Spicy Ramen Stir Fry with Broccoli, Tofu, and Mandarin Oranges

My post-parenting years begin soon.  We are moving from a child focused life, back to our own lives.  As parents of two amazing sons, who are fiercely independent, intelligent, humorous, kind and inspiring, this would be the time in our lives we pat ourselves on the back for a job well-done.  If only it were … Continue reading Spicy Ramen Stir Fry with Broccoli, Tofu, and Mandarin Oranges

Stove to Table within 30 minutes: Moroccan Lentil Stew with Raisins

This lentil stew with raisins is considered a traditional Moroccan comfort soup much like our beloved chicken soup.   Chick peas, lentils, and golden raisins stew in a savory tomato broth with cinnamon, cumin and red pepper.   Dried fruits are a staple in a Moroccan kitchen and the raisins here are a perfect addition … Continue reading Stove to Table within 30 minutes: Moroccan Lentil Stew with Raisins

Eating Down the Refrigerator: One-Skillet Sausage And Polenta Parmesan

While trying to reach the glory of eating down my refrigerator and pantry, I came across this recipe that makes for an easy weeknight meal.  This would not have likely made my radar,  but  I have odd and end ingredients scattered throughout my pantry, and it caught my eye.  It's a good thing because it … Continue reading Eating Down the Refrigerator: One-Skillet Sausage And Polenta Parmesan

Mushroom and Provolone Patty Melt

This classic patty melt gets a healthy makeover with lean ground sirloin, reduced fat provolone cheese and plenty of mushrooms.The sandwich is quick and easy to prepare and makes a great weeknight menu idea.Mushroom and Provolone Patty MeltsMakes 4 sandwichesRecipe from Cooking lightIngredients:1 pound ground sirloinCooking spray1 tablespoon olive oil1/4 cup thinly sliced yellow onion1/8 … Continue reading Mushroom and Provolone Patty Melt

Prosciutto, Fresh Fig, and Manchego Sandwiches

Autumn has arrived and for many of us the weather remains warm with the possibility of still enjoying the bounty of the late summer's harvest.Prosciutto and fresh figs are a traditional Italian flavor combination.  Here, along with Manchego cheese and jam they create a sweet and savory sandwich. This is a light fresh sandwich that … Continue reading Prosciutto, Fresh Fig, and Manchego Sandwiches