Category Archive: Family Dinners

Apr 11

New York Diner Blue Plate Special – Hot Open Turkey and Gravy

Growing up on Long Island, we always had Diners all over the place. In every town were at least one. Now, in my town alone, there are four! In Manhattan, it seems like there’s bunches on every street. What is great about a Diner is there are so many things on the menu. Everything comes out …

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Apr 03

Classic Pear Lime Jello Lush

This recipe is a combination of my mom and grandma’s along with my friend Susan’s. My mom and grandma used pineapple instead of pear. Of course you can swap it out if you want. They also added sour cream. This is the most forgiving recipe. Add a little, remove a little. Seems to come out perfect every single time it’s made. …

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Mar 27

Roast Chicken with Chinese 5 Spice

  My first attempt at roasting a chicken and definitely not my last.  They liked it so much there was not any leftovers for my lunch.  

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Mar 15

Pantry Sugar Cookie Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Bars

These bars are a snap to make with pantry ingredients. By using a cookie mix, you save so much time not having to sift and measure flour and all the other ingreidents that go into baking cookies and bars. Don’t get me wrong, I love baking from scratch. But, sometimes we are in a rush …

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Mar 07

Shortcut Meatball Pasta Bake

Weeknights can be hectic around many households. Sometimes we just need convenient foods but, we still want to feed our family healthy meals without spending too much time in the kitchen with all the other things that have to be done like homework and shuffling the kids here and there. I have found a few …

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Mar 02

How To Make Perfect White Rice

With these few simple steps, you will have perfect white or brown rice every time. I have tried many times starting with cold water. It just wasn’t the right texture. Then, tried with boiling water,  it came out perfect. Rice is so versatile, goes with almost any main meal. Try this easy method out and taste …

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Feb 23

Jazzed Up Canned Cream of Chicken Soup

Some days we just don’t have the time to make homemade soup. This is when we grab the can of condensed soup. I personally don’t really like the taste of most of the canned soups. I do like them in baked recipes. The one soup I have used in a few recipes is cream of chicken. …

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Feb 10

Roasted Seasoned Chicken Breasts and New Potatoes

This simple and delicious chicken dish is one I serve regularly for my family. It’s also a dish I serve at many holiday dinners. As easy as this recipe is, it also looks and tastes divine and is perfect for a dinner party or potluck dinner.  

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Jan 17

Crockpot Tuscan Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

Soups are a staple in my house. We have soup for dinner at least twice a week. And, that for every season. Especially when I make the soups in my handy dandy crockpot. It’s so easy. No fuss and always delicious. Here is our newest version of barley soup. This time I added beef. You …

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Dec 30

Chickpea Feta Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Here’s a quick and tasty salad that I prepare regularly during the week for lunch or dinner. The chickpeas adds a nice amount of protein and fiber and the feta gives this salad a nice zing of added flavor. The dressing is also a quick recipe that keeps in the fridge for up to a …

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