Oriental Beef

This recipe for oriental beef is just what you would find in a Chinese restaurant. I made this in the slow cooker and it was a big hit with my entire family. The husband actually requested I make this again, this does not always happen, so it is a big win when it does. Oriental…

Caribbean Rice

When I was going through my island theme cooking a few months back I discovered this recipe for Caribbean rice. I was not sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. Have I shared that I try to go into new recipes with low expectations? Especially if I find them on certain websites. I…

Island Style Pork Chops

Still visiting the islands with this recipe for island style pork chops. I served this with the recipe for Caribbean rice. Your family will enjoy the wonderful flavors of these two dishes. If you have time, you can make your own homemade mango salsa, but as I am a busy working mom, I like to…

Aloo Matar

You know I adore Indian food. The practical thing would be for me to go to India and study cooking, but until then I will make do with practicing in my own kitchen. I have ordered aloo matar from a local Indian restaurant, loved it so much, I taught myself how to cook it at…

Shrimp Salad

This recipe for Shrimp Salad with Mint-Chili Dressing was a total hit. This year I’m starting off with healthy cooking to get the husband in the groove for the rest of the year. Between the two of us, he lacks willpower and caves to the call of a bag of cookies. Though I shouldn’t complain…

Mexican Street Corn Bowls

I’ve been hoarding recipes and thought it was time to spend some quality time in the kitchen testing them out. This recipe for Mexican Street Corn Bowls is delicious, easy and a family pleaser. I tried this in January – but imagine how tasty this would be with summer fresh corn! My absolutely favorite part…

Family Approved Beef with Broccoli

I’m slowly making my way through the stacks of recipes that need to be tried. Here is my take on a family approved beef with broccoli.  This is kid and adult approved, and if you’re feeling productive, double it so you can freeze half for later. BEEF with BROCCOLI BEEF MARINADE 3 tsp low sodium…