Need A Recipe? Check Out Our Handy Recipe Index!

letseatManic:  The recipes on my blog!  We have quite a few good ones, but the dinner ideas, cocktails, lunch recipes and more were all scattered about my website with no placement order.

Managed:  My awesome webmaster, Mattbob with Greenish Orange, organized my recipes into handy categories that include breakfast, dinner, snacks, desserts and more.  So the next time you are at the store in need of tonight’s dinner recipe or creative lunchbox ideas, simply visit my food page on your smart phone or tablet and click the category that you want to browse.   If you are checking from home, you can also print each recipe as the print icon is located right under the date.  See in this enchilada recipe example….

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Stuffed With Avocado

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So be sure to visit my food page and look at the different recipe groups that are located at the top of the page. They are listed in categories that include:  breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, snacks, family drinks and alcoholic beverages. Simply click on the category that you want to browse for your next recipe plan.  It looks like this….


And here are just a few examples of the many recipes that you will find on my blog’s new recipe index, so check it out and let my blog food section be your handy grocery store/meal planning assistant!  These are just a few of the many recipes that are ready and available for you on my Food page section….

You will find a recipe (from my friend Sherry Kline) for a yummy Potato Leek Frittata….frittata in panOr my sis-in-law’s scrumptious family recipe for my favorite holiday dessert, Pumpkin Supreme that I made in mason jars…

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And here is a super healthy makeover recipe for Very Good Veggie Lasagna that the amazing folks at Pomegranate Cafe created for my blog…

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And how about a cocktail to go with that meal like a recipe for the frosty and tasty Beer Rita that my good friend, Lisa with gave me to share with all of you…

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Or how about Gwyneth Paltrow’s mouth-watering mac and cheese that her peeps gave me permission to publish!  So many great recipes, so check out our food section and happy cooking!

This is Gwyneth's mac and cheese!  Photo courtesy of Grand Central Publishing

This is Gwyneth’s mac and cheese! Photo courtesy of Grand Central Publishing

Readers Recipe Contest Winners Announced!

letseatFirst of all, I want to thank everyone who submitted recipes.  It was fun for me to make your recipes and my family enjoyed taste testing.  If you didn’t submit a recipe, keep reading because the amazing recipes are below for you to check out, print out and prepare and they were all good!  And I must tell you all that it was not an easy decision.  We truly went back and forth on our favorites.  With a yummy pasta, delicious enchiladas, crowd-pleasing pork chops stuffed with Gorgonzola and a terrific frittata that can made multiple ways, it wasn’t easy to choose a stand-out favorite.  So we took an official family vote and the winner is…..drum roll please….and keep reading because, as promised, we also have a second winner since all that submitted recipes were put in a drawing through to win a restaurant gift card.  But first our winner is….


Kimberly Bodine’s Tomato Balsamic Pasta Recipe!!!

fresh ingresdone Kim's pastaThis now award-winning recipe met all of our finicky family’s criteria!  For me, I liked the healthy ingredients and I used whole grain pasta.  For my hubs, he is a real meat and potatoes man, so he was happy to find a veggie recipe that he really liked.  For my boy (and his visiting friend that was over that night), pasta and teenage boys go together well because it is filling and gives the boys whole grain carbs to burn off with their high energy activities like hockey.  And for my tween girl…who is a picky eater…the aroma drew her in the kitchen even before it was finished.  When she saw the pretty ingredients cooking in the pan (pictured above), with all of the fresh tomatoes, she commented that this recipe looked good, so I was thrilled that she also liked it so much.  I also appreciated how easy this dish is to make.  So on all accounts, this is our winner!  You can get this recipe for yourself here.  We highly recommend it!  Congratulations to Kim!  Thank you so much for submitting this recipe.  Kim….please email [email protected] with your restaurant pick and you will get your $50 restaurant gift card!

Now for the winner of the drawing!  Just for submitting a recipe, our entrants were put in a drawing done through and the winner is…..

Sherry Kline!!!

Congrats Sherry!  Thank you so much for submitting your yummy Potato Leek Frittata that can be made a dozen different ways.  We love that!  Sherry – email [email protected] with your favorite restaurant pick, so we can get you your $50 restaurant gift card!

In case you missed any of these terrific recipes, here they are, listed in the order that they were submitted:

*Sherry’s Potato Leek Frittata


Kelly Fink’s Stuffed Pork Chops with Gorgonzola and Apple

Done and yum!

 Vanessa Garcia’s Easy Enchiladas On The Stove