Escarole Soup with Chicken Sausage and Navy Beans

Growing up in an Italian family, it was not unusual for my mother to make escarole with navy beans as a side dish. With this side dish, sometimes she would cook Italian sausage. Escarole with navy beans was always a favorite dish of mine. So today I decided to use my garden fresh escarole in a new recipe for escarole soup. I love escarole in chicken broth, a classic Italian escarole soup, but for my escarole soup I added something more than broth....more

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts

Homemade cookies are always so good when freshly baked. The whole house smells wonderful when baking, and cookies are no exception to that rule. That’s one of things I like best about baking a fresh batch of homemade cookies. I did this more often when my children were young, but they are grown now. Still, once in a while, I will bake some homemade cookies, and one of my favorite recipes is one that came from two different recipes I had used over the years....more

Delicious Homemade Crusty Bread

When making a meal like pasta, stew, or soup, it’s always great to have a crusty bread to serve with it. So many dishes are enhanced by adding crusty bread to your meal, but especially if your crusty bread is homemade. My Delicious Homemade Crusty Bread is not only delicious to eat with a great meal, but if done right, it’s great by itself straight from the oven....more
TinasChicCorner This bread is delicious!more

Delicious Berry Berry Vanilla Nonfat Frozen Yogurt

I love homemade nonfat frozen yogurt and enjoy coming up with new flavor combinations. Since I had recently frozen some fresh blueberries and had some fresh ripe strawberries, I decided that combining the two would make an awesome tasting nonfat frozen yogurt. I just needed to let the blueberries thaw slightly to puree them with the fresh strawberries. That's how I came to make my Delicious Berry Berry Vanilla Nonfat Frozen Yogurt!...more

Tilapia with Spicy Fresh Balsamic Tomato Salsa

When baking tilapia, your options for adding flavor are unlimited. One way to add flavor is to cook the tilapia with a sauce or seasonings. Another option is to add a sauce or salsa of some sort when serving the cooked tilapia by spooning it over the fish. Either way, changing the taste is limited only by your own imagination. With a garden of fresh tomatoes, green onions, peppers, and more, I decided to serve my baked Tilapia with Spicy Fresh Balsamic Tomato Salsa....more

Stepping Out and Keeping a Count with a Steps Counter

 One of the ways I try to keep fit is by counting my steps each day with a steps counter. A steps counter is a device that tracks how many steps you take a day based on your personal length of stride. These devices called steps counters are made by a variety of companies and come with many different options for counting and tracking steps, as well as your personal health growth in this area of your life. For me, Stepping Out and Keeping a Count with a Steps Counter is a great way to track my activity levels and stay healthy!...more

Citrus Thyme Grill Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

I recently purchased a mesh roasting pan from Zulily. This mesh basket can be used on a gas grill for roasted chicken and vegetables. I couldn’t wait to try it. So once it was delivered, I decided to do just that, a grill roasted chicken and vegetables. It turned out fabulous, and I am so happy I made this purchase. My Citrus Thyme Grill Roasted Chicken and Vegetables was delicious, and I felt the mesh basket made it easier to do!...more

Lemon Butter Orange Roughy with Spicy Lemon Cabbage

When my children were young, the time came when I wanted to introduce them to fish. I chose orange roughy because it’s a white fish with a very mild flavor that can be seasoned to taste. Once I chose the fish I would use, I decided to broil it with lemon, butter, and seasonings. That’s when I first made my Lemon Butter Orange Roughy....more

Lime Basil Pesto Chicken with Garlic Butter Kale and Sweet Corn

When cooking boneless chicken breasts, I often find myself thinking about new ways to do so deliciously. Chicken breasts are easily cooked in a wide variety of sauces, grilled with marinades or basting sauces, baked with a crust of some sort, and so many different other ways. That’s why I love chicken and decided to bake it in a basil pesto sauce with lime. This turned out to be a great choice, and how I came up with my recipe for Lime Basil Pesto Chicken with Garlic Butter Kale and Sweet Corn, and believe me when I say, it’s delicious!...more

Garlic Butter Kale and Sweet Corn

Recently when I made a delicious Lime Basil Pesto Chicken for dinner, I wanted a side dish that would complement it. I had fresh kale and sweet corn to use, but rather than make one or the other, I decided to combine the kale and sweet corn in a delicious side dish cooked in my garlic butter recipe and extra virgin olive oil....more