredients 1 pound grape tomatoes, sliced in half 1 cucumber, sliced and halved ½ medium red onion, sliced or diced ...