February 24, 2013 (part 1)

Looking for a quick appetizer or dessert? Try my Broiled Apricot Delights – BA-YUMMO!



February 24, 2013 (part 2)

Want something different for your crab meat? Crab plus soup equals Crab Bisque. Want it even easier, you got it – use a crock pot!



February 17, 2013

Oatmeal is a breakfast food that we all grew up on. More often than not though, it’s the quick variety that comes in those packets. Why not make your own with this very simple crock pot method? Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal hits the spot!



February 9, 2013

I like pairings; Peanut butter and Jam, Mac N Cheese, Cantelope and Proscuitto. You get the idea. But what about in a soup? Try Cantelope & Proscuitto Soup for a quick and easy, simple and delicious soup.



October 2, 2012

 One authentic Austrian/German dish is Wienerschnitzel. It’s not as complicated to make as you would think. Simple yet delicious.


September 25, 2012

 One perfect way to celebrate Fall is with a nice cup of tea and Spiced Pumpkin Muffins. Yummmmm.


September 21, 2012

What to do when you have all that basil and you need to do something with it? Make Basil Pesto of course!



September 19, 2012

 You know those days when company comes over unexpectedly? Or you have a house full of ravenous teenagers? Muenster Melts can help with that.


September 9, 2012

Have no fear….Life just had its way of showing up and filling my days with things that got in the way of posting. It’s been far too long since my last post, but here is a great recipe I got from my friend Brianne: Pretzel Crust Chicken!


August 30, 2012

Confessions and Food Secrets has been updated! It’s been a while for that update too…it was time.

Do you like polenta? You know, with a red sauce and Parmesan cheese? Yeah, not this time – this is Basil Garlic Polenta. BA-YUMMO!!!!


August 27, 2012

 Do you like blueberries as much as I do? Do you want something unique to try? If yes, then you have to try this Blueberry Salsa.


August 23, 2012

You want something quick, easy and packed full of protein as you are heading out the door, right? Make these Baked Mini Frittatas and you’ll get just that.


August 15, 2012

Everyone – well, most everyone, loves dessert. My problem is sweet with salty, I bounce back and forth between the two tastes. It’s nice when a dessert comes that has both, like these Heath Malt Bars with Sea Salt. Oh Yes…


August 12, 2012

In the summer, one would expect the heat….but 110 degrees? Oh no. That’s just too hot, and when it’s too hot like that, salads are the ticket. Like this Steak & Orzo Salad.


August 7, 2012

Next time you want to make shrimp, try these delicious Coconut Sweet Chili Panko Shrimp. Lightly breaded but packed with flavor that is sweet but spicey.


August 2, 2012

 You all know my new favorite spread is this dangerously decadent Biscoff spread, right? And then there’s Nutella, something I’ve been exposed to since my childhood. Why not make fudge out of them? Oh yeah, Biscoff and Nutella Fudge!!!


July 28, 2012

Who could resist a limeade on a lazy Summer afternoon? How about one with a kick and an undertone that will make people say “It’s familiar, but I can’t place it.” ? That’s when you make Cilantro and Jalapeno Limeade!


July 25, 2012

 Have you ever had one of those mornings where you just don’t have enough time for breakfast? What do you end up doing, grabbing a quick pre-packaged Granola bar (chock full of preservatives) or worse, go through a fast food drive thru? Stop. Just stop doing that and make this Blueberry Parfait.



July 21, 2012

I couldn’t wait, I had to share this BA-YUMMO Black Bean and Coconut Salad! Ah….no, no, no, no, no….don’t straight up diss this. Make it and you will see that this really is fantastically terrific! 


July 20, 2012

During the summer months, I have found that my appetite, wait, what the heck am I talking about….my hunger pains grind almost to a halt. It’s just too damn hot out to eat. But when I do get hungry, throwing a salad together hits the spot. This Oriental Bok Choy Salad does just the trick. With a little Mediterranean spin…. 


July 15, 2012

Summer usually brings out the fond memories from our childhood; having friends over, spending all day outside, playing in the sprinklers, drinking water from the garden hose and Oreo cookies. Perhaps I’ve dated myself, but who cares? It’s O-R-E-O cookies!!!  What’s so fantastical about oreos? How about an Oreo Icebox Dessert?


July 11, 2012

It’s hot. Way hot. 104 degree, that’s ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR degrees hot. Your body needs to stay hydrated so make Sassy Water to stay refreshed!


July 7, 2012

When Summer rolls around, we get an abundance of fruits and veggies. Sometimes they are like veggies on steroids and when zucchini gets like that, I like to make Stuffed Zucchini.

Head on over to Confessions & Food Secrets for updates too!


July 5, 2012

When it’s hot out we really don’t want to eat anything hot or heavy, am I right or am I right? How about a quick and easy Caprese Salad? But not just any Caprese, try these fun and easy to assemble Caprese Skewers!



July 1, 2012

Fourth of July is right around the corner so I have TWO recipes that are quick and easy for you to do. Green Apple & Biscoff Spread, which is so simple yet so BA-YUMMO! Plus, my Fancy Pigs In A Blanket will have you wanting more. Happy 4th of July!


June 30, 2012

It’s the weekend and you want something quick to make, right? Not exactly a full meal, but enough to fill you up. How about a Chicken Breast & Caramelized Onion Sandwich to tide you over? Oh yeah……


June 26, 2012

I did it. I went to the dark side of the Comfort Food Zone. Please, don’t leave me there with all the other people who succumbed to BBQ Chicken Jalapeno Cornbread! 


June 23, 2012

Do you know what Quinoa is? Well check out Quinoa with Almonds and Scallions to find out! You’ll be glad you did. Then grab a cup of coffee or iced tea and settle down with Confessions & Food Secrets to catch up on the updates.

June 19, 2012

Don’t you just love when you cook improvisationally (oh yes you do, c’mon!) and it actually works? This pasta dish falls into that “Daaang! Look what I made!” category and it’s quick. Make this Creamy Balsamic Chicken Pasta and you’ll see! 


June 16, 2012

Happy Father’s Day (tomorrow) to all the proud Dads out there. Why not celebrate with a plate of Lemon Pepper Ribs? These succulent ribs practically cook themselves by using an unconventional method giving everyone more time to spend with Dad.


June 15, 2012

It’s quickly approaching 100 degrees and you want to cool down. Jump in the pool, river, lake, creek, ocean or whatever other body of water you can think of and then drink a Watermelon & Mint Freeze. Then, head over to the Confessions & Food Secrets for updated secrets….. 


June 13, 2012

My son, Chris, doing what runs deeply in the family – cook. His father’s side comes from owning restaurants. My side of the family, well, we just are really good cooks.

I love when the Boy cooks, I just need to get him to completely clean up after himself when he does.


June 12, 2012

The Lime & Cilantro Shrimp tacos are uploaded as well as Belgian Endive Salad. I’ve also added Whole Wheat Coconut Blueberry Pancakes. YUM!!!


June 10, 2012

Things happen and when they do, more often than not, it’s beyond your control. Why? Simply put, because I felt like I was fumbling through muddy waters with a blindfold on during my “getting to know you” stage of this blog. What am I muttering about? Well, I want this blog to look pretty and for it to be reader/user friendly. You appreciate that, don’t you? I think I’ve figured out most of it out (of course, some fine tuning needs to be done), but in doing so, well…things happened.

The recipes I had posted, except for the Brownies, went **POOF!!!*** “Bye-bye”, into cyber world. I have no problem putting them back on, I just thought you would like to know that no, you are not going crazy because you can’t find the Lime and Cilantro Shrimp Tacos or the Belgian Endive Salad that was posted.

You can, however, find the Tomato Pesto Pizza with Prosciutto though!

I’ve included “Categories” in the side-bar on the right where you can easily find all the recipes that have been and will be uploaded in the future.

Thanks for your patience, I’ll get this figured out soon enough!

~Eat Well.


JUNE 8, 2012

Cayenne Bacon Brownies with Bourbon Walnuts has been added to the Sweets page! More Confessions and Food Secrets have been posted as well!


Recipes and pictures are slowly being uploaded. It’s a work in progress…or better yet, I am a work in progress with blogs. Check out the Appies, Snacks and Drinks page; Main Dishes and Salads pages.

On Deck Bacon Brownies with Bourbon Walnuts and Cayenne Pepper – Oh yeah.


Hello and thanks for dropping by. My pages are currently under construction but soon, I will be providing recipes that are fun, easy, nutritious (of course some comfort foods) and are just delicious!

Thanks for your patience and see you soon!  (My puppy is waiting patiently too)

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