Category Archives: Sides

CANTELOPE & PROSCUITTO SOUP

I know, I know…it’s been forever and a day since my last post. Happy Halloween, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you all. I do apologize for the lack of any kind of posts what-so-ever. Now, onward and upward! Right? So, I got hit with the flu, really hard.  Read more »

MUENSTER MELTS

What a summer. I don’t know about yours, but mine was filled with spontaneous get-togethers, tons of teens in and out of the house, work, training a highly energetic puppy, squeezing in work-outs and little day trips on the weekends. Who has time to cook a full-blown meal, let alone  Read more »

BASIL GARLIC POLENTA

First and foremost, the Confessions & Food Secrets page has been updated! It’s been a long time coming with that update….right? So venture on over and take a looksie. Now, on to today’s recipe….. With having been married to an Italian, I was exposed to polenta early on. Although, it  Read more »

BLUEBERRY SALSA

So I’m trying something new with this blog and if it works, I’ll continue this way – if not, well back to the tried and true. It’s all about the “behind the scenes” guts of how things are posted, I’m still learning….whaddya want from me, eh? Blueberries. If you haven’t  Read more »

STEAK & ORZO SALAD

We are in a heat wave here in northern California, the 5th day of 100+ degree weather. Yesterday, it was 110 and 108 today. That is just too hot to cook let alone eat. But, sooner or later, the heat goes away, and most of us have grills so outdoor  Read more »

COCONUT SWEET CHILI PANKO SHRIMP with Coconut Garlic Sauce and Pureed Strawberry

Summer reminds me of the tropics. I can’t figure out yet, whether it’s due to the heat or the fact that I’d prefer to be on the beach in the ocean. Maybe it’s both. Then there are certain foods that remind almost everyone of the tropics: mangos, papayas, coconuts, shrimp, pineapples,  Read more »

DEBBIE’S ORIENTAL BOK CHOY SALAD

I’ll confess, when I order at a Chinese restaurant and that plate gets delivered to me, my mouth waters….until I see bok choy. I can not stand, let me repeat, can not stand bok choy in a hot dish. Same goes for spinach. I don’t like wilted greens. Nope, not going to do  Read more »

QUINOA WITH ALMONDS AND SCALLIONS

I love trying new foods. I mean, I won’t do the bizzzzzzarrreee, extreme, weird foods like scorpions-on-a-stick or chocolate covered grasshoppers. Yeah, not gonna do it. So when I was introduced to Quinoa, we were having a pot-luck at work and one of my co-workers brought in a Quinoa salad.  Read more »