Rotisserie Chicken Bubble Up (Cooking for One or Two)

My local Sam’s Club has the best rotisserie chicken at a lower price that is cheaper then I can make. I like to buy one every month because they are large and plump and makes a wonderful chicken dinner. I live in South Florida so it gets too hot to roast a chicken in the…

Tomato Basil Cheese Quick Bread

I had dried some tomatoes this fall and wanted to use them in a bread recipe. I search through all my cookbooks and on line for a recipe that was easy and not loaded with grains. I wanted to keep it simple with ingredients that was usually on hand. I made an exception with the…

Shake and Scramble Eggs Breakfast for Two

I have been making scrambled eggs this way for many years.  It is quick and easy to do.  You just need a container with a tight fitting lid.  A glass jar with a screw top lid works well.  In the early morning hours and in a hurry to get out the door, you don’t want…

Ravioli From Scratch (Cooking for two)

There is nothing better then freshly made ravioli and the best part is you can fill them with what you have on hand.  You don’t need to have a production line of family members to help make the dough, then roll it out and fill them.  It is not as intimidating to make as it…

Baked Eggplant BLT Sandwich

Looking for something different to make with a large eggplant?  Try it in a sandwich, but not just any sandwich, a BLT with provolone cheese.  You start by slicing the egg plant and baking the slices in the oven.  Large eggplant can be bitter, so you can remove some of the bitterness.  Also eggplant can…

Strata Anytime Casserole

Inexpensive casserole that makes four servings that is quick and easy to make. The sausage strata is made from day old bread, milk, eggs, sausage, cheddar cheese and onion.  It is actually a savory bread pudding that doesn’t require to be refrigerated before baking.  This is a small casserole that can be quickly put together…

Pineapple Cream Cheese Pie

  Simple to make and less expensive then cheese cake. Just takes one 8 ounce package of cream cheese, sugar, eggs, milk and  graham cracker eight inch premade crust.  To make the topping only a 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, sugar, and corn starch that is added after the pie as cooled. This is a…

Stuffed Manicotti (Make it Ahead)

Cooking for a small household can be a challenge especially when there is only one or two.  Recipes are usually family or party size when it comes to dishes like manicotti.  I bought a box of manicotti shells that called out to me at the grocery during a pasta sale. It was a 2 for…

Creamy Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake

Delicate cherry cake with a cream cheese cake layer that has a crumb topping.  The cake takes fresh chopped Bing cherries, eight ounce package cream cheese, orange juice and almond extract.  The cake, cream cheese layer and crumb topping is layered and baked together.  It tastes like a cherry cheese Danish without all the work….

Cherry Tomato Crouton Salad

A zesty salad that take no time to prepare for yourself or a crowd.  Make croutons your self from slices of bread.  Other ingredients are cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and olive oil vinaigrette. The salad can be served by it’s self or on a bed of greens. Also you can use the cheese…