Key Lime Pie

My grandmother learned this recipe when she worked at a hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida back in the 1960s. It’s a fairly easy, no-bake recipe, but it takes quite a bit of patience. The big trick is to not mix the lime juice into the sweetened condensed milk too fast, or it will curdle. However,…

Rosemary Chicken

This is a healthier take on my grandmother’s recipe (she always used lots of butterĀ and fully skinned/boned chicken). This is a very quick and simple dish that quick and easy to prepare, with lots of flavor. An alternative version would be to include slices of fresh lemon on the chicken. INGREDIENTS 4 Boneless Breasts of…

Spinach Lasagna

This is a healthier take on another classic dish. I’ve started working with the “no boil” lasagna noodles because I find it a lot easier to place them in the casserole dish than pre-cooked noodles. You can take this one step further and make your own marinara sauce, but I like to keep my recipes…

Sloppy Joes

This is a homemade take on an American classic, while still being quick and easy to make. This way you can ensure most of your ingredients are organic and control the amount of salt that is added as well, plus the fresh ingredients really perk up this old standard. INGREDIENTS 1 lb of ground beef…

Thyme-Rosemary Lambchops

This is probably my most requested dish from friends when they come over for dinner. The marinade really makes the flavor of the lamb, no matter which way you ultimately choose to cook them (grilled, pan-fried or oven baked). INGREDIENTS 2-3 Lamb Chops 4 Sprigs of fresh Rosemary (or 4Tsp dry) 4 Springs of fresh…

Mashed Potatoes

This recipe makes the best, creamiest, fluffiest mashed potatoes. It’s the way my grandmother always made them. The “secret” ingredient to making them taste extra delicious is the onion salt, although you can substitute with plain salt if you prefer INGREDIENTS 4 large russet potatoes 1/2 cup whole milk or half-and-half Unsalted Butter (to taste)…

Gingered Pork Loin

This is an easy and delicious crockpot recipe. Preparation is minimal and this can sit in a crockpot on low all day which will really let the flavor of the ginger and apples seep into the pork. This dish is excellent with a side of homemade mashed potatoes. INGREDIENTS 1 – 1.5lbs Pork Loin 3…

Beef and Eggplant Stirfry

This dish came from one of my many stirfry experiments. I have made other dishes with beef and eggplant before and I tweaked my standard stirfry recipe and came up with this tasty combination. INGREDIENTS 1 lb beef (I used round steak, but just about any cut of beef will do) 2 Tbsp soy sauce…

Curry Stirfry

This is another variation on my “Asian” stirfry recipe, using curry powder as the primary spice. This works best with chicken, although you can easily substitute the protein of your choice. Using tofu will make this a vegan-friendly dish. INGREDIENTS 1 – 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts (or other protein option, including tofu). 1 tbsp…

Asian Stirfry

This is my base stirfry recipe. I’ve tweaked it over the years and I often mix it up with different spices, meats, or vegetable combinations. This is an easy recipe to experiment with, and I have posted two of my favorite variations here as well, a Curry Stirfry and a Beef and Eggplant Stirfry. INGREDIENTS…