Honey Ginger Glazed Acorn Squash

A delicious way to bake this vegetable. Acorn squash has a very mild flavor that honey just enhances with a light dusting of ground ginger. There is few ingredients and can be baked in 45 minutes. It is a nice complement side dish to any roast meat. One acorn squash makes 2 large servings or…

Beets in Orange Sauce

Beautiful addition to any meal that can be served all year around. It is quick to make. It just takes canned beets, a large orange, sugar and corn starch. No one in my family will eat beets and I enjoy them. So every once in a while I get hungry for them. This time I…

Oven Fried Red Potatoes

Nice side dish for a oven baked dinner. I try to bake more then one item when using the oven to save energy. Oven fried potatoes are very easy to add to the menu. Just wash the amount of small red potatoes you need for servings. Cut them in half and place in a bag…

Spaghetti With Meatballs and Zoodles (Cooking For Two)

Zoodles are made from zucchini that is cut in thin strands.  To do that you need a special tool that cuts the strands.   I got this last spring at a kitchen outlet store and it is easy to use.  Farberware  made this one but it does take up storage space.  You just wash the…

Stir Fried Chicken and Pineapple(Make Ahead Meal Starter)

I have an abundance of chicken in my freezer.  I thawed some of the skinless boneless chicken breasts that was in a very large package.  It is the time of the year when things get hectic because of the fall and winter holidays.  This is something I like to do is prepare make ahead meal…

Chicken Chop Suey (Freezer Meal Starter)

I had thawed a large package of skinless chicken breasts and decided to spend the morning making meals ahead for the up and coming holiday season.  This package was taking up a lot of space in the freezer.  These meal packages will actually make more space available then the large package.  Since this was for…

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…

Black Bean, Corn and Rice Salad

Very light and refreshing  salad made from cold cooked rice, chopped celery, tomato, onion, black beans, corn, chopped sweet red peppers and chopped fresh baby spinach. It is a complete meal in a bowl because the rice and beans together makes a whole protein. With the addition of corn, tomatoes, celery and spinach gives you…

Freezing Bell Peppers

I was given a dozen large green bell peppers that I knew I would not be able to use them all up before their shelf life expired.  I decided to take eight of them and freeze them in small cooking batches.  Last month I was given sweet red peppers and yellow/orange peppers that I also…

Freezing Tomatoes

What can you do with extra tomatoes that are past their shelf life?  Instead of letting them spoil freeze that last tomato.  It is easy to do and it don’t take very long to do.  You just need a pot of boiling water and a small baggie. I had several large tomatoes was close to…