Dinner Recipes

Growing up, my mom made ham and bean soup with cornbread on a weekly basis. She was the Queen of stretching a dollar, as she was a stay-at-home mom with 4 kids trying to feed 6 people on one income. She would prepare a bone-in ham for Sunday dinner and use the leftovers for grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and ham and bean soup. Read more →


When making the BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Onion Bombs from the previous post, you'll likely have some leftover meat. Here's a way to utilize leftover meatloaf and squeeze an extra meal out of it. Not only are these stuffed jalapenos perfect for a fast dinner, they also make fabulous appetizers. Read more →


The following Vegetarian Tamale Pie recipe was developed by me when I worked at a health food store. This turned out to be one of the most requested dishes on the menu. I have since altered it with the addition of chile pepper and red pepper flakes. Feel free to adjust the heat by adding more or less of these ingredients. Read more →


This recipe for brie cheese and bacon stuffed chicken in phyllo came to me after making my Greek Feast for Two Dinner Menu. I had plenty of leftover phyllo dough and wanted to try something besides dessert recipes. The process for making brie cheese and bacon stuffed chicken in phyllo is relatively simple, but does require extra organization. The chicken... Read more →


I am so excited about participating in round two of the FoodBuzz Project Food Blog Challenge. I greatly appreciate your votes and hope you find this week's challenge vote-worthy as well. Our challenge is to "tackle a classic dish from another culture" and I have chosen Greek food. Read more →


It's best to marinate the BBQ London Broil flank steak overnight if possible. If you're short on time or can't wait an entire day to enjoy the deliciousness of this tasty cut of beef, allow at least one hour of marinating time. This steak is perfect for grilling, but can also be broiled which is how I prepared it. I served the BBQ London Broil with macaroni and cheese and a side of green beans. Simple, tasty, and cheap! Read more →


I recently discovered Chevilotta cheese stuffed sausage through my local butcher, Gaff's Quality Meat and Specialty Food in Port Orange, FL. This tasty carnivorous treat consists of sweet Italian sausage, herbs, spices, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. It is wrapped in a coil and held together by two wooden skewers. Read more →


Homestyle Beef Manhattan sandwiches are one of my all time favorites. Stuffed with juicy meat, creamy mashed potatoes, a soft Kaiser roll and tons of gravy, beef manhattan's make a complete meal. Well, almost. It's always a good idea to serve with a side of veggies, a yummy salad or tasty slices of fruit. Read more →


Caribbean Caesar Chicken Salad

Caribbean Caesar Chicken Salad is one of my all-time favorite summer salad recipes. It's super easy to throw together and low in calories. You can have it for lunch or dinner and can serve the chicken hot or cold. Whenever I bake chicken breasts for dinner, I like to bake a few extra so I can add them to salads. Preparing the chicken ahead of time greatly reduces the prep time! Read more →