Simple and Quick Recipes

During the summer I am all about keeping it simple when it comes to cooking.  I also like to use fresh and fun ingredients.  I want my food to taste like summer.  This past week I put together a couple of dishes that taste like summer to me.  Give them a try to see what you think. Tropical Oatmeal Serves 4 Oats Coconut Milk 1/4 cup dried, flaked coconut 2 chopped bananas 1/8 cup chopped macadamia nuts (or other nuts) Follow directions on oatmeal to make 4 servings substituting … [Read more...]


I am a big fan of soup. I like all kinds of soup-Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Italian and down home American (read that with the Southern accent I don't have) to name a few. It is soup season so I will likely be making lots of it. Soup is filling, nutritious and comforting. It is generally a pretty healthy option if you don't load it with cheese, cream or other naughty stuff. The naughty stuff makes it tassty but, you can make a flavorful soup without all those calories so save the naughty soups for … [Read more...]

Try This at Home – Recipes

While in Morro Bay this weekend, I wanted to make my mother and father-in-law some comfort food since neither of them are currently able to cook very much.  I know they like lasagna so I put together this recipe.  Everyone seemed to enjoy it.  I made the sauce myself, but if you are in a hurry, you could use bottled pasta sauce and add the meat to it. Terri's Meat Lasagna for a Crowd Sauce: Olive Oil ½ cup Pancetta, 6 slices of bacon or 2 Tbs bacon grease 1 ½ chopped onions 4 … [Read more...]