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Queso (Cheese) with Shrimp

Made a trek yesterday to College Station to do some shopping.  On our way into town we passed a Ninfa’s Restaurant.  For those not familiar with Ninfa’s – they started in Houston many years ago – and then kind of faded away – and now it would seem to be popping up again as this appeared Click here to continue reading…

Sugar Free Cheesecake Brownies

Well this post was intended for a few days ago – but then around here things never seem to go as planned. Just too much to do and not enough time. And then on top of that, there was the raccoon. I’ve not had many encounters with ‘wild’ animals since we’ve lived here – but Click here to continue reading…

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Ended up making two different sugar-free cranberry sauces yesterday. One using the sugar free cranberry Jello and the other without using the Jello . . . for those that might have trouble finding the sugar free  cranberry Jello at their store. I think they both taste good (for sugar free) – but there is a Click here to continue reading…

Crustless Asparagus Quiche

When I think of spring foods, asparagus and dill come to mind, so today I am sharing this recipe for a crustless asparagus quiche, which can be enjoyed by everyone, including Jewish families during Passover. If you are making this for lunch or dinner, I recommend serving the quiche with a whole grain baguette (or Click here to continue reading…

Apple Pie Dutch Baby

Well, according to my husband, this is one of the best things I have ever made!!  I have to admit, it was really delicious, not so super sweet that you feel bad after eating it, but just the right amount of sweetness. First the Apples – Start with an apple, my mother called it stewed Click here to continue reading…

Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Manicotti

I have to say, I think this turned out as good as the stuffed manicotti that I usually have at one of favorite restaurants and it really was not difficult to prepare. This new Calphalon pan was a huge help in draining the Manicotti before stuffing.  If you are in the market for a new pan, Click here to continue reading…

Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad

This salad is wonderful and it’s easy to put together.  Every part of it is good, but the homemade croutons are the by far the best part!  If you’ve never made your own croutons, you have to try these Homemade Croutons.  I always felt like they would take a lot of time, but they are really Click here to continue reading…

Homemade Croutons

This was my first attempt at homemade croutons, and they were absolutely superb!  Making croutons yourself is easy and you can control the seasoning along with the crispness.  I hate getting croutons on my salad in a restaurant and the croutons being so hard that you are afraid you are going to break a tooth.  Click here to continue reading…

Perfect Pressure Cooker Chicken

Just look at this chicken, tender and full of flavor, it is really perfect!  Just imagine all of the things you can do with this perfect chicken! I never wanted to use a traditional pressure cooker, as a matter of fact I don’t think that I ever have.  It always scared me when I was Click here to continue reading…

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

When I saw these on a fellow blog, I knew that I needed to make them. Growing up right outside of Philadelphia, I have been fortunate to eat really yummy cheesesteaks throughout my life. There are several known places. Everyone has a favorite place to go, but mine is Pat’s. If you make them at Click here to continue reading…