Salsa Pork and Beans

Another full day in your life? Here is another Dumping Dinner recipe that is so easy. I really needed it yesterday. We had lunch plans after which we were meeting my youngest daughter, Elena, and her husband to look at a model home they are interested in. On top of that, we had a few…

Dumping Dinner: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Sorry, no picture of delicious soup. I was much too distracted to snap one. Most of us know what Chicken Tortilla Soup looks like anyway. Instead, I have included a picture for your baby gazing enjoyment. Life with a newborn demands simplicity. My crock pot has been well used over the past few weeks as…

Crustless Quiche

Easter is on its way and so is the family. If you are gathering to celebrate the holiday, you may be interested in this brunch recipe that is a favorite at my house. Enjoy! Ingredients 4 eggs 1 ¼ cups milk, anything from whole to 1% 3 slices whole wheat bread, crusts removed, cubed 4…

Sort of Quick Chicken Curry

One morning last week, I had no idea of what to have for dinner so rather than stress about it I dumped so chicken breasts in the crock pot with a can of fire roasted tomatoes, turned it on low, and let ’em cook. By evening, curry was calling to me so I cooked up…

Cheesy Comfort

Need something satisfying and easy for a weeknight supper. This will do the trick. I have made this for years, and it always pleases. It is a great dish to serve to company, take to a party, or share with a friend who is need of a meal. I have included the changes to make…

Taco Tuesday

Well, here it is—Taco Tuesday! I don’t know if Taco Tuesday is a thing other places across the country, but here in SoCal it’s pretty popular. So, instead of heading out to the local taco place, I thought I would just create some at home. So glad I did. Chicken tacos will be on our menu. This recipe for…

Flour Tortillas

My best friend in elementary school was a girl named Flora. She was Mexican and hanging out at her house was quite a departure from my own culture. Her family spoke a different language and had a different cooking style. Her mom made the best tortillas by hand. It was fun to watch her expertly…

Corn and Cauliflower Chowder

Potato soup is a recipe I remember my mom making often. I’m sure it was one of those things that was cheap and could expand to feed a lot of people. We always ate it with saltines crunched up in it, but now my family takes it to a new level with the addition of…

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

When the weather outside is frightful like it is at our house today , soup is a good way to get warm from the inside. As of late, it has arrived on our table a couple of times. One of our favorites is this Creamy Tomato Basil Soup. I tweaked a bit and added a…

Thumbprint Cookies

I love when I am cooking up something yummy for my friends and family. There is a certain satisfaction in it all. In years past, I have baked dozens of cookies to share with my husband’s co-workers. They were not just any cookie. They were one of the best cookies I’ve ever tasted and have become my go-to when a gift of food is called for. I have had people casually mention that Christmas was coming as a reminder they hoped so were the cookies.