A different twist on the traditional macaroni salad.  If you don’t like the sweet creamy salad, this one is definitely for you! Oriental Macaroni Salad Recipe 2 C uncooked elbow macaroni 2 large carrots or 15 baby carrots cut into 1 ” julienne strips 1 C snow peas cut into diagonal strips 2 green onions finely chopped 1/2 – 1 whole green pepper (or red) thinly sliced or julienne in 1″ pieces   Dressing 1/2 C Light mayonnaise 1/2 C sour cream – or light sour cream 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp pepperRead More →

  This is my twist on Ratatouille.  But, I don’t like eggplant, so I can’t really call this Ratatouille.  My kids call this dish, my ratarata thing they love.  It doesn’t matter what you call it, it tastes great and goes with everything! Zucchini tomato cheese saute 1 whole zucchini sliced in 1/4″ pieces 1/2 onion diced 1 green pepper diced large 1 whole tomato diced large 1 clove garlic minced 1 C grated fresh Parmesan Reggiano cheese 1 Tbsp Olive oil 1 tsp worchestshire sauce 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1 tsp beef bouillon 1/2 C water   Begin by sauteing in a fairly largeRead More →

  This recipe is super easy but presents like you have spent HOURS in the kitchen making something fantastic.  You have, it will just not take you very long!  It is a really nice company  or pot luck dish.  Just make one potato for each person and add an extra potato. Accordion Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe 5 potatoes pealed 4 tbsp melted butter 1/2 C finely diced onion 1 clove garlic- mashed 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 – 1/2 C freshly ground Parmesan cheese   Begin by peeling all of your potatoes.  To make the cuts easy, trip off a small slice alongRead More →