Posted in February 2010

Three-Bean Soup

Tonight I made Three-Bean Soup, using garbanzo, white northern, and kidney beans (my favorite). I really wish I had added some ham to it. I realized after I tried my first bite that I hadn’t let it simmer long enough (carrots still had too much bite to them). I also don’t like the amount of water … Continue reading

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

I bought onion powder for this recipe (which smells amazzzing by the way)…but I can’t think of anything else to make using it.. Anywho, I made stuffed shells for dinner this week. Here’s the finished product: Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells Ingredients 2  cups  Basic Marinara, divided Cooking spray 2 1/2  cups  part-skim ricotta cheese … Continue reading

Crab Cakes and Red Pepper-Salmon Pasta

This Sunday, for Valentine’s Day, Tom made a delicious dinner for us, Crab Cakes and Red Pepper Salmon Pasta. I really wanted more crab cakes after eating them at Carson’s on my bday the previous weekend. Here’s how ours turned out: Beauties!   Crab Cakes 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 green onions, chopped 3/8 cup … Continue reading

Scramble Breakfast for Dinner

I looove breakfast foods. Especially for dinner. “Scramble” is something we occasionally make, usually for dinner. It’s admittedly not the healthiest dinner, but it’s really good. You could probably make it healthier by frying the potatoes in fat-free cooking spray, and by using less sausage and more peppers and onions. Scramble Breakfast 1 lb. pork … Continue reading

Birthday Brunch

Last Sunday was my birthday and for breakfast Tom and I went to the new place by our house, Nick’s Original House of Pancakes. This place gets so packed on the weekends, so you have to go early if you don’t want to wait very long. I had a West Virginia omelet (sausage, mushrooms, onions, … Continue reading

Love Pizza

Alright, so NOT for our Valentine’s Day meal, but the day before, we got a couple of “love pizzas” from Papa Romano’s for dinner. That’s so cheesy (no pun intended) but I love it. Yummay!

Cashew Chicken

Last weekend my mom brought me down some cashews when they were here for my bday, so I decided to make cashew chicken. It was delicious!  I cooked with gingerroot for the first time and loved it. It smells so yummy. I think I want to try some other dishes using ginger. If I made … Continue reading


CHIMICHANGAS! How can you resist the name? I found this recipe in my new Taste of Home Cookbook given to me by Tom for Christmas. This is what mine looked like: Baked Chimichangas Ingredients: 2-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast 1 cup salsa 1 small onion, chopped 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano … Continue reading