Products for the Kitchen

Products for the Kitchen People often ask me what sorts of equipment we use in our kitchen at home, so I thought I’d write up a brief bit on products for the kitchen. Not only can you stock yourself up with great gear, but you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get…

Chicken Tacos with Apple Salsa

Chicken Tacos with Apple Salsa We love tacos. We really love tacos. Who doesn’t? They’re easy to make, can be altered to fit any dietary restriction, and are perfect for a fast school night dinner. This recipe for chicken tacos with apple slaw is a wonderful fun recipe that everyone in your family will enjoy…

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken While on my island theme junket I decided to head over to the Atlantic with this slow cooker jerk chicken. School time is all about using my slow cooker and this was an easy and tasty recipe.  When it is done cooking serve this dish with a healthy green salad to…

Hawaiian Sweet Potato Salad

Hawaiian Sweet Potato Salad I went on a tropical theme a few months back. The warmer weather we were having made me want to eat things from warmer locations. My husband has traveled to Hawaii many times and really enjoys it when I cook food from there. I hope you enjoy this recipe for Hawaiian…

Polynesian Pork Roast

Polynesian Pork Roast I discovered this recipe while researching Hawaiian foods. It fit into the island theme I felt like cooking a few months back. This recipe makes quite a bit of food, so when I made it I had plenty leftover to freeze for another night. This recipe for Polynesian Pork Roast cooks in…

California Wine Country Chili

We are obsessed with making chili. We have made many types over the years, including this recipe for California Wine Country Chili that we made for a winery chili cook off many years ago. This makes a large quantity of chili and is perfect for batch cooking. Make sure you have lots of containers on…

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…

Rosemary Lamb Burgers

Rosemary Lamb Burgers My family likes to eat lamb, our favorite ways are as kebabs or burgers. I put my own Heather twist on these rosemary lamb burgers. The whole family loved them. If you want to plan ahead, for week night cooking, do all the prep work on the weekend, including mixing and forming…

Vegan Cheese Sauce

Vegan Cheese Sauce I periodically get a craving for nacho cheese sauce – you know, the kind that comes from a dispenser at football games. I came up with my own homemade dairy-free version and my vegan cheese sauce recipe was born. I have forced my family to try this recipe and they did both…