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Mushroom risotto
Sides

Mushroom Risotto

 

 When Jim is cooking steaks or chicken on the grill, one of my favorite side dishes is mushroom risotto. It’s my idea of comfort food: rich, creamy and delicious. Risotto is not hard to make, but it’s time consuming, adding four cups of chicken broth a half cup at a […]

Whenever you have leftover risotto, save it for risotto cakes.  Serve them as an appetizer, side dish or served on baby arugula as a hearty salad.
Appetizers, Salads, Sides

Risotto Cakes

 

 Whenever you have leftover risotto, save it for risotto cakes.  Mushroom risotto makes especially good risotto cakes. Serve them as an appetizer, side dish or served on baby arugula as a hearty salad. When I’m traveling in the motorhome, I occasionally use store-bought risotto, especially if I’m preparing other dishes on […]

Bacon candy
Appetizers, Desserts, Sides

Bacon Candy

 

 Bacon candy is sweet, salty, spicy and crispy. When I first heard of it, I wondered if it was an appetizer or a dessert. That just shows how limited my thinking was. It can also be crumpled in a salad, placed on a hamburger, or used to garnish a Bloody […]

Grace's Egg Muffins
Breakfast

Grace’s Egg Muffins

 

 Loaded with veggies, cheese and nuts, egg muffins can be eaten warm out of the oven or reheated in the microwave. With this make-ahead meal, you can get several breakfasts and have only one pan to wash.  Store extra muffins in a baggie or food storage container in the refrigerator […]

Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup
Soups

Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup

 

 Sausage, kale and potato soup has a yummy combination of flavors. I make it in an Instant Pot. If you don’t have one, you can use a large soup pot. The potatoes may take longer to cook. In the weeks leading up to a motorhome trip, I prepare several dishes […]

Ginger Pear Martini
Drinks

Ginger Pear Martinis

 

 Are you looking for a new cocktail for the New Year?  Ginger pear martinis are my current favorite. They are made with just three ingredients: Absolut Pear Vodka, King’s Ginger Liqueur, and Kevita Lemon Ginger Sparkling Probiotic drink. This recipe was inspired by one I found several years ago in […]

Swedish Meatballs over Zucchini Noodles
Entrees

Swedish Meatballs

 

 Jim and I have this silly tradition (I love it, but it does get a bit ridiculous at times). We call it the 12 Hours of Christmas.  It starts out like many traditional Christmas celebrations. First, there’s Christmas Eve services, followed by dinner with the family (several generations when our […]

barbecued shrimp
Entrees

Barbecued Shrimp

 

 It’s hard to say what I like best about this recipe: the barbecued shrimp itself or French bread dipped in the savory, buttery sauce.  Twenty years ago, this was one of my favorite ways to cook shrimp. In 2003, after I eliminated gluten from my diet, I quit making it […]

turkey nachos with cranberry salsa
Appetizers

Turkey Nachos with Cranberry Salsa

 

 What do you do with all that leftover turkey after Thanksgiving? Turkey Nachos with Cranberry Salsa, that’s what! I found this recipe in a Whole Foods flier years ago. I changed a few ingredients, then down-sized it for my one-butt kitchen.  I’ve never attempted to cook a turkey in our […]

Bacon avocado toast
Breakfast

Bacon Avocado Toast

 

 More often than not, when we are moving the motorhome from point A to point B, I’m looking for a fast, easy breakfast.  Here are my top six quick breakfasts:  Bacon avocado toast Ready-made egg dishes (Egg Bites and Special K Crustless Quiche from Costco are easy to heat in […]